Syracuse Student Moving In to dorm

Move-In and Orientation

Move-in day is a very busy and exciting day! If you are a residential student, your first priority is to move into your room and meet your roommate.  For a full listing of recommended items to bring to Summer College, please visit the Residence Life Information page under ‘Admitted Students.’ If you are a commuter student, you  should still plan to check-in at the residence hall in order to receive your class schedule, SU identification card, and other important information. Please review the Orientation schedule for your particular program’s move-in date for information on when to arrive to campus. The first required event for all students is the Orientation session beginning at 3PM on Saturday.

Students will be emailed a map of campus, directions to the residence hall, any road closures and a move-in pass (residential students only) approximately 2-3 weeks prior to your move-in date. Please review the Orientation schedule for your particular program’s move-in date for information on when to arrive to campus.  The movie-in and orientation dates for each particular program can be found below.

Saturday, July 1st:  Move-In and Orientation for the following programs:

  • Acting & Musical Theater
  • Architecture
  • 3D Art Studio
  • Coding
  • Corporate Law
  • EducationUSA Academy
  • Civil Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship Immersion Experience
  • Graphic Design
  • Forensic Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Media Lit., Pop Culture & Democracy
  • Photography
  • Presentations for College & Career
  • Public Communications
  • Recording Studio and Techniques
  • Teams and Leadership Development Academy
  • Spanish Immersion
  • Writing

Saturday, July 15th: Move-In and Orientation for the following programs:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Animation & Game Design
  • 2D Art School: Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fashion and Accessory Design
  • Filmmaking
  • Information Security Issues: HacKnowledge!
  • MakerSpace and 3D Printing

Saturday, July 29:  Move-In and Orientation for the following programs:

  • Creative Writing – Fiction and Poetry
  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design/Interior Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Social Media Strategy and Analytics
  • Sport Management

Early Arrivals

International students and those traveling from the west coast may submit a request to in order to arrive early and move in the day before their specified move-in date. However, these students may not arrive earlier than 6PM on the Friday before their move-in date. Students will be notified via email whether their request has been approved, and should NOT book early arriving travel until written approval has been received.

Shuttle Request Link

Students can schedule a free shuttle when arriving to and departing from campus on the Required forms page. The shuttle picks up and drops off at Syracuse Hancock International Airport and Syracuse Regional Transportation Center (site for the local bus and train stations) at set times. Confirmation will be emailed to the student prior to their arrival. For those departing from campus, students should book departure travel no earlier than 4PM on the Friday of their program’s conclusion. Shuttles leave campus at pre-arranged times on Fridays beginning at 4PM.  Please plan your departures accordingly if a shuttle is needed. Taxi service is available for students arriving and departing outside of the designated shuttle hours.


Students are required to be out of their room by 9am Saturday.  For students with flights later in the day will be able to store their luggage in a secure space until departure which must be no later than 12p.m.  Students must check out at the main desk of the residence hall and return their room key.