Admitted to Summer College – On Campus


I was admitted into Summer College – On Campus. What’s next? Complete these ten steps to success below!

1. Reserve Your Seat

General Admissions

In order to secure your seat in a Summer College – On Campus course, a $500 non-refundable deposit is due within seven days of the acceptance letter being sent to you (via email). If you do not wish to accept your offer, please let us know via email so we can offer your seat to a waitlisted student.

Full payment and refund deadlines can be found on the Cost and Aid page here.

For Partner/Sponsored Students

If you are a sponsored student who was nominated by a partner organization, payment is not required. To confirm your seat, you will need to email the Office of Pre-College Programs with confirmation of your intention to attend Summer College – On Campus. This email is due within one week of receiving your letter of admission. If you do not wish to accept your offer, please let us know via email so we can offer your seat to a waitlisted student. Charles Hayden Foundation and Price Family Foundation students should confirm by the date listed in their letter.

Once you confirm your attendance and/or pay your deposit, requests to change/switch courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Office of Pre-College Programs if you have questions. In the rare event that a course must be cancelled, the student may choose a different course to attend or receive a full refund.


2. Submit Required Forms

In order to participate in our On Campus program, all students and their parents or guardians must complete the required forms. Using the computer mouse as if it were a writing instrument, sign your name. If you have any problems accessing or signing the forms, please contact our office at precollege@syr.edu. All forms are due 30 days prior to your arrival on campus. See Step 8 for travel and move-in information.


3. Activate Your NetID

Complete 14 business days AFTER paying your deposit or confirming your attendance. Business days only include Monday – Friday (not Saturday and Sunday). For example, if you paid your deposit or confirmed your attendance on March 1, you will not be able to activate your NetID until at least March 21 (14 business days later).

Your NetID allows you to access your Syracuse University email address. Your program instructors will only be able to email you using your syr.edu email address, so don’t forget to check it often. Your NetID also gives you access to the many online resources available to all Syracuse University students.

If you cannot activate your NetID 14 business days after paying your deposit or confirming your attendance, please email us at precollege@syr.edu.


4. Visit your Syracuse University Email Account

Available 48 hours after activating your NetID.

It is Syracuse University policy that we are unable to give your professors/instructors access to your personal emails (@yahoo.com, @gmail.com, etc.) used when completing the Summer College – On Campus application. However, you are provided with an official Syracuse University email account. The Syracuse University email policy requires that all official university e-mail communications be sent to this @syr.edu email address- so be sure to check your Syracuse email OFTEN!
Your official email account is established in a system called SUMail. SUMail is managed by the University and utilizes Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud services. All official Syracuse University communication will be sent via email to your SUMail address. 
To log into your SU Mail, go to:

  • SUMail.syr.edu
  • Type in your SUMail email address. Your SUMail email address is your NetID@syr.edu. For example if your NetID is  xyzsmith  your SUMail email address would be  xzysmith@syr.edu 
  • Type in your password. SUmail uses the same password that you set up for your NetID. To manage your NetID, including passwords management, activation and two-factor authentication, visit netid.syr.edu.

Need to add SUMail to personal devices like your smartphone or tablet? Check out our step-by-step instructions on the SUMail Configurations page.


5. Submit your SUID photo

Use your SUMail and NetID to submit a photo for your SUID! Follow these directions on how to submit a photo. SUID photo submissions are due no later than June 20, 2022.


6. Request Additional Services (if needed)

If you are in need of special accommodations this summer, please complete the Center for Disability Resources Registration Form. Be sure to indicate that you are a Summer College student. You will be contacted by the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) via email prior to the start of your course.

Do you have a food allergy, dietary restrictions due to medical reasons or religious observances, or stay away from certain kinds of foods? For questions regarding special dietary needs such as food allergies, vegetarian and vegan, issues, or general nutrition questions pertaining to your meal plan, call Ruth Sullivan, MSEd, RDN, CDN, at (315) 443-9884 or email her at to resulliv@syr.edu or mealtalk@syr.edu.

Students can also rent a MicroFridge for their dorm – it’s an all-in-one refrigerator, freezer, and microwave that will help make your room feel a little more like home! Click here for MicroFridge rentals.


7. Complete your Asynchronous Orientation

To access your asynchronous orientation modules, complete the following steps:

  1. Ensure that you have activated your NetID (you will have access 24 hours after NetID activation)
  2. Visit blackboard.syr.edu
  3. Login with your NetID and password
  4. Click ‘Organizations’ on the left in the blue toolbar
  5. Click ‘Pre-College On Campus Orientation”
  6. In the gray toolbar on the left, you will find Virtual Orientation. Click that to get started.

8. Review Move-In and Move-Out Information

Review your orientation schedules, move in weekend, and more!


9. Review Your Packing List

See the tips and tricks of packing for your Summer College – On Campus journey ahead. Pay close attention on what is prohibited in the residence hall.


10. Review Covid-19 Safety Information

Stay informed on the masking status, isolation/quarantine requirements, and all other Covid-19 related updates. Click here to visit the Stay Safe website.


Additional Steps for International Students

If you are enrolled in a credit course: Unless you already have an appropriate via which includes the provision for academic study, Syracuse University will issue you an I-20 document that you will need in order to apply for your F-1 Student Visa at a United States Embassy or Consulate.  You can expect to receive your I-20 approximately three weeks after making your deposit online.  Note that as an international student taking a credit-bearing course, you are not permitted to attend Summer College on a B-1/B-2 visitor visa. 

If you are enrolled in a noncredit course: Students enrolled in a Summer College – On Campus, short-term non-credit program do not qualify for F-1 immigration sponsorship. International students are encouraged to enter the United States in a temporary visitor status that allows for participation in a short, non-credit, course of study. For citizens of countries requiring a visa to enter the U.S., participants should obtain a B-2 “Visitor for Pleasure” visa to enter the U.S. Citizens of countries who enjoy the benefits of the Visa Waiver Program should obtain ESTA clearance and enter the U.S. in WT “Waiver Tourist” status.


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