Students from 22 States, Five Countries Get Head Start on College Life
Students beginning their first year at Syracuse University have arrived early to ease the transition to college life through the SummerStart Program administered at University College. This year’s students come from 22 states and five different countries.
SummerStart is a six-week summer residential program that is designed specifically for incoming first-year students to lessen the anxiety of starting college.
Students are introduced to the academic, social and cultural life at SU and get a head start on taking a leadership role on campus. They will earn 7-9 credits toward their degree before the semester begins. Engineering and computer science, mathematics and writing are just a few courses available to the incoming students.
“SummerStart is a great opportunity for students to learn the campus, network with faculty and staff, and enjoy Upstate New York in the Summer,” says Michelle Singletary, director of the program. They will also have the opportunity to become socially engaged in order to feel comfortable and confident on campus.