Required Tasks

Spring 2023 Required Tasks

It is encouraged to complete required tasks as soon as possible. Failure to complete may result in losing the ability to register for classes, additional charges and/or a conduct hold on your student account, hindering studying abroad, participating in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and more. Students participating in the Discovery program in Fall 2022 should complete the required tasks below unless noted otherwise (i.e. Required for:).

Prioritized Required Tasks

All new students will be required to be vaccinated prior to the spring 2023 semester.

Due: Immediate Action

Complete: View step-by-step Patient Portal instructions to submit your records today! (You will need your Syracuse University email address (@syr.edu) and password.)

Required for: All students.

Contact: For questions, please contact the Barnes Center at The Arch by calling 315.443.8000.

No Action Taken: Students who fail to meet this requirement will not be able to complete course enrollment or move into their residence hall assignment.

Other Resources: Visit the Stay Safe Frequently Asked Questions webpage for more information, including important considerations for International students. Visit the Patient Portal webpage for more details. 

Your health history and immunization forms must be uploaded to the Patient Portal.

Due: Immediate Action

Required for: Transfer and new first-year students (domestic and international)

Complete: To submit records or for additional instructions, please visit the Patient Portal webpage. (You will need your Syracuse University email address (@syr.edu) and password.)

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact the Medical Records Office at health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.2667.

No Action Taken: Residential students who fail to meet this requirement will not be permitted to move into their residence hall assignment. Non-residential students will not be able to complete course registration.

In accordance with New York State law, the following vaccination records must be submitted to the Patient Portal by the due date below.

    • Two Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations
    • Meningococcal meningitis vaccination within the last five years and after the age of 16

Due: Immediate Action

Complete: View step-by-step Patient Portal instructions to submit your records today! (You will need your Syracuse University email address (@syr.edu) and password.)

Required for: All students.

Contact: For questions, please contact the Barnes Center at The Arch by calling 315.443.8000.

No Action Taken: Students who fail to meet this requirement will not be able to complete course enrollment or move into their residence hall assignment.

Other Resources:  Visit the Patient Portal webpage for more details. 

Due: Immediate Action

Complete: View step-by-step Patient Portal instructions to submit this form today! (You will need your Syracuse University email address (@syr.edu) and password.)

Required for: All students under the age of 18 at the time classes begin.

Contact: For questions, please contact the Barnes Center at The Arch by calling 315.443.8000.

Other Resources:  Visit the Patient Portal webpage for more details. 

All new students are required to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire on the Patient Portal.

Due: Immediate Action

Required for: Transfer and new first-year students (domestic and international)

Complete: To submit records or for additional instructions, please visit the Patient Portal webpage. (You will need your Syracuse University email address (@syr.edu) and password.)

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact the Medical Records Office at health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.2667.

No Action Taken: Residential students who fail to meet this requirement will not be permitted to move into their residence hall assignment. Non-residential students will not be able to complete course registration.

 

Required Tasks

Throughout your time at Syracuse University, your NetID and password will help you access digital platforms such as your SUMail email account, MySlice, the Patient Portal, the Wellness Portal and more.

Due: Immediate Action

Required for: All Students

Complete: Available on the top right of your admission notification, please use your Syracuse University I.D. number to activate your NetID and password today!

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact Information Technology Services at 315.443.2677 or by emailing help@syr.edu.

Prior to arriving to and throughout your time at Syracuse University, you will receive important and timely information. It is encouraged to access your SUMail email account often (i.e. @syr.edu).

Due: Immediate Action

Required for: All Students

Complete: Using your NetID and password, access your SUMail email account.

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact Information Technology Services at 315.443.2677 or by emailing help@syr.edu.

All first-year students are required to live on campus. It is encouraged for Transfer students to live on campus.

Due: Immediate Action

Required for: New First-Year, Discovery

Complete: You will need your NetID and password. Visit the Applying for Housing webpage for detailed instructions.

Housing Assignments: Announced in January 2023 through Syracuse University email (i.e. @syr.edu).

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services at housing@syr.edu or call 315.443.2721.

The Office of Veteran Success and the Office Veteran and Military Affairs alongside campus partners look forward to working with you as they offer support and guidance throughout your time at Syracuse University. 

Due: Immediate Action 

Required For: Military-Connected Students

Complete:  

Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Recipients
If you’ve served on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), helping pay for school or job training. Please note, for terms starting after Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, the VA will now require the verification of enrollment per term. Failure to verify enrollment may result in payments being withheld. Verification may be completed by text message or by calling the VA. Please visit the Guide to Utilizing Your Post-9/11 G.I. Bill webpage for detailed instructions. 

Request for Certification (RFC)
It is required to complete the MySlice Request for Certification (RFC) for each term you wish to use your VA education benefits. Following each term’s class registration, please follow these instructions. 

  • Step 1: For first-time VA education benefits, please complete the VA Education Benefits Application. For returning VA education benefits, please update your program of study and place of training through the VA Get Benefits webpage and scroll down to "How do I apply?". 
  • Step 2: Following the processing of your application, you will receive a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Please email a copy of your VA COE to the Office of Veteran Success at veterans@syr.edu 
  • Step 3: After class registration, complete the RFC for that term. You can find this in MySlice by clicking on the Financial Aid tile. Navigate to the "To-Do" list to complete the RFC. 

Veteran Affairs Benefits
Learn more on the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs VA Benefits webpage. Another great resource is the Veteran Affairs (VA) office, available by calling 1.888.GIBILL1 (1.888.442.4551). 

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact the Office of Veteran Success at 315.443.0358 or by emailing veterans@syr.edu.   

All students must submit their recent college transcript, in addition to any transcripts from colleges that they previously attended or took classes, including college coursework taken while enrolled in high school or through summer programs.

Due: Immediate Action, or upon completion of Fall 2022 semester.

Required for: Transfer Students, New First-Year Students with College Credits

Complete: Please have your school(s) send your official final transcript(s).

Complete by Mail: Please ask your school to use the following address.

Syracuse University
Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center
716 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13210

Complete Electronically: Please ask the school(s) to send by email to orange@syr.edu.

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact the Office of Admissions at 315.443.3611 or email transfertosu@syr.edu.

Federal guidelines require Syracuse University to receive confirmation of your graduation from high school and receive a copy of your final high school transcript. Failure to complete this task may hinder the distribution of federal financial aid (for U.S. Citizens and permanent residents).

Due: Immediate Action

Required for: Transfer, New First-Year

Complete: Please have your school send your official final high school transcript.

Complete by Mail: Please ask your school to use the following address.

Syracuse University
Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center
716 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13210

Complete Electronically: Please ask your school to send by email to orange@syr.edu or through the Common Application Portal.

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact the Office of Admissions at 315.443.3611 or email orange@syr.edu.

To confirm semester registration, your Bursar student account must be current. This means either paid in full or covered by anticipated financial aid (aid that has been awarded but not disbursed). Accounts on the Monthly Payment Plan are billed monthly and installment payments must be current.

Knowing When a Bill is Ready

An email notification is sent when an electronic bill (e-bill) is created and available to view on MySlice. (Please note, you will need your NetID and password.) If you are on the Monthly Payment Plan, you may pay for the semester in monthly installments. Explore the billing and payment schedule on the Accounts and Billing webpage.

Sharing Bill Access

Share My Access is a feature used to set up parents/guardians to receive notifications of e-bills. This allows students to provide their parents/guardians with their own account and password necessary to view financial information online, as well as other University information.

Establishing a Financial Aid Plan

Additionally, you may establish your college financial plan with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs. Call 315.443.1513 or email your personal financial aid counselor for more information.

Due: Please note there are multiple deadlines.

  • Application for Payment Plan Due: TBD, if approved billing dates will vary. Learn more about the Payment Plan today!
  • All Other Bills Due: Bills will be available Nov. 4, 2022 (Dec. 2, 2022 for those admitted after Nov. 5); Bill is due Nov. 28, 2022 (Jan. 6, 2023 for those admitted after Nov. 5)

Required for: All Students

Complete: To pay your bill, using your NetID and password log into MySlice and explore resources under “Billing/Payments.” Find detailed instructions on the Accounts and Billing webpage.

Contact: For more information on tuition, financial aid, billing and refunds, to verify completion of this task or to request accommodations please visit the Bursar Office website, email bursar@syr.edu or call 315.443.2444.

All students whose dominant language is not English must take the English Language Placement Exam.

Due: Register by Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, EST; Exam date is Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, EST. 

Required for: All students whose dominant language is not English.

Complete: For complete details and instructions, please visit the Course Enrollment webpage

Contact: For additional information, to request accommodations or for questions, please contact an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) assistant coordinator, Dr. Meichan Huang by email at mhuang01@syr.edu.

Benefits of proactively submitting a Syracuse University I.D. photo include ease of pick-up at Winter Welcome. If submitted before the due date, Syracuse University I.D. cards will be available upon Winter Welcome residence hall check-in or, if commuting, in the office of Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services.

Due: Jan. 5, 2023

Required for: Transfer students and new First-Year students.

Complete: Visit this Housing Meal Plans webpage to complete this task.

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please call Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services at 315.443.2721 or email housing@syr.edu.

Winter Welcome serves as your new student orientation program for Spring 2023. This registration provides our office with important planning information such as class T-shirt size/year, small group placement, dietary restrictions and more.

Due: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

Required for: All Students

Complete: To register for Winter Welcome, please complete the Winter Welcome Registration form available soon!

Contact: For questions or more information, please contact New Student and Family Programs by calling 315.443.9187 or emailing newtosu@syr.edu. You will receive an email confirmation to verify the completion of this task.

Visit the Center for International Services Check-In webpage to complete the International student check-in. Upon arrival, all International students are asked to complete this process, allowing the Center for International Services to verify Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) information. This includes confirming that each F-1 and J-1 student is attending Syracuse University.

Due: Arriving to Campus

Required for: International and exchange students

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact the Center for International Services by calling 315.443.2457 or emailing international@syr.edu.

Before registering for classes, some schools and colleges, depending on your program, will require a Mathematics Placement Exam. If you are taking a foreign language course, you may need to take a Foreign Language Placement Exam. Non-native speakers of English must take the English Language Placement Exam. 

Your school or college will reach out once you have submitted your Immunization information to share course registration and placement exam details.

Due: Prior to course registration.

Required for: All students needing to take a Mathematics or Foreign Language course in Spring 2023.

Complete: Please visit the Course Enrollment webpage to learn more.

Contact: Please visit the Course Enrollment webpage to learn more.

Each school or college conducts the registration process differently and, depending on what type of student you are, will have different deadlines. Sent to your Syracuse University email (i.e. @syr.edu), pay close attention to your school's or college's deadline for completing your registration. Before registering for classes, some schools and colleges, depending on your program, will require a Mathematics Placement Exam. If you are taking a foreign language course, you may need to take a Foreign Language Placement Exam. Non-native speakers of English must take the English Language Placement Exam.

Due: Jan. 24, 2023 (last day to add classes)

  • Discovery students may begin registering in Fall 2022; please refer to communication from your school/college regarding when you are able to begin registering
  • New Undergraduates (first-year and transfer) may register during Winter Welcome on Jan. 14, 2023.

Required for: All Students

Complete: Please visit the Course Enrollment webpage to learn more.

Contact: Please visit the Course Enrollment webpage to learn more.

Syracuse University offers students a platinum-rated health insurance plan administered through Aetna Student Health. Each year, all full-time matriculated undergraduate, graduate and law students must enroll in or waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan through their MySlice account. Students within traditionally online degree programs are not eligible to enroll in or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Due: The deadline to enroll into or waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan is Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

Required for: All Students

Complete: Please explore information about the Student Health Insurance Plan and the MySlice enroll/waive form. (You will need your NetID and password.)

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please visit the Student Health Insurance webpage, email the Student Health Insurance Office or call 315.443.9019.

No Action Taken: Students must enroll or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan by the above date. Failure to take action or receive an approved waiver by the date above will result in automatic enrollment into the Student Health Insurance Plan and the anticipated premium fee to remain on the student's Bursar account. Additionally, this will result in a delay of active insurance coverage and access to insurance cards.

As a new student and throughout your Becoming Orange journey you will participate in community wellness activities that build connection, promote community well-being and help you learn more about health and wellness resources and programs.

Due: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 (Three Vector Solutions training modules)

  • AlcoholEdu
  • Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Required for: Transfer Students, New First-Year Students

Complete: Begin accessing Vector Solutions Thursday, Dec. 15, 2023 to complete AlcoholEDU, Sexual Assault Prevention and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training modules. Explore instructions on the Community Wellness Requirements webpage.

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please email communitywellness@syr.edu or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.

No Action Taken: Failure to complete required Vector Solutions training modules by the deadline will result in a Conduct Hold, hindering class registration for next semester in addition to participation in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, studying abroad and more.

As a new student and throughout your Becoming Orange journey you will participate in community wellness activities that build connection, promote community well-being and help you learn more about health and wellness resources and programs.

Due: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023.

Required for: All Students (20 years old and younger)

Complete: Begin accessing the virtual Speak About It assignment (presentation and quiz) Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Learn more on the Community Wellness Requirements webpage.

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please email communitywellness@syr.edu or call the Barnes Center at The Arch at 315.443.8000.

No Action Taken: Failure to complete Speak About It by the deadline will result in a Conduct Hold, hindering class registration for next semester in addition to participation in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, studying abroad and more.

All International students that are new to campus are required to attend International Student Orientation prior to attending Winter Welcome. Learn more by visiting the Center for International Services website.

Due: Coming Soon!

Required for: International and exchange students

Complete: To register for International Student Orientation, please complete the International Students Orientation Registration when it becomes available.

Contact: For questions, to request accommodations or to verify completion of this task, please contact the Center for International Services by calling 315.443.2457 or emailing international@syr.edu.