On-Campus Living

Fall 2020: Explore the Syracuse Welcome schedule today! For the latest information on health and safety precautions and updates from the University, please visit syracuse.edu/Fall2020.

Move-In and Check-In

When you arrive on campus, your first stop should be your residence hall. At the main desk or check-in point of each residence hall, you will receive your SUID card (if you emailed your photo prior to coming to campus), room key and important information. Additionally, you will be asked to sign a locator card agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of Student Housing.

August 17-20: New Student Move-In
We will continue to share more information pertaining to move-in registration, health and safety guidelines, shipping belongings, and schedules as details are confirmed. We are committed to making the arrival to campus as easy and safe as possible for all our students.

  • Important Update on Quarantine Requirement and On-Campus Housing Assignments (July 20)
  • 10 States Added to New York Travel Advisory and Quarantine Order (July 21)
  • Additional Information for Students and Families Impacted by NYS Travel Advisory (July 21)
  • Required Move-In Registration
    As the University is working to formulate a strategy to enable students impacted by the New York State government’s travel advisory, housing assignments and the opening of the housing portal for move-in registration are temporarily delayed. Housing assignments are expected to go out Friday, July 24, and we will notify students as soon as new dates are determined for the move-in registration portal.
  • Pre-travel Testing Requirement
    In addition to testing all students upon arrival, Syracuse University will require that all students be tested for COVID-19 before traveling to campus in August. Additional details will be provided in the coming weeks, related to how soon (prior to travel) this test should be completed, and how to document a negative test result with the University prior to travel.
  • Move-In Health and Safety Guidelines
    In addition to extending the move-in period, the following health and safety guidelines will be in effect to maintain social distancing and support good health practices:

    • Students will only be permitted to move in during their scheduled move-in time;
    • Students will only be allowed one guest in the residence hall at a time;
    • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times during the move-in period, except when the student and guest are alone in the student’s room;
    • Roommates are encouraged to stagger their move-in times; and
    • Guests of students may only stay two hours in the residence hall.
  • New York State Travel Advisory
    For first-year and transfer students impacted by the New York State travel advisory for states with high-infection rates of COVID-19, the University has prioritized the limited quarantine-eligible housing resources we have available for new first-year and transfer students. Further communication will be sent to students affected by this order.

To support students' fall 2020 transition to campus, please explore this list of hotels offering reduced rates for student quarantine.

Explore the Fall 2020 Move-In Checklist today! The ease at which you can unload your car should help determine what to pack. Students should bring only the essentials.

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.

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 to consider as you begin a relationship with your new roommate. Once you arrive and settled in to 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.

  • 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 a PLUS account. The Syracuse University Bookstore 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 Bookstore.
  • 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.