Early Decision

Congratulations on being an “Early Decision” student! We know you are probably eager to learn more about next steps. We have created an Early Decision Frequently Asked Questions list that includes concerns commonly brought up by new students. During your Becoming Orange journey, we hope this helps you plan as you prepare to transition to Syracuse University!

All students, families and supporters are invited to visit campus prior to Syracuse Welcome in August 2023. Undergraduate Admissions will communicate via email about opportunities to visit and explore campus in-person, or you may explore opportunities today!

As part of a student’s required tasks, please visit the Required Tasks webpage  after May 1 to learn more and for additional directions.

Yes, a complete list and additional directions are available on the Required Tasks webpage. It will be updated for Fall 2023 after May 1.

We strongly encourage family members and supporters to participate in Family Orientation. Please note, this is not a requirement. More details will be available after May 1.

Learn more about the class registration process, placement exams and more on the Course Enrollment webpage after May 1.

From residence hall assignments, roommate selection, Living Learning Communities (LLCs), to shipping and more, find details on the On-Campus Living webpage.

Housing application for new students arriving in August 2023 will be available January 30, 2023.

New Student Move-In is scheduled for August 22-24, 2023. Students will be able to register for a move-in date/time once housing announcements are made during Summer 2023. It is strongly encouraged that families make travel arrangements after a move-in date/time is selected.

Students participating in Pre-Welcome Programs will have the opportunity to move-in earlier than August 22. Pre-Welcome program registration and updated details will be shared in Spring 2023.

Fall 2023 Syracuse Welcome is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 24-27, 2023.

Explore a checklist and more on the New Student Checklists webpage.

Required for first-year students, we encourage you to explore the available meal plan options. Please visit the Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services website for more information about packages and to get an idea of what could be offered.

Please note, meal plans are subject to change annually. You may also decide to change your specific meal plan during the semester. You may always increase the meal plan size, but there is a deadline in the beginning of the academic year to decrease the meal plan size.

As part of a student’s required tasks, please visit the Required Tasks webpage  after May 1 to learn more and for additional directions.

From academic support, to professional development, to health and wellness, Syracuse University offers a multitude of digital resources to support your success.

Explore a list of student success digital resources today!

This six-week, in-person residential program begins prior to the start of the fall semester. By participating, you will begin earing credits towards your degree, build connections to the campus community, gain confidence in academic and social expectations, receive personalized support and more.

Visit the SummerStart webpage for more information and application instructions.