150 Years

Syracuse University Hall of Languages with 150 Years of Impact signifier and the title

Syracuse University has never been bound by convention or the status quo. What is at first audacious to the world is just right for us.

And that's always been our point of pride. Our founders created a place that embraces leaders of all kinds and emboldens them to get to the future first. As we stand at the forefront of what's next and look back, we're reminded to make the most of every moment then, now and always.

 

150 Days of Service

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A Historic Milestone

Since 1870, Syracuse University has upheld the idea that “brains and heart shall have a fair chance” at achieving a University degree. We were pioneers in recognizing women’s achievements, the academic validity of the fine arts, the emergence of information studies and the importance of educational opportunities that serve veterans. Our founding values are embedded in 150 years of educational innovation, expansion, discovery and change.

See a timeline of events in Syracuse University's 150 years of history.

Honor the Past

Major Focus

Throughout its 150-year history, Syracuse University has created programs of study that provide a strong academic foundation with an eye toward the future.

Embrace the Present

With a Song in Their Hearts

Students trained at the Setnor School of Music enter the world of professional musicianship with an extraordinary foundation that emphasizes theory, inspires creativity and embraces diverse musical traditions.

Impact the Future

Technology Wrapped in Tradition

Syracuse University student entrepreneurs Nikita Chatterjee and Brianna Howard seek to reduce waterborne illnesses in India through an innovative filtration system that incorporates a customary practice.

Archives

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Bookstore

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Athletics

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SU Press

Purchase Forever Orange, a new book celebrating Syracuse University's 150-year history. Take advantage of special pricing through Oct. 31 with code ORANGE150.

Events Calendar

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Make an Impact

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