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Orange Spirit Surges During Syracuse Welcome

The eagerly anticipated annual event serves as a vibrant introduction to campus life for incoming students.
Father and Daughter smile at each other while moving a bin of belongings into a dorm on move-in day.

Kicking off a week of excitement, new students settle into their home away from home with the enthusiastic support of Orientation Leaders, dedicated volunteers and the legendary Goon Squad.

Family of 7 poses for photo together wearing Syracuse pride tee shirts.

Passing the Orange spirit through generations, excited new students receive a warm welcome to Syracuse University. We're all part of the Orange family now!

As new students arrive on campus, they are greeted with a diverse array of engaging activities, informative sessions and social gatherings that are designed to help them acclimate to their new environment and foster a sense of belonging.

The week provides a seamless transition for freshmen and transfer students, offering them a chance to connect with their peers, explore the campus facilities and familiarize themselves with the university's academic and extracurricular offerings.

From the moment move-in begins, Syracuse University rolls out the welcome mat with a major dose of Orange tradition.

More than 400 student volunteers with the Goon Squad aim to make newcomers—students and their family and friends helping them settle in—feel at ease.

Five students wearing orange Orientation Leader tee shirts walk on the Einhorn Walkway.

Orientation Leaders lead the path during Syracuse Welcome, ensuring new students step into campus life with confidence and excitement.

Syracuse Welcome offers a holistic experience that balances excitement and practicality, ensuring that students begin their Syracuse University journey with confidence and enthusiasm.

Student reaches across table playing card game at event.

International students were given a warm welcome on campus with a game night and ice cream social at the Barnes Center at The Arch. This event offered a chance to join the global community, make new friends and savor sweet moments.

Throughout Syracuse Welcome, the campus atmosphere buzzes with energy and camaraderie. The event encapsulates the University's commitment to creating a supportive community where every student feels valued and empowered.

Student stands on stage at talent show with international flags in backdrop.

A star takes the stage as Syracuse University welcomes international students to showcase their incredible talents during the International Talent Show. Cultures unite and talents dazzle in a night of cross-cultural celebration.

Syracuse Welcome serves as an opportunity for students to forge new friendships, build networks with faculty and staff and immerse themselves in the university's rich traditions. As they participate in icebreaker activities, informational sessions about campus resources and interactive workshops, students are encouraged to embrace their individuality while also becoming part of a larger collective.

Students hand out dorm keys at move in.

Ready to unlock unforgettable memories and adventures—Orientation Leaders spread smiles and orange spirit as they distribute dorm keys and move-in details during Syracuse Welcome.

The vibrant spirit of Syracuse Welcome not only lays the foundation for academic success but also instills in students a sense of pride in being part of the Syracuse University family, setting the tone for a memorable and transformative college experience.

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