On-Campus Living

Syracuse Welcome is scheduled for Aug. 26-29, 2021, with new student move-in beginning Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. 

Move-In and Check-In

Move-in details are subject to change as health and safety guidelines change. 

  • New student arrival will be Aug. 24-25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Aug. 26 from 9 a.m.-Noon.
  • Students should plan to bring no more than two parents/family members to campus for move-in. Currently, there are no planned events for parents/family members during Syracuse Welcome.
  • There will be optional, large-scale social programming each night during move-in, with the first required program beginning with New Student Convocation on Aug. 26.

Move-in details are subject to change as health and safety guidelines change. 

  • New student arrival will be Aug. 24-25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Aug. 26 from 9 a.m.-Noon.
  • Students should plan to bring no more than two parents/family members to campus for move-in. Family members are encouraged to leave campus by Noon on Aug. 27.
  • There will be optional, large-scale social programming each night during move-in, with the first required program beginning with New Student Convocation on Aug. 26.
  • South Campus Skyhalls
    Check-in: Residents should first go to Skyhall II, 420 Lambreth Lane.
  • South Campus (Skytop) or Slocum Heights Apartments
    Check-in:  Residents should first go to the Goldstein Student Center, 401 Skytop Road.

Once you receive your housing and roommate assignment, it is recommend that you explore building floor plans. All student rooms are furnished with a bed (extra-long twin 36”x80”), dresser, desk, desk chair and closet or wardrobe for each student.

Living Learning Communities (LLC) provide a distinct, personalized housing experience based on your academic interests, passions and studies. Plus, you live on the same floor with other LLC students who share common interests! LLC residents have exclusive access to faculty, staff and peer leaders and participate in social activities and outings together. Learn more about the 24 offerings, including academic LLCs, identity-based LLCs and theme housing.

Learn how to apply to join an LLC on the Required Tasks webpage.

Housing, Meal Plan, and ID Card Services will notify students of their housing assignment and roommate around mid-July through their Syracuse email address (ie @syr.edu). You will receive move-in date/time registration instructions shortly after.

Room and roommate assignments will be emailed to students. Assignments reflect a random placement into one of 16 residential facilities on both North and South Campus. All new first-year students are placed on North Campus while new transfer students are traditionally placed into the transfer student community within the South Campus SkyHalls.

We strongly encourage you to contact your roommate to become acquainted and begin a discussion on sharing a room. You will have some important things to discuss and consider as you begin a relationship with your new roommate. Once you arrive and are settled into your room, you will have follow-up discussions and complete a roommate agreement, administered through the Office of Student Living (OSL). We realize that sharing a living space with someone new can create anxiety and stress for some, but we’re hopeful that you will be able to connect with your new roommate prior to coming to campus and get to know them.

Please understand that the University will not grant room changes for any reason prior to your on-campus arrival. Collectively as a University we believe that the residential college experience is about learning new things and meeting/living with people who are different from you. We think that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the connections that you can make when you step outside of your comfort zone.

Residence halls are prepared to begin receiving packages so you can lighten the load of your trip to Syracuse! You may ship items ahead of your arrival and pick them up on your move-in day beginning Aug. 20.

Your shipping and mailing address is shown on your housing assignment confirmation. You will be assigned a mailbox at your residence hall check-in. Please note, you should not include “Syracuse University” in your mailing address. For exact street addresses of residential facilities, please visit the Residence Hall webpage.

  • Residence Halls
    Full Name
    Residence Hall
    Street Address
    Syracuse, NY 13244
  • South Campus Apartments
    Full Name
    Building Number, Street Name
    Apartment Number
    Syracuse, NY 13244

All South Campus apartments have mailbox clusters for mail delivery. They are located close to apartments and along walkways and driveways. Each apartment is assigned a mailbox. Residents are issued mailbox keys at check-in. Clusters also contain package delivery boxes for large items.

  • Housekeeping - A full-time University housekeeping staff employed by Facility Services, cleans lounges, public bathrooms and other public areas seven days a week. Students are responsible for cleaning their own room.
  • Laundry - Clothes washers and dryers are available in all residence halls and are operated by coin or 'CUSE Cash. The Syracuse University Campus Store offers a dry cleaning service.
  • Linens - Students will need to bring their own bed linens, pillows and towels to campus. Bed linens, blankets, and towels are also available for purchase at the Syracuse University Campus Store.
  • Storage - There is no storage in the residence halls or South Campus apartments for the summer or a semester abroad. Lazybones is the University's official storage company for students. To sign up for storage services or for more information, visit the Lazybones website or call 877.215.2105.

Learn more about moving-in on the FAQs webpage.

  • Returning upper-division students may move-in beginning Aug. 27-29
  • Returning students may move-in on Aug. 23 if they sign up to be a member of the Goon Squad.
  • For more details on returning student move-in, please visit this webpage.