First year international students should plan to arrive no earlier than Sunday, August 14, 2016. If you must arrive earlier than August 14, plan to stay at a Syracuse airport hotel (see the Syracuse Airport Hotel Guide for multiple listings) or local hotel near the College (see accommodations).
Late May 2016: Expect to receive your I-20 no earlier than this!
Wednesday, June 1, 2016: Earliest date to apply for your F-1 Visa.
Friday, July 15, 2016: Deadline to notify our office of your travel plans. Please complete this travel form.
Friday, July 15, 2016: Earliest date to arrive in the U.S. You may not enter the U.S. more that 30 days in advance of the report date on your I-20.
Saturday and Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2016: Earliest date to arrive on campus for Orientation. If you must arrive later, then contact our office immediately.
Monday, August 15, 2016: MANDATORY international student orientation begins.
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016:
Monday, August 22, 2016:
8:45PM MP2 (Multicultural Peer Mentoring Project) Welcome Reception -- Margaret Scott Bundy Fieldhouse. For international students who signed on during the summer to participate in the Project.
Friday, August 26, 2016 Sadove Center Conference Room
Sunday, August 28, 2016, 6pm: International Friendship Program (IFP) dinner. Students will meet their IFP hosts and enjoy a traditional American cookout. All international students – both those with and those without IFP hosts – are welcome. The Hub at Bristol Campus Center.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Sadove Center Conference Room
Monday, September 12th, Library
4:30pm Session VII: Introduction to Library Resources (Alex Rihm, First Year Experience Librarian)