Accepted Graduate Students

Orientation, Registration & New Student Information

Accepted Grad Student Portal

Several required online tasks must be completed via the Accepted Graduate Student Portal prior to your arrival on campus.

Log-in instructions are found on the portal homepage. New students may not have log-in permission to the portal before mid May.


The spring 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation will be held Friday, January 13, 2017, from 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Additional details regarding orientation will be e-mailed to new students in December.

Our FAQ document offers additional information for new students on topics including events, funding, assistantships, computing and email, housing, jobs and more.

Accepted International Students

Please be sure to review the “New Students” section of the Office of International Education website for information that will help you prepare to travel to the U.S. and establish your life in Syracuse, NY. Topics covered include: visa acquisition; arriving at the US Port of Entry; getting to the ESF campus; housing, health insurance, international student orientation, and living in Syracuse, NY.

Welcome to ESF!

"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."

ESF President Quentin Wheeler


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