Pre-Arrival Checklist for Semester Exchange Students

For law students from foreign institutions who seek to enroll in Syracuse Law as a visiting semester exchange student, please following the instructions below.

Preparing for Your Semester at Syracuse Law!

  • Active your NetID: Activate your Syracuse University Net ID.You will use your NetID to access your MySlice and other school accounts.
  • Know Your Dates: Visit the Calendars & Schedules page to view the Academic Calendar and learn important dates (such as start dates, breaks, deadlines, etc.) during your semester.
  • Proof of Financial Support: If you have not already done so, please send original versions of your Proof of Financial Support/Financial Guarantee documentation to the College of Law. International students, including Canadian students, must submit proof of sufficient funding to cover the cost of attendance for at least one semester of fees and living expenses ($10,587). This proof is required before an appropriate visa can be issued to the student. Acceptable proof for privately sponsored applicants is an original signed letter of support from the sponsor that includes the U.S. dollar amount of support and certified bank statements indicating funds sufficient to cover at least the student's semester of fees and living expenses. For government-sponsored applicants, acceptable proof is an official or certified copy of the award letter that includes the U.S. dollar amount of the award per semester and any special billing instructions. Photocopies are not acceptable.
  • SU E-mail: After you have set up your NetID and submitted your Proof of Financial Support Documentation, use your SUID number to activate your SU e-mail at SUmail.Check your University-issued e-mail regularly for program updates and information.
  • Orientation: As an international student coming to study Law in the United States, we invite and encourage you to attend the orientation program for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law program. Please make necessary travel arrangements to arrive in Syracuse, New York, before orientation. You will receive more information about orientation in the months and weeks leading up to the start of your enrollment term. To prepare for your arrival and orientation, visit the Slutzker Center for International Services' webpage on "Living in Syracuse" and learn more about finances & banking, telephone services, driving & transportation, and more! 
  • Course Registration: You will register for courses during orientation. Please review available course schedules on the College of Law website in anticipation of orientation.
  • Housing Information: The College of Law provides a variety of resources that can assist students in securing affordable and appropriate housing in Syracuse; however, the College of Law does not arrange housing for students. Please contact to receive your housing and transportation guide.  Additionally, here are some popular websites for housing. 
  • Transportation & Parking: Students living near campus in the Euclid Avenue and Westcott Street neighborhoods usually walk or bike to the College of Law. There is a convenient regional bus system, CENTRO, or students may use a local Zipcar. Students who plan to use a personal vehicle on campus must purchase a parking permit from Syracuse University Parking and Transit Services. Law students should purchase a permit for Stadium Lot, Fine Lot, or Standart Lot. Please note that space is limited so please purchase your permit soon.
  • SU Health Form: Submit the SU Health Form upon arrival to Syracuse University.
  • Student Health Insurance Requirement: Syracuse University requires all full-time students (domestic and international) to carry some form of health insurance. Full details on the policy options available to visiting semester exchange students can be found on the Slutzker Center's health insurance website
  • Tuition & Fees Payment Information: Because you are studying at Syracuse Law under a reciprocal semester exchange agreement with your home institution, no tuition will be charged to you. However, mandatory College of Law and University fees will be charged for the semester of your study. You may view "Student Account" information by using your NetID and password to log into MySlice and clicking the "View Student Account" link under the "Finances" heading in the "Student Services" box. Additional details and instructions for paying tuition can be found on the University Comptroller's website. You may contact the Bursar's Office at with specific questions concerning your student account (remember to include your 9-digit SUID number). Please know that a failure to pay fees may place a financial hold on your account that could prevent you from registering for courses.
  • Disability Accommodations: Contact the College of Law at to discuss relevant disability accommodations.
  • Laptop: All students must have a laptop for use while enrolled as a student at the College of Law.
  • Check out MyLaw: While you are a student, Syracuse Law will use the online communications and posting platform known as "MyLaw" to send you notifications, event reminders, program updates, and other important news about the College of Law. Log in to MyLaw using your NetID and password and check your MyLaw page regularly during the academic year 
  • Send Us a Digital Photo: Prior to your arrival for orientation the College of Law requires a digital photo of you for use in your permanent file and for a College of Law photo directory. The directory will be distributed to College of Law faculty and the entire incoming class. By submitting the digital photo, you agree to have it included in the photo directory and distributed to faculty. Please send your photo in digital format to Photos must be in .jpeg format and no more than 2 MB.
  • Travel & Hotel InformationBy air: Daily flights are available from New York City’s airports (JFK or LGA), Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, and other cities to Syracuse’s airport (SYR). Check,, or Jetblue.comfor times and fares. By train: Train travel from New York City leaves from New York’s Penn Station (NYP) to Syracuse’s Regional Transportation Center (SYR). Check train schedules and book tickets on By bus: Buses leave from New York City’s Port Authority Terminal or Boston’s South Station Bus Terminal and arrive to  the Syracuse Regional Transportation Center. Check bus schedules and book tickets on or Hotels: Local hotels near Syracuse University include the Syracuse University Sheraton, Hotel Skyler, Genessee Grande, Parkview Hotel, Crowne Plaza Syracuse, and the Marriott Residence Inn (Downtown). In SyracuseTaxi service is available on call at the Syracuse airport and the Syracuse Regional Transportation Center. One popular service is 4SU-Taxi: (1-315-410-1010.) The City of Syracuse and Syracuse University are serviced by the reliable CENTRO bus service. In addition, students may rent a ZipCar to travel locally. For students seeking to obtain a driver’s license in New York State, please review the information on Syracuse University’s website.
  • International Student Check-In: All incoming international students holding a student visa must visit the Slutzker Center for International Services to complete the check-in process upon arrival Syracuse. Bring your passport, I-20 or DS-2019 student visa document, and SUID card (if you have one) with you. The Slutzker Center is located at 310 Walnut Place,Syracuse, New York. Please know that a failure to complete the check-in process may place a hold on your account that could prevent you from registering for courses.
  • SUID Card: All Syracuse University students will be issued a SUID Card. Keep your SUID card on you at all times. This card will allow you access to Dineen Hall and other University facilities. Visit the Office of ID Card Services in Room 206 of Steele Hall to have your SUID card issued to you. Bring your passport with you.
  • Dineen Hall & Maps of the University: Your Syracuse "home," Dineen Hall is located at 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, New York, 13244. Download this map of the University's main campus. Other maps of the University and surrounding areas can be found online.
  • Course Syllabi & Textbooks: After you select courses and complete the registration process, you should be able to access the syllabus for each course by logging in to MyLaw using your NetID and password. Once you are logged in, click on “Administrative Offices” on the menu that runs horizontally on the top, then on “Student Life.” It will take you to the Student Life page. On the left side menu, you will see “Course Syllabi” for First Year Courses, LL.M. Courses, and Upper Level Electives. Please review each course syllabus before you start classes. The course syllabus  will also identify the textbook(s) that you will need to purchase for the course. You may purchase textbooks online or at Dineen Hall during orientation week.
  • Lockers: Each student will be assigned a locker in Dineen Hall for personal use. You will learn of your locker assignment during orientation. 
  • Final Details: During orientation and prior to the start of the academic semester, you should work to address any remaining items pertaining to housing, parking, health insurance, etc. (see the complete list above). Feel free to e-mail with any questions.