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Fall Family Orientation Schedule — 2020

Family Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 26 only. We encourage you to help your student throughout the summer with checking the To Do List items and their e-mails regularly so they keep up with the required items. If at any point you have questions, please give the Division of Student Affairs a call at 315-470-6660.

Families are allowed to park in the Standart Lot at Syracuse University and ESF Lot P22.

*For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations for Orientation, please email studenthelp@esf.edu by August 1.


Wednesday, August 26 2020
2pm – 6pm:  Assisted Move-In at Centennial Hall
4 – 6:30pm:  Family Information Sessions:  Baker Rooms and Centennial Hall Multipurpose Rooms
            30 minute sessions, offered in either/both location/TBD
5pm – 7pm:  Dinner on the Quad and Resource Fair on the Quad including Orientation Check-In
            Rain Plan:  Gateway Center and Concourse
7:30pm:  New Student Welcome Convocation, Hendricks Chapel


Family departure is encouraged following dinner on Wednesday. We will have staff available throughout the day and offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. including:

  • Undergraduate Admissions: located at 218 Gateway Center
  • Financial Aid, ESF Bursars Office, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Registrar's Office: located on the first floor of Bray Hall
  • SU Bursar Office: located at 119 Bowne Hall, Syracuse University

SU and ESF bills are also able to be paid in person at the respective Bursar Offices at ESF and SU.