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Orientation & Your First Weeks at ESF

Orientation Starts Monday, August 20 for new first-year students and Friday, August 24 for transfer students

During Orientation, you will be introduced to ESF and your classmates, learn about resources and strategies for success, and finalize your fall class schedule.

Tentative Fall 2018 Schedules

New Student Spotlight

Hannah Baghdadi

Hannah with Elephant

"Having witnessed much of the world at this early stage of my life I know now that I’m confident about one thing: it’s a world worth saving, and ESF is the perfect place for me to start."

Welcome to ESF

New Student Calendar

Orientation Check-In
Monday, August 20, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Baker Lab First Floor Lobby | Website
Orientation Check-In, Family Table, and Resource Fair
Monday, August 20, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am | Gateway Center | Website
Family Information Sessions
Monday, August 20, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am | Locations various | Website
Resource Fair
Monday, August 20, 2018 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm | Gateway Center | Website
Complimentary Lunch
Monday, August 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center rooms A, B, and C | Website
Family Information Sessions
Monday, August 20, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm | Locations various | Website
Welcome and Introduction to ESF!
Monday, August 20, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | SU: Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center | Website
Icebreakers & Games (Students Only)
Monday, August 20, 2018 | 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm | ESF Quad | Website
ESF Social Program – Hypnotist and Comedian
Monday, August 20, 2018 | 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm | Marshall Auditorium, Marshall Hall | Website
Breakfast: Morning Munch
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center Concourse | Website
Registration Packet Pick-Up
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center Concourse | Website
A Conversation with the Dean: ESF Community Expectations
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 9:00 am - 9:45 am | Gateway Center | Website
Registration Tutorial Navigation
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 9:45 am - 10:30 am | Gateway Center | Website
Decoding Computing at ESF and SU
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Website
Departmental Meetings: Introduction to your Academic Experience
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Locations various | Website
Schedule Adjustments (if needed)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Baker Lab Computer Clusters Room 309, 310, & 314 | Website
Ice Cream Social Sponsored by the ESF Alumni Office
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center Concourse | Website
Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Gateway Center | Website
College 101: The Academic Experience
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Website
Courtesy: Pass It On
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gateway Center | Website
There’s More to My Story
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Gateway Center | Website
The Power of Your Story with Carlos Ojeda, Jr
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center | Website
Underground Legacy Poets
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center | Website
New Student Dance Party
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Gateway Center | Website
College 102: Enriching Your ESF Experience
Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center | Website
ESF Field Days
Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm | ESF Quad (Rain Location: Gateway Center) | Website
ESF Quad Games
Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain Location: Gateway Center) | Website
Transfer Students: Orientation Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Friday, August 24, 2018 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center | Website
Rotating Sessions
Friday, August 24, 2018 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Various locations, see Guidebook | Website
ESF Treevia
Friday, August 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm | Marshall Auditorium, Marshall Hall | Website
Procession by Department to the Gateway Center
Friday, August 24, 2018 | 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm | ESF Quad | Website
Welcome Convocation for all New Students
Friday, August 24, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Gateway Center | Website
Mighty Oak Welcome Barbecue
Friday, August 24, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain Location: Gateway Center) | Website
Orange Blast! ESF/SU Joint Event
August 24 - 25 | 10:00 pm - 1:00 am | SU Quad (Rain location: Schine Student Center) | Website
Saturday of Service
Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Buses depart Centennial Hall at 10 a.m. | Website
SU Event: Citrus in the City in Downtown Syracuse
Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Buses departing from Stadium Place | Website
Orange After Dark Orange Palooza
Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm | SU: Women’s Building Field | Website
Orange Pride Night at the Rink
Monday, August 27, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm | SU: Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion | Website
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, and Ally Student Social
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | SU: LGBT Resource Center, 750 Ostrom Avenue | Website
ESF Activities Fair and Welcome Back Picnic
Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain location: Gateway Center) | Website
Cultural Centers Welcome Fair
Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | SU: Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center | Website
SU Event: Orange After Dark Laser Tag
August 31 - September 1 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am | SU: Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center | Website
SU Event: Orange After Dark Late Night Movie
August 31 - September 1 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am | SU: Gifford Auditorium, H.B. Crouse Hall | Website
New York State Fair Trip
Saturday, September 1, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm | SU: Bus leaves from College Place every 30 minutes | Website
Orange After Dark Cosmic Bowling
Saturday, September 1, 2018 | 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm | SU: Bus leaves from College Place | Website
Orange After Dark Late Night Movie
September 1 - 2 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am | SU: Gifford Auditorium, H.B. Crouse Hall | Website
Whitewater Rafting
Sunday, September 2, 2018 | 10:30 am - 6:30 pm | Register and pay online at recreationservices.syr.edu. | Website
New York State Fair Trip
Sunday, September 2, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm | SU: Bus leaves from College Place every 30 minutes | Website
SU Event: Orange After Dark Target Shopping Event
Sunday, September 2, 2018 | 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm | SU: Continuous shuttles between Target and locations below | Website
SU Event: Orange After Dark Late Night Movie
September 2 - 3 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am | SU: Gifford Auditorium, H.B. Crouse Hall | Website
Whitewater Rafting
Monday, September 3, 2018 | 10:30 am - 6:00 pm | Register and pay online at recreationservices.syr.edu. | Website
Discology Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Monday, September 3, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | SU: Lower Hookway Field, South Campus | Website
New York State Fair Trip
Monday, September 3, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm | SU: Bus leaves from College Place every 30 minutes | Website
ESF American Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | 10:30 am - 3:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall | Website
ESF American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 10:30 am - 3:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall | Website

Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs offers student activities, counseling, academic support and tutoring, diversity and inclusion support, career services, and so much more!

New Student Links

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Contact

Student Affairs
110 Bray Hall
(315)-470-6660
studentinvolvement@esf.edu