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Orientation for the College of Law entering class of 2014 will be held from August 18 - 22, 2014.  All portions of this program are mandatory for all entering students.  Classes will begin on Monday, August 25th.

When you arrive for orientation you will receive a packet of materials that will include the full orientation program agenda, your personal fall class schedule, a copy card, your Syracuse University ID card (if you submitted your digital photo to Admissions), your locker number and other important information.

Please visit this page for Orientation updates as new details for the 2014 Orientation program will be added throughout the summer!

Meet Your Mentor

The mentoring program was created to ease the transition into law school by providing a link with an upper-level student who has recently experienced the challenges of the first year of law school. Each first-year student is matched with a second- or third-year student, who serves as a mentor throughout the entire school year.


Please review all Registration information to prepare you for the first day of classes on August 25th.  Here you will find details on pre-ordering your textbooks and submitting an online registration form.

Orientation Agenda

Check out what's being planned for Orientation week 2014!  We will update this agenda throughout the summer as final details are confirmed, so check back often.

Parking Permits

Consider pre-purchasing your parking permit over the summer through MySlice!  There will also be time during Orientation week to purchase a parking permit at the Parking Services Office, but pre-purchasing your permit will save you time.  Click the Parking Permits link above for details!

Orientation Week Details


Monday, August 18th  – A reception with hors ‘d oeuvres and beverages will immediately follow the formal Opening Convocation Ceremony at 5:30pm.

Tuesday, August 19th – You will go out to lunch in your mentor groups; the College of Law will not be providing lunch on this day.

Wednesday, August 20th – Lunch will be provided for you on 1st floor of Dineen Hall in the Celebratory Space, and you will have the opportunity to eat with your faculty mentor in small groups.

Thursday, August 21st – A lunch will be provided for you via Campus Catering during the “Healthy Living Lunch” – featuring salads, wraps, and other healthy menu options to be offered by the Law Café and will be served in the Celebratory Space on the 1st floor of Dineen Hall.

Additionally, the College of Law will host a picnic dinner on Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00pm at Drumlins Country Club, near the Syracuse University campus.

Friday, August 22nd  – A Grab-N-Go lunch will be provided for you at the College of Law at the completion of your community service project.

*Please plan appropriate funds to cover all other meals during orientation week.


Monday Evening

All students should dress in professional attire for the formal opening ceremony and reception on Monday evening from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. 

Women; dress or professional suit and Men; suit or a sport coat and tie.

There will be a class photo taken on the steps of Hendricks Chapel immediately following the convocation ceremony, just before you head to the reception on the Quad.  Families are welcomed to attend the formal opening convocation ceremony and have received an invitation by mail detailing these events.  Note that students and guests will sit in separate sections of Hendricks Chapel. 

Tuesday Morning

Please plan to dress in business casual attire on Tuesday morning of orientation for the Alumni Break-Out Sessions, as this is an opportunity for you to meet in small groups with some of Syracuse Law’s most distinguished alumni. 

Women; dress, skirt or dress-pants and blouse and Men; dress shirt and pants. 

After the Alumni Break-Out sessions, you may be walking across campus to go to lunch with your mentors and will be sitting in the ceremonial courtroom (auditorium) for the remainder of the day, so you may wish to put a change of clothes/shoes in your locker to quickly change in to.

Wednesday and Thursday

Comfortable attire is suggested for Wednesday, Thursday.


At Registration, you will be given a Class of 2017 T-shirt that you will wear for the Community Service Project on Friday.  You will be working outdoors at a farm and may get dirty, so please plan to wear old pants/shorts and shoes that can get dirty.


  • Lock for locker – you will be given your locker number when you arrive for registration.  Please remember to bring your own lock to be ready to use your locker on the first day.
  • Laptop – you will need to bring your laptop beginning on Wednesday, August 20th for the start of the Concurrent Sessions.  One of the sessions will include IT Services set up and support.
  • Bag for books – pre-purchased books will be ready for pick up on Tuesday, August 19th.  Remember to bring a back pack/bag with you to help carry these books if you prefer this over the box that they will be packaged in.

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