​Own the Dome

Spend the night in the Carrier Dome!

Own the Dome will be held on April 2-3, 2017. 

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 is at capacity and registration is closed. Please consider attending an alternate admitted student event.


Schedule of Events

5 p.m.–6:45 p.m.: Check-in at the Carrier Dome. Bring your sleeping bag!

7 p.m.: Welcome address

7:15 p.m.: Families leave (by bus) for their own dinner at Manley Field House, the practice facility of several athletic teams, including football, lacrosse, and softball.

7:15 p.m.: Picnic on the turf (vegetarian and vegan options available)

8 p.m.: 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.

9 p.m.: Student organization entertainment. Singing, dancing, comedy, and everything in between. Preview some of Syracuse’s most talented studentorganizations—and learn how you can join them!

10 p.m.: Master Hypnotist Thomas Bresadola. Come prepared to laugh until you cry as you witness volunteers take part in this fun and safe event.

11 p.m.: Time to relax, pick up a snack, or browse the fun activities happening on the turf.

12:30 a.m.–6:44 a.m.: Lights dimmed.

6:45 a.m.: 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.

9 a.m.: Spring Reception begins