Syracuse is a well rounded college, and it’s always a ton of fun. People always enjoy their 4+ years here, and freshman year is one of these great years. It’s a year of exploration and adventure, and it is a fountain of knowledge. So here’s the 5 best things about being a freshman at Cuse!

1. Explore Campus

To freshmen, the Syracuse campus is essentially a maze. Not only is it massive, but it’s also a bit confusing. But that’s the fun part! You’ll spend the first few weeks lost and confused, but eventually you’ll get into a routine on your walk to class and you’ll start recognizing buildings. Our campus is beautiful, and it’s always fun to explore!


2. Discovering Syracuse

The city of Syracuse is another huge enigma! There are a few hidden gems throughout the city, like Original Grain and Pastabilities in Armory Square. It’s just a quick Uber ride away to get to places like these, and it’s fun to walk around Syracuse with your friends on a nice day!


3. Repping Orange

Coming in Freshman year, you’ll have little to no Syracuse apparel. But that’s what Schine, Manny’s and T-Shirt World are for! Stock up on your gear. You can even try to customize some clothes for tailgates in the fall.


4. Going to the Games

As a freshman, everyone knows about the Carrier Dome. Students flock to the Dome after tailgates to rep our favorite team, the Syracuse Orange! Your first game is always one of the best memories you’ll have. And after football season, you’ll definitely be hyped for Cuse basketball!


5. Getting your Dorm

Arriving at your Dorm building on the first day is always pretty intimidating. But trust me, you’ll love it! You’ll meet most of your best friends in that building, no matter what floor they’re on. And decorating it is always super fun!


Freshman year has plenty more perks! It may be stressful and scary at first, but eventually it becomes super fun! You should always value your freshman year, because it will go by super fast.


Amanda Burnes

I'm a freshman at Syracuse University, who's excited to be writing for OneClass!

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