​Frequently Asked Questions About Admissions Events

Visiting a campus is the best way to get a feel for a school and thousands of prospective students visit Syracuse throughout the year. Make the most of your visit by attending an information program, taking a campus tour, or meeting with someone in your college of interest.

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  1. Can I stay in a residence hall when I visit campus?
  2. When is the Office of Admissions open?
  3. Are Open Houses offered during the fall and spring?
  4. Will I be able to tour a residence hall?
  5. What is included on a campus tour?
  6. Where is the Admissions parking lot?
  7. Where are some good places to eat?
  8. Where can I spend the night when I visit?
  9. How close is the airport/train and bus station?
  10. Can I make an appointment to speak with an admissions representative?
  11. Do I need an appointment to visit campus?
  12. Can I talk with current students during my visit?
  13. Can I meet with someone regarding my specific academic area of interest?
  14. When is the best time to visit campus?

Can I stay in a residence hall when I visit campus?Link

You are welcome to tour a residence hall as one of our Orange Preview events. However, overnight programs are not available.

When is the Office of Admissions open?Link

Academic Year
Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Summer
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

We are also open select Saturday mornings throughout the fall.

Are Open Houses offered during the fall and spring?Link

Orange Previews are offered during the fall, winter, and spring. If you attend, plan to spend four to five hours on campus exploring all that Syracuse University has to offer. You can meet with admissions representatives, visit your college of interest to hear from faculty and current students, enjoy lunch in one of our food courts or cafes, take a walking tour of campus, and visit a residence hall. Register for an Open House.

Will I be able to tour a residence hall?Link

Yes, residence hall rooms are included as part of the campus tour.

What is included on a campus tour?Link

Campus tours are led by our U100 student ambassadors and include various stops in academic buildings, along with facts about Syracuse University's history and traditions. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. If anyone in your party needs special transportation or other accommodations, we're happy to help, but please let us know ahead of time.

Where is the Admissions parking lot?Link

Parking will vary depending on whether you are visiting on a Saturday, weekday, or for an Orange Preview. Find out more about where to park when you visit campus.

Where are some good places to eat?Link

Marshall Street is located just a few steps from campus and provides a variety of quick service options; also, you might enjoy eating in a campus dining hall. Overnight visitors may want to visit Armory Square or other areas downtown for dinner; please see our staff for recommendations.

Where can I spend the night when I visit?Link

There are a variety of hotels and motels both on campus and nearby. View more information about accommodations.

How close is the airport/train and bus station?Link

Syracuse is served by most major airlines, Amtrak, and Greyhound Bus. Hancock International Airport and the Regional Transportation Center are only a few miles from campus and are served by taxis.

Can I make an appointment to speak with an admissions representative?Link

No need to make an appointment. Admissions staff is available to answer your questions during regular business hours in the Office of Admissions.

Do I need an appointment to visit campus?Link

The Office of Admissions provides information programs and campus tours Monday–Friday and select Saturdays. We encourage you to register online ahead of time.

Can I talk with current students during my visit?Link

Yes, you will have the opportunity to speak with current students during your visit. All campus tours are led by our U100 student ambassadors and you'll often find students participating in many of the information programs.

Can I meet with someone regarding my specific academic area of interest?Link

Yes, we encourage students to visit their college of interest when visiting Syracuse. Students often make arrangements to meet with a college representative or professor to learn more about their program of interest, tour facilities, or even sit in on a class. Several of our colleges also offer daily information sessions specific to their programs. When you call to register for a campus tour or information program, we will be happy to assist you with making an appointment at one of the individual colleges. You may also contact your college of interest directly to schedule an appointment.

When is the best time to visit campus?Link

The best time to visit campus is when classes are in session—that way you can see the campus in action. However, we understand that this may not be possible for you and your family. Many students visit during the summer and our office is also open most days during winter break.