Health and Safety

At Syracuse University Summer College, we are committed to the safety and well-being of students.

Health and Wellness

The Barnes Center at The Arch

As the hub for student wellness, the Barnes Center at The Arch features services and offerings that promote holistic health and well-being, all in one accessible, centralized space on campus.

Health Care at the Barnes Center

The Barnes Center at The Arch health and wellness team includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who provide students a variety of confidential general health care services.

Schedule an Appointment with the Health Care Team by phone: 315.443.8000 Please bring your SU I.D. and insurance card to your appointment. The Barnes Center at The Arch health and wellness team does not accept walk-ins. For any emergencies, please contact your Summer Residential Counselor or call 911.

Counseling at the Barnes Center

Syracuse University Summer College students experiencing a mental health crisis, seeking support for sexual assault or relationship violence, or needing medical consultation can receive a consultation service and referral. Ongoing counseling services are not available to Summer College students.

Schedule a Counseling Appointment Phone: 315.443.8000

Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA)

In conjunction with Health Services, Summer College students are able to utilize Syracuse University Ambulance to assist with emergency situations.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please do not hesitate to contact SUA via one of the methods below.

Dial 315.443.4299 if calling from any landline or cell phone.

Dial #SU (#78) if calling from a cell phone.

Department of Public Safety (DPS)

The Department of Public Safety works every day to keep the Syracuse University community a safe and secure place to live, learn, and work. DPS includes:

  • a police force dedicated to community policing,
  • the Students for Community Safety Program responsible for residence hall security staffing and safety escorts,
  • the Fire and Life Safety Services department in charge of fire systems maintenance, preparedness, and response to alarms on campus,
  • and the University’s Emergency Management and Business Continuity planning functions.

DPS Location: 130 College Place, 005 Sims Hall Syracuse, NY 13244 DPS Hours: 24/7, 365 days a year Contact DPS: Phone: 315.443.2224 *You can also reach us by dialing #78 (#SU) from your cell phone, or by dialing 711 from a campus landline.

Orange ALERT

Orange ALERT is Syracuse University’s crisis notification system, designed to provide rapid notification and instruction to SU students, faculty and staff, and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students in the event of a crisis in progress — an instance in which there is immediate threat of physical harm to members of the campus community.

When activated, ORANGE ALERT uses e-mail, text messaging and cell/landline phone calls to send a brief notice about the situation and instructions of what to do.

Blue Light System & Orange Safe App

If you feel unsafe or unwell at any time, you can utilize the Blue Light System on campus. The Blue Light System is a series of emergency alarm stations strategically located throughout the campus to provide assistance to anyone in distress. A blue beacon is positioned above each alarm station. When an individual presses the alarm button, they can communicate directly with the communications center at the Department of Public Safety, to notify the dispatcher of the emergency.

It is recommended that your student downloads the Orange Safe app. This app enables you to communicate with DPS, share your location in the event of an emergency, and let your friends know you’ve safely made it home.

Additional Care

Syracuse University is located in proximity to several major hospitals and after-hours centers that are within walking distance.

Emergency Rooms

Before going to an emergency room, Health Services recommends that you contact your insurance provider to verify coverage. You may also contact the emergency room of your choosing to determine if they accept your insurance. It is recommended that all Summer College students have a photocopy of their health insurance card.

Crouse Hospital Emergency Services 736 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210 Hours: 24 hours Phone: 315.470.7340

Upstate University Emergency Department 750 E. Adams Street, Syracuse, NY Hours: 24 hours Phone (Adult): 315.464.5611 Phone (Pediatric): 315.464.5565