An opportunity to get an early start on shaping your Syracuse University experience!

Designed to help first-year students make a successful transition to campus life, SummerStart will help you get ahead for the fall semester and set a strong foundation for your success here on campus and beyond. For additional information or to request accommodations, please email or call  315.443.1031

SummerStart: Start your Syracuse Experience Early Virtual Session Video (4/17/2024)

This six-week, in-person residential program begins prior to the start of the fall semester, running June 29-August 9. By participating, you will:

  • Take courses and earn 7-9 credits towards your degree before your first semester at Syracuse University;
  • Get an early start on fulfilling academic requirements;
  • Build connections with faculty and staff in a relaxed and supportive environment;
  • Make friends and build community while getting to experience campus life;
  • Explore and participate in the many campus life offerings available through the Barnes Center at The Arch, student activities, cultural centers and more;
  • Gain confidence in understanding college academic and social expectations before your first semester; and
  • Receive support from the office of Retention and Student Success throughout the summer and into the fall semester.