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Welcome New Undergraduate Students

We're so excited that you're coming to ESF! We're counting down your arrival and can't wait to officially welcome you to campus! Here, get all the details on everything you need to know and do and by when to get ready for ESF.

Timeline of Activities


For more information visit ESF computing resources.


  • Activate your SU NetID | Due 7/1

  • Submit your AP scores and final transcripts | Due 7/15

  • Math Placement Assessment | Due 7/27

  • Housing Assignments Sent

  • Orientation Learning Modules | Available 7/1


  • Course Registration and Textbooks

  • ESF Bill | Due 8/15
    You will not incur any late fee charges until 9/15

  • Submit Immunization Records (COVID) | Due before arrival on campus

  • Academic Accommodations Set up through disabilityresources.syr.edu/students | Ideal Due Date Prior to 8/22

  • Chemistry Learning Module | Due 8/26

  • Move in!

    • 8/22 | Triple Rooms at Centennial Hall

    • 8/23 | All First Year Students

  • Orientation

    • 8/15 - 8/26 | Open Academy

    • 8/17 - 8/19 | International Students

    • 8/23-8/27 | First Year Students

    • 8/26 | Transfer Students

  • Mandatory Training Courses - SPARC and TRAC Learning Modules(Sexual Violence Prevention | Alcohol EDU) and Assessments on Blackboard | Due 9/25

Resources for ESF maps, directions, Lodging & Parking.


  • Submit Immunization Records (MMR) | Due before 9/25

  • ESF Health Insurance | If not needed, you will need to waive by 9/30

  • SU Bill (if on an SU Meal Plan or purchasing a parking permit) | Due date 10/14

  • Accept/deny financial aid and complete the requirements | Visit MyESF Portal

  • Meal Plan Selection | Due date 9/9
    Meal plans can only be increased, but not decreased, after this date.


Do you have questions about your arrival or campus life? ESF will host 4 virtual Q&A sessions to build community with our new students and families as well as continue to message about onboarding, campus resources, and traditions at ESF.

Past Sessions


Tuesday, July 12 at 7pm EST | Recorded Session


Tuesday, July 19 at 7pm EST | Recorded Session


Tuesday, July 26 at 7pm EST | Recorded Session


Tuesday, August 2 at 7pm EST | Recorded Session



To Enroll or Waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, please visit the HFC Portal and enter your 9-digit numerical SUID.

Who is eligible?

All full-time, matriculated undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits, and graduate students taking 9 or more credits, are automatically enrolled in this Student Health Insurance Plan at registration. Students have the opportunity to waive the student health insurance plan by providing proof of qualifying coverage (see above).

Online Waivers, Deadlines and Annual Rate

Online waivers must be processed prior to the deadline of:

Annual Deadline | September 30, 2022

New Student Spring Deadline | February 15, 2023

Annual Rate | August 15, 2022-August 15, 2023 $3,026.00

Spring Semester | January 15, 2023-August15, 2023 $1,758.00

For further details of the coverage including cost, benefits, exclusions, reductions or limitations, and the terms under which the policy may be continued in force, please refer to the Certificate, available at www.haylor.com/suny-esf

What does the plan feature?

The Student Health Insurance Plan offers you:

  • Affordable, comprehensive insurance benefits

  • This plan is ACA Compliant (Affordable Care Act)

  • Access to a nationwide network of healthcare professionals at: https://connect.werally.com/partner-login including primary care, specialists, and mental health services

For more details regarding the SUNY ESF student health insurance program please visit www.haylor.com/suny-esf or call: 866-535-0456 or email: student@haylor.com