Syracuse University Resources

As an ESF Graduate Student you are afforded many of the same benefits as a Syracuse University (SU) student. While oranges and acorns come from different trees, we are similar in many ways. If there is a group, activity, or program you are interested in that does not exist at ESF look to see if it exists at SU.

Want to be more involved in ESF/SU student relations? Join the ESF Graduate Student Association (GSA) as the Representative to the Syracuse University Graduate Student Organization (GSO).

Student benefits partially covered with ESF graduate student fees:

  • SU Student Organizations: Syracuse University has a wide array of student organizations. GSO financially supports student organizations that include graduate students or those who are entirely graduate student groups. All organizations are recognized through SU's Office of Student Activities.
  • The Inn Complete: Until the late 1970's, the red barn on Skytop Road known as the "Ski Lodge" was used for just that - a working lodge for a University-owned and operated ski facility on South Campus. Today, it is the home of The Inn Complete, a graduate student pub with a unique atmosphere, variety of games, and entertainment. In partnership with the GSO for nearly two decades, this is a hidden hot spot and social point for all graduate students, ESF and SU alike.
  • Student Legal Services: The Student Association and the Graduate Student Organization fund a legal services program (Student Legal Services) for Syracuse University students. The services available under the program include advice and consultation on various legal problems and court appearances in certain situations by attorneys paid for by funds supplied from your student activity fee.
  • Syracuse University Early Education and Childcare Center: This program offers families affiliated with the University a responsive educational, full day care program for their children. SU's EECCC partners with the GSO, and they offer a sliding fee schedule based on combined family income. Contact 315-443-4482 for more information or visit their website.
  • Bernice M. Wright Nursery School: Part-time services for children aged 2-5 of all families, students, employees and residents. Morning session 9-11 a.m.; afternoon session 1-3:30 p.m. Located in Building M-17 Lambreth Lane, South Campus. Please call 443-2471 for more information.
  • Drumlins Country Club: The Graduate Student Organization has partnered with Drumlins Country Club to offer graduate students tennis during the academic year and year-round golf for only $25 per person for the entire year. This reduced fee is extended to spouses and same-sex domestic partners of graduate students.
  • Child Care Solutions: Child Care Solutions of Central New York provides assistance on locating child care in the greater Syracuse area, ranging from infant care through 12-years of age. CCS is not affiliated with SU; rather, it operates on donations, care-provider memberships, and government funding. CNS will also advise on child care grants and subsidies potentially available for medium- and low-income families (which almost all graduate student families are). In addition to their website, they can be reached at 315-446-1220.
  • The Center for Career Services: The Center for Career Services is the campus-wide career center, which serves both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni. Graduates can find resources for networking, job opportunities, internships and more. The office is located in the Schine Student Center and hours for the center are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • The Graduate School and Professional Development Programs: The Graduate School at Syracuse University offers over 120 graduate development programs in ten schools and colleges. The Graduate School does not include the Law School. The Graduate School is located at: 207 Bowne Hall Syracuse, NY 13244 315-443-2543

Syracuse University Health Services and Pharmacy

  • For most students, consultations at the Health Services are free however any lab tests, x-rays, etc. are charged for
  • Mental health counseling services are also offered.
  • Syracuse University Health Services and Pharmacy is located at 111 Waverly Avenue, across the street from the Newhouse School of Communications, and just down the hill from Schine Student Center. Call 315-443-2666 for additional directions.

The Office of Disability Services

The Writing Center and Graduate Editing Center

Classes at SU

  • Want to check our what SU has to offer? Simply select the Graduate filter on your MySlice page instead of SUNY-ESF Grad
  • Due to the financial cost of ESF students taking classes at SU it is usually discouraged however you can usually take one class a semester.
  • You can also search individual SU department websites to find class offerings.

Joint Degree Programs

Recreation Services

  • Find a gym (there are more than 5), sign up for a fitness class or a outdoor activity, and pool hours.
  • Did you know personal trainer, nutrition counseling, and fitness evaluation services are offered?
  • Go ice skating at Tennity Pavilion on South Campus ($5 fee). Rentals are also available.
  • Join an intramural team or sport club

Outing Club

  • Become a member or just sign up for an outing

Office of Multicultral Affairs

  • Find a cultural group

Hendricks Chapel

  • Find a religious group, attend a service, join the choir, or handbell ringers

Event Calendar


  • Buy tickets to SU sports and music events

Information and Technology Services

  • Did you know that in addition to your ESF printing allowance you also have an ADDITIONAL allowance for SU printers?
  • Get help with:
          • AirOrangeX wireless configuration: ITS consultants will help students configure their computers for AirOrangeX and troubleshoot any other network connection problems students are experiencing. This is a free service.
          • Account management stations: Students can use the stations to activate and/or reset NetIDs and passwords.
          • FreshStart (fee): ITS computer technicians will completely erase the computer's hard drive, reformat it, and re-install the operating system with up-to-date patches. Students must bring in their original system CDs and Product Key.
          • Microsoft Office File Recovery (fee): Technicians will make an effort to recover Microsoft Office files, although successful recovery of files is not guaranteed
          • Microsoft Office Installation (fee): Technicians will install Microsoft Office. Students must bring in the original Microsoft Office Suite CD and Product Key.
          • Troubleshooting Service (fee): Technicians will spend up to two hours in an effort to rid a computer of spyware and/or teach students how to prevent infections, troubleshoot and correct other problems, and assist with printer installations.

Libraries and Library Services

SU Ambulance

  • Emergency assistance available 24 hours a day to assist with emergency situations. If you're experiencing a medical emergency, please do not hesitate to: Dial 711 if you're calling from an on-campus phone OR Dial (315) 443-4299 if you're calling from an off-campus phone.
  • Non-Emergency assistance: if you need to schedule a medical transport or need any other kind of an assistance, please call the number below. Do NOT call the above numbers for regular business. Dial (315) 443-4566 for transports, questions and inquiries.

Public Safety

  • Report a crime
  • Register your belongings
  • Request a safety escort
  • Emergency: Campus Phone 711, Campus Pay Phone *711, From AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint cell phones #SU (#78), Emergency text messaging, from any cell phone ude.rys|117#ude.rys|117; From any phone 315-443-2224
  • Non-Emergency: Communications Center (24/7) 315-443-2224, Public Safety Escort Requests 315-443-SAFE (7233)

Parking Services

  • Buy a permit for SU lots (see ESF police for a free after 5pm permit)
  • Find out about closures and winter updates

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