Before arriving on campus, please review the ReadySet website, Syracuse University’s online guide to preparing for your arrival. ReadySet contains everything you need to know and do before arriving on campus, including the New Student Checklist of important tasks.

ReadySet for Fall 2017 will launch May 1, 2017.

ReadySet for Spring 2018 will launch November 1, 2017.


Syracuse Welcome and Winter Welcome

Syracuse Welcome and Winter Welcome, the University’s new student orientation programs, are the gateway to your experience. Once at Syracuse, you’ll participate in academic, educational, and social programs designed to make your transition seamless and engaging. Orientation will help you prepare for your classes, meet new people, and join the traditions of a vibrant university community.
Spring 2018 Arrival

Many first-year and transfer students begin their enrollment in January. Winter Welcome 2018 is the weekend right before the start of spring classes, which begin Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This weekend program will cover all the information you need for a successful start to the semester. You’ll want to review ReadySet and the Winter Welcome Guide in the weeks prior to your arrival on campus.
Fall 2017 Arrival

The official start of Syracuse Welcome 2017 is Thursday, August 24. Classes begin on Monday, August 28. During the summer you will want to review ReadySet and the Syracuse Welcome Guide. New students are able to move-in on Tuesday, August 22; Wednesday, August 23; or Thursday, August 24.  You will need to select a move-in date and shift through the online Move-In Pass system, which will be available during the late summer.  There are a limited number of passes for each date and shift.  Move-In Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Several pre-orientation programs for new students will also be available. Students who participate will have the opportunity to move in before Tuesday, August 22 and connect with a small group of students before Syracuse Welcome begins. Each program engages students around a topic of shared interest; some include civic engagement, outdoor adventure, and campus exploration.