Transfer Student Orientation Schedule

Tentative Transfer Student Orientation Schedule - 2016

The schedule below is the Orientation schedule for new Transfer students.

Move-in for those living in Centennial Hall will take place on Thursday, August 25th from 12-5 p.m.

Parking permits will be issued throughout the weekend through SU's Parking and Transit Services but purchased must be completed online at

Friday, August 26th: Transfer students will be allowed to park in the Standart Parking Lot at Syracuse University on this day. See the map here.

8 - 9 a.m. Check-In for Orientation and Continental Breakfast provided: Gateway Center
8 - 9:30 a.m. Trailhead Meal Card Distribution: Gateway Center Concourse (please bring SU ID card or driver's license for verification)
9 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome to ESF: Gateway Center
9:30 - 10 a.m. Registration Tutorial and Navigation: Gateway Center
10 - 11 a.m. Introduction to Major: Department Meeting: Locations various
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Schedule adjustments (if necessary): Baker Lab Computer Clusters
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open
12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Served in the Gateway Center and OL Small Group Time
2 - 3 p.m. A Conversation with the Dean: ESF Community Expectations: Gateway Center
3:30 p.m. Procession to Hendricks Chapel: Meet on the ESF Quad
4 p.m. ESF Welcome Convocation for all New Students: Hendricks Chapel
5:30 - 7 p.m. ESF Welcome Barbecue: ESF Quad
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

Saturday, August 27th (Optional Events)

6:30 p.m. SU Event: "Citrus in the City": Experience Downtown Syracuse, Clinton Square! Buses depart from the Schine Student Center at 6 p.m.
9 p.m. - 1 a.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: Orange After Dark Kickoff: Women's Building Field

Sunday, August 28th (Optional Events)

1 p.m. ESF First Annual Quiz Bowl: Gateway Center
3 p.m. Ice Cream Social Sponsored by the Alumni Office: Gateway Center Concourse



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