​Own the Dome

Spend the night in the Carrier Dome!

This is an experience like no other. Enjoy a night of entertainment and activities while getting to know your future classmates.

Plan to arrive between 5:00-7:00 p.m. After the welcome, say goodbye to your family and get ready to have some fun! You'll meet up with them in the morning to attend the Spring Reception.

Note: Own the Dome 2018 has passed. Consider registering for a Spring Reception!

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Schedule of Events

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TimeEvent
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5 p.m.–6:45 p.m.
Event
Check-in at the Carrier Dome. Bring your sleeping bag!
Time
7 p.m.
Event
Welcome address
Time
7:15 p.m.
Event
Families leave (by bus) for their own dinner at Manley Field House, the practice facility of several athletic teams, including football, lacrosse, and softball.
Time
7:15 p.m.
Event
Picnic on the turf (vegetarian and vegan options available)
Time
8 p.m.
Event
Team games and activities. You’ll have the chance to win prizes…and participate in the biggest rock/paper/scissors game you’ve ever seen.
Time
9 p.m.
Event
Student organization entertainment. Singing, dancing, comedy, and everything in between. Preview some of Syracuse’s most talented student organizations—and learn how you can join them!
Time
10 p.m.
Event
ThinkFast, an interactive trivia contest
Time
11 p.m.
Event
Time to relax, pick up a snack, or browse the fun activities happening on the turf.
Time
12:30 a.m.–6:44 a.m.
Event
Lights dimmed.
Time
6:45 a.m.
Event
Rise and shine! Prepare to head to Schine Student Center, just in time for the beginning of the Spring Reception. You may meet your family anytime after 7 a.m. Students who traveled to Syracuse alone will head to the Schine by 7:30.
Time
9 a.m.
Event
Spring Reception begins