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Transfer Student Orientation Schedule — 2018

The schedule below is the Orientation schedule for new Transfer students. The official day of Transfer Orientation is Friday, August 24th however transfer students are able to attend other events that are geared towards first-year students.

Parking permits for the academic year will be issued throughout the weekend through SU's Parking and Transit Services, but purchases must be completed online.

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

Tuesday, August 21 (Optional Events)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
7 - 8 p.m. Ice Cream Social Sponsored by the ESF Alumni Association: Gateway Center
8 - 9:30 p.m. Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker: Gateway Center

Wednesday, August 22 (Optional Events)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
2 - 3 p.m. There's More to My Story: Gateway Center
3 - 4:30 p.m. The Power of Your Story with Carlos Ojeda, Jr.: Gateway Center
7 p.m. Underground Legacy Poets: Gateway Center
8 - 10 p.m. Dance Party: Gateway Center

Thursday, August 23 (Optional Events)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open: Gateway Center
1 - 4:30 p.m. Field Days: Quad (Rain location Gateway Center)
5 - 6:30 p.m. Inclusive Excellence Welcome Reception: Gateway Center
8 - 10 p.m. ESF Quad Games (Rain location Gateway Center)

Friday, August 24: Transfer Orientation Day

Transfer students will be allowed to park in the Standart Parking Lot at Syracuse University on this day.

Time Event
8 - 9 a.m. Check-In for Orientation and Continental Breakfast provided: Gateway Center
8 - 9:30 a.m. Trailhead Meal Card Distribution: Gateway Center Concourse (please bring SU ID card or driver's license for verification)
9 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome to ESF: Gateway Center
9:30 - 10 a.m. A Conversation with the Dean: ESF Community Expectations: Gateway Center
10 - 10:30 a.m. Registration Tutorial and Navigation: Gateway Center
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Introduction to Major: Department Meeting: Locations various
12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Schedule adjustments (if necessary): Baker Lab Computer Clusters, 309,310,314
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trailhead Cafe Open
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Lunch Served in the Gateway Center
2:45 p.m. Procession to Gateway Center: Meet on the ESF Quad in Academic Departments
3 p.m. ESF Welcome Convocation for all New Students: Gateway Center
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. ESF Mighty Oak Welcome: ESF Quad (Rain location: Gateway Center)
  • ESF Class Photo and Olympics
  • ESF Welcome BBQ
  • ESF Athletics Pep Rally
9 p.m. - 12 a.m. ESF/SU Joint Event: OrangeBlast!: SU Quad/Archbold/Flannagan Gymnasium

Saturday, August 25 (Optional Events)

Time Event
10 a.m. Optional: Saturday of Service (more details provided at Orientation)
6:30 p.m. SU Event: "Citrus in the City": Experience Downtown Syracuse, Clinton Square! 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 Field (corner of Euclid and Comstock)

Tuesday, August 31 (Optional)

Time Event
3 - 5 p.m. ESF/ SU Joint Event: Office of Disability Services Orientation, Maxwell Auditorium

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