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Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services Hosts Successful South Campus Open House Event
More than 200 students and families visited model apartments on South Campus at the annual Family Weekend Open House event hosted by the Office of Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase South Campus living,” said Eileen Simmons, director of the Office of Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Cards Services. “We’re here to help our first-year students as they make plans for their housing next year.”
The office opened two apartments in Winding Ridge during the event on Saturday, October 19, and invited anyone thinking about living on South Campus to drop in, take a look around and ask questions about living in the apartments.
“We had a ton of positive feedback from students and their families,” said Gill Budman Kanter, the associate director of the housing office. “I think it helps both students and families to tour the space and visualize themselves living there.”
Roughly 2,500 Syracuse University students live on South Campus each year. They live in one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments in five neighborhoods: Slocum Heights, Chinook Drive, Farm Acre Road, Small Road and Winding Ridge.
Simmons and Kanter said that students considering living on South Campus mentioned the benefits of the choice: private bedrooms and bathrooms, on-site parking and the ability to cook for themselves without needing a University meal plan.
The office will host another South Campus open house in March, closer to the time students will choose their housing for the 2020-21 school year. In the meantime, any questions about campus housing can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.