New Students

Welcome to Syracuse University! We look forward to supporting you throughout each phase of your personal Becoming Orange journey.

Syracuse Welcome

The University’s required new student orientation program, Syracuse Welcome, supports a successful campus transition and strengthens connections to faculty, staff, peers, resources and services.

Orientation Leaders (OLs)

Welcoming incoming students to campus, Orientation Leaders or OLs, are passionate returning student leaders. The team of OLs are highly trained to know Syracuse University and orientation, so please feel free to ask questions. Meet the OL team today!

Starting with spring semester training sessions, OLs prepare for Syracuse Welcome and to offer incoming Orange community members an exceptional experience. Additional highlights include the following.

  • Assisting new students and families as they move into residence halls.
  • Hosting and creating content for the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs social media accounts.
  • Planning and implementing Syracuse Welcome signature programs for new students and their families.
  • Creating and supporting meaningful relationships with new students, families and the Orange community.

Becoming Orange Newsletters

Highlighting key deadlines, resources and campus opportunities, the Becoming Orange e-newsletter supports a successful transition to the Orange community.