Required Tasks

It is encouraged to complete required tasks as soon as possible. Failure to complete requirements may result in losing the ability to register for classes, additional charges and/or a Conduct Hold on your student account, hindering studying abroad, participating in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and more.

Required Tasks (Fall 2021: All Students)

Throughout your time at Syracuse University, your NetID and password will help you access digital platforms such as your SUMail email account, MySlice, the Patient Portal, the Wellness Portal and more.

Due: Immediate Action

Complete: Available on the top right of your admission notification, please use your SUID number to activate your NetID and password today!

Contact: For questions or to request accommodations, please contact Information Technology Services at 315.443.2677 or by emailing help@syr.edu.

Prior to arriving to and throughout your time at Syracuse University, you will receive important and timely information. It is encouraged to access your SUMail email account often.

Due: Immediate Action

Complete: Using your NetID and password, access your SUMail email account.

Contact: For questions or to request accommodations, please contact Information Technology Services at 315.443.2677 or by emailing help@syr.edu.

To speed up the check-in process, students are strongly encouraged to upload the results of their pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test, proof of flu vaccine or flu vaccine exemption to the Patient Portal prior to arrival at the check-in center.

Due: Immediate Action

Complete: For complete pre-arrival COVID-19 testing instructions, please visit the Syracuse University Stay Safe website. To submit records or for additional instructions for submitting records, please visit the Patient Portal webpage. (You will need your SU NetID and password.)

Contact: If you have questions about the pre-arrival testing requirement, please contact the COVID Project Management Office. If you have questions about your personal test result, related personal health concerns, or about the Patient Portal, please contact the Barnes Center at The Arch.

No Action Taken: All Syracuse University students returning to campus (including those who live off campus) for the spring semester must participate in pre-arrival testing. A negative pre-arrival test is required to move into campus housing. For students living off-campus, a negative pre-arrival test is required to access campus classrooms and facilities.

All new students will be required to be vaccinated prior to the Fall 2021 semester.

Due: Immediate Action

Complete: Visit the Get Vaccinated webpage for more information. To submit records or for additional instructions, please visit the Patient Portal webpage. (You will need your NetID and password.)

No Action Taken: (Coming soon!)

To speed up the check-in process, students are strongly encouraged to upload the results of their pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test, proof of flu vaccine or flu vaccine exemption to the Patient Portal prior to arrival at the check-in center.

Due: Immediate Action

Complete: You can get a flu vaccine at your doctor’s office, a grocery store or pharmacy. To submit records or for additional instructions, please visit the Patient Portal webpage. (You will need your SU NetID and password.)

Contact: For additional information or questions, please visit the Syracuse University Stay Safe website, contact the Barnes Center at The Arch at health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.8000.

No Action Taken: Students who do not comply with this requirement will not be able to attend in-person classes, participate in on-campus activities, use on-campus facilities, including residence halls, the Barnes Center, libraries and labs.

All new students are required to live on campus.

Due: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Complete: You will need your NetID and password. Visit the Applying for Housing webpage for detailed instructions.

My College Roomie: Once you have paid your advanced payments and completed your Housing Application, you will receive an email (i.e. @syr.edu) to gain access to My College Roomie.

Living Learning Communities (LLCs): Learn more about the 23 offerings, including academic LLCs, identity-based LLCs and theme housing. Application due Sunday, June 20, 2021. Visit the LLC Incoming Student Application webpage for detailed instructions.

Housing Assignments:  Will be announced around mid-July.

Contact: For questions or to request accommodations, please contact Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services at housing@syr.edu or call 315.443.2127.

The course selection and registration process at Syracuse University is called First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES). Each school or college conducts this process differently and has a different deadline. Pay close attention to your school's or college's deadline for completing your FTES. Before registering for classes some schools and colleges, depending on your program, will require a Mathematics Placement Exam. If you are taking a foreign language course, you may need to take a Foreign Language Placement Exam. Non-native speakers of English must take the English Language Placement Exam.

Due: June 1-18, 2021

Complete: Please visit the Course Enrollment webpage to learn more.

Contact: Please visit the Course Enrollment webpage to learn more.

All students whose dominant language is not English must take the English Language Placement Exam.

Due: Registration deadline is Friday, June 4, 2021. Fall 2021 exams will be hosted online Thursday, June 9, and Friday, June 10, 2021, 10 a.m. (ET).

Complete: For complete details and instructions, please visit the Course Enrollment webpage.

Contact: For additional information, to request accommodations or for questions, please contact an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) coordinator, Dr. Matthew Hammill by email at mjhammil@syr.edu, Dr. Youmie Kim by email at ykim27@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.9484.

All students living in on-campus housing, including on South Campus, will need to register for a designated Move-In date and time. Please note, this will be available mid-July 2021.

Due: (Coming soon!)

Complete: First you must complete the Housing Application, submit Proof of your COVID-19 Vaccine, and submit your Immunization Records, to have access to scheduling a Move-In date and time.

Contact: If you have any questions or to request accommodations please call Housing, Meal Plan and I.D. Card Services at 315.443.2721 or email housing@syr.edu.

Federal guidelines require Syracuse University to receive confirmation of your graduation from high school and receive a copy of your final high school transcript. Failure to complete, may hinder the distribution of federal financial aid (for U.S. Citizens and permanent residents).

Due: (Coming soon!)

Complete: Please mail final high school transcripts to:

Syracuse University
Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center
716 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13210

Contact: For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 315.443.3611 or email orange@syr.edu.

To confirm semester registration, your Bursar student account must be current. This means either paid in full or covered by anticipated financial aid (aid that has been awarded but not disbursed). Accounts on the Monthly Payment Plan are billed monthly and installments payments must be current.

Knowing When a Bill is Ready

An email notification is sent when an electronic bill (e-bill) is created and available to view on MySlice. If you are on the Monthly Payment Plan, you may pay for the semester in monthly installments. Explore the billing and payment schedule on the Accounts and Billing webpage.

Sharing Access to Bill

Share My Access is a feature used to set up parents/guardians to receive notifications of e-bills. This allows students to provide their parents/guardians with their own account and password necessary to view financial information online, as well as other University information.

Establishing a Financial Aid Plan

Additionally, you may establish your college financial plan with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs. Call 315.443.1513 or email your personal financial aid counselor for more information.

Due: (Coming soon!)

Complete: To pay your bill, using your NetID and password log into MySlice and explore resources under “Finances.” Find step-by-step instructions on the Accounts and Billing webpage.

Contact:For more information on tuition, financial aid, billing and refunds, or to request accommodations please visit the Bursar Office website or email bursar@syr.edu.

Your health history and immunization forms must be uploaded to the Patient Portal.

Due: (Coming soon!)

Complete: To submit records or for additional instructions, please visit the Patient Portal webpage. (You will need your SU NetID and password.)

Contact: For questions or to request accommodations, please contact the Medical Records Office at health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.2667.

No Action Taken:  Failure to complete these requirements may result in a Conduct Hold, losing the ability to complete class registration, view class schedule, confirm housing assignment, the ability to participate in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, studying abroad and more.

In accordance with New York State law, the following vaccination records must be submitted to the Patient Portal by the due date below.

  • Two Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations
  • Meningococcal meningitis (Type A) vaccination within the last five years and after the age of 16

Due: (Coming soon!)

Complete: To submit records or for additional instructions, please visit the Patient Portal webpage. (You will need your NetID and password.) If you choose not to obtain the Meningococcal meningitis (Type A) immunization, please complete the Meningitis Waiver Form in the Patient Portal. Please note, if you are under the age of 18, a parent must complete the Minor Consent form.

You may obtain these records by contacting your high school or primary care physician. If you have any questions about your vaccination records, please contact your primary care physician. By appointment only, Barnes Center at The Arch Health Care is available to assist you in obtaining the appropriate vaccinations if you have not been vaccinated or do not have documentation of your vaccinations.

Contact: If you have questions, would like to request accommodations or need help using the Patient Portal, please contact Barnes Center at The Arch Health Care at 315.443.8000 or via email at BarnesCenter@syr.edu.

No Action Taken: Failure to complete these requirements may result in a Conduct Hold, losing the ability to complete class registration, view class schedule, confirm housing assignment, the ability to participate in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, studying abroad and more.

All new students are required to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire on the Patient Portal.

Due: (Coming soon!)

Complete: To submit records or for additional instructions, please visit the Patient Portal webpage. (You will need your SU NetID and password.)

Contact: If you have questions, would like to request accommodations or need help using the Patient Portal, please contact Barnes Center at The Arch Health Care at 315.443.8000 or via email at BarnesCenter@syr.edu.

No Action Taken: Failure to complete these requirements may result in a Conduct Hold, losing the ability to complete class registration, view class schedule, confirm housing assignment, the ability to participate in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, studying abroad and more.

Benefits of proactively submitting an SUID photo include ease of pick-up at Syracuse Welcome.  If submitted before the due date,  SUID cards will be available upon Syracuse Welcome residence hall check-in or if commuting, at 206 Steele Hall, Housing, Meal Plan and I.D. Card Services.

Due: (Coming soon!)

Complete:  For instructions of how to submit your SUID photo, please visit the Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services webpage.

Contact: If you have any questions or to request accommodations please call Housing, Meal Plan and I.D. Card Services at 315.443.2721 or email housing@syr.edu.

Syracuse University offers students a platinum-rated health insurance plan administered through Aetna Student Health. Each year, all full-time, matriculated undergraduate, graduate and law students must enroll in or waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan through their MySlice account. Students within traditionally online degree programs are not eligible to enroll in or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Due: (Coming soon!) (Please note, the date has changed to align with the academic calendar.)

Complete: Please explore information about the Student Health Insurance Plan and the MySlice enroll/waive form.  (You will need your SU NetID and password.)

Contact: For additional information or to request accommodations, please visit the Student Health Insurance webpage, email the Student Health Insurance Office or call 315.443.9019.

No Action Taken: Students must enroll or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan by the above date. Failure to take action or receive an approved waiver by the date above, will result in automatic enrollment into the Student Health Insurance Plan and the anticipated premium fee to remain on the student's Bursar account. Additionally, this will result in a delay of active insurance coverage and access to insurance cards.

As a new student and throughout your Becoming Orange journey you will participate in community wellness activities that build connection, promote community well-being and help you learn more about health and wellness resources and programs. Failure to complete these required tasks will result in a Conduct Hold, hindering class registration for next semester and more.

Due: Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 (Three EVERFI training modules.)

  • AlcoholEdu
  • Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Complete: Begin accessing EVERFI the week of Monday, June 14, 2021. Explore instructions on the Community Wellness Requirements webpage.

Contact: For questions or to request accommodations, please email communitywellness@syr.edu or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.

No Action Taken: Failure to complete these requirements may result in a Conduct Hold, losing the ability to complete class registration, view class schedule, confirm housing assignment, the ability to participate in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, studying abroad and more.

As a new student and throughout your Becoming Orange journey you will participate in community wellness activities that build connection, promote community well-being and help you learn more about health and wellness resources and programs.

Due: (Coming soon!) (To complete the requirement, please watch the video and take the quiz (receiving 100%) on Blackboard.) Please note, the date has changed to align with the academic calendar.

Complete: Begin accessing Speak About It (Coming soon!). Explore instructions on the Community Wellness Requirements webpage.

No Action Taken: Failure to complete these requirements may result in a Conduct Hold, losing the ability to complete class registration, view class schedule, confirm housing assignment, the ability to participate in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, studying abroad and more.

Contact: For questions or to request accommodations, please email communitywellness@syr.edu or call Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000.

Your safety is important to the University. The Department of Public Safety is a professional, full-service campus law enforcement agency committed to promoting a safe and secure educational, cultural and working environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The campus community, is asked to sign up for Orange Alert, our crisis alert notification system. Orange Alert uses text messages, phone calls, e-mail alerts, social media notification and a siren to provide rapid notification and instructions to members of the University community only in the event of a critical incident in progress.

Due: Immediate Action

Complete: Using your NetID and password, log in to MySlice and sign up for Orange Alert.

Contact: Please visit the Department of Public Safety (DPS) website for helpful advice on personal safety, crime prevention, statistics, campus alerts and DPS events. For questions or to request accommodations, please call 315.443.2224 or email dpsadmin@syr.edu.

Additional Required Tasks (Fall 2021: International Students) 

Visit the Center for International Services Orientation webpage to register.

Due: [Coming soon!]

Contact: For questions or for more information, please contact the Center for International Services by calling 315.443.2457 or emailing international@syr.edu.

Visit the Center for International Services Check-In webpage to complete the International student check-in. Upon arrival, all International students are asked to complete this process, allowing the Center for International Services to verify Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) information. This includes confirming that each F-1 and J-1 student is attending Syracuse University.

Due: Arriving to Campus

Contact: For questions or for more information, please contact the Center for International Services by calling 315.443.2457 or emailing international@syr.edu.

Additional Required Tasks (Fall 2021: Student – Veterans)

Whether you are a new first-year or transfer student, we hope you will visit the Veterans Resource Center to explore available resources and services. For more information, visit the Veterans Resource Center website. New veteran students are encouraged to explore the complete list of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefit Requests on the VA Benefits webpage. Highlighted required tasks include the following.

  • Immediate Action: Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefit Requests
  • Immediate Action: Submit Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • Immediate Action: Complete MySlice Request for Benefit Certification
  • Immediate Action: Complete the Request for Certification Form (Each term.)

Make an Appointment: Students may also schedule an appointment with the VA VetSuccess on Campus Counselor (VSOC), Tamara Huyge, to review possible benefits while attending training and to discuss transitioning to campus. Contact Tamara Huyge by calling 315.751.8430 or by emailing tamara.huyge@va.gov.

Contact: For additional information, questions or to request accommodations, please contact the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) by emailing vma@syr.edu or calling 315.443.3611. Another great resource is the Veteran Affairs (VA) office, available by calling 1.888.GIBILL1 (1.888.442.4551).