The International Student and Scholar Services Office looks forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus! Please find below the Orientation schedule for international students for Fall 2017. Orientation will begin on August 22nd (your arrival date) and end on August 25th. Be sure to click on the dates in grey to see the schedule for that particular day.

NOTE: Graduate students should also plan to attend an additional day of Orientation on Saturday, August 26th, outlined here. Graduate students should not attend Friday's Orientation activities. 

Tuesday, August 22
7:30am - 11:30pmAirport Pick-up - Syracuse Hancock Airport
7:00pm - 9:00pmPizza Party - Hart Hall Basement Lounge
Wednesday, August 23
7:30-8:30amBREAKFAST - Cooper Dining Hall
8:30amCheck-in - Park Hall 315 (BRING PASSPORT AND I-20)
8:30am - 9:30amID Services - Park Hall 315
9:30amWelcome + Orientation Kick-off
10:00amResidence Life presentation
10:30 - 10:45amStudent Accounts presentation
10:45 - 11:00amBREAK
11:00 - 11:20amMary Walker Health Center presentation
11:20 - 11:30amHealth Insurance presentation
11:30am - 11:50amAuxiliary Services presentation
12:00pmLUNCH - Cooper Dining Hall
1:30 - 2:30pmOptional Campus Tour - to begin at Cooper Dining Hall
2:00 - 5:00pmWalmart and Chase bank trips. Free shuttle to depart in front of Hart Hall
AT&T in the Lobby of Hart Hall: Buy a phone plan or new sim card
Pick up ID card - Culkin Hall 503
Visit CTS if you have computer trouble - Lanigan Hall
Thursday, August 24
7:30 - 8:30amBREAKFAST - Cooper Dining Hall
All below located in Park Hall 315
8:30 - 9:45amImmigration Regulations: Rights + Responsibilities - Gabriela Lozanova
9:45 - 10:00amIntroduction to LakerLife, Mr. Mike Paestella
10:00 - 10:15amWelcome - Dr. Joshua S. McKeown
10:15 - 10:45amLibrary Services - Ms. Michelle Bishop
10:45 - 11:00amWriting Center and Tutoring Services - Mr. Steven Smith
11:00 - 11:15amAcademic Support for ESL Students - Mrs Ebru Altay
11:15 - 11:30amConversation Partners - Mrs. Linda LeFevre
11:30am - 12:00pmAcademic Rule + Regulations - Mr. Rameen Mohamedi, Associate Provost
12:00 - 12:15pmQuestion + Answer Session
12:15 - 1:30pmLUNCH - Cooper Dining Hall
J-1 Visa Students (by appointment)
2:00 - 5:00pmWalmart and Chase Bank Trips. Free shuttle vans leaving in front of Hart Hall and Scales Hall.
5:00 - 7:30pmBowling Tournament - Lighthouse Lanes, meeting in front of Marano Campus Center (meet at 5pm to catch bus).
Friday, August 25
8:45amMeet in Hart Hall lobby to walk to Welcome
9:15 - 9:30amWelcome - (MCC) Marano Campus Center 132
9:35 - 10:05amEssential Services Panel: Career Services, the Point, Student Involvement
10:10 - 10:55amA Healthy Student is a Successful Student
11:05 - 11:50amGroup 1 (F-1 visa only) - Academic Transitions - MCC 202, 206, 207
Group 2 (J-1 visa only) - Law and Order - MCC 132
11:55am - 12:40pmLUNCH - Lakeside Dining Hall
PROGRAM ENDS FOR J-1 STUDENTS
12:45 - 1:30pmLaw and Order - MCC 132
1:35 - 2:05pmYour Academic Experience (by school)
School of Business - MCC 201
School of Education - MCC 133
Communication, Media, and the Arts - MCC 114
Liberal Arts and Sciences - MCC 132
2:10 - 2:55pm Advisement - MCC
2:05 - 2:35pmGuest Q&A - MCC
2:55pmCourse Changes - MCC