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Student Life

We encourage our students to dive in and take advantage of all that ESF has to offer. Cheer on (or compete with!) our timber sports team, give back through community service, or join a club like EcoReps or SustainabiliTEAM. Our favorite color is tie dye, and we love to hang out in the campus green spaces and relax on the hammock farm.

Living & Dining

We are excited to be a residential campus for our students. First-years are invited to live on-campus, unless your permanent home address is within commuting distance. Dine at the Trailhead Café or refuel in Café@Moon.

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Student Activities

As an ESF student, you have access to over 40 ESF student organizations and more than 300 at Syracuse University. Participating in these professional, recreational, service and social affiliations will enrich your educational experience.

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Health & Wellness

Resources for students related to physical health, immunization requirements, access to our virtual health and well-being platform, and counseling services.

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ESF is home to twelve intercollegiate athletic teams that compete in the USCAA and the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The College also has timber sports and bass fishing teams that compete at the intercollegiate level.

Home of the Mighty Oaks

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity and innovation for ESF. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities and opinions enrich the college community.

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Student Support

We are firmly invested in the success of our students. Tutoring and study groups through the Academic Success Center, a full team of counseling professionals and career services are just some of the resources available.

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Safety & Services

The ESF University Police Department is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment that is conducive to the educational mission of the College.

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Living in Syracuse

Just minutes from campus, downtown Syracuse offers students arts and cultural destinations where top-notch performances, exhibits, theater, and dining experiences are always on the menu.