Travel and Parking

The campus community is here to help alongside every phase of your Becoming Orange journey. When planning for your campus arrival, students and families are encouraged to explore a variety of transportation options. For additional information or questions, please contact New Student and Family Programs.

Arriving to Campus

Explore the travel information below and find more details on the Other Transportation Resources webpage.

Upon arrival, students are required to first check-in. Without first checking-in, students will be unable to move into their residence hall. Learn more on the On-Campus Living webpage.

  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) is about a 15-minute drive from campus.
  • Outside the departure gates, taxis and ride sharing services are available.

The William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (RTC) is served by Amtrak, Greyhound, Trailways and Megabus. The RTC is about a 10-minute drive from campus. Centro buses (city bus) run from the RTC to campus on a regular basis.

Campus is easily accessible by car and has many options for parking.

  • Explore the Syracuse Welcome parking information for additional details.
  • Throughout Syracuse Welcome, please display your arrival pass on the dashboard of your car. You will receive this pass in your email (i.e. @syr.edu) prior to your travels.

Please Note: Upon arrival, students are required to first check-in. Without first checking-in, students will be unable to move into their residence hall. Learn more on the On-Campus Living webpage.

Brewster, Boland and Brockway Halls (BBB)

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • From East Adams Street, turn right at the second traffic light onto Irving Avenue.
  • Take Irving Avenue to the end. Turn right onto Raynor Avenue (follow Brewster/Boland holding line signs).
  • Turn right onto Henry Street.
  • Take the next right into the holding line in the parking lot.

Day and Flint Halls (The Mount)

  • Exit Interstate 481 at Exit 2 (Jamesville Road).
  • Turn north onto Jamesville Road and left at the traffic light onto Nottingham Road.
  • At the intersection of Nottingham Road and Waring Road, bear left and proceed to the first traffic light.
  • At the traffic light, turn left onto East Colvin Street. Proceed down East Colvin Street to the third traffic light (Comstock Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Comstock Avenue and take the first right turn into the parking lot at Manley Field House.
  • The attendants in the parking lot will direct you to the correct holding line and instruct you when you can proceed up Mount Olympus Drive.

DellPlain Hall

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • Drive straight up the hill until you come to a “T” intersection (Ostrom Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Ostrom Avenue, continue two and one-half blocks and pull into the DellPlain holding line on Ostrom Avenue.

Haven Hall

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • From East Adams Street, turn right onto University Avenue, left on Waverly Avenue, and then left on Comstock Avenue to the Haven Hall holding line.

Lawrinson Hall

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • From East Adams Street, turn right at the second traffic light onto Irving Avenue.
  • Turn right onto East Raynor Avenue, go two blocks and turn left onto Henry Street.
  • Follow signs to the holding line in the Standart West parking lot.

Sadler Hall

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • From East Adams Street, turn right at the second traffic light onto Irving Avenue.
  • After the third traffic light, follow signs to the Sadler holding line.
  • The holding line for Sadler will be at the corner of Irving Avenue and Raynor Avenue.
  • Directions are subject to change based on campus construction in the area.

Shaw Hall

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • Drive straight up the hill until you come to a “T” intersection (Ostrom Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Ostrom Avenue.
  • Drive four blocks to the holding line for Shaw Hall.

Skyhalls and South Campus Apartments

  • Exit Interstate 481 at Exit 2 (Jamesville Road).
  • Turn north onto Jamesville Road and left at the traffic light onto Nottingham Road.
  • At the intersection of Nottingham Road and Waring Road, bear left and proceed to the first traffic light.
  • At the traffic light, turn left onto East Colvin Street.
  • Proceed down East Colvin Street to the second traffic light and take a left onto Skytop Road.
  • From there, Skyhalls residents should take a left onto Lambreth Lane (just past the Goldstein Student Center) and proceed to Skyhall II for check-in.
  • Apartment residents should proceed to the Goldstein Student Center for check-in.

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