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It All Starts Here

When new students arrive on campus for move-in day, Syracuse University rolls out the welcome mat with a major dose of Orange tradition. For more than 75 years, the Goon Squad has greeted first-year students with a warm smile, helping them settle into college life. Whether they’re lending a hand carrying everything from boxes to bedding, giving tips on where to eat, or chatting it up with nervous parents, these 400 student volunteers aim to make newcomers feel at ease. Their infectious, positive energy creates a lasting memory for generations of students in the Orange family.

Liz Myers

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