From student support resources to important campus updates, families and supporters are encouraged to frequently visit the Orange Families Blog throughout the year. For questions or more information, please contact the New Student and Family Programs team.


Welcome to the Orange Family!

Dear Orange family members, Welcome to Syracuse University! Whether you’ve recently joined our community in May or have known for...
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Room Selection 2022

Just a reminder that today (March 17) is the deadline to complete the Housing Contract for students who wish to...
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Welcome New Parents and Families!

Dear New Parents and Families: Whether your student is joining Syracuse University after attending another institution, or just getting started...
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Updates for Families of Seniors

Some of you have students who are completing the requirements for their degree this semester, while others have another semester...
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Halloween is Coming… Time for a Discussion with Your Student

Many of us enjoy the festivities we’ve come to associate with Halloween, including donning costumes and going to parties. However,...
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A Campus Safety Message from Chief Maldonado

Student safety is the number one priority of every member of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). When we see...
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Family Weekend 2021 | October 8-10

We are just about one month out from Family Weekend 2021 and we look forward to your joining us!  Almost 1,300 families...
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Message from Senior Vice President Allen W. Groves: Welcome to the Orange Family

Being Orange extends far beyond our community on campus. It reaches across the globe to each parent, guardian and family...
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Advice from New Student and Family Programs

Many of you might be out purchasing last-minute items in preparation for your new student’s move to campus, and at...
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Growing Oranges: A Virtual Series for Families

We learned a lot about reaching families in a virtual way last year. At least enough to know that some...
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Your Student’s Housing Assignment

New students are expected to receive their housing assignment, roommate information, and related details via their syr.edu email on or...
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Getting Involved on Campus

Your student is headed to campus soon. There are many things on your mind, but a conversation about meeting people...
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July 1 Deadlines

The Thursday, July 1, deadline for multiple health and wellness requirements for your incoming student will be here soon! Please...
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Upcoming Deadlines and Action Dates

This is to remind parents and families of important dates for your student. Please advise them to check their syr.edu...
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Welcome New Families!

Welcome!  I know that some of you have been anticipating this moment for quite some time and others of you...
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Endings and Beginnings

We have come to that time of year when most students have at least an academic year of experience behind...
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2021 Commencement Ceremony, Guests Allowed

With less than 40 days to go in the spring semester, we are delighted to share positive news regarding Syracuse...
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Spring

Since my last post, March has brought some glimmers of hope in this COVID winter. Syracuse even had its first...
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Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to spring!  Well, not so much spring in Syracuse, but a fresh start and a new semester. Similarly, we’re...
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