At Syracuse University Summer College, we are committed to the safety and well-being of students. The Summer College office works with both Syracuse University Department of Public Safety as well as Syracuse University Health Services to provide care and support to pre-college students.


Health Services

Syracuse University Health Services is comprised of a staff of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other health care professionals who are able to provide a wide array of confidential general medical care for Summer College students. Immunizations, laboratory tests, and general medical care are a number of the services Health Services can offer.

Health Services Location:
111 Waverly Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244

Health Services Hours: Summer hours released in May 2019.

Contact Health Services
Phone: 315.443.9005
Fax: 315.443.9010
E-mail: health@syr.edu


Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA)

In conjunction with Health Services, Summer College students are able to utilize Syracuse University Ambulance to assist with emergency situations.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please do not hesitate to contact SUA via one of the methods below.

Dial 315.443.4299 if calling from any landline or cell phone.

Dial #SU (#78) if calling from a cell phone.


Department of Public Safety (DPS)

The Department of Public Safety works every day to keep the Syracuse University community a safe and secure place to live, learn, and work. DPS includes:

  • a police force dedicated to community policing,
  • the Students for Community Safety Program responsible for residence hall security staffing and safety escorts,
  • the Fire and Life Safety Services department in charge of fire systems maintenance, preparedness, and response to alarms on campus,
  • and the University’s Emergency Management and Business Continuity planning functions.

DPS Location:
130 College Place, 005 Sims Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

DPS Hours:
24/7, 365 days a year

Contact DPS:
Phone: 315.443.2224

*You can also reach us by dialing #78 (#SU) from your cell phone,
or by dialing 711 from a campus landline.


Orange ALERT

Orange ALERT is Syracuse University’s crisis notification system, designed to provide rapid notification and instruction to SU students, faculty and staff, and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students in the event of a crisis in progress — an instance in which there is immediate threat of physical harm to members of the campus community.

When activated, ORANGE ALERT uses e-mail, text messaging and cell/landline phone calls to send a brief notice about the situation and instructions of what to do.


Blue Light System, Safety Escort Program & LiveSafe App

If you feel unsafe or unwell at any time, you can utilize the Blue Light System on campus. The Blue Light System is a series of emergency alarm stations strategically located throughout the campus to provide assistance to anyone in distress. A blue beacon is positioned above each alarm station. When an individual presses the alarm button, they can communicate directly with the communications center at the Department of Public Safety, to notify the dispatcher of the emergency.

The Department of Public Safety also instills a Safety Escort Program. Walking Escorts are provided from academic buildings to residence halls or parking facilities, and vice versa.

It is recommended that your student downloads the LiveSafe app. This app enables you to communicate with DPS, share your location in the event of an emergency, and let your friends know you’ve safely made it home.


Additional Care

Syracuse University is located in proximity to several major hospitals and after-hours centers that are within walking distance.

Urgent Cares

Before going to an urgent care, Health Services recommends that you contact your insurance provider to verify coverage. You may also contact the urgent care of your choosing to determine if they accept your insurance.

739 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210
Hours: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM – 7 days a week
Phone: 315.470.2951

Emergency Rooms

Before going to an emergency room, Health Services recommends that you contact your insurance provider to verify coverage. You may also contact the emergency room of your choosing to determine if they accept your insurance.

Crouse Hospital Emergency Services 
736 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210
Hours: 24 hours
Phone: 315.470.7340

Upstate University Emergency Department
750 E. Adams Street, Syracuse, NY
Hours: 24 hours
Phone (Adult): 315.464.5611
Phone (Pediatric): 315.464.5565


Summer College Policies

Students at Syracuse University, including participants in Summer College programs, are required to comply with the University policies including the Code of Student Conduct and Summer College Policies and Procedures. These policies are in place to provide the utmost care and support for your students.

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