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First-Year Student Orientation Schedule

First-Year Student Fall 2015 Orientation Schedule

Below is the final Orientation schedule for new first-year students. You can view the Family schedule by clicking at the right box. Parking will be available for Tuesday only in the Standart Parking lot at Syracuse University.

Students will receive their course schedules on Wednesday and have the opportunity to make any schedule adjustments Wednesday afternoon as well as purchase their textbooks.

Tuesday, August 25th

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Assisted Move-In with Mighty Movers (Centennial Hall residents only)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Orientation Check-In: Gateway Center Conference Rooms
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ID Card and Trailhead Meal Card Distribution: On-Campus students will pick up at Centennial Hall and non-residential students will pick up at Gateway Check-In
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Complimentary Refreshments and Snacks: Gateway Center Conference Room B-C
11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
12 - 1:30 p.m. Commuter Student and Family Lunch: 408 Baker Lab
2 p.m. Welcome to ESF: Hendricks Chapel
3 - 4 p.m.

Students Only: Icebreakers on the ESF Quad

Families: Please see the Families of First-Year Students Schedule above

4 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Floor Meetings (Centennial Hall residents only)
8:30 - 9 p.m. Meeting with OL Groups: Locations various
9 - 10:30 p.m. Hypnotist: Marshall Auditorium

Wednesday, August 26th

9 -10 a.m. Welcome to ESF from the Deans: Gateway Center
10 - 11:15 a.m. College 101: Introduction to College: Locations various
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meeting with OL Groups: Locations various
1 - 2 p.m. The Academic Experience: Gateway Center
2 - 3 p.m. Department Meetings: Introduction to your Academic Department: Locations various
3 - 4:30 p.m. Schedule Adjustments (If Needed): Baker Lab Computer Clusters
4:30 - 6:15 p.m. Dinner on your own (Sadler Dining Hall Open)
6:15 - 7 p.m. Meeting with OL Groups: Locations various
7 - 8 p.m. Underground Poetry: Marshall Auditorium
8 - 9:30 p.m. Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker: Gateway Center

Thursday, August 27th

9 - 9:30 a.m. A Conversation with the Chief of Police: Marshall Auditorium
9:30 - 11 a.m. A Shot of Reality: Marshall Auditorium
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meeting with OL Groups: Locations various
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. There's More to My Story: Marshall Auditorium
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. College 102: Introduction to ESF Values: Locations various
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ESF Olympics and Class Photo: ESF Quad
5:30 - 7 p.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: Convocation for New Students: Carrier Dome
7 - 8:30 p.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: Syracuse Welcome Barbecue: SU Quad
9 - 10:30 p.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: Home to the Dome: Carrier Dome (Enter through Gate E)

Friday, August 28th

7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ESF First-Year Ropes Course Retreat, Syracuse University Outdoor Education Center (Group A - Centennial Hall Floors 1 and 2)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
12:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ESF First-Year Ropes Course Retreat, Syracuse University Outdoor Education Center (Group B - Centennial Hall Floors 3 and 4 + Commuter Students)
5:30 - 7 p.m. ESF Welcome Barbecue: ESF Quad (Rain location: Gateway Center)
6:30 p.m. ESF Athletics Pep Rally: ESF Quad (Rain location: Gateway Center)
9 p.m. - 12 a.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: OrangeBlast!: SU Quad/Archbold/Flannagan Gymnasium

Saturday, August 29th

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ESF's Campus Day of Service: Meet in the Gateway Center for Welcome Remarks. Buses depart outside of Centennial Hall at 10 a.m.
5 - 8 p.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: "Citrus in the City": Experience Downtown Syracuse! Buses depart from the Schine Student Center at 5 p.m.
8 p.m. The Second City Touring Company: Landmark Theatre. Buses depart immediately following back to campus.
9 p.m. - 1 a.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: Cuse Carnival: Hendricks Field

Sunday, August 30th

12:30 - 2 p.m. Courtesy: Pass It On!: Gateway Center/Nifkin Lounge
2 p.m. ESF Closing Ceremonies: Gateway Center
3 p.m. Ice Cream Social Sponsored by the Alumni Office: Gateway Center Concourse

 


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