Welcome, Class of 2028!

Welcome to Newhouse! This page serves as a resource for information about courses, advising, registration and other academic topics.

Check out the University’s Required Tasks on the Becoming Orange website. Familiarize yourself with these websites as they include important information and deadlines.

To Do List

Step One – Set up your NetID and @syr.edu email as soon as possible. You will need your SUID# to activate. 

Step Two – Take the foreign language and the mathematics placement exams by Friday, May 31, 2024.

Students whose dominant language is not English, are required to 
register for the ELAE placement exam by Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

Step Three – On Monday, June 3, 2024, you will receive an email on your (@syr.edu) account with a unique Qualtrics survey link to complete by Monday, June 10, 2024.

If you have any questions, please email the Advising Office at nhadvise@syr.edu.


Using your Syracuse Email (SUMail)

We will be sending all communications to your Syracuse University (@syr.edu) email account, SUmail. Important information will be directed to that account and not to the email account you used in your application.

Email communications will go only to you and not to your parents and/or guardians. Be sure to check it at least once a week!

AP/IB/Transfer Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

Contact College Board to have your scores sent to SU (college code 2823).

Refer to the AP Examination Table for score requirements and a list of SU equivalent courses.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Contact IB to have your transcript send to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Refer to the IB Credit Table for score requirements and list of SU equivalent courses.

Transfer Credit

Send copies of syllabi for any Newhouse and/or Foreign Language courses to nhadvise@syr.edu for review.

Contact the institution where the class was taken to have your official transcript sent to the Newhouse Undergraduate Advising Office.

Electronic transcripts may be emailed to nhadvise@syr.edu.
(If ordering through Parchment, please select “I’m sending to myself or another individual”, located under the search bar. This will allow you to send transcripts directly to our office for review.)

Hard copy transcripts may be mailed to:
Syracuse University
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Undergraduate Advising Office
215 University Place
316 Newhouse 3
Syracuse, NY 13224-2100

Technology Requirements

To ensure you can actively engage in your coursework at the Newhouse School, you will need to have access to equipment that meets the following requirements:

• A computer that is no older than 4 years old (2019), with at least 16GB of RAM and 256GB of free drive space.
• Minimum operating system requirements: MacOS Monterey (12.6.x) or Windows 11
• A portable 1TB hard drive or larger with USB3 and Thunderbolt connectors to store files on
• A smartphone no older than 4 years old with a working camera and microphone

Note: Students who enroll in production-level courses (e.g., AR, VR, Photography, Design, and Video Editing) tend to have portable computers with screens no smaller than 15″, equipped with 32GB of RAM and a 512GB solid-state drive.


If you want to purchase a new computer, we encourage you to go through the manufacturer (e.g., Apple, Dell, HP) or the SU bookstore.

When purchasing a new computer, investing in the manufacturer’s extended warranty coverage is recommended to provide phone support and repair service options while at school.


Students are also encouraged to consider obtaining personal belongings insurance coverage for personal property and any equipment in their possession. Please refer to the university partner Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc for additional information.

Professor Seth Gitner can address any COM117-related questions at smgitner@syr.edu

Additional Resources

Newhouse Undergraduate Advising Office

Newhouse School Technology Requirements

Newhouse Visitors Center

New Student Programs

Parents and Families