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 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.

    • 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.
    • When you arrive to campus, you will see signage directing you to your residence hall. Follow the directions for your residence hall or south campus community. Use the Residence Hall Directions for more details.
    • Once finished unloading your vehicle at the residence hall, the driver will be directed to park at a different location. A driver should remain with the vehicle at all times until finished unloading. Once parked, the driver may walk back to the residence hall or take a shuttle (depending on the building).
    • Commuter students in need of a parking permit for the year may visit Parking and Transportation Services during business hours. Parking is available on campus through Aug. 28 for commuter students to park and attend required Syracuse Welcome events.
    • After new student move-in, you may park in any open lot on campus through Noon on Aug. 26 (parents, families, supporters and guests) and Aug. 28 (commuter students).

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

Please note that Adams Street will be experiencing lane closures Aug. 23-25, 2022. This may impact your travel time for some residence halls.

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 Comstock Lot.
    • 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 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 Comstock Lot.
    • The attendants in the parking lot will direct you to the correct holding line and instruct you when you can proceed to 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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