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  1. Aerial view of campus with fall foliage.

    7 Ways to Fall for the Season

    Spectacular fall color and endless Orange spirit—enjoy this season on campus and beyond!

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  2. Syracuse marching band playing on steps of Hendricks Chapel, with a woman turning a flag in the foreground.

    Community for Days

    We love to celebrate Orange spirit! In the fall, there’s Orange Central, the annual alumni reunion and homecoming when old memories are relished and new ones created; Family Weekend, when students welcome loved ones to their campus home; and Remembrance Week, when we honor the Syracuse University students who perished in the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing.

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    Raise the Roof

    Fall is a time to get loud! A signature element of the Syracuse University experience is raising your voice in the JMA Wireless Dome during football and basketball games, showing your Orange spirit at men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, volleyball and ice hockey games or participating in one of the many club sports thriving on campus!

  4. Student reaching into an apple tree in an apple orchard.

    An Apple a Day

    Many orchards welcome anyone to enjoy the harvest of New York state’s official fruit: the apple. So, go pick yours off a tree, ride a hay wagon and grab some gourds from the pumpkin patch. Fall’s a great season for farmers markets too, like the CNY Regional Market, which hosts 300+ vendors.

  5. Group shot of people on campus celebrating Diwali, with candles in front of them and fall foliage behind.

    Reason to Celebrate the Season

    In early autumn you’ll find harvest fests galore, followed by events dedicated to Diwali, Halloween and Day of the Dead. There are many other celebrations of culture too, and those devoted to food—such as the Syracuse Food Trucks Fall Festival, with 50+ food trucks, 100+ vendors and musical acts.

  6. Orange fall leaves in front of campus building.

    Orange is in the Air

    Central New York offers prime views of gorgeous fall foliage. If you’re out biking the Erie Canal trail, hiking through one of the 170 nearby parks and natural areas, or just relaxing on campus, you’ll find all the hues of orange (and yellow and red) in the trees around you.

  7. Aerial view of downtown Syracuse with large group of people in Clinton Square.

    Explore the Salt City

    The City of Syracuse is big enough to foster a wide range of attractions but small enough to make your own. Check out the museums and galleries, the zoo, local restaurants for cuisines from around the world, or get to know the city by volunteering. Check in with the Office of Community Engagement for ways to get involved.

  8. View of fitness center in Barnes Center at the Arch.

    Try Something New

    Whether you sign up for a group class in the Barnes Center at The Arch or pursue a creative passion through a student organization, you’ll enjoy giving something new a try. This is your Syracuse experience—make the most of it!