Housing Information


For basic information about on-campus housing, off-campus housing and short-term housing options, please visit the SCIS Housing page.

Complete information about on-campus housing can be found at the Office of Housing, Meal Plan and ID Card Services website.

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.

New Undergraduate & Graduate Students


Congratulations on your acceptance to Syracuse University! We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with your transition to Syracuse.

The classes for Summer 2016 will begin on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 and for Fall 2016, on Monday, August 29th, 2016. However, international students are expected to arrive on campus a week before the scheduled orientation for each semester.  This will allow enough time for you to check-in with the Slutzker Center, attend Orientation, and complete the mandatory clearance process.

International students are welcome to stay at the Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center prior to moving into their residence halls. Only international students will receive a special discount rate. To reserve a room, contact the hotel directly by calling 1-800-395-2105 during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m. EST) or by reserving a room on-line at reservations@sheratonsyracuse.com.  Please identify yourself as an SU international student attending Summer or Fall 2016 orientation when reserving.

Welcome Shuttle Service

If you are arriving by plane, train or bus, Syracuse University is offering FREE transportation from either the Syracuse Regional Transportation Center (where buses and trains arrive into Syracuse) or at the Syracuse Airport.

The welcome shuttle service will be available from 1st August to 27th August during 10 AM to 10 PM (Syracuse time).

Please SIGN UP HERE to help the university plan for appropriate shuttle coverage. Please provide as exact information as possible while filling out the application form. The timely and accurate information will help schedule your pick-up and drop-off more efficiently. 

After You Are Admitted

Receive your I-20/DS-2019

  • You should receive your I-20/DS-2019 in the mail approximately 2-3 weeks after you are notified of your admission into Syracuse University.  If it has been 3 weeks since you were notified, and you have not yet received your new I-20, please contact the Slutzker Center at lescis@syr.edu. 

Make sure the I-20/DS-2019 is correct

  • Upon receiving your I-20/DS-2019 look it over and make sure all the information is correct. 
  • If there is a mistake on your document, contact the Enrollment Management Processing Center at grad@syr.edu (for Graduate students) or at orange@syr.edu (for Undergraduate students). 
  • If the mistake involves your name or date of birth, please attach a scanned copy of your passport to the email. 
  • If the mistake was due to incorrect information you entered in your application for admission, you will need to pay for the new document to be shipped to you using the University Express Mail Services.  For detailed instructions, please visit the Document Shipping Options page of our website.

Before Your Arrival

Review General Information at the links below

For Undergraduate students only review information at the links below:

All New Students:

Begin the Check-In process

Check your Syracuse University Email

  • Check your syr.edu email account on a regular basis. Click here for more information about your university email account.

After Your Arrival

Retrieve your Electronic I-94 at www.cbp.gov/I94

Finish the Check-in Process

Come to the Slutzker Center with the following items:

  • passport
  • I-20/DS-2019
  • I-94
  • If you have obtained a waiver from the University Aetna health insurance plan that is billed to your student account, a copy of the documentation you used to obtain the waiver. For details about Health Insurance coverage click here.

Finish the Clearance Process by completing the items on your Clearance Form (for further details on the below steps, click here).

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Guide for International Students

Student production

Getting to Syracuse

Student Handbook


The Student Handbook is your guide to all of the University's rules, regulations, and policies that govern our community. Read more about the handbook here.

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Study in the States


StudyintheStates.dhs.gov provides information about expanded post-graduate opportunities in the U.S., uniting various agencies in a government-wide initiative to attract the best and the brightest international students.  Visit their website for details and contact information.