New Undergraduate Students

Congratulations and welcome to Syracuse!

New Undergraduate Students

Congratulations and welcome to Syracuse!

We are so excited to meet you. You are joining a close-knit School of Education community dedicated to helping you learn, grow, and thrive during your time at Syracuse. It all starts during Syracuse Welcome 2023, August 24-27. Please feel free to contact your advisor or other Academic and Student Services staff before you arrive to get any of your questions answered. We are #ProudToBeSOE!

Office of Academic and Student Services

111 Waverly Ave, Suite 230, Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315.443.9319 or 315.443.2506
Summer Weekday Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET
Syracuse Welcome Weekend Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET


  • New students with last names starting with A-L:
    Paul Applebee:, 315.443.9320
  • New students with last names starting with M-Z:
    Becky Rose: 315.443.2526

Syracuse Welcome

Syracuse University and the School of Education hold events to help new students get to know the campus and community. New Student Convocation and School of Education Dean’s Welcome are required for all new students, including students dually enrolled with both SOE and Arts & Sciences, Maxwell, or Visual and Performing Arts. You should plan on attending as many other events as possible, to get to know the faculty, staff, students, resources, and school that will help you with your journey at Syracuse University.

New Student Convocation

Thursday, August 24 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Dome
This special academic ceremony marks the opening of the University and the beginning of new students’ careers at Syracuse University. Doors open at 4 p.m.; students will be brought from their dorms by their RAs. Required for all new students; families are encouraged to attend in-person or virtually. Learn more

School of Education Dean's Welcome

Friday, August 25 | 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Maxwell Hall Auditorium
Meet the dean of the School of Education and your faculty, academic and peer advisors. Schedule your weekend advising appointment. Learn more about your program, your classes, and the School of Education! Required event for all new students, including dual students (music education students will go directly to the Setnor School meeting afterwards).

Save the Date: Welcome Back Picnic

Friday, September 8 | 4-6 p.m.
Jacquet Education Commons, Huntington Hall

Food, games, giveaways, special guests, balloon animals and face painting, and more! Bring your friends and family.

For Families and Supporters

Be sure to join us at one of two SOE Parent, Families, and Supporters Meetings during Syracuse Welcome, where you’ll meet faculty and staff here to support your student and have a chance to ask questions about the experience. Choose to attend either:

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2-3 p.m. in Maxwell Hall Auditorium
  • Friday, August 25, 11 a.m.-Noon in Maxwell Hall Auditorium

You should also check out the Family and Supporter events, and events for both students and families, during Syracuse Welcome.