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Syracuse Welcome: Signature Events

August 23, 2022

Orange Welcome and Information Center

August 23, 2022 at 12:00pm5:00pm EDT

Shaw Quadrangle, Tent in front of Hendricks Chapel

Visit staff from New Student and Family Programs at the large tent on the Quad if you have any questions, need directions and more. We are here to help!

Pink popsicles

New Student Ice Cream Social

August 23, 2022 at 8:00pm8:45pm EDT

Hendricks Chapel

New students can meet new friends, enjoy free ice cream, explore the heart of campus, and meet the chaplains and staff of Hendricks Chapel. Orientation Leaders will guide students inside Hendricks…

The Slice is Right

August 23, 2022 at 9:00pm10:00pm EDT

Hendricks Chapel

Compete against your fellow students in one of our oldest traditions on campus: the Slice is Right game show! Learn the history and traditions of Syracuse University while competing in…

August 24, 2022

Orange Welcome and Information Center

August 24, 2022 at 9:00am5:00pm EDT

Shaw Quadrangle, Tent in front of Hendricks Chapel

Visit staff from New Student and Family Programs at the large tent on the Quad if you have any questions, need directions and more. We are here to help!

90s Night on the Quad

August 24, 2022 at 8:15pm11:00pm EDT

Shaw Quadrangle

Join Orientation Leaders and your fellow new students for a 90s Night on the Quad where we will dance to music videos on a large outdoor screen, giveaways, a glow party, themed snacks and activities!…

August 25, 2022

Orange Welcome and Information Center

August 25, 2022 at 9:00am5:00pm EDT

Shaw Quadrangle, Tent in front of Hendricks Chapel

Visit staff from New Student and Family Programs at the large tent on the Quad if you have any questions, need directions and more. We are here to help!

New Student Convocation

August 25, 2022 at 5:30pm6:30pm EDT

The Dome

This special academic ceremony marks the opening of the University and the beginning of new students’ careers at Syracuse University. Convocation will include a welcome from the University…

New Student Picnic

August 25, 2022 at 6:30pm8:00pm EDT

The Dome

Immediately following New Student Convocation, we invite you to enjoy a picnic dinner on the field of the JMA Dome. This event is optional for new students, families and supporters.

Orange Celebration

August 25, 2022 at 7:00pm8:00pm EDT

Shaw Quadrangle

Celebrate with desserts and a pep rally on the Quad as an official member of the Orange community. This event is optional for students, families and supporters.

Syracuse Welcome Fête: A Celebration for New BIPOC Students

August 25, 2022 at 8:30pm10:00pm EDT

Women’s Building, Field

New Student and Family Programs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion invite new students identifying as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to Syracuse Welcome Fête: An Evening for…

Concert on the Orange Grove

August 25, 2022 at 10:00pmAugust 26, 2022 at 12:00am EDT

Shaw Quadrangle, Orange Grove

Presented in collaboration with University Union, this event will feature music performed by Syracuse University student bands. Come hang out on the Orange Grove on the Quad, have some refreshments…

August 26, 2022

Orange Blast

August 26, 2022 at 9:30pmAugust 27, 2022 at 12:00am EDT

Shaw Quadrangle

After you finish your Residence Hall Meetings, come to The Quad to enjoy inflatable games, obstacle courses, a dance party snacks and souvenirs! You will also have a chance to meet representatives…

August 27, 2022

Citrus in the City

August 27, 2022 at 5:30pm8:30pm EDT

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A favorite each year, Citrus in the City takes place in downtown Syracuse. Several local vendors and restaurants provide samples throughout the night as we introduce you to the City of Syracuse, NY.…

Dome Sweet Dome

August 27, 2022 at 8:30pm11:00pm EDT

The Dome

First-year and transfer students are invited to Dome Sweet Dome, a brand new event where you take over the JMA Wireless Dome! Here, you will receive your class t-shirt, learn about traditions with…

August 29, 2022

Day One Celebration

August 29, 2022 at 11:00am3:00pm EDT

Schine Student Center, Terrace in front of Schine

We are excited to celebrate your first day of class with you! Come to the Terrace in front of the Campus Store to visit with New Student and Family Programs to learn how to Be Involved during your…