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 -- TBD. 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)