High-tech classrooms, modern laboratories, and extensive resources offer students an outstanding learning environment. Students are able to benefit from advanced hands-on laboratories and research facilities, studios that mirror those in the professions, and on-campus clinical laboratories.

 

Do I need to bring a computer to campus?

While it is not required to bring a computer to campus, all Main Campus residence halls are wired for Internet access. Most areas on campus are part of our wireless network, called AirOrange. In addition, Syracuse University has more than 1,000 computers across campus available to provide students with access to general software, high quality laser printing, and the Internet. Find out more about computing at Syracuse University.

Is the entire campus wireless?

Yes, nearly everywhere on campus has wireless service, including campus buses!

What are the hours for the library and computer labs?

Library facilities are open an average of 104 hours a week and our main library, E.S. Bird Library, is open 24 hours Sunday-Friday during the academic year. A list of libraries on campus with associated hours of operations is available. Web resources are accessible from any location, including residence halls, off-campus apartments, and international centers.  There are nine computer labs across campus for students to use, many of which are open 24 hours. Learn more about our computer lab locations and service hours.

What exercise facilities are available on campus?

There are several facilities on both North and South Campus. The largest, Archbold and Flanagan Gymnasiums, are located just off of the Quad on North Campus next to the Carrier Dome. Together they provide students with a fitness center, fencing room, racquetball and squash courts, basketball courts, dance studios, volleyball facilities, table-tennis courts and swimming pool with showers, changing facilities and rental lockers for daily use. Students also have access to several other fitness centers, swimming pools, and tennis courts across campus as well as an outdoor track and baseball/softball fields. For more information, please visit the University’s Recreation Services site.

Do you have a student center on campus?

The Schine Student Center, located on Main Campus, is a hub of student activity that contains the main bookstore, a dining facility, a large auditorium, lounges, meeting rooms, a game room, and offices for student organizations. The Goldstein Student Center is located on South Campus and offers a branch of the University Bookstore, a dining center, computer cluster, laundry room, fitness center, video games, ATM, and a quiet study lounge.

Can I bring a car to campus?

In general, students are not able to have a car on campus their first year. Everything is centrally located on campus and classes are close to the residence halls. In addition, buses are available to take students into Syracuse and surrounding communities.

First-year students must petition for the possession and/or responsibility of motor vehicles prior to bringing them onto campus by writing to Parking and Transit Services.  Permission to operate a motor vehicle on campus will be granted if:

  • The student has a physical disability that requires the student to use a motor vehicle, as attested to by the University Health Services.
  • The student is a commuter and resides outside of the University’s bus service.
  • The student is employed off campus (which must be certified in writing by the employer on company letterhead) and the motor vehicle is required for the performance of the employee’s duties.
  • The student is participating in a University-accredited program off campus (which must be certified in writing by the Dean on department letterhead) and the motor vehicle is required for the performance of the student’s duties.
  • The student is married and living with his/her spouse.