Transfer Students

New Student Programs is excited to have you as one of the newest members of our Orange community! As a transfer student, we recognize your unique needs and are committed to assist you with your transition to Syracuse University. Our goal is to provide support through specific programming opportunities and resources throughout the academic year.

If you are interested in applying to Syracuse University as a transfer student, you should:


National Transfer Student Week (NTSW)

National Transfer Student Week (NTSW) was started by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) as a celebration of transfer students. Celebrated annually in October, New Student Programs (NSP) hosts events throughout the week to celebrate and support transfer students at Syracuse University.

The event schedule will be available early Fall 2024.

Transfer Resources

  • Center for Disability Resources (CDR) - mitigates disadvantages and environmental barriers that impact learning for Syracuse University students.
  • Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) - provides and facilitates academic support services in partnership with offices and academic departments across Syracuse university. Services include group and one-on-one tutoring, academic coaching and academic integrity education and training.
  • Syracuse Abroad - offers students program options for studying abroad as well as financial information surrounding tuition, fees, and scholarships.
  • Syracuse University Libraries - offers information on library hours and space reservations, research databases/catalogs, the borrowing process and polices for laptops and gear and much more!

Once a transfer student matriculates to Syracuse, within one week, you will receive an email from Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services encouraging you to apply for housing. Since there are a limited number of beds available, applying early is strongly encouraged. Beds are typically filled by early June for the following fall semester. Transfer students live on South Campus, both in the Skyhalls in double rooms as well as apartments.

Transfer students residing in the Skyhalls are required to take advantage of a University meal plans, as are all students living in residence halls. Meal plan flexibility is based on your class standing. Students living in South Campus apartments are not required to have a meal plan, as each apartment is equipped with a full kitchen.

Transfer students should be sure to familiarize themselves with several important dates related to living in University housing. The online calendar of important dates is continuously being updated and will help to keep new students informed of any upcoming deadlines related to housing and/or meal plans.

For questions regarding transfer student housing and/or meal plans, email Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services or call 315.443.2721.

  • Community Calendar - this calendar allows you to find Syracuse University events happening on campus and around the globe.
  • 'Cuse Activities - a portal that includes information about Registered Student Organizations (RSO) you can join and campus events for you to browse.

  • Career Services - provides services to empower students by facilitating personalized career exploration through experiential learning, advising and job search assistance.
  • 'Cuse Works (Student Employment) - helps students connect to on- and off-campus jobs (both Federal Work-Study and non-Federal Work Study).

  • Campus Transportation - provides information on campus shuttle schedules, shuttle escorts, options for commuter students as well as information for external transportation resources (e.g., Amtrak, Greyhound, taxis, etc.).
  • GoCentroBus - a mobile application for the Centro bus system that hosts information on bus schedules, routes and ride passes.
  • Parking and Transportation Services - the one-stop shop for parking permits, shuttle information, lot directions and maps and information on accessible transportation.

  • Barnes Center at The Arch - as the hub for student wellness at Syracuse University, the Barnes Center offers programs and services that promote holistic health and well-being in one centralized space on campus.
  • Orange Safe - a mobile app that helps students stay connected, receive important campus notifications and communicate with campus safety (all Syracuse University students are encouraged to download Orange Safe).
  • Student Support and Outreach (SOS) - assists students in identifying and removing barriers to help students meet their goals.

Orange Mentor Connection

The Orange Mentor Connection is about friendship and students supporting students. To learn more and support your transition to Syracuse University, apply to be an Orange Mentor Connection Mentee or Mentor.