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Students and Families

Latest Updates


Parts of Central New York Community Now in 'Orange Zone' (Nov. 23)
A short time ago, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that due to rising COVID-19 infection rates, a number of communities across the Central New York region have been elevated to “orange zones.” Syracuse University is within an "orange zone" region. Read full update

Syracuse Abroad Spring 2021 Program Updates (Nov. 23)
Syracuse Abroad, in partnership with University leadership, has made the difficult decision to suspend center study abroad programs for spring 2021. Read full update

COVID-19 Update: New Testing Hours, Response Checklists, Website Transition (Nov. 20)
Although our campus population will decrease substantially over the next couple months, it is critical that the students who will remain with us over the break—and also our faculty and staff—continue to exercise vigilance and take precaution to safeguard individual and public health. Read full update 

Only a Few Days Left to Get Your Departure Testing! (Nov. 20)

While some of your fellow students have already left campus, we recognize that many of you are finalizing your plans to travel home. Before you depart, we urge you to please participate in one final round of testing. Read full update

Residential Checkout Reminders, Spots Still Available for Free Buses, Departure Testing (Nov. 18)

As we approach the Thanksgiving break, we know many students are preparing to leave campus over the next few days. We appreciate everyone taking the necessary steps to depart campus safely. Read full update

Don't Delay; Get Your COVI-19 Test Today! (Nov. 16)

We cannot stress enough the importance of participating in one final round of testing prior to traveling to your home communities. Read full update

Libraries on Pause (Nov.12)

In accordance with the University's pause, effective Thursday, Nov. 12, Libraries buildings will be closed to ALL undergraduate and graduate students. Although building use is restricted, the Libraries will continue to provide services on-site during open hours. Visit the Libraries webpage for more information.

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More Information for Students and Families

For Prospective Students: There is currently no disruption to the Admissions process for our residential and online degree programs. For more information on these programs, visit the relevant Admissions page for the program of your interest.

Flu Shots: Flu shots are required for students—unless you have a compelling religious or medical exemption. Beginning Oct. 5 and throughout the month, flu shots will be available, at no cost to you, at two locations: the Stadium and the Skybarn on South Campus. Appointments for the on-site flu vaccine clinics are required. Students may also choose to receive a flu vaccine at a pharmacy or from another health care provider and provide the necessary documentation to the University. More information is provided here.

Daily Health Screening Questionnaire Requirement: To comply with New York State requirements, faculty and staff coming to campus for work or research must complete an online Daily Health Screening Questionnaire prior to arriving on campus each day. Within the questionnaire, instructions are provided as to how those working on campus should proceed if they, or any member of their household, has been directed to self-isolate or quarantine or they are experiencing symptoms. Students must also complete a daily health screening prior to accessing campus through the Barnes Center at The Arch.

Campus Study Spaces: To provide students with more spaces for studying, participating in classes via Zoom and working on assignments in between classes, the University has identified more than 50 classrooms across campus, as well as other campus locations, that are open and available for students to use throughout the day. The full list of locations, and the dates and times these locations are available, can be found on the Campus Study Spaces webpage.

Virtual Engagement Opportunities and Resources: Students can find ways to connect via online resources like the Wellness Portal for health and well-being options, the Cuse Activities portal for student activities and organization information, and the University Events Calendar for virtual events. Students can also connect to services through the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, Hendricks Chapel and the Center for Learning and Student Success.

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