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What You Need To Do

Meal Plan Assignment

Details around ESF's meal plan will be posted soon. Any desired SU meal plan must be completed on the SU MySlice portal, keeping in mind SU meal plan minimum requirements for first-year students living in Centennial Hall. SU will bill you directly for any SU meal plan.

Check MySlice for further information and deadlines.

Please note: SU meal plans are billed by SU and Trailhead Café meal plans are billed by ESF. You will receive an email notifying you to access and pay your ESF bill in MyESF. SU will bill you directly for any SU meal plan selection made in MyESF and those charges are not reflected on your ESF bill. Instructions and due dates will be posted in MyESF.

Class Schedule & Registration

All new students are preregistered for the fall semester by their academic department over the summer. Class schedules are distributed at Orientation. You will meet with your advisor during Orientation to finalize your class schedule and registration. Schedule changes require the approval of your academic advisor.


Once you receive your class schedule at Orientation, you can purchase your textbooks online and have them delivered (a delivery fee may apply) or you can pick them up at the Schine Student Center on the SU campus free of charge. Further information will be provided at a later date.

Academic Accommodations/Adjustments

Students seeking disability-related accommodations and supports should do so through the Center for Disability Resources at Syracuse University. Visit, click the "Incoming Students" tab and follow the directions. Phone: 315-443-4498.


First-year residential students are not eligible to park on campus and must petition to request a permit. Commuter and transfer students are eligible to purchase a permit. To obtain a parking permit to have academic-year parking on campus, you must purchase a parking permit through the SU Portal called MySlice at

Parking options are mainly at Skytop on SU's South Campus located a mile from campus. Free shuttle buses to the main campus are available. If you choose a parking garage through SU, you will also be charged a refundable deposit for any required access device(s) such as a proxy card or a smart card and key fob. The deposit for these devices will be refunded when the devices are returned to Parking and Transit Services within two weeks of the expiration date of the permit.

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