On-Campus Living

Fall 2024: Arrival, Check-In and Move-In

  • Failure to check-in upon arrival and/or failure to complete some Required Tasks as noted may prevent check-in and/or move-in.
  • Please review complete instructions on the Arriving webpage.
  • Students must have a housing assignment before receiving their move-in time slot in July. 

Early Arrival Move-In | Aug. 16-19, 2024

Some students are required to move-in earlier than August 19, 2024 in order for them to participate in certain programs and activities. Please note, these students do not move-in according to their home state, but rather move-in according to their early arrival program.

Students that are Division I Athletes, members of the spirit program or marching band will receive detailed instructions from their coaches/band director regarding specific arrival date(s) and processes.

  • Move-In Registration
    • Arriving Prior to Aug. 19: Will not participate in traditional move-in; wait for specific instructions from athletics, coaches or marching band contacts.
    • Arriving After Aug. 19: Will participate in traditional move-in, if the student is a Division I athlete not required to arrive prior to Aug. 19.
  • Move-In Dates: Various
  • Move-In Times: Various
  • Contact: Please email or call the specific program contacts.

International students should plan to arrive early to campus in order to participate in the required International Orientation program.


To support pre-arrival and check-in processes, please explore International student resources below.

Students that are participating in any of the Pre-Welcome Programs will have a dedicated time to move in.

  • Move-In Dates:
  • Move-In Times: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Contact: Contact information per Pre-Welcome Program is available within each section on the Pre-Welcome Programs webpage.

For students arriving early, you can learn about your Arrival Pass on the Arriving webpage.

New Student Move-In | Aug. 19-21, 2024

New students not arriving early for athletics, international student orientation, marching band or other Pre-Welcome Programs will be assigned a move-in date and time according to the home state/territory they call home. Students, families and supporters are encouraged to make travel arrangements according to the move-in date. Move-in times will vary, and are carefully scheduled to reduce congestion on the floors and elevators. More details can be found in our Moving In FAQ.

International students will begin moving in on Friday, Aug. 16, 2024. Students that have registered and received confirmation to participate in a Pre-Welcome Program will move-in on the first date of their respective program beginning Aug. 16-19, 2024.

Learn more about the various move-in dates for Pre-Welcome Programs!

Students from New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania will be assigned a move-in date of Monday, Aug. 19 (Afternoon) or Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2024 (Morning, Mid-day or Afternoon).

Students from all other states (not New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania) and U.S. territories will be assigned a move-in date and time of Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2024 (Morning, Mid-day or Afternoon).

Living On-Campus

As a required task, new students are asked to first apply for housing. Find complete instructions, including the deadline, on the Required Tasks webpage.

Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services will notify students of their housing assignment and roommate around mid-July through their Syracuse email address (i.e. @syr.edu). Move-In Registration details are included in that email.

  • Assignments reflect a random placement into one of 16 residential facilities on both North and South Campus.
  • All new first-year students are placed on North Campus while new transfer students are traditionally placed into the transfer student community within the South Campus Skyhalls.
  • Please understand that the University will not grant room changes for any reason prior to your on-campus arrival. Collectively as a University, we believe that the residential college experience is about learning new things and meeting/living with people who are different from you. We think that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the connections that you can make when you step outside of your comfort zone.

Students are strongly encouraged to contact their roommate to become acquainted and begin a discussion on sharing a room. Students will have some important things to discuss and consider as they begin a new roommate relationship. Once settled into their room, students will have follow-up discussions and complete a roommate agreement, administered through Student Living. We realize that sharing a living space with someone new can create anxiety and stress for some, but we’re hopeful that students will be able to connect with new roommates prior to coming to campus and get to know one another.

Residence Hall Details

Visit the New Student Checklists webpage for a packing checklist and more.

Once you receive your housing and roommate assignment, it is recommended that you explore building floor plans. All student rooms are furnished with a bed (extra-long twin 36”x80”), dresser, desk, desk chair and closet or wardrobe for each student.

Shipping Before Move In

North Campus Residence Halls: Residence halls will be prepared to begin receiving packages to help lighten the load of traveling to Syracuse!

  • Package Acceptance Begins (Do not ship items prior to this date.): Friday, Aug. 16, 2024

South Campus Apartments: All packages will be delivered directly to the outside of your apartment by the shipping carrier. Therefore, only ship items to arrive AFTER you have moved in so that you move your belongings into your apartment as soon as possible.

Campus Mailboxes

Mailboxes are assigned during check-in.

  • Residence Hall Mailboxes: Are located within the residence hall.
  • South Campus Apartments: Mailboxes are hosted within a mailbox cluster. These are located close to apartments, along walkways and driveways. Clusters also contain package delivery boxes for large items.

Campus Addresses

  • Locating Shipping and Mailing Address: This is displayed on the housing assignment confirmation.
  •  Do not include “Syracuse University” in the mailing address.
  • For exact street addresses of residential facilities, please visit the Residence Halls webpage.
Residence Halls Address TemplateSouth Campus Apartments Address Template
Full Name

Residence Hall

Street Address

Syracuse, NY 13244
Full Name

Building Number, Street Name

Apartment Number

Syracuse, NY 13244

    • Housekeeping: A full-time University housekeeping staff employed by Facility Services cleans lounges, public bathrooms and other public areas seven days a week. Students are responsible for cleaning their own room.
    • Laundry: Clothes washers and dryers are provided in all residence halls and on South Campus for any residential studentno money needed! The Syracuse University Campus Store offers a dry cleaning service.
    • Linens: Students will need to bring their own bed linens, pillows and towels to campus.
    • Storage: There is no storage in the residence halls or South Campus apartments for the summer or a semester abroad. Lazybones is the University's official storage company for students. Learn more today!