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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

· Welcome and Introduction to ESF!

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | SU Schine Student Center, Goldstein Auditorium | Orientation Schedules
Come join us as we welcome all of our incoming new first-year students to ESF! Our president, Dr. Quentin Wheeler and Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Anne Lombard will be among a variety of administrators to welcome you to our community. Families are encouraged ... Read More
Sponsor: Division of Student Affairs | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-4865

· Orientation Check-In

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center Event Space, Room A | Event Website
If you missed out on checking in during the morning session, come in the afternoon!
Contact: Laura Crandall, 3154706658

· Complimentary Cookies

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center Event Space, Room B and C | Event Website
Cookies and drinks are available
Sponsor: Division of Student Affairs | Contact: Laura Crandall, 3154706658

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

· New Student Ice Cream Social

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center Concourse
The ESF Alumni Association will welcome all new incoming students with an Ice Cream Social and Pin Ceremony. This is a great tradition that both alumni and students enjoy!
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: ESF Alumni Office, 315-470-6632

Friday, August 25, 2017

· Transfer Student Orientation: Registration Tutorial and Navigation

9:30 am - 10:00 am | ESF Gateway Center
Contact: Student Affairs, 315-470-6660

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

· Candidacy Examination - Brannon Barr

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Ruth Owens, 470-6723

Thursday, August 31, 2017

· ESF Activities Fair and Welcome Back Picnic

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain location: Gateway Center) | Event Website
Come to our annual ESF Activities Fair to learn about all of the ESF student organizations, various support offices, and other organizations and offices here to support you while at ESF. The picnic will be a lug your plate event too with both meat and non-meat ... Read More
Sponsor: Division of Student Affairs and the Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-4865

· International Student Potluck and Conversation

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | 110 Moon
This is a 5 week Thursday evening meetup for international Students . Please bring a dish to pass and you will be invited to discuss culture, academics, relationships and wellness !
Sponsor: International Education and Student Affairs | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4741

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

· Last day to add a class

· Candidacy Examination - Alexandre Poisson

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 105 Marshall
Contact: Charles Kroll, 470-6699

Thursday, September 7, 2017

· Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Gateway Center
Stuart Appel Memorial Lecture by Gary R. Hilderbrand, Principal/Reed Hilderbrand of Cambridge, MA
Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture | Contact: D. M. Johnston or C. Bailey, 315-470-6544

· International Student Potluck Dinner and Conversation

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | 110 Moon
International Education and The Division of Student Affairs invite you to attend a 5 week meetup discussing culture, academics, relationships and wellness. Please bring a dish to pass.
Sponsor: International Education and Student Affairs | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4741

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

· Suicide Prevention

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway
Raising awareness of September as Suicide Prevention Month.
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

· Graduate and Professional School Series: Graduate School Panel

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Event Website
Come have your questions answered about graduate school - including the application process, relationship building with faculty, funding, etc. Panelists include: Scott Shannon (Dean of the Graduate School), Lee Newman, and Timothy Pede (current PhD student). ... Read More
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Casey Duffy, 3154704754

Thursday, September 14, 2017

· QPR Suicide Prevention

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Bray 217
1 hour training for students, staff and faculty on suicide prevention.
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

· International Student Potluck Dinner and Conversation

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | 110 Moon
International Education and the Division of Student Affairs invite International students to attend a 5 week meetup discussing culture, academics, relationships and wellness. Please bring a dish to pass.
Sponsor: International Education and & the Division of Student Affairs | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4741

Monday, September 18, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Developing a Success Strategy & Discovering your Learning Style

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Developing a Success Strategy & Discovering your Learning Style Are you looking for ways to be successful this semester? This workshop will give you some ideas on what you can do now to achieve success. Topics will include note taking skills, ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

· Stress Management Workshop

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Bray 217
1 hour training for students on how to identify and manage stress.
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

· S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively Do you have too much to do and not enough time to complete everything? This workshop will help you manage your time using various tools and time organization strategies. Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 from ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

· S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure Shift Happens. Change that is. Coming to a new environment, challenging academic rigor, and navigating friendships and relationships can be a challenge. You are not alone, we will ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

· Graduate and Professional School Series: Conquering the Personal Statement

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Event Website
Stressing out about your personal statement for graduate school? Join Daniel Olson-Bang as he shares tips, tricks, and advice on how to master the personal statement. He will also provide a general overview of Do's and Don'ts of applying to graduate school and ... Read More
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Casey Duffy, 3154704754

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation Do you have trouble recalling information from your lectures, readings, or notes? This workshop will provide you with some skills on how to improve your memory in order to help you ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Thursday, September 21, 2017

· Homesickness

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway
Raising Awareness about homesickness and offering strategies on how to cope with it.
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

Friday, September 22, 2017

· Last day to drop a class

· Study Abroad Fair

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center
Come learn about all the unique opportunities students have to study, learn, work, intern, and engage abroad. Information on scholarships, programs, research, and more. This is once-a-semester event, don't miss it!
Sponsor: Office of International Education |

Monday, September 25, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies

10:30 am - 11:30 am | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies Do you feel stressed at the thought of an upcoming test? Donít know how to prepare for your midterm or upcoming tests? This workshop will focus on giving you an introduction to some basic study techniques, ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

· Graduate and Professional School Fair

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website
Interested in furthering your education? Attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair to speak with representatives from graduate schools, law schools, medical programs, etc. Log into OrangeLink now to see the list of institutions that will be here! Consider ... Read More
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Casey Duffy, 3154704754

· S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency Stress is inevitable in college. Most students have a challenging time coping with deadlines, confusion, frustration, anxiety, and motivation. Learn helpful awareness techniques, and train yourself to employ ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

· Dissertation Defense -Tamir Puntsag

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 8 Illick
Temporal and spatial patterns of water isotopes of Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NE US
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Scott Shannon, 470-6599

· Skill Sharpener: Citation Managers - Mendeley and Zotero

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | 110 Moon Library
Managing your research articles and citing them can be a time-consuming task. There are many tools available to make this task easier, streamline the reading and citation process, and make creating bibliographies easy. Prepare to be "wowed" with how much time ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Ruth Owens

Thursday, September 28, 2017

· Safe Zone Training for Students

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Bray 217
1 hour training for students to raise awareness of our LGBTQ community on campus and how people can become allies.
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

· S.E.E.D.S.- Developing a Success Strategy & Discovering your Learning Style

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Developing a Success Strategy & Discovering your Learning Style Are you looking for ways to be successful this semester? This workshop will give you some ideas on what you can do now to achieve success. Topics will include note taking skills, ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Friday, September 29, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively Do you have too much to do and not enough time to complete everything? This workshop will help you manage your time using various tools and time organization strategies. Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 from ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Monday, October 2, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure Shift Happens. Change that is. Coming to a new environment, challenging academic rigor, and navigating friendships and relationships can be a challenge. You are not alone, we will ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

· Alcohol Awareness

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, October 5, 2017
Raising awareness of drinking and driving using beer goggles and a tricycle.
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

· S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation Do you have trouble recalling information from your lectures, readings, or notes? This workshop will provide you with some skills on how to improve your memory in order to help you ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies Do you feel stressed at the thought of an upcoming test? Donít know how to prepare for your midterm or upcoming tests? This workshop will focus on giving you an introduction to some basic study techniques, ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Thursday, October 5, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency Stress is inevitable in college. Most students have a challenging time coping with deadlines, confusion, frustration, anxiety, and motivation. Learn helpful awareness techniques, and train yourself to employ ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

· Mocktail Party

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Centennial Hall
Come try a variety of mixed non-alcoholic drinks at Centennial Hall. Beer goggles and Mario Kart. Alcohol Jeopardy and a Root Beer chugging contest-can you beat last year's winner? It was EPIC!
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively Do you have too much to do and not enough time to complete everything? This workshop will help you manage your time using various tools and time organization strategies. Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 from ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure Shift Happens. Change that is. Coming to a new environment, challenging academic rigor, and navigating friendships and relationships can be a challenge. You are not alone, we will ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

· Skill Sharpener: Writing and Research

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | 110 Moon Library
For undergraduates - Learn how to improve research and writing skills to confidently develop a variety of research papers and projects. Learn evolving research technologies and strategies. Learn techniques to translate research skills to writing skills. Learn ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library |

Thursday, October 12, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation Do you have trouble recalling information from your lectures, readings, or notes? This workshop will provide you with some skills on how to improve your memory in order to help you ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies Do you feel stressed at the thought of an upcoming test? Donít know how to prepare for your midterm or upcoming tests? This workshop will focus on giving you an introduction to some basic study techniques, ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

· ESF Career Fellowships Information Session

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | ESF Career Fellowships Information
The Career Services Office is excited to be able to offer annual ESF Career Fellowships to students. We strongly encourage you to learn about Fellowship opportunities, review examples of what past selected recipients have used Fellowship funding for, and to ... Read More
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-4754

Thursday, October 19, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency Stress is inevitable in college. Most students have a challenging time coping with deadlines, confusion, frustration, anxiety, and motivation. Learn helpful awareness techniques, and train yourself to employ ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Friday, October 20, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- S.O.S. HELP! Save Our Semester!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- S.O.S. HELP! Save Our Semester! This workshop will help you pull yourself out of a muddle of forgotten deadlines and soul-devouring small tasks, and prepare a clean attack for the second half of the semester. Friday, October 20th, 2017 from ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

· The Anatomy of an All Nighter

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Bray 217
Learn the importance of sleep and how to improve the quality of your sleep.
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

· Internship & Engagement Expo

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website
The Internship and Engagement Expo will have sophomores/juniors/seniors tabling about their internship/engagement experiences to other ESF students. A variety of experiences will be represented including i.e. internships (industry, research, government), field ... Read More
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-4754

Friday, October 27, 2017

· Alumni & Family Fall Weekend and Reunions

ESF Campus | ONGOING —continues through Sunday, October 29, 2017 | Event Website
Save the date for this year's Alumni & Family Fall Weekend and Reunions! Mark your calendars for a great weekend in Syracuse: October 27th - 29th. Reservation materials will be available shortly.
Sponsor: The ESF Alumni Association and ESF Office of Student Affairs |

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W

Saturday, October 28, 2017

· Event image.Student and Young Alumni Networking Event

10:00 am - 11:00 am | 110 Moon Library | Event Website
Students, families, and alumni are welcome to attend the Young Alumni Networking Event hosted by the Career Services Office. A panel of young alumni will share their career paths and current accomplishments. They will also answer questions and provide advice ... Read More
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-4754

Thursday, November 2, 2017

· Are you Resilient?

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Bray 217
Mid Terms have come and gone and you might not have done as well as you had expected. Do you just give up and quit school? Or do you learn new ways to be resilient and bounce back?
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

· Stumpy's Self Care

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Bray 217
ESF is Hard! You didn't pick an easy school for sure! Come learn how to take good care of yourself and not just survive, but thrive!
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

· Skill Sharpener: Locating and Using Media Assets

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | 110 Moon Library
Sponsor: Moon Library |

Monday, November 13, 2017

· What Am I Thankful For?

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway | ONGOING —continues through Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Counseling Services wants us all to stop and think: what we are thankful for?
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

· ESF Career Fellowships Information Session

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | ESF Career Fellowships Information
The Career Services Office is excited to be able to offer annual ESF Career Fellowships to students. We strongly encourage you to learn about Fellowship opportunities, review examples of what past selected recipients have used Fellowship funding for, and to ... Read More
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-4754

Thursday, November 16, 2017

· Great American Smoke Out Quit Kits

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway
Want to stop using nicotine? We will give away kits to all of those who are interested.
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

Friday, December 1, 2017

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W or WF

· World Aids Day

9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Gateway Event Center
Know your status. Get tested. Free and anonymous HIV/STI testing by ACR Health. The ESF Aids quilt will also be on display. Come and create your own personal square.
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

· Skill Sharpener: Patch Up Your Semester

11:00 am - 12:20 pm | 110 Moon Library
Come ask your questions about writing, research, citations, studying, public speaking, and more. Come and get energized for finals!
Sponsor: Moon Library |

· Home for the Holidays

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway
So you've had 3 months of total independence-now you're going home. What to do when your parents want you to have a curfew? Your parents changed your bedroom into a home gym, now what?
Sponsor: Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 470-4716

Thursday, December 7, 2017

· ESF Career Fellowships Information Session

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | ESF Career Fellowships Information
The Career Services Office is excited to be able to offer annual ESF Career Fellowships to students. We strongly encourage you to learn about Fellowship opportunities, review examples of what past selected recipients have used Fellowship funding for, and to ... Read More
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-4754

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

· Last day to add a class

Friday, February 9, 2018

· Last day to drop a class

Sunday, March 11, 2018

· Spring Break

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, March 18, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W

Monday, April 2, 2018

· Advising for Fall 2018

ONGOING —continues through Friday, April 6, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

· Earth Week eventTake our Kids to Work Day

Gateway Event Center, Nifkin Lounge, Quad, + | Event Website
Celebrate 25 years of sharing ESF careers with hands-on workshops for 8-11 yr olds with an adult who works or studies here.
Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752

Friday, April 20, 2018

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W or WF