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Mandatory Tasks

How to Apply for Housing

Due June 1

If you have not yet applied for housing, and you plan to live on campus, submit your application immediately. Applications will be accepted online until August 25, 2017.  If you have not applied by that point then you will need to walk into 206 Steele Hall for a housing assignment. Visit the Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services website for more information.

Financial aid and scholarship programs

Take advantage of the many services that the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs provides. Your personal financial aid counselor can answer your questions. Call 315.443.1513, or email us.

Complete your Health Services Requirements

Due July 1

In order to provide the best care possible, all students are required to complete a Health History and Immunization form.  All information collected is confidential and will be used only by Health Services.

Syracuse University is obligated to enforce student immunization requirements, as defined by New York State Public Health Law, which requires all students to provide proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella.  In addition, a vaccination to Meningococcal Meningitis, Type ACWY vaccine within the past 5 years is required or submission of a completed Meningitis waiver form. Your vaccination records may be obtained by contacting your High School or Primary Care Provider.  These forms are due by July 1.  To complete the Health Services Requirements, please go to suhsportal.syr.edu and use your MySlice Net ID and password to access all necessary forms.


Health Services
111 Waverly Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244

Submit your official high school transcript

Due August 1

Federal guidelines require that Syracuse University maintain proof that students who enroll at the University have graduated from high school. To meet your academic requirements, please ensure that an official copy of your transcript with date of graduation is sent from your school to Syracuse University. We must receive confirmation of your graduation from high school and a copy of your final high school transcript by August 1. Final transcripts should be mailed to:

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

Please note that federal financial aid (for US Citizens and permanent residents) will be disbursed to the student account when all financial aid and admission requirements are met, including receipt of official degree bearing transcripts.

Upload your SU ID Photo

Due August 1

Your SU I.D. card will serve as your official University identification and will give you access to residence halls, dining centers, snack operations, athletic facilities, library privileges, vending machines, Carrier Dome and Schine Box Office event tickets, laundry services, and the Schine Copy Center. 

Upload your photo to insure that your SU I.D. will be waiting for you at your residence hall check-in at move-in. If you are living off campus or commuting, your I.D. will be at the Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Service Center at 206 Steele Hall.

Upload your photo using your NetID and password to log onto the Syracuse University Photo upload website. Be sure to review the I.D. card photo requirements before selecting your photo.

For questions about I.D. Cards - please email housing@syr.edu or call (315) 443-2721.

Paying and Reading Your SU Bill

The mission of the Bursar Office is to facilitate the registration of every student in a manner that serves the best interests of the students and the University alike.

The first fall semester electronic bill (e-bill) is created in June and an email notification will be sent when the bill is available to view online. If you are on the Monthly Payment Plan, you may pay fall over five months. Otherwise, payment will be due on July 21, 2017. To confirm the fall registration, your Bursar student account must be current. This means either paid or covered by anticipated financial aid (aid that has been awarded but not disbursed). Accounts on the Monthly Payment Plan will be billed monthly. Those not on a payment plan will be billed for new charges approximately two more times each semester after the initial bills sent in June for fall term and in November for spring term.

Student Account and related financial information is available via the University website. Share My Access in MySlice 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.

For more information on tuition, financial aid, billing, and refunds please visit the Bursar Office website or email bursar@syr.edu

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Need help?

Information Technology Services (ITS) will be providing technical support during Syracuse Welcome. We're happy to assist you at the ITS Service Center in room 1-227 in the Center for Science and Technology, off the Milton Atrium. Or you can visit our Knowledge Base at answers.syr.edu, email help@syr.edu, call 315-443-2677 or visit its.syr.edu/support

Think About It

Due September 1

Available later this summer, Think About It is an interactive, online experience designed to help students make smart decisions in college around sex, alcohol, and drugs. You must complete this 2.5 hour course. You will be able to stop and save your work throughout the course so you won't need to take it all at once. You will receive an email from 'Campus Clarity' giving you access to the program in the summer. 

Please note that failure to complete this course will affect your ability to register for spring 2017 classes. The deadline to complete this program is September 1.

Student Health Insurance Requirement

Due September 18

Part of this transition includes enrolling or waiving the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through an online system called MySlice

You may already have access to qualifying health insurance coverage. To waive the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), students must provide proof of qualifying coverage through MySlice by September 18.  The waiver form will be available on MySlice starting June 1.  For more information about completing the waiver, visit healthinsurance.syr.edu.

For more information about the 2017-18 Student Health Insurance Plan, visit healthinsurance.syr.edu.

Getting a Safe Start on Campus

Your safety is important to the University. The Department of Public Safety is a professional, full-service campus law enforcement agency committed to promoting a safe and secure educational, cultural, and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Once you’re on campus, be sure to log into MySlice and sign up for Orange Alert, our crisis alert notification system.  Orange Alert uses text messages, phone calls, e-mail alerts, social media notification, and a siren to provide rapid notification and instructions to members of the University community only in the event of a critical incident in progress.

You should also download LiveSafe on your Android or iOS smart phone for free. Set it to Syracuse University and sign up using your syr.edu email address for instant access to safety maps of the area, a tip reporting feature where you can attach photos and video, and Safewalk, a virtual escort feature so you can make sure your friends get home safely

Please visit the Department of Public Safety’s website for helpful advice on personal safety, crime prevention, statistics, campus alerts and DPS news and events. Or call 315-443-2224.