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 Fall 2014 will begin on August 25th.  However, international students are expected to arrive on campus between August 15-18.  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 -
  • International students attending international student orientation may begin to move into their assigned residence halls beginning August 15. An early-move in fee of $29.60 per night will be billed to students' Bursar account until August 19. Additionally, students will be responsible for meals not provided at the orientation through Tuesday, August 19, after which students may begin using their meal plan. Alternatively, international students are welcome to stay at the Sheraton University Hotel prior to moving into their residence halls. International students will receive a special discount rate ($99/night for a single room, $134/night for a double room). To reserve a room, contact the hotel directly by calling 1-800-395-2105 during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST) or by reserving a room on-line at reservations@sheratonsyracuse.com. Reservations must be made prior to August 1. Please identify yourself as an SU international student attending fall orientation when reserving.

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.

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)


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.