We are excited to invite returning sophomores to attend select Syracuse Welcome events from Aug. 24-28, 2021!  Learn about the different events below and complete the registration by Aug. 11, 2021.

Move-In Information

The following information is for those who registered for Sophomore Welcome Back prior to Thursday, July 29, 2021:

  • Move-in will take place on Monday, Aug. 23, between 9 a.m.-noon.
  • Students moving in on this date must participate in the Goon Squad.
  • Students may attend events beginning with Goon Squad training on Monday, Aug. 23, through Citrus in the City on Saturday, Aug. 28.

  • Those wishing only to attend events from Aug. 26-28 may move-in beginning on Aug. 26, at noon.
  • Students moving in during these dates do not have to participate in the Goon Squad.
  • Students may attend any events for which they RSVP, beginning with New Student Convocation on Aug. 26, through Citrus in the City on Aug. 28.

  • Returning students living on campus, including residence halls and South Campus apartments, will have building/community meetings from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • The Office of Student Living will email details to all returning residential students.

Note: Upon completing the RSVP form below, New Student and Family Programs will communicate the desired move-in date with Student Living and Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services to inform them of your arrival date. You will receive an arrival pass prior to coming to campus.

The following information is for those who registered for Sophomore Welcome Back after Thursday, July 29, 2021:

Sophomores may attend events on these days but must make overnight arrangements on their own. Early move-in will not be permitted.

  • Sophomores should select a move-in time through Self Service on MySlice.
  • Registration for these Sophomore Welcome Back events are still being accepted.

  • Returning students living on campus, including residence halls and South Campus apartments, will have building/community meetings from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • The Office of Student Living will email details to all returning residential students.

View a recording of the Facebook Live from Aug. 22, 2021.

Register for the Sophomore Welcome Back events today!

Event Information

Established by the Traditions Commission, the Goon Squad has been helping incoming first-year and transfer students adjust to college life and spread school spirit throughout campus since 1944.  In the early days, members would lead cheers at football games, host events such as The Goon Show and make sure first-year students wore their beanies, indicating first-year status.

Today, Goon Squad members are best known as the friendly group of returning students who greet first-year and transfer students as they arrive on campus and help them move into their residence halls.

In order to move in on Monday, Aug. 23, you must be a member of the Goon Squad.

Due: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Complete: Register to be a member of the Goon Squad today!

Contact: Sameeha Saied at newtosu@syr.edu

Come enjoy "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," dress up, enjoy treats from the wizarding world, and find the Horcruxes on the Quad!

Due: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Complete: Register for Sophomore Welcome Back and Move-In on Aug. 23!

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: The Quad

You are the star of one of Syracuse University's oldest traditions! The Slice is Right gameshow is created by students where you learn Syracuse University history and traditions, play minute-to-win-it games and get LOUD!

Due: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Complete: Register for Sophomore Welcome Back and Move-In on Aug. 23!

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: Stadium

This special academic ceremony marks the opening of the University and the beginning of new students’ careers at Syracuse University. Convocation will include a welcome from the Chancellor and provost. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Due: Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Complete: Register for Sophomore Welcome Back

Date: Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

Time: 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Location: Stadium

Enjoy a picnic dinner on the turf in the stadium with other students.

Due: Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Complete: Register for Sophomore Welcome Back

Date: Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Stadium

Enjoy dessert on the Quad, a pep rally by the Syracuse University Marching band and plenty of photo opportunities!

Due: Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Complete: Register for Sophomore Welcome Back

Date: Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Quad

Enjoy live music, learn about health and wellness opportunities, climb the rock wall and experience unique photo opportunities!

Due: Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Complete: Register for Sophomore Welcome Back

Date: Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

Time: 10 p.m.

Location: The Barnes Center at the Arch and the Quad

Enjoy inflatable games, novelty items, a dance party, free food and more!

Due: Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Complete: Register for Sophomore Welcome Back

Date: Friday, Aug. 27, 2021

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Quad

Join fans from all over and experience football in the stadium! Try out the new concessions, see the upgrades, enjoy a football scrimmage and hear from Coach Babers! Fans will also receive giveaways as they leave the event.

Learn more today!

During this popular Syracuse Welcome event, sample food from local restaurants while enjoying entertainment provided by current student organizations. Sure to be a favorite Syracuse Welcome favorite, Citrus in the City is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Due: Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Complete: Register for Sophomore Welcome Back

Date: Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Buses will depart from College Place and will arrive at Clinton Square for the event. Buses will return students from the event back to College Place.