About Syracuse University

​What we’re made of

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings, and an undeniable spirit.

What it Means to be Orange

Orange was voted in as Syracuse University’s official color in 1890. Today, orange isn’t just a color—it’s a way of life. Here’s what our students say:

From customizing their education, to gaining real world experience from industry leaders, Syracuse students are bold. They stand out from the crowd. We believe a single person can make an impact, and the Orange Family can change the world. What does #BeOrange mean to you?

Student draws by Shaw Quad (Syracuse ranks among the best schools for art majors)

Facts, Figures, and Rankings

Syracuse is recognized as a student-focused, global research university renowned for academic rigor, richly diverse learning experiences, and a spirit of discovery.

Syracuse city skyline at night

Plan Your Visit

The Syracuse University community looks forward to welcoming you to campus, and has provided information to make your visit enjoyable and convenient.

Screenshot of google map focused on main campus

Campus Map

Here you'll find comprehensive campus maps to academic buildings, residence halls, parking, directions, and more. Soon, you'll be leading the way.

Connective Corridor University Ave Bus Stop

Campus Shuttle

Syracuse University’s comprehensive and efficient shuttle service can take you to locations throughout campus, while safety escorts are available on-call for night-time activities

Student browsing the University bookstore

Bookstore

The University’s bookstore is a primary resource for textbooks, general interest books, art and office supplies, and even a custom framing shop.

Syracuse student reading to elementary school student

Partnerships

With campuses and centers across the nation and the world, we seek, nurture, and maintain partnerships that provide real-world opportunities and benefits for students, faculty, businesses, organizations, and communities.

Hall of Languages at dusk

Vision and Mission

Syracuse University’s Vision and Mission reflect our history and strengths, while leveraging opportunities highlighted by Chancellor Kent Syverud. 

Chancellor Syverud and Provost Wheatly sitting together at a welcome reception

Leadership

What's next for you is first priority for us. This commitment is reflected in the University's mission, which is to both attract and engage the best students from around the world, and support them with a personalized and academically rigorous experience.

History

The history of Syracuse University may date back to 1870, but that doesn't mean we're caught in the past.


Also in this Section

  • About this Site

    Syracuse.edu is a reflection of the University’s updated visual identity, branding, and ongoing commitment to accessibility.

  • Brand Guidelines

    These guidelines bring together components necessary to communicate the Syracuse University brand.

  • Student Consumer Information

    Access important information about Syracuse University policies pertaining to financial aid, health and safety, and more.

  • Careers

    We are a university with a culture of high expectations for everyone—and a work ethic to match.

Connect with Us

Stay up-to-date with news and events on campus and discover some of the people, programs, and research that fuel Syracuse's undeniable spirit.

Help and Contacts

We're here to help. Contact us with general inquiries, or questions regarding admissions, campus visits, computing, employment, and more.