Your arri val E njoy a Sprin g Rece ption Arrival for Multicultural Spring Program Please refer to the confirmation packet you will receive after submission of your registration. This packet will contain directions to campus, information regarding your arrival and sign-in at the University, a schedule of events, and other important items about your stay at SU. Attending a Spring Reception is a great way to see what your SU experience will really be like. During this full-day event, you’ll visit your admitting college and learn about the academic program, tour a residence hall, and meet representatives from some of our many student organizations. And if you’re not able to attend the Spring Reception on April 19 as part of the Multicultural Spring Program, consider joining us at another reception on April 5, 9, 12, or 23. > A welcome from the dean of admissions > Lunch in the Carrier Dome > Meetings with academic deans and faculty members* > A residence hall open house > Campus Life Exposition, an informal opportunity to meet college representatives, current SU students, and admissions and financial aid staff. Di re ct i ons f or S pri ng R e ce pt i ons Directions to Syracuse University’s Lampe Athletic Complex parking lot (where shuttle service to the Schine Student Center will be provided): * Students admitted to a dual program at Syracuse University may receive information on both programs of study throughout the day. > Campus tours m ulticu ltural sp ring p rogram 2010 Arrival for Spring Receptions Visitors staying at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center and those without cars should proceed directly to the Schine Student Center, which is located across the street from the Sheraton. Those arriving by car will be shuttled to the Schine Student Center from the Lampe Athletic Complex Parking Lot (see directions below). If you or anyone in your party requires any disability-related accommodations, please call our office in advance at 800-388-1902. Spring Reception check-in takes place from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Schine Student Center. Your day begins at 9 a.m. and includes the following: S Y RA CUS E UNI V ERS I T Y > Travelers on New York State Thruway (I-90) should take Exit 34A to Route 481 South > Travelers on southbound Interstate 81 should take Exit 29S to Route 481 South. Contributing photographers n First-Year Student Exit Route 481 at the Jamesville Road exit (Exit 2). Northbound travelers turn LEFT on Jamesville Road. Southbound travelers turn RIGHT on Jamesville Road. Make a quick LEFT turn on Nottingham Road. At the intersection of Nottingham and Waring roads, bear LEFT and proceed to the first traffic light. At the traffic light, turn LEFT on East Colvin Street. At the second traffic light, turn RIGHT into the Lampe Athletic Complex. Please park in the lot near the practice fields. Staff members from the Office of Admissions will greet you at the bus shelter. Shuttle buses will take you to the Schine Student Center. These buses will also take you to your car at the end of the day. n Transfer For more information, visit our web site at admissions.syr.edu or call 800-388-1902. Sp ring Rece p tion 201 0 John Dowling Susan Kahn If you do not plan to attend the Multicultural Spring Program but would like to register for a Spring Reception only, please complete the card below or register online at admissions.syr.edu/rd/sr.html. n Monday, April 5* n Friday, April 9 n Monday, April 12 n Monday, April 19 n Friday, April 23 > Travelers on northbound Interstate 81 should take Exit 16A to Route 481 North. Steve Sartori Please indicate the SU college and program of study to which you have been admitted: College:_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Program of Study:_________________________________________________________________________________________ Number in Party: Admitted Student _____________ Family/Friends _____________ PACE Pursuing Academic and Cultural Excellence First Name Middle Last Address City ( State ) Telephone (include area code) Zip @ E-mail address Jo in in g U s? Cong ratulati o ns o n your admissi o n t o Family is Welcome Family members may attend the Multicultural Spring Program and will be included in a variety of events. We also invite you to join us for the Family Dinner on the opening night of the program. This dinner will allow you to interact with members of the University community in a relaxing, informal atmosphere. Although students will stay in a residence hall with a student ambassador, the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center on campus offers family members a special rate that is subject to availability (see “Accommodations”). S yracuse U niversity! Get a jumpstart on your time at Syracuse University—visit campus and meet faculty members and current students while making new friends along the way—all before the start of classes! The following programs will help you to experience some of the many academic and social opportunities at SU: Be a part of the Multicultural Spring Program Syracuse University values diversity. We embrace it as a defining quality of who we are and what we do. Diversity challenges stereotypes, encourages critical thinking, and enriches the educational experience. The Multicultural Spring Program will introduce you to a broad range of racial and cultural backgrounds and to resources available at Syracuse University. You’ll leave feeling motivated about your college experience, inspired about joining the Syracuse community, and familiar with the campus and opportunities available to you. This is a wonderfully exciting time for you. With all the decisions and life changes you are facing, your transition to Syracuse University will be easier if you simply PACE yourself. Pursuing Academic and Cultural Excellence (PACE) is a hallmark of the Multicultural Spring Program and Syracuse University. The April 18-20 Multicultural Spring Program is an extension of our April 19 Spring Reception (see information on Spring Receptions). If you choose to participate in the Multicultural Spring Program, you’ll be housed overnight with your host, a current Syracuse student. Overnight accommodations are for students only. In addition to experiencing the academic, residential, and social life on campus, you’ll attend a dinner with University deans, faculty, and students. The threeday program features the popular Cultural Show, a showcase of artistic expression featuring several of the student groups at SU. Registration There is a $25 fee to participate in the Multicultural Spring Program. Accommodations are limited, so please return the attached form by Monday, April 12. You must register to attend the program so we can make all necessary arrangements. You may also register online at admissions.syr.edu/rd/msp.html. If you register online, payment is due upon arrival and check-in at the University. If you miss the deadline, please contact our office at 800-388-1902. We will accept requests on a space-available basis. Chartered Bus Transportation We are pleased to offer round-trip bus service from New York City for students attending the Multicultural Spring Program for an additional cost of $25. If you are interested in this transportation option, please check the appropriate box on the attached form and include a check or money order for $50 (registration fee and transportation fee) payable to Syracuse University. If you have any questions regarding bus transportation, call the Office of Admissions at 800-388-1902 or e-mail [email protected]. The bus departure times will be sent to you with your registration confirmation. Seating on the buses is limited, and you must reserve a seat in advance. Accommodations If you need accommodations during a Spring Reception or the Multicultural Spring Program visit, reservations are required at area hotels. The Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center on campus offers special Spring Reception and Multicultural Spring Program room rates that are subject to availability. Please ask for the special campus visit rate when making reservations, and present this original invitation at check-in. Note: These rates are non-transferable and are applicable only for the 2010 Spring Receptions and Multicultural Spring Program. An adult must accompany students under 21 who are staying in the hotel. You may contact the Sheraton at 315-475-3000 or 800-395-2105. Additional lodging within five minutes of campus includes the Renaissance Syracuse Hotel, 315-479-7000; Genesee Grande Hotel, 315-476-4212; and Jefferson Clinton Hotel, 315-425-0500. Hotels off Exit 35 of the New York State Thruway (approximately 20 minutes northeast of campus) include Candlewood Suites, 315-432-1684; Courtyard by Marriott, 315-432-0300; Cresthill Suites, 315-432-5595; Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, 315-432-0200; Embassy Suites, 315-446-3200; Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 315-432-9333; Hampton Inn, 315-463-6443; and Holiday Inn (Carrier Circle), 315-437-2761. Additional accommodations are listed on our web site at admissions.syr.edu. Transportation options Syracuse is served by most major airlines, Amtrak, and Greyhound Bus. Hancock International Airport is only a few miles from campus and is served by taxis. Car rental from all of the major agencies is available at the airport. Dress comfortably We recommend casual dress and comfortable shoes for your visit to campus. Be prepared for all types of weather. Multicu ltural Sp ring Pr o gram 20 1 0 You may also register online at admissions.syr.edu/rd/msp.html. (Please Print) ___ I will attend the Multicultural Spring Program (April 18-20) and the April 19 Spring Reception at a cost of $25. ___ I request a seat on the bus from New York City. ___ My check/money order is enclosed for ___ $25 (program only) ___ $50 (program and bus transportation). ___ Yes, my parent(s)/guardian(s) will attend. Name(s) ________________________________________________________ Last name (student) First name Middle City State Zip code Area code and telephone number E-mail address Address @ Cell phone number (if available) Please indicate the Syracuse University college and program of study to which you have been admitted. Please indicate your student status: First-Year Student Transfer Female Male High school currently attending Cert no. BV-COC-080901 Please return this form by Monday, April 12, 2010. A pre-addressed envelope is included for your convenience.