Required Tasks

 

 

Fall 2024 Required Tasks

It is encouraged to complete required tasks as soon as possible. Failure to complete may result in losing the ability to register for classes, additional charges and/or a conduct hold on your student account, hindering studying abroad, participating in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and more. Students participating in the Discovery program in Fall 2024 should complete the required tasks below unless noted otherwise (i.e. Required for:). Please note: these required tasks are for new students only.

Prioritized Required Tasks

Your health history and immunization forms must be uploaded to the Patient Portal.

  • Due: July 1, 2024
  • Required For: All students.
  • Complete: To submit records or for additional instructions, please visit the Patient Portal webpage. (You will need your Syracuse University email address (@syr.edu) and password.)
  • Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact the Medical Records Office at health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.2667.
  • No Action Taken: Residential students who fail to meet this requirement will not be permitted to move into their residence hall assignment. Non-residential students will not be able to complete course registration.

In accordance with New York State law, the following vaccination records must be submitted to the Patient Portal by the due date below.

    • Two Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations received after your first birthday, or proof of immunity.

All new students are required to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire on the Patient Portal.

  • Due: July 1, 2024
  • Required For: All students.
  • Complete: To submit records or for additional instructions, please visit the Patient Portal webpage. (You will need your Syracuse University email address (@syr.edu) and password.)
  • Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact the Medical Records Office at health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.2667.
  • No Action Taken: Residential students who fail to meet this requirement will not be permitted to move into their residence hall assignment. Non-residential students will not be able to complete course registration.

Required Tasks

Throughout your time at Syracuse University, your NetID and password will help you access digital platforms such as your SUMail email account, MySlice, the Patient Portal, the Wellness Portal and more.

The NetID is the first part of the student's email. For example, New Student Program's NetID would be welcome, and New Student Program's Syracuse University Email Account is welcome@syr.edu.

Prior to arriving and throughout your time at Syracuse University, you will receive important and timely information. It is encouraged to access your SUMail email account often.

All new students are required to live in University housing for the first two years of enrollment (unless commuting from a residential address in the Syracuse area).

  • Available: Early Decision students will receive an email from Housing, Meal Plan, and ID Card Services in February. Regular Decision students will receive details after they have paid deposits.
  • Due: Friday, May, 31, 2024
  • Complete: You will need your NetID and password. Visit the First-Year housing webpage for detailed instructions.
  • Required For: All new students living on campus in Fall 2024.
  • Living Learning Communities (LLCs): Learn more about the 25 offerings, including academic LLCs, identity-based LLCs and theme housing. Application due Friday, May 31, 2024. Visit the LLC Incoming Student Application webpage for detailed instructions.
  • Housing Assignments:  Will be announced via your Syracuse University email (i.e. @syr.edu) in mid-July.
  • Contact: For questions or to request accommodations, please email Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services or call 315.443.2721.

Syracuse University offers students a platinum-rated health insurance plan administered through Aetna Student Health. Each year, all full-time, matriculated undergraduate, graduate and law students must enroll in or waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan through their MySlice account. Students within traditionally online degree programs are not eligible to enroll in or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

  • Due: The deadline to enroll into or waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan is Monday, Sept. 16, 2024. Please note, dates are subject to change. June Bursar bills will reflect the anticipated premium charge unless an approved waiver is received by Friday, May 31, 2024.
  • Complete: Please explore information about the Student Health Insurance Plan and the MySlice Enroll/Waive Form. (You will need your NetID and password.)
  • Required For: All students.
  • Contact: For additional information or to request accommodations, please visit the Student Health Insurance webpage, email the Student Health Insurance Office or call 315.443.9019.
  • No Action Taken: Students must enroll into or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan by the above deadline. Failure to take action or receive an approved waiver by the deadline above will result in automatic enrollment into the Student Health Insurance Plan and the anticipated premium fee to remain on the student's Bursar account. Additionally, this will result in a delay of active insurance coverage and access to insurance cards.

All students whose dominant language is not English must take the English Language Placement Exam.

  • Due: Register by June 4, 2024. Exam will take place online June 6-8, 2024.
  • Complete: To register, please visit the Course Enrollment webpage
  • Required For: All new students whose dominant language is not English.
  • Contact: For additional information, questions or to request accommodations, please email Joseph Denn.

Syracuse University Food Services is committed to meeting the nutritional needs of the campus community. Students with dietary needs and/or food allergies are encouraged to proactively request accommodations before coming to campus. Waiting to provide appropriate documentation may lead to delays in requested modifications.

  • Due: Monday, July 1, 2024
  • Complete:
    • Step 1: Dietary Accommodation Form
    • Step 2: Send medical documentation to Ashley Leone, Campus Dining Dietitian at aerusso@syr.edu.  Please type in the email subject line your name and the words “Medical Documentation”. (ex: Joe Student – Medical Documentation). This step is required, and failure to complete may delay in approved accommodations for the academic year.
  • Required For: Any new students who wish to report their food allergies/dietary restrictions and/or special dietary needs and/or who may require dietary accommodations while enrolled at Syracuse University.
  • Contact: If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at mealtalk@syr.edu.

Benefits of proactively submitting a Syracuse University I.D. photo include ease of pick-up at Syracuse Welcome. If submitted before the due date, Syracuse University I.D. cards will be available upon check-in at your residence hall, or if commuting, at 111 Waverly, Suite 111, Housing, Meal Plan and I.D. Card Services.

Welcome Week will support students' transitions to college through wayfinding, academic meetings, social events and more. Registration will allow New Student Programs to plan appropriate amounts of food, giveaways, Welcome Week shirts and more.

Federal guidelines require Syracuse University to receive confirmation of your graduation from high school and receive a copy of your final high school transcript. Failure to complete may hinder the distribution of federal financial aid (for U.S. citizens and permanent residents).

  • Due: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
  • Complete: Please have your school send your official final high school transcript.
    • Complete by Mail: Please ask your school to use the following address, Syracuse University, Enrollment Processing – Undergraduate Admissions, 400 Ostrom Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244.
    • Complete Electronically: Please ask your school to send by email to orange@syr.edu or through the Common Application Portal.
  • Required For: All new students.
  • Contact: For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 315.443.3611 or email orange@syr.edu.

Students will receive information via email (i.e. @syr.edu) from their School or College regarding the process for course enrollment and placement exams.

  • Available: Coming Soon!
  • Due: Please visit the Course Enrollment webpage to learn more. Each school and college have various due dates.
  • Complete: Please visit the Course Enrollment webpage to learn more.
  • Required For: All new students. Discovery students will receive instructions about course enrollment from Syracuse Abroad in early July.
  • Contact: Please visit the Course Enrollment webpage to learn more.

New students begin Community Wellness Requirements before arriving to campus in addition to participating in activities a few weeks into their first semester. Returning students complete continuing requirements annually until graduation.

  • Available: Monday, July 15, 2024
  • Due: Monday, Aug. 19, 2024
    • AlcoholEdu
    • Sexual Assault Prevention
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Complete: Explore instructions on the Community Wellness Requirements webpage.
  • Required For: All students.
  • Contact: For questions or to request accommodations, please email the Community Wellness Team or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.
  • No Action Taken: Failure to complete these requirements may result in a Registration Hold, losing the ability to complete class registration.

New students begin Community Wellness Requirements before arriving to campus, then as returning students they complete continuing requirements annually until graduation.

  • Due: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024
  • Complete: Explore instructions on the Community Wellness Requirements webpage.
  • Required For: All new students. Discovery students will complete this task in Jan. 2025.
  • Contact: For questions or to request accommodations, please email the Community Wellness Team or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.
  • No Action Taken: Failure to complete these requirements may result in a Registration Hold, losing the ability to complete class registration.

Note: Students will be assigned a Speak About It presentation to attend based on residence hall. If a student has a conflict due to academic advising, religious traditions/observations or similar, please email the Community Wellness Team or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.

To confirm semester registration, your Bursar student account must be current. This means either paid in full or covered by anticipated financial aid (aid that has been awarded but not disbursed). Accounts on the Monthly Payment Plan are billed monthly and installment payments must be current.

Knowing When a Bill is Ready

An email notification is sent when an electronic bill (e-bill) is created and available to view on MySlice. (Please note, you will need your NetID and password.) If you are on the Monthly Payment Plan, you may pay for the semester in monthly installments. Explore the billing and payment schedule on the Accounts and Billing webpage.

Sharing Bill Access

Share My Access is a feature used to set up parents/guardians to receive notifications of e-bills. This allows students to provide their parents/guardians with their own account and password necessary to view financial information online, as well as other University information.

Establishing a Financial Aid Plan

Additionally, you may establish your college financial plan with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs. Call 315.443.1513 or email your personal financial aid counselor for more information.

Take Action

  • Due: Please note there are multiple deadlines.
    • First Fall 2024 Bill Available: TBD
  • Complete Loan Requirements: If Federal student loan funds are part of your financial award, you must Accept, Reduce or Decline the loan funding in MySlice and complete the loan requirements. The loan funding will not show as anticipated aid until you have accepted the loan(s) and completed the loan requirements.
  • Complete your Billing/Payments: To pay your bill, log into MySlice using your NetID and password and explore resources under the "BILLING/PAYMENTS" tile. Find detailed instructions on the Accounts and Billing webpage.
  • Required For: All students.
  • Contact: For more information on tuition, billing and refunds, or to request accommodations, please email the Bursar's Office - BFAS - Syracuse University or call 315.443.2444. If you have questions about financial aid, please email Financial Aid or call 315.443.1513.

The Center for International Services hosts intentionally designed orientation sessions for new international students prior to Syracuse Welcome. Please note that international students should register for both International Student Orientation and Welcome Week.

Please Note: Requirements are subject to change.