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Utilities & Banking

It is advisable for students to take care of as much of this business as possible prior to arrival on campus. We hope this information is helpful as you plan for your smooth transition to ESF.  

Telephone, Cable, and Internet Service

Centennial Hall: All students living in Centennial Hall are provided with cable television, and internet services (registration of your computer is required for internet service). You must, however, provide your own television, and personal computer to take advantage of each of these services. For more information regarding cable television or internet services, please contract Pavlov Media at 1-888-4PAVLOV.

Off-Campus Housing (from SU's Office of Orientation and Off-Campus Program Handbook): 

  • Telephone:  To order telephone service, contact Verizon at 315-890-7100. When you call to order your phone service, the Verizon service representative will ask for the following information:
    • Your complete name and address
    • The kind of service you are requesting
    • The name of the long-distance carrier you have chosen
    • How you would like your directory listing to appear
    • Your previous address and telephone number
    • Other credit information that will be kept strictly confidential
  • Gas and Electricity:  To have your electric and/or natural gas service turned on, contact National Grid at 1-800-642-4272, or visit National Grid's website. When you call to order your electric and/or natural gas service, the National Grid service representative will ask for the following information:
    • Your complete name, address, and telephone number
    • The kind of service you are requesting
    • When you would like the service connected
    • Social Security number, driver's license number, credit card number, or student I.D. number
    • If you have had Niagara Mohawk service in your name, the representative will ask for your previous address
  • Cable/Internet Service: To obtain cable service, contact Time Warner Cable at 315-634-6000. When you call to order cable service, the Time Warner Cable representative will ask for the following information:
    • Your complete name, address, and telephone number
    • The kind of service you are requesting
    • If you have had Time Warner Cable service in your name, the representative will ask for your previous address
  • Banking Information

    There are many banks in the Syracuse area and those located near the campus are used to handling student accounts and business. In addition to the banks, there is a SEFCU Credit Union ATM machine located in ESF's Gateway Center. 

    Below is contact information for a number of local financial institutions.

    Financial Institution Address Phone #
    Alliance Bank, N.A.* 101 Marshall St. 315-703-1300
    Chase Manhattan Bank* 649 S. Crouse Avenue 800-935-9935
    Bank of America Tecumseh Road 800-841-4000
    HSBC* 1004 E. Adams Street 315-476-2530
    Key Bank 215 Tecumseh Road 800-539-2968
    M&T Bank* 725 Irving Avenue 315-422-2121
    SEFCU (Federal Credit Union with ATM on campus)* 721 S. Crouse Avenue www.sefcu.com/campusconnect
    Syracuse CoOp
    Federal Credit Union
    723 Westcott Street 315-471-1116

    *Within walking distance to campus


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