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 Freshmen & Transfers
    Students accepted for Fall 2016 will receive new student information, a new student checklist, and orientation information starting in June.

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If you have any questions at all, contact the Office of Student Affairs, 315-470-6658 or at

Accepted/New Undergrads

Friday, August 26, 2016

· Orientation: First-Year Undergraduates

ESF Main Campus | ONGOING —continues through Sunday, August 28, 2016 | Orientation Schedules and New Student Information
Sponsor: Student Affairs |

· New Student Convocation

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Gateway Center | Orientation
The New Student Convocation is for all new students to come together to be officially inducted into the Academic Experience of ESF. There will be welcome remarks from the President of ESF and the Undergraduate Student Association. Following Convocation will ... Read More
Sponsor: Division of Student Affairs | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-4865

Thursday, September 1, 2016

· Activities Fair and Welcome Back Picnic

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain location: Gateway Center) | ESF Student Organizations
Stop by the annual Activities Fair and Welcome Back Picnic to gather with new and returning students. Sign up for a few ESF or SU organizations and talk with other key resources who are here to help you throughout your time at ESF!
Sponsor: Division of Student Affairs | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-4865

Saturday, September 3, 2016

· First-Year Experience Retreat

8:00 am - 5:00 am | SU Outdoor Education Center | Retreat
As a part of the SUNY-ESF First-Year Experience program, first-year students are required to participate in the Community Retreat Challenge Course at Syracuse University's Outdoor Education Center located on South Campus. This initiative will challenge students ... Read More
Sponsor: Division of Student Affairs and the First-Year Experience Taskforce | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-4865

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.

A Message from the President

"I am pleased to welcome you to the ESF community. We are a diverse assemblage of teachers and students, researchers and scholars, dreamers and doers bound together by a passion for the natural world and a belief that we can make the world a better place through fundamental knowledge of its origins and workings and creating a bold vision for its sustainable future." Read more...

Dr. Quentin Wheeler


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