Winter Welcome is Syracuse University’s required orientation program for students new to campus in the spring semester. This includes transfer, first-year and Discovery students new to campus in spring 2024. For questions or to request accommodations, please contact the New Student Programs team.

Welcome Dates: January 12-14, 2024

Move-In Dates:

  • Discovery, New Domestic, International and Exchange Students: January 12, 2024

School and College Schedules

New students have required and optional events to attend through their home school or college. Schedules and events will be shared on this webpage in December 2023.

Discovery Students

Students returning to campus after spending the fall semester abroad as part of the Discovery program are required to attend Winter Welcome. Discovery students will attend most sessions with the rest of the new students, but will have some Discovery-specific events to support their unique transition to campus. More details are coming soon.

Campus Hours of Operation

Campus offices will be open during Winter Welcome (January 12-14, 2023) to accommodate the needs of new and returning students. Explore this webpage in December 2023 to view a complete list of campus offices’ operating hours during Winter Welcome.

In the event of severe weather and the University switches to essential staff only, academic advising, and New Student Programs activities will switch to remote services. Notice of schedule changes will be listed on the New Student Programs website as well as distributed via Orange Alert. Sign up for Orange Alert today!