Office Hours


Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



All seminars are held at the Slutzker Center for Int'l Services First Floor. Please arrive 15 minutes before the indicated time.

Travel seminars:

First and Third Wednesday of each month at 1:30p.m.

-  Every Friday at 12noon

Need to bring your I-20, passport, I-94, and proof of health insurance valid for at least six months in the future

Practical Training seminars:

First and Third Wednesday of each month

-  Second Friday of each month

        CPT at 3:00p.m.  

        OPT at  3:45p.m.

On-Campus Employment seminars:

Every Tuesday at 2:00p.m.

-  Every Friday at 9:30a.m.

Practical Training Walk-in services for CPT/OPT - Step 2

Every Monday - 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.

-  Every Thursday - 10:00a.m. to 12:00 noon

Photo Galleries


Check out photos from past events here.

Or visit the Photos section of our facebook page and post a comment.

Calendar of Events

Virtual Tour


Visit campus online! Take a walking tour with our virtual tour guide to explore the sights of our beautiful campus. Visit the Quad, academic buildings, the Carrier Dome, and more. Begin tour.

Bird Library also offers a virtual tour highlighting library places, services and collections. Web, slide show and video versions are available.

News and Announcements

Welcome Remarks from Dr. Patricia Burak, Director

Dear New Students:

The staff of the Slutzker Center would like to extend a warm welcome to over 1400 new international students who have joined us these past three weeks.  You are now part of a very diverse and active community from over 127 different countries!  Statistics from last year can be found on the front page of our website, and new statistics will be posted very soon.  Approximately 925 new students are studying at the graduate level, and approximately 545 new student are undergraduates.  We hope that all of you have successfully completed your clearance process, orientation, enrolled in health insurance, and registered for classes.  Check this website for more information about late orientation programs which will take place SOON for those of you who missed the regularly scheduled orientation programs. 

Please start reading our electronic weekly newsletter, SCISNEWS, which will come to your email address at the end of each school week.  Like us on FACEBOOK for the latest information about news and programs.  We hope to see you attending our seminars (schedule posted on this website) and participating in our programs (the first “MIX-IT-UP” will take place this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Schine Room 304).

Many other important pieces of information are available on this website. Please review it thoroughly and read the newsletter and Facebook each week to stay informed! Pictures of orientation will soon be posted!  Send us your pictures if you would like them to be included. 

Welcome to Syracuse University and please join us for many of the programs coming up this fall! We wish you a successful and enjoyable semester!

Sincerely, Dr. Patricia A. Burak, Director

LATE ORIENTATION for New Undergraduate International Students

There is a Late Orientation planned for New Undergraduate International Students that were not able to attend the scheduled Orientation Sessions or arrived late.  This session will take place on Friday August 29, 2014 at Watson Theater from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

You are required to attend and bring your yellow clearance form with you in order to obtain the "Orientation Stamp". Once the required signatures/stamp are obtained, you must submit this form to the Slutzker Center or a hold will be placed on your account.

We look forward to seeing you there!

New Student Check-in and Clearance

All new international students must check in with the Slutzker Center and complete the Slutzker Center Clearance process:

  • Students who have not yet checked in, should come to the Slutzker Center as soon as possible to begin the check in process.
  • All new students should return their Clearance Forms to the Slutzker Center after completing all required tasks.

Registration requirements for F-1 and J-1 students

F-1 and J-1 students must be registered as full-time students, or establish their full-time status, no later than September 2, 2014:  

  • Undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 credit hours and graduate students who are registered for at least 9 credit hours are considered to be full-time students.   Only one on-line course can count towards the full-time registration requirement. 
  • Undergraduate students who will be graduating in December 2014 and who will be registered for fewer than 12 credit hours in the fall, must submit a Last Semester Memo to the Slutzker Center to establish their full-time status and must be registered for courses that meet in the classroom. 
  • Graduate students who will be registered for fewer than 9 credit hours in the fall, must submit a Certification of Full-Time Status to the Registrar’s Office or a Last Semester Memo to the Slutzker Center to establish their full-time status.   Graduate students registering for fewer than 9 credit hours who still have not fulfilled course requirements must be registered for courses that meet in the classroom.

Arrival Guide for New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Syracuse University. Please follow the link below for important information on the arrival procedures.

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Employment Guide for Students & Scholars

Read all the essential information regarding your elegibility and resources to land on-campus or off-campus jobs.

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OPT/CPT & Travel Seminars

For information about our seminar schedule, please follow the link below.

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