An opportunity to get an early start on shaping your Syracuse University experience!

Students on Campus from Syracuse University

Designed to help first-year students make a successful transition to campus life, SummerStart will help you get ahead for the fall semester and set a strong foundation for your success here on campus and beyond. For additional information or to request accommodations, please email SummerStart or call  315.443.1031.

This six-week, in-person residential program begins prior to the start of the fall semester, running Saturday, July 2, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022. By participating, you will:

  • Take courses and earn 7-9 credits towards your degree before your first semester at Syracuse University;
  • Get an early start on fulfilling academic requirements;
  • Build connections with faculty and staff in a relaxed and supportive environment;
  • Make friends and build community while getting to experience campus life;
  • Explore and participate in the many campus life offerings available through the Barnes Center at The Arch, Student Activities, Cultural Centers, and more;
  • Gain confidence in understanding college academic and social expectations before your first semester; and
  • Receive support from Student Outreach and Retention throughout the summer and into the fall semester.

“SummerStart is a great way to meet other first year students and have unforgettable experiences. I still have some friends that I made in SummerStart. It also gave me an advantage in getting accustomed to campus life. By the time fall semester came around, I already knew how to efficiently get around campus, use resources like the Writing Center, and most importantly, I knew where to eat without breaking the bank.” – Rod Hall ’21

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