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Accepted Students

Welcome Undergraduates!
Graduate Students go HERE

Must-do Tasks

  • Taking Care of Business—In preparation for arrival at ESF, new undergraduates must complete some tasks in advance.

Important Events

  • Accepted Student Receptions
    Talk with professors, learn more about campus life, take a campus tour and hear from current students. Check the calendar for upcoming receptions.
  • Orientation for First-Year & Transfer Students
    Students accepted for August 2017 will receive new student information, a new student checklist, and orientation information in late May to early June. We are very excited to meet you all!

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Questions?

If you have any questions specifically on your application status and/or ESF Open Houses, please contact Undergraduate Admissions, 315-470-6600 or at esfinfo@esf.edu.

All other questions can be directed through the Division of Student Affairs, 315-470-6658 or at studenthelp@esf.edu

Calendar
Accepted/New Undergrads

August
20

Monday

Orientation Check-In

9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Baker Lab First Floor Lobby | Event Website | Get your Orientation packet, Trailhead Meal Card, free gifts, have questions answered, and relax for a bit. Orientation staff will be here to help.

Family Information Sessions

10:00 am - 11:15 am | Locations various | Event Website | Several sessions are offered at various locations and times (Housing and Meal Plan Overview in 146 Baker Laboratory at 10-10:30am, 2-2:30pm, or 2:45-3:15pm; Student Wellness in 148 Baker Lab at 10-10:30am, 10:45-11:15am, or 2:45-3:15pm; Financial Aid for the ... Read More

Resource Fair

10:30 am - 1:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Staff from a variety of key support offices will be available to answer questions and provide an overview of available services for students and families.

Complimentary Lunch

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center rooms A, B, and C | Event Website | Take a minute to breathe and enjoy some refreshments. Use this opportunity to meet other new students and families.

Family Information Sessions

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm | Locations various | Event Website | Several sessions are offered at several locations and times (Housing and Meal Plan Overview in 146 Baker Laboratory at 10-10:30am, 2-2:30pm, or 2:45-3:15pm; Student Wellness in 148 Baker Lab at 10-10:30am, 10:45-11:15am, or 2:45-3:15pm; Financial Aid for the ... Read More

Welcome and Introduction to ESF!

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | SU: Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center | Event Website | A special welcome to campus for new students and their families. This session will include general program information and the opportunity to meet key resource people at ESF.

Icebreakers & Games (Students Only)

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm | ESF Quad | Event Website | Join your classmates and Orientation Leaders for some icebreakers on the Quad.

ESF Social Program – Hypnotist and Comedian

9:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Marshall Auditorium, Marshall Hall | Event Website | Hypnotist Spidey will dazzle you with his hypnotic skills and make you laugh with his comedic wit. Join your new friends and classmates for what promises to be a great show!


August
21

Tuesday

Breakfast: Morning Munch

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center Concourse | Event Website

Registration Packet Pick-Up

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center Concourse | Event Website

A Conversation with the Dean: ESF Community Expectations

9:00 am - 9:45 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | Join the Vice Provost and Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Anne Lombard, for an intimate conversation about ESF values and the expectations the College has for you.

Registration Tutorial Navigation

9:45 am - 10:30 am | Gateway Center | Event Website

Decoding Computing at ESF and SU

10:30 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website

Departmental Meetings: Introduction to your Academic Experience

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Locations various | Event Website | See Guidebook for specific locations. Obtain information specific to your program of study. You must meet with your curriculum coordinator before you can complete your academic registration.

Schedule Adjustments (if needed)

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Baker Lab Computer Clusters Room 309, 310, & 314 | Event Website | Computers are available for you to adjust your schedule as well as purchase textbooks, if needed. Orientation Leaders will be available to help you.

Ice Cream Social Sponsored by the ESF Alumni Office

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center Concourse | Event Website

Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Participate in the largest icebreaker game you will ever play!


August
22

Wednesday

College 101: The Academic Experience

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | The Division of Student Affairs will discuss the curriculum, course selection process, and academic resources that are available to you on campus.

Civility Counts!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | During this session we will talk about civility in the classroom through the use of real-life scenarios facilitated by Orientation Leaders and first-year class faculty.

There’s More to My Story

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Living in an inclusive and diverse community is one of the most exciting and valuable aspects of college. During this powerful session, you will hear first-person accounts from current students of their initial experiences in, and feelings about, the ESF community.

The Power of Your Story with Carlos Ojeda, Jr

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Join us as nationally renowned speaker and educator Carlos Ojeda, Jr. discusses the power of our stories and the value diversity brings to our daily work.

Underground Legacy Poets

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Spoken word poetry by local Syracuse artists.

New Student Dance Party

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Come to our lively Orientation dance party.


August
23

Thursday

College 102: Enriching Your ESF Experience

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | Come learn about the various ways in which you can enhance your time at ESF by getting involved in student life, internships, study abroad, research, and so much more!

ESF Field Days

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm | ESF Quad (Rain Location: Gateway Center) | Event Website | Get to know some ESF faculty and learn more about the offerings at ESF.

ESF Quad Games

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain Location: Gateway Center) | Event Website | Grab your sneakers and get ready for some friendly and fun competition.


August
24

Friday

Transfer Students: Orientation Check-In and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center | Event Website | Get your Orientation packet, course schedule, free gifts, your trailhead meal card and ID card pick-up, have questions answered, and have breakfast. Various office staff will be here to help. (Transfer student orientation event)

Rotating Sessions

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Various locations, see Guidebook | Event Website | Rotating 45-Minute Sessions on the following 3 topics: A is for Awkward; Alcohol and Other Drugs; and Safety at ESF with University Police. Centennial Hall Floor 1 and Commuters will be in Baker 145, Centennial Hall Floors 2 and 3 will be in Baker 146, and Centennial ... Read More

ESF Treevia

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm | Marshall Auditorium, Marshall Hall | Event Website | Build and test your knowledge of ESF with trivia. Learn more about traditions and sustainability at ESF.

Procession by Department to the Gateway Center

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm | ESF Quad | Event Website | Line up by academic department to process into the Welcome Convocation for all new students.

Welcome Convocation for all New Students

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website | Together with all new students, faculty, and staff, we will mark the launch of your academic career at ESF. Emceed by ESF Dean Dr. Anne Lombard, the Convocation will feature ESF Interim President Dr. David Amberg, Syracuse University Chancellor Dr. Kent Syverud, ... Read More

Mighty Oak Welcome Barbecue

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain Location: Gateway Center) | Event Website | Come celebrate and mingle with your fellow students, faculty, and staff. Participate in the class photo and Olympics, enjoy the barbecue, and meet the ESF Athletics Teams and our mascot, Oakie.

Orange Blast! ESF/SU Joint Event

10:00 pm - 1:00 am | SU Quad (Rain location: Schine Student Center) | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, August 25, 2018 | Event Website | Join in on fun games and activities, a dance party, free food, and more.


August
25

Saturday

Saturday of Service

9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Buses depart Centennial Hall at 10 a.m. | Event Website | Buses depart Centennial Hall at 10 a.m.(Gateway Center opening remarks at 9 a.m.) **Boxed lunches are available in Sadler dining hall starting at 7:30 a.m., commuters and transfers are also able to take a boxed lunch at no charge** Participate in local beautification ... Read More

SU Event: Citrus in the City in Downtown Syracuse

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Buses departing from Stadium Place | Event Website | Join us as we introduce you to the City of Syracuse. The evening will begin with a free food sampling from local restaurants, followed by a showcase of live music, dance, recreation, and entertainment.

Orange After Dark Orange Palooza

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm | SU: Women’s Building Field | Event Website | Join your fellow new students for the first Orange After Dark late night event, a fun-filled night with free food, inclusive games, and other entertainment.


August
27

Monday

Orange Pride Night at the Rink

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm | SU: Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion | Event Website | Free orange creamsicles and skating with SU ID.


August
29

Wednesday

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, and Ally Student Social

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | SU: LGBT Resource Center, 750 Ostrom Avenue | Event Website


August
30

Thursday

ESF Activities Fair and Welcome Back Picnic

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain location: Gateway Center) | Event Website | Come take a look at all that ESF student organizations have to offer. Get involved and sign up for a club or two. Enjoy some BBQ for lunch, too. | Contact: Laura Crandall, 3154704865

Cultural Centers Welcome Fair

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | SU: Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center | Event Website | Join the ESF Student Diversity and Inclusion Office, Syracuse University Disability Cultural Center, LGBT Resource Center, Multicultural Affairs, and Slutzker Center for International Services for a welcome reception for new and returning students, faculty, ... Read More


August
31

Friday

SU Event: Orange After Dark Laser Tag

8:00 pm - 12:00 am | SU: Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, September 1, 2018 | Event Website | Play a few rounds of laser tag, watch a movie, and grab free food upstairs in the Schine Student Center while you wait.

SU Event: Orange After Dark Late Night Movie

11:00 pm - 1:00 am | SU: Gifford Auditorium, H.B. Crouse Hall | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, September 1, 2018 | Event Website | Watch a blockbuster new release, titles to be announced, full semester schedule will be available at oad.syr.edu. Free admission, food, and drinks with SU ID.


September
1

Saturday

New York State Fair Trip

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm | SU: Bus leaves from College Place every 30 minutes | Event Website | Tickets can be purchased at the Fairgrounds for $1 with a valid student ID. Free SU shuttles from campus directly to the New York State Fairgrounds.

Orange After Dark Cosmic Bowling

10:30 pm - 11:30 pm | SU: Bus leaves from College Place | Event Website | Glow-in-the-dark event at Strike `n Spare Lanes. Tickets for undergraduates will be on sale for $3 starting August 22 at the Schine Box Office and will include bowling, shoe rental, food, and transportation to and from the venue.

Orange After Dark Late Night Movie

11:00 pm - 1:00 am | SU: Gifford Auditorium, H.B. Crouse Hall | ONGOING —continues through Sunday, September 2, 2018 | Event Website | Watch a blockbuster new release, titles to be announced, full semester schedule will be available at oad.syr.edu. Free admission, food, and drinks with SU ID.


September
2

Sunday

Whitewater Rafting

10:30 am - 6:30 pm | Register and pay online at recreationservices.syr.edu. | Event Website | Register and pay online at recreationservices.syr.edu. Join the Syracuse University Department of Recreation Services for whitewater rafting on the Black River. Beginner to advanced levels welcome. Transportation, equipment, and training are included, along ... Read More

New York State Fair Trip

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm | SU: Bus leaves from College Place every 30 minutes | Event Website | Tickets can be purchased at the Fairgrounds for $1 with a valid student ID. Free SU shuttles from campus directly to the New York State Fairgrounds.

SU Event: Orange After Dark Target Shopping Event

9:30 pm - 11:30 pm | SU: Continuous shuttles between Target and locations below | Event Website | SU: Continuous shuttles between Target and Stadium Place, College Place, Mount Olympus, and Goldstein Schine Student Center. Have some fun and stock up for the semester. Free with SU ID.

SU Event: Orange After Dark Late Night Movie

11:00 pm - 1:00 am | SU: Gifford Auditorium, H.B. Crouse Hall | ONGOING —continues through Monday, September 3, 2018 | Event Website | Watch a blockbuster new release, titles to be announced, full semester schedule will be available at oad.syr.edu. Free admission, food, and drinks with SU ID.


September
3

Monday

Whitewater Rafting

10:30 am - 6:00 pm | Register and pay online at recreationservices.syr.edu. | Event Website | Register and pay online at recreationservices.syr.edu. Join the Syracuse University Department of Recreation Services for whitewater rafting on the Black River. Beginner to advanced levels welcome. Transportation, equipment, and training are included, along ... Read More

Discology Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | SU: Lower Hookway Field, South Campus | Event Website | Participate with a team or on your own for great fun. For more information, contact the Frisbee Club at foxforcecaptains@gmail.com.

New York State Fair Trip

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm | SU: Bus leaves from College Place every 30 minutes | Event Website | Tickets can be purchased at the Fairgrounds for $1 with a valid student ID. Free SU shuttles from campus directly to the New York State Fairgrounds.


September
5

Wednesday

ESF American Red Cross Blood Drive

10:30 am - 3:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall | Event Website | Sign up for an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org and type in SUNYESF. All eligible donors will receive a free Insomnia cookie.


September
6

Thursday

ESF American Red Cross Blood Drive

10:30 am - 3:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall | Event Website | Sign up for an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org and type in SUNYESF. All eligible donors will receive a free Insomnia cookie.

The MyESF Portal

The MyESF portal is the place where undergraduate students manage most important business from application to graduation (current grad students use it as well). Once you establish your account, MyESF will automatically present exactly the right menu of services to match your status, whether you are a prospective, accepted, new or current student.

Predident AmbergA Message from Interim President Amberg

"ESF is truly a gem in New York state and within the SUNY system. ESF was recently ranked one of the top 10 small colleges in New York state and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best educational values in the country." Read more...

Dr. Davd C. Amberg