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 Spring 2014 will begin on January 13th.  However, international students are expected to arrive on campus between January 6 - 9.  This will allow enough time for you to check-in with the Slutzker Center, attend Orientation, and complete the mandatory clearance process.

  • Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center - SCIS has secured a special rate for international students arriving on campus between January 6th and 9th ($99/night for a single room, $134/night for a double room).  To reserve a room, you can contact the hotel directly by calling 1-800-395-2105 or by booking a room online. Please identify yourself as a SU International Student attending Spring Orientation when booking. Reservations must be made by Friday, December 13th 2013 to enjoy these discount rates.

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 recieved your new I-20, please contact the Slutzker Center at lescis@syr.edu. 

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

  • When you receive your I-20/DS-2019 look it over and make sure all the information is correct.  If there is a mistake on your document, please contact the Enrollment Management Processing Center at grad@syr.edu (for Graduate students) or 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 Information at the links below

Download the New International Student Checklist

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.

Undergraduates Should Also:

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:

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

Get To Know Syracuse

Banks and ATMs - Here are some banks located near campus and some within driving distance.

Transportation Information - Not only can you get to Syracuse via plane, bus, or train, but you can also ride around in Syracuse and the university with the Centro bus company.  For details on bus routes, visit parking.syr.edu

Syracuse Area Restaurants - Not only can you eat on Marshall Street or in the Westcott area, but you can take the Connective Corridor bus to downtown restaurants or visit the many options on Erie Boulevard.  To preview some of the menus online, go to www.cnymenus.com

Shopping in Syracuse guide - This includes directions to grocery stores, shopping malls, wholesale stores, and home improvement stores.

Living in Syracuse - Find information about local weather, fun facts about Syracuse, and explore links for local events and attractions.



All seminars held at the Slutzker Center.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the indicated time.

Travel seminars:
- First and third Wednesday of each month at 1:30pm
- Every Friday at 12pm

(Please bring your I-20, passport, I-94, and proof of health insurance. Your health insurance MUST BE valid for at least six months in the future.)

Practical Training seminars:
- First and third Wednesday of each month
- Second Friday of each month
All seminars held at 3pm for CPT and 3:45pm for OPT

On-Campus Employment seminars:
- Every Tuesday at 2pm
- Every Friday at 9:30am

Practical Training services:
walk-in services for CPT/OPT - Step 2
-Every Monday from 3pm to 5pm 
-Every Thursday from 10am to 12pm

Life after Practical Training Seminars:
- First Monday & Thursday of each month at 2pm (by appointment)

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.