New Student Checklist

Congratulations on being accepted to Syracuse University Summer College! To secure your spot, complete the following items on the New Student Checklist. Note, there are also additional required actions to complete based on specific cohorts. These items must be completed in entirety. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions: 315.443.5000 or email

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View a printable and interactive version of the checklist here. This form was updated on May 16, 2019.

Tasks for ALL Incoming Summer College Students

These tasks are required by all Summer College students regardless of if they are considered a residential, commuter, or international student.

  1.  required action symbolDue One Week After Admittance: Pay Your Deposit

    The deposit is due one week after the acceptance letter has been received in order secure a spot in the program. Please refer to your acceptance letter for your specific deposit deadline. A reminder will be sent via email or phone prior to the payment deadline. Refer to Payment Information for deposit requirements. Once you pay your deposit, program changes/switches are not permitted.

    If you are a sponsored student, we will need an email confirmation letting us know your intent to attend Summer College in lieu of a deposit. Once you confirm your attendance, program changes/switches are not permitted.

    Pay My Deposit

  2. Request Additional Services

    If you are in need of special accommodations this summer, please complete the Office of Disability Services Registration Form. Be sure to indicate that you are a Summer College student. You will be contacted by the Office of Disability Services(ODS) via email.

    Do you have a food allergy? For questions regarding special dietary needs such as food allergies, vegetarian and vegan issues or general nutrition questions pertaining to your meal plan, please don’t hesitate to call Ruth Sullivan, MSEd, RDN, CDN, at 315.443.9884 or by email at to or

  3. required action symbolDue May 15: Fill Out the “Consent and Permissions” and the “Policies and Procedures” Forms

    These two forms must be completed by May 15, 2019. Click EACH link below to complete electronically.

    Consent and Assumption of Risk Form     Policies and Procedures Form

    For students admitted after May 15, please submit within five business days following your deposit/confirmation. Please note that the online forms require both students and parents/guardians to sign the online documents. Utilizing the computer mouse as if it were a writing instrument, sign your name. Please do not type your name into the signature box. If your computer or device does not allow you to use a mouse to sign your name, please feel free to print the forms and sign with a pen and send in via email, fax 315.443.4410 or mail to the Summer College Office: 700 University Ave, Syracuse NY 13210. If you have any problem accessing or signing the forms, please contact our office at 315.443.5000 or

  4. required action symbolDue May 15: Submit Your Photo For Your SUID

    Must be completed by May 15, 2019.

    The photo must fulfill the following requirements:
    1. A high quality, clear, color photo with a plain background.
    2. A front view of your whole face with no other people or animals in the photo.
    3. Taken within the past 3 months.
    4. Taken without a hat or dark glasses.
    5. The photo must be in .jpg format and no more than 2 MB in size.
    6. Email the photo (with student’s name and SUID in the email subject line) to by May 15, 2019. For students admitted after May 15, please submit within five business days following your deposit/confirmation.

    Submit My SUID Photo

  5. required action symbolDue by the time you arrive: Activate Your NetID

    Wait at least one week after you have made your deposit (or confirmed your acceptance) to activate your NetID. Your NetID allows you to log into the computers on campus as well as access your Syracuse University email address. For help activating your NetID, visit the Information Technology Services site.

    Activate My NetID

  6. required action symbolDue May 15: Complete the Health Form for SU Health Services

    Complete after you activate your NetID. The Health Form must be completed by May 15, 2019 and submitted via email, phone or fax to Syracuse University Health Services. For students admitted after May 15, please submit within five business days following your deposit/confirmation. Do NOT send the Health form to the Summer College Office. In order for Summer College participants to receive assistance through Syracuse University Health Services (SUHS), students must complete the SUHS Form below. Failure to complete and send in a health form will prevent you from being seen or treated at the SU Health Center.

    Open the Syracuse University Health Services Health Form

    Please send the form and direct any questions to Health Services:

    Phone: 315.443.9005
    Fax: 315.443.9010
    Address: 111 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, New York 13244

  7. required action symbolPay Remaining Balance

    Pay your remaining program balance on the payment portal by your specific due date below. For more information on payments, view our Payment Information page.

    Session I (June 29 start date) deadline: May 31, 2019
    Session II (July 13 start date) deadline: June 25, 2019
    Session III (July 27 start date) deadline: July 9, 2019

    Pay My Remaining Balance

  8. required action symbolVisit Your MySlice, Blackboard, and Syracuse Email Accounts

    MySlice: Sign up for Orange Alert, the University’s crisis notification system on MySlice at You can “View Your Class Schedule” before you arrive on campus! Your schedules will be in MySlice roughly one week before your program begins. Please check MySlice and your class schedule often to ensure that the room assignment does not change! If you are unable to see your schedule, don’t worry! You will be provided with a copy at move-in. Through MySlice, you will also be able to “Request a Transcript,” and “View My Grades.”

    Click here to view instructions on ‘How to View Your Class Schedule in MySlice’ here!

    Blackboard: Some programs will utilize Blackboard. To ensure that you are familiarized, go to and check it out! You will log in using your netID and password. Please note that if your course is on Blackboard, it will be available roughly one week before the program begins.

    SUmail: Your Syracuse University SUmail account is the primary way that your instructors and professors will be in contact with you. Using your and your password that you created, log into your email account and check it often! Visit for more information and to log in.

  9. Download the Guidebook App

    Available June 7. Have a smartphone? Download our Guidebook app to stay on top of fun events and more! This app will be your “Guide” throughout your time on campus. In the app, type in the passphrase sumcoll2019 and download our Summer College 2019 Guide.

    Get Guidebook!

  10. View the New Student Handbook

    This Student Handbook has all of the information you will need to know to have a smooth transition to Syracuse University Summer College.

    View the New Student Handbook

  11. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

    Keep up-to-date with what’s happening on campus , and share your Orange Pride with our Image Collection! Download these images in our Image Collection to share on social media.

    Check out our Syracuse University Summer College Facebook Page   Follow Us on Instagram!  View the Summer College Image Collection

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Additional Actions for Residential Students

Residential Students are those living on campus for the duration of the program. These tasks are required in addition to the Required Actions by ALL Incoming Students above.

  1. required action symbolReview Welcome Weekend and Move-In Information

    We cannot wait to welcome you to campus! To have the smoothest transition to college life, Syracuse University Summer College hosts a Welcome Weekend for all income pre-college students complete with orientations.

    See the Welcome Weekend and Move-In Schedule

  2. Due May 15: Submit Your Roommate Request

    Do you have a friend attending Summer College and want to be roomies? Students may request a roommate by emailing with the name of the student they would like to be roomed with along with their program name. The subject line should read “Roommate Request.” Roommate requests will be considered if both parties separately request each other as their roommate.

    Email to Submit Your Roommate Request

  3. required action symbolReview Your Packing List

    Pillow, check! Make sure you have all the items you need for college life by viewing our packing list.

    View Your Packing List

  4. required action symbolReview Move-Out Information

    Even though we are sad to see you leave, there are specific moving out guidelines. Please review all move-out information to learn what to expect on your last day at Summer College.

    View the Move-Out Information

  5. required action symbolComplete the Arrival and Departure Forms

    ALL residential students must fill out the Arrival Form and Departure Form prior to arrival on campus, regardless of if they need shuttle service. Both forms must be submitted electronically no later than June 9, 2019. A complimentary shuttle service is available for students. For more information on transportation, please view the Transportation to Syracuse page. Before you complete these forms, please have your forms of transportation booked/purchased.

    Arrival Form     Departure Form 

  6. Place Your MicroFridge Rental (optional)

    This all-in-one refrigerator, freezer, and microwave is approved by Syracuse University for use in residence halls and will help make your room feel a little more like home! When filling out the form, choose Haven Hall as your residence hall (400 Comstock Ave., Syracuse NY 13244). Students will be residing in either Haven Hall or Kimmel Hall. Resident hall assignments will be available when Move-In Passes are emailed to students shortly prior to the date their program begins. If you order a Microfridge, it will be delivered to your room prior to your arrival on campus.

    Rent My MicroFridge!

  7. Complete the Night Away Request Form (if applicable)

    All residential students who plan on spending a night or weekend away from their residence hall must fill out the Night Away Request Form three to five days before you leave campus.

    Complete the Night Away Request Form 

  8. Print Your Move-In Pass (required if you are driving to campus!)

    Are you being driven directly to campus? Summer College Staff and Resident Advisors will be at the residence hall to greet you. 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 1-2 weeks prior to the move-in date. Please review the Orientation Schedule  for your particular program’s move-in date for information on when to arrive to campus. Please check your email for your residence hall assignment before printing your move-in pass.

    Move-in Passes can be found on the Welcome Weekend and Move-In page

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Additional Actions for Commuter Students

Commuter students are those living at home (or with a guardian) and are being driven to and from campus each day for the duration of the program. These task are to be completed in addition to the Required Actions for All Students checklist above.

  1. required action symbolReview Commuter Student Information

    See what commuter life is like at Syracuse University Summer College. Make sure that you are within all commuter guidelines.

    View Commuter Student Information

  2. required action symbolReview Welcome Weekend Schedule

    We cannot wait to welcome you to campus! To have the smoothest transition to college life, Syracuse University Summer College hosts a Welcome Weekend for all incoming pre-college students complete with orientations. There is an orientation specifically for commuter students!

    View the Welcome Weekend Schedule

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Additional Actions for International Students

These tasks are to be completed in addition to the Required Actions for All Students checklist above.

  1. required action symbolReview the International Student Information

    We are so excited to welcome you to the Syracuse Community. Please ensure that you are complying with all international student guidelines.

    Review International Student Guidelines

  2. required action symbolIf you received immigration documents (F or J visas) from our office…

    Upon arrival to campus, bring all your immigration documents (Passport, Visa, I-20 or DS-2019, and I-94) to the Slutzker Center for International Services at 310 Walnut Place. You should complete this task on the Monday after you arrive.

  • Arriving Saturday, June 29? Check in at Slutzker on Monday, July 1 at 4:30pm EST
  • Arriving Saturday, July 13? Check in at Slutzker on Monday, July 15 at 4:30pm EST
  • Arriving Saturday, July 27? Check in at Slutzker on Monday, July 29 at 4:30pm EST

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