Accepted Graduate Students
Orientation, Registration & New Student Information

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

Accepted Graduate Students
Orientation, Registration & New Student Information

Accepted Graduate 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 graduate students use your personal e-mail and date of birth with an exclamation mark (mmddyyyy!) as your user ID and password.

Fall 2015 Orientation -- August 24, 2015

The fall 2015 New Graduate Student Orientation will be held Monday, August 24, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Additional details regarding orientation will be e-mailed to new students.

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.


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