The start of a new school year prompts the opportunity for fresh experiences! This year the ’Cuse Challenge returns with new activities for your 2019-2020 bucket list! The ’Cuse Challenge is a mobile app that encourages you to participate in campus activities and traditions throughout your time at Syracuse University. For first-year students, the ’Cuse Challenge is a great way to get acclimated to campus and more about campus offerings and things to do outside of the campus community. For returning students, it’s an awesome opportunity to try something that you might have missed out on in previous years and connect with new people. For seniors, there are great items to add to your bucket list as you try to enjoy everything you can before graduation.
In order to participate, students must download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store and follow the rules. Participants are eligible to win prizes as they complete the challenges and have a few opportunities to win special experiential prizes at the end of the year.
A few staple challenges include:
Taking pictures in front of Hall of Languages by the Syracuse University sign
This photo is a must for every Syracuse University student! Etched into stone in the center of the Einhorn Family Walk, the Syracuse University sign is a mark that each student knows well and cherishes. As the university prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary, it’s a great time to make your mark on this cornerstone of the Syracuse University student experience.
Attending Orange After Dark events
Orange After Dark offers late-night programming to students at little or no cost. Most events that occur off-campus cost $3, while the on-campus activities are frequently free to attend and participate in. The programming includes cosmic bowling, trips to Dave & Busters, rock climbing, student-exclusive movie premieres at Destiny USA, and a host of other activities.
Attending the career fair for your school or college
Every semester, each college hosts an individual career fair specific to their academic and professional concentration. Career fairs are an awesome opportunity for all students as they give them exposure to what’s available post-graduation and assist in networking with recruiters from leading companies nationwide. Check with Career Services to find out when your career fair is scheduled, have your resume reviewed, or learn more about internship opportunities. Don’t miss out on Career Week this fall!
The ’Cuse Challenge is already underway and there are almost 100 opportunities to participate this semester! Download the app and start earning points today!
Written by Abigail Covington ’19 G’20, College of Visual and Performing Arts, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications