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First-Year Student Orientation Schedule — 2019

NOTE: The student schedule is below. There is a separate schedule for families:

Parking for families will be available for Monday ONLY in the Standart Street West Lot Parking 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.

Monday, August 19

Time Event
8 - 10:30 - a.m. Assisted Move-In (by assigned move-in pass) with Mighty Movers (Centennial Hall residents only)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Welcome Tent Sponsored by the ESF Alumni Association: Centennial Hall
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Orientation Check-In: Baker Lab 1st Floor Lobby

ID Card and Trailhead Meal Card Distribution: On-Campus students will pick up at Centennial Hall and non-residential students will pick up at Baker Check-In
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Resource Fair of Experts: Gateway Center Concourse
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Assisted Move-In (by assigned move-in pass) with Mighty Movers (Centennial Hall residents only)
1 - 3 p.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: Office of Disability Services Open House, SU: 804 University Avenue, Suite 303
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Complimentary Lunch: ESF Gateway Center
3 p.m. Welcome to ESF: SU, Hendricks Chapel
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Students Only: Team game on the ESF Quad with Orientation Leaders

Families: Please see the Families of First-Year Students Schedule
4:30 - 7 p.m. Dinner on Your Own
7 - 8 p.m. Floor Meetings (Centennial Hall residents only)
8 - 9 p.m. Meeting with OL Groups: Locations various
9 - 10:30 p.m. Hypnotist: Marshall Auditorium

Tuesday, August 20

Students will receive course schedules on Tuesday and may make any needed schedule adjustments. Textbooks can be purchased Tuesday.

Time Event
8 - 9 a.m. Morning Munch Breakfast: Gateway Center Concourse
9 - 9:45 a.m. A Conversation with the Dean: ESF Community Expectations: Gateway Center
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Registration Tutorial and Navigation: Gateway Center
10:30 - 11 a.m. Decoding Computing at ESF and SU: Gateway Center
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
11:30 a.m. Sadler Dining meal plans now active
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meeting with OL Groups: Locations various
1 - 2 p.m. Academic Department Meetings: Introduction to your Academic Experience: Locations various
2 - 4:30 p.m. Schedule Adjustments (If Needed): Baker Lab Computer Clusters 309, 310, 314
7 - 8:30 p.m. Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker: Gateway Center

Wednesday, August 21

Time Event
10 - 11 a.m. College 101: The Academic Experience: Gateway Center
11 - Noon Self-Care Session: Gateway Center
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
12 - 2 p.m. Lunch and Meeting with OL Groups: Locations various
2 - 3:30 p.m. "You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me" with Mykee Fowlin: Gateway Center
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. There's More to My Story: Gateway Center
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
7 p.m. Underground Legacy Poets: Gateway Center
8 - 10 p.m. Dance Party: Gateway Center

Thursday, August 22

Time Event
9:30 - 10 a.m. Safety Overview at ESF: Gateway Center
10 a.m. College 102: Enriching Your ESF Experience: Gateway Center
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch and Meeting with OL Groups: Locations various
1 - 4:30 p.m. Field Days: Demonstrations and Tours by ESF Faculty: Quad/Various Locations
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner on your own (Ernie Davis Dining Hall Open only)
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Inclusive Excellence Welcome Reception: Gateway Center
8 - 10 p.m. ESF Quad Games (Rain location Gateway Center)

Friday, August 23

Time Event
9:30 - 10 a.m. Introduction to Rotating Sessions: Marshall Auditorium
10 a.m. - Noon Rotating 30-Minute Sessions on the following 3 topics:
  • Know the Process
  • Call It Out
  • Choose Action!
RoomAttendees
Baker 145 Centennial Hall Floor 1 and Commuters
Baker 146 Centennial Hall Floors 2 and 3
Baker 148 Centennial Hall Floor 4
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
12 - 1:30 p.m. Meeting with OL Groups: Locations various
2 - 2:45 p.m. College 103: Preparing for Day One: Marshall Auditorium
2:45 p.m. Procession to the Gateway Center: Meet on the ESF Quad
3 p.m. ESF Welcome Convocation for all New Students: Gateway Center
3:45 - 6 p.m. ESF Mighty Oak Welcome: ESF Quad (Rain location: Gateway Center)
  • ESF Class Photo
  • Olympics
  • ESF Welcome BBQ
9 p.m. - 12 a.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: OrangeBlast!: SU Quad/Archbold/Flannagan Gymnasium

Saturday, August 24

Time Event
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ESF's Campus Day of Service: Meet in the Gateway Center for Welcome Remarks. Buses depart outside of Centennial Hall at 10 a.m.
6:30 p.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: "Citrus in the City": Experience Downtown Syracuse! Buses depart from the Stadium Place Bus Stop at 6:30 p.m.
9 p.m. - 1 a.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: Cuse Carnival: SU Women's Building Field (Comstock and Euclid area)

Sunday, August 25

No scheduled events

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