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Visit ESF

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Come see all that ESF has to offer and explore what it's like to be a student here. We have plenty of options for visiting—whether it's in person or online, we hope to see you soon!
Are you an admitted student? Check out our activities just for accepted students.
Open House
Spend a day with other prospective students learning about academic programs, student involvement opportunities, and ESF Athletics; meet faculty and current students; and take a campus tour. Admissions and Financial Aid staff are available all day to answer any questions you may have.

ESF Syracuse: October 16 | November 5
Ranger School: October 15

In-Person Tours
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Syracuse Campus
College Information Sessions
Join us for an information session and group tour of ESF's Syracuse campus, where you can get a glimpse of student life, see our residence hall, find out how to apply, learn about financial aid, and discover our academic programs. Register as soon as possible.
Daily Appointments
Schedule a visit with our Admissions staff during the week while classes are in session. Campus tour led by an ESF Student Ambassador.
8:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday
Call (315) 470-6600 to schedule.
Self-Guided Tours
Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour at any time, but please note that some buildings are locked on weekends so the experience will be limited. The Office of Admissions is open to in-person meetings by appointment only, but we're available on weekdays to answer any questions you may have before, during, or after your self-guided tour—just contact us during business hours at 315-470-6600.
Self-Guided Tour Map
Ranger School
Daily Appointments
The Ranger School is open to visitors by appointment only. To make a reservation for a weekday or weekend visit, please call the Ranger School at 315-848-2566 or email rangerschool@esf.edu.
Reminders for In-Person Visitors
Masking Protocols: ESF and Syracuse University have adopted a four-tiered COVID alert system and masking framework, which is adjusted based on ongoing assessments of new infections rates, testing data, and contact tracing.

You can find our status on the homepage and here.
Visitors must adhere to the masking framework in place at the time of their visit to ESF.
Arrive early to allow for parking: Maps, Directions Parking & Accomodations

Wear comfortable shoes and dress with the weather in mind

Tag photos and tag us on Instagram @suny.esf
Virtual Visit Options
Virtual Information Sessions
Meet virtually with our Admissions staff for a live hour-long session that covers topics related to admissions, financial aid, and student life.
Ranger School Virtual Tour
Take a live, virtual walking tour of the Ranger School in the Adirondack Park.
Call (315) 848-2566 or email rangerschool@esf.edu to schedule.
Helpful Information
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Centennial Hall Residence Hall Tour (ESF YouTube) >

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