Dear Students and Families: Congratulations—we crossed the threshold of the midway point of the fall semester earlier this week! I hope you’ll take time this weekend to recharge your batteries, connect with friends and burn off some stress. The activities…
Ways to Keep Active and Engaged
While glimpses of spring have arrived, the winter weather is still lingering. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to be active and engaged. Students have many opportunities, both on and off campus, throughout the winter months. Here are a few options for students to consider.
In partnership with Recreation Services, Drumlins offers tennis and golf at no additional fee to full-time undergraduate SU and ESF students. Graduate students have the opportunity to purchase a student tennis play pass at a deeply discounted rate. The tennis is indoors, so there’s no need to worry about the forecast. Reservations are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 8:30-10 p.m. or 10-11:30 p.m. and on Saturday evenings between 6-8 p.m. Courts can be reserved up to three days in advance. Additionally, free instructional clinics are on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-10 p.m., but the class size is limited, so sign up by 4 p.m. the day of. For the clinic to meet, three people must be signed up. Visit the Drumlins website for more information.
Orange After Dark (OAD)
OAD provides students a variety of activities to participate in after hours. Some highlights coming up include: Dave and Buster’s at Destiny USA on March 29 at 10:30 p.m., and much more.
In addition to putting on events throughout the semester, OAD sponsors consistent events each week. Students can take advantage of Late Night Movies every Friday and Saturday in Gifford Auditorium, starting at 11 p.m.; Late Night at the Gym at the Women’s Building and Flanagan from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and Late Night at the Rink at Tennity Ice Pavilion from 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. For the full list of events, ticket information or to contact the OAD staff, visit the OAD website.
Recreation Services Challenge Course
Recreation Services operates a high and low element challenge course and team development program that offers a variety of options meant to challenge and engage your group in a unique learning environment. The facilitation staff will work with your group’s participants to help establish and/or strengthen existing relationships and build trust, respect and camaraderie through their customizable programs. More information about pricing and how to make a reservation can be found on the challenge course website.
Hendricks Chapel Dean’s Convocation
Hendricks Chapel offers a wide variety of services and opportunities for students to get involved. A highlight each week is the Dean’s Convocation at 7 p.m. on Sundays in Hendricks Chapel. It is intended to be a place for all people, featuring music and reflection from a diversity of religious, spiritual and philosophical perspectives. There will also be free dinners before the convocation in the Nobel Room at 6 p.m. on March 4, April 1 and April 15. For the full list of events offered at Hendricks Chapel, check out the Hendricks Chapel event calendar. Additionally, visit the programs page to see all offerings throughout the year.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.