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June 12, 2013
Vol. 3

Pre-Orientation Programs PreO
Get an early start on your SU experience!

Get an early start on your Syracuse University experience by participating in a pre-orientation program. These programs enable you to make connections early, get familiar with our campus and community, and have fun. Space is limited, so sign up early.  There are programs for all interests! 

2013 Pre-Orientation Programs include:
  • Build Your First Year Experience: A community service experience in the City of Syracuse 
  • Commuter Students Unite: Learning to make the most of your time on campus
  • FreshFest
  • Gen One SU: Transition tips for first generation college students
  • The Hunger Names: A community engagement experience
  • International Student Orientation (mandatory for all new international students)
  • The Leadership Outdoor Orientation Program (LOOP)

Click here for more information and to register for a Pre-Orientation Programs.   



Placement Exams
Complete your required exams soon!

All new SU students are expected to take all applicable placement examinations before registering for classes.  Each school or college requires different placement exams, so be sure to check with them to see what you need to take!
Math Placement Exam:  If you wish to take or need to register for a math class, you must take the placement exam available at

Foreign Language Placement Exams:  If you have any previous instruction in, or personal experience with a language and plan to continue studies in that language, you must take the appropriate foreign language placement examination.  French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish exams are available at  Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Southeast Asian languages are offered in-person on Friday, August 23rd.

English Language Assessment Exam:  Non-native speakers of English must take the English Language Assessment Exam.  


New Student Send Offs
Meet people coming to SU from your area!

It won't be long before you're headed to Syracuse University and starting life as a college student.  Want to make that leap a little easier?  Join us at a New Student Send-Off in your area, and you'll meet new friends before you even arrive on campus!

At this fun, informal gathering, you'll get to know other new students from your area.  Current students and alumni will also be on hand to answer your questions, provide the inside scoop on what to expect during your first few weeks at SU, and give you your first dose of Orange spirit.  Parents are invited, too, so be sure to let them know!



Click here to see if there's a New Student Send Off in your area!


How to Ship Your Stuff

If you want your items delivered directly to your room, Lazybones, Syracuse University's official storage and shipping company can help you ship your belongings to SU.  Ship boxes to them this summer, and they will store the boxes and then deliver them directly to your residence hall room before you arrive. Your boxes will be sitting in your room waiting when you get to campus.


This service is $25 for any box under 15,000 cubic inches. Boxes must arrive between July 1 and August 5.  To use Lazybones, set up a storage account at or by calling 877-215-2105. Then ship your boxes to the address they provide.  


For more information about alternative shipping options during move-in, click here.



Learn your SU Traditions!
Crouse Chimes

The Crouse Chimes were first installed in 1889 and renovated in 1981, the Crouse Chimes are rung at least twice a day and again on special occasions. John Crouse purchased the bells on May 25, 1889, from the Meneely Bell Company in Troy, NY. For 54 years, the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity played them, including playing the Alma Mater at 5 p.m. every day.



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