Early Decision

Congratulations on being an “Early Decision” student! We know you are probably eager to learn more about next steps. We have created an Early Decision Frequently Asked Questions list that includes concerns commonly brought up by new students. During your Becoming Orange journey, we hope this helps you plan as you prepare to transition to Syracuse University!

Prior to Syracuse Welcome or Winter Welcome, all students, families and supporters are invited to visit campus.

  • Undergraduate Admissions will communicate via email about opportunities to visit.
  • Explore additional opportunities on the Visit and Tour webpage.

As part of a student’s required tasks, please visit the Required Tasks webpage  after May 1 to learn more and for additional directions.

Yes, a complete list and directions are available on the Required Tasks webpage. It will be updated for Fall 2023 after May 1.

We strongly encourage family members and supporters to participate in Family Orientation. Please note, this is not a requirement. More details will be available after May 1.

Learn more about the class registration process, placement exams and more on the Course Enrollment webpage after May 1.

  • From residence hall assignments, roommate selection, Living Learning Communities (LLCs), to shipping and more, find details on the On-Campus Living webpage.
  • Housing application for new students arriving in August 2023 will be available January 30, 2023.

  • New Student Move In is scheduled for August 22-24, 2023.
  • Students will be able to register for a move-in date/time once housing announcements are made during Summer 2023.
  • It is strongly encouraged that families make travel arrangements after a move-in date/time is selected.
  • Students participating in Pre-Welcome Programs will have the opportunity to move in earlier than August 22.

Fall 2023 Syracuse Welcome is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 24-27, 2023.

Explore a checklist and more on the New Student Checklists webpage.

  • Required for first-year students, we encourage students to explore the available meal plan options. Please visit the Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services website for more information about packages and to get an idea of what could be offered.
  • Please note, meal plans are subject to change annually.
  • Pending deadlines, students may also decide to change meal plans during the semester. Students may always increase the meal plan size, but there is a deadline in the beginning of the academic year to decrease the meal plan size.

As part of a student’s required tasks, please visit the Required Tasks webpage  after May 1 to learn more and for additional directions.

This six-week, in-person residential program begins prior to the start of the fall semester. By participating, students will begin earning degree credits, build campus community connections, gain confidence in academic and social expectations, receive personalized support and more. Visit the SummerStart webpage for more information and application instructions.

While families are invited to campus throughout the semester to visit their students, families are also invited to attend Family Weekend. Taking place each fall, Parent and Family Services plans a full schedule of events for students, parents, families and supporters to connect, attend social events and more. Visit the Orange Family Connection Portal to learn more.

Save the Date: Family Weekend

November 3-5, 2023