Goon Squad

Syracuse Welcome Moving In Goon Squad Students

Established by the Traditions Commission, the Goon Squad has been helping incoming first-year and transfer students adjust to college life and spread school spirit throughout campus since 1944.  In the early days, members would lead cheers at football games, host events such as the Goon Show and make sure first-year students wore their beanies, indicating first-year status.

Today, Goon Squad members are best known as the friendly group of returning students who greet first-year and transfer students as they arrive on campus and help them move into their residence halls.

Apply for the Fall 2021 Goon Squad today!