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

Please note, residential students who fail to meet these requirements will not be able to select a move-in pass and will not be permitted to move into their residence hall assignment. Complete details and instructions are available on the Required Tasks webpage.

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 minimal parents/family members to assist with move-in. To view events offered to parents, family members and supporters, visit the Syracuse Welcome Schedules webpage.
  • 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 provided in all residence halls and on south campus for any residential student - no money needed! 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.

Directions to Move-In and Check-In

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • From East Adams Street, turn right at the second traffic light onto Irving Avenue.
  • Take Irving Avenue to the end. Turn right onto Raynor Avenue (follow Brewster/Boland holding line signs).
  • Turn right onto Henry Street.
  • Take the next right into the holding line in the parking lot.

  • Exit Interstate 481 at Exit 2 (Jamesville Road).
  • Turn north onto Jamesville Road and left at the traffic light onto Nottingham Road.
  • At the intersection of Nottingham Road and Waring Road, bear left and proceed to the first traffic light.
  • At the traffic light, turn left onto East Colvin Street. Proceed down East Colvin Street to the third traffic light (Comstock Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Comstock Avenue and take the first right turn into the parking lot at Manley Field House.
  • The attendants in the parking lot will direct you to the correct holding line and instruct you when you can proceed up Mount Olympus Drive.

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • Drive straight up the hill until you come to a “T” intersection (Ostrom Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Ostrom Avenue, continue two and one-half blocks and pull into the DellPlain holding line on Ostrom Avenue.

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • From East Adams Street, turn right onto University Avenue, left on Waverly Avenue, and then left on Comstock Avenue to the Haven Hall holding line.

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • From East Adams Street, turn right at the second traffic light onto Irving Avenue.
  • Turn right onto East Raynor Avenue, go two blocks, and turn left onto Henry Street.
  • Follow signs to the holding line in the Standart West parking lot.

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • From East Adams Street, turn right at the second traffic light onto Irving Avenue.
  • After the third traffic light, follow signs to the Sadler holding line.
  • The holding line for Sadler will be at the corner of Irving Avenue and Raynor Avenue.
  • Directions are subject to change based on campus construction in the area.

  • Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street).
  • Drive straight up the hill until you come to a “T” intersection (Ostrom Avenue).
  • Turn right onto Ostrom Avenue.
  • Drive four blocks to the holding line for Shaw Hall.

  • Exit Interstate 481 at Exit 2 (Jamesville Road).
  • Turn north onto Jamesville Road and left at the traffic light onto Nottingham Road.
  • At the intersection of Nottingham Road and Waring Road, bear left and proceed to the first traffic light.
  • At the traffic light, turn left onto East Colvin Street.
  • Proceed down East Colvin Street to the second traffic light and take a left onto Skytop Road.
  • From there, Skyhalls residents should take a left onto Lambreth Lane (just past the Goldstein Student Center) and proceed to Skyhall II for check-in.
  • Apartment residents should proceed to the Goldstein Student Center for check-in.