Fall Semester Orientation

Fall Semester Orientation

August 25-30, 2015: First-Year Student Orientation

In the weeks before your first semester begins, new students receive information related to arrival at ESF. The Accepted Students and Orientation web sites include all important information—follow the links in the menu bar above to complete all required preparation tasks, and to obtain all important advance information.

Note the August 1 deadline for the "Must-do" items in the "Important Tasks" menu.

Orientation Schedules

Orientation Guidebooks are Now Available

Meet Our 2015 Orientation Leaders

Our Orientation Leaders are here to assist in your transition to ESF. Throughout your Orientation as a first-year or transfer student, you will interact with them through small group meetings and a variety of other ways. They are here to help so feel free to ask them any questions you might have as they were here for you!

New Student E-Newsletters

The Office of Student Affairs will be sending monthly E-Newsletters with helpful topics and tips to help you prepare for your arrival on campus. Please check your e-mails regularly or visit them below:

  • Issue I: June 2015
  • Issue II: July 2015
  • Issue III: August 2015
  • Issue IV: September 2015

Welcome from the Office of Student Affairs!

We realize that the arrival and orientation period can be confusing, but we are busily preparing to make sure that your transition to ESF is smooth.

ESF's Orientation program introduces new students to ESF, to the broader community, and to the abundant resources that we provide.

ESF students living on and off campus should also be aware that Syracuse University provides online resources for on-campus living and student services, including community living, spiritual services, "taking care of business" items, etc. As an ESF student, you are able to take advantage of both ESF and Syracuse University services.

If you have any questions, call the Office of Student Affairs at 315-470-6660 or at

We look forward to meeting you in August! Get ready for a great college experience at one of the nation's top environmental schools!


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