On-Campus Living

Fall 2023: Move-In Registration, Arrival, Check-In and Move-In

  • Failure to register, 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 completing the Move-In Registration process (selecting a move-in day/time).

Early Arrival Move-In | Aug. 18-21, 2023

Some students are required to move-in earlier than August 22 in order for them to participate in certain programs and activities. Please note, these students do not complete the Move-In Registration process.

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 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. 22: Will not participate in the Move-In Registration process.
    • Arriving After Aug. 22: Will participate in the Move-In Registration process, if the student is a Division I athlete not required to arrive prior to Aug. 22.
  • Move-In Dates: Various
  • Move-In Times: Various
  • Contact: Please email or call the specific program contacts.

Students that are participating in any of the Pre-Welcome Programs or the Honors Retreat will be arriving to campus earlier than Aug. 22, 2023.

  • Move-In Registration: Will not participate in the Move-In Registration process. Please proceed directly to residence hall to move-in.
  • Move-In Dates:
  • Move-In Times: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; FreshFest will move-in from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Contact: Contact information per Pre-Welcome Program is available within each section on the Pre-Welcome Programs webpage.  If you have questions regarding the Honors Retreat, please email the Honors Program or call 315.443.2759.

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

New Student Move-In | Aug. 22-24, 2023

The majority of new students will move-in during traditional move-in and will complete the Move-In Registration process. Explore details about this process, the Move-In Registration schedule and more below.

Move-In Registration Schedule and Deadline

Students will have access to complete the Move-In Registration processes beginning on the date associated with their residence hall. This process closes Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (ET). Students may switch move-in date/time slots until this date.

Registration DateStudent Groups
Thursday, July 13, 2023, Noon (ET)Students participating in a Living Learning Community (LLC). LLC students are encouraged to select either Aug. 22 or Aug. 23 to accommodate for LLC Orientation. Students living in Themed Housing will select a move-in time based on their residence hall.
Monday, July 17, 2023, Noon (ET)Students living in Brewster, Brockway, Boland, Day and Booth Halls
Tuesday, July 18, 2023, Noon (ET)Students living in Dellplain, Lawrinson, Ernie Davis, Flint and Sadler
Wednesday, July 19, 2023, Noon (ET)Students living in Haven, Shaw, South Campus and all remaining halls.

Move-In Date/Time Slots

Within the Move-In Registration process, students will have the following options.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023: 9-11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 2-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023: 9-11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 2-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023: 9 a.m.-Noon

Completing the Move-In Registration Process

  • Using your Syracuse University email and password, log into MySlice.
  • Select the "Student Resources" tile.
  • Next select the "Housing & Meal Plan" tile.
  • Students will be able to explore options for Move-In Registration on this page once their process is scheduled to begin. Until then, nothing will display.


If you have questions regarding the Move-In Registration process, please email New Student Programs or call 315.443.9187. If you are having technical issues with this process, please email Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services or call 315.443.2721.

For students moving in during our traditional move-in, you can learn about your Arrival Pass on the Arriving webpage.

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.): Thursday, August 18, 2023.

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!