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Establishing Your Life in Syracuse, NY


    • There are many banks in the Syracuse area and those located near the campus are used to handling student accounts and business. ATMs are located throughout the SU campus and in the basement of Bray Hall at ESF. 

    Contact information for a number of local financial institutions.

    Financial Institution


    Phone #

    Alliance Bank, N.A.* 101 Marshall Street 315-703-1300
    Chase Manhattan Bank* 649 S. Crouse Avenue 800-935-9935
    Bank of America 401 Nottingham Road 800-841-4000
    HSBC* 1004 E. Adams Street 315-476-2530
    Key Bank 215 Tecumseh Road 800-539-2968
    M&T* 725 Irving Avenue 315-422-2121
    SEFCU (a Federal Credit Union)* 721 S. Crouse Avenue 800-727-3328
    Syracuse Co-Op Federal Credit Union 723 Westcott Street 315-471-1116
  • In order to open a bank account without having a Social Security Number, you must prove that you are an international student. Each bank is different and has their own requirements, be sure to bring all your original documents with you or call ahead to find out their requirements.

Shopping Areas

Telephone Service

Internet & Cable

National Grid (Electricity & Gas)

ESF Computer Labs

  • Locations: Baker 309, 310, 315, 434, and 437 and Moon Library room 14
  • Schedule of hour of operations
  • Safety

      • Syracuse is a mid-size city in central NY- as is the case when traveling anywhere, please be prudent and cautious especially when you are traveling alone
      • Syracuse neighborhood crime statistics are available on the Syracuse Police Department website.
      • If you have any questions or concerns about safety on the SU campus, please call SU Public Safety at (315) 443-2224
      • If you have any questions or concerns about safety on the ESF campus, please call ESF University Police at: 315-470-6666 or 315-470-6667
      • For emergencies and other urgent police matters off-campus, call 911.

    Taxi Service

    • 4SU-Taxi: 478-8000
    • Syracuse Area Taxi: 478-8294
    • Century Transportation Airport Service: 455-5151

    Driving in NY State

  • Drivers From Other Nations
  • Obtaining a NY State Driver's License
  • USCIS Applying for a Driver’s License or State Identification Card Fact Sheet
  • Dining Out in Syracuse, NY

    Syracuse, NY offers residents a variety of restaurants featuring international and American cuisine. Many University students and staff take advantage of the dining establishments on Marshall Street located in the University neighborhood.

    Syracuse Area Churches