As this year’s seniors enter the home stretch of their college careers, it’s important to take time to reflect on the past four years and think about some of the most fun memories. With so many fun activities and exciting things to do around campus, you may ask yourself, “What did I miss?” Well, here is a short list of some things that you need to cross off your bucket list before you graduate from SU.

Try some local food favorites.

Syracuse is home to some culinary institutions that every SU student should try during their time here. Some classics are the Varsity Pizza shop on Marshall Street, the world famous Dinosaur BBQ or Pastabilities in downtown Syracuse.

Reminisce with your club.

SU has over 300 student organizations. Hopefully during your time, here you were able to join an organization and meet people who shared similar interests as you. Now that we’re getting close to graduation, take some time to catch up with friends from your organizations and look back on the great memories.

High-Five Otto the Orange.

SU’s mascot, Otto the Orange, can be found roaming campus at any given moment. Next time you’re lucky enough to run into them, make sure to say hello and give them a high-five! If you ask really nicely, they might stick around for a picture or two.

Explore Central New York’s natural attractions.

Central New York has some beautiful nature that you can explore. Go explore the crystal clear waters of Green Lakes State Park, or take a hike to see Pratts Falls. Don’t forget to check out tips on getting outdoors!

Take a picture with every statue on campus.

Campus boasts an impressive array of unique statues dotted across the campus. Some notable ones are the Abraham Lincoln statue outside of Maxwell, the Ernie Davis statue outside of the Stadium, and the Saltine Warrior, located in front of Carnegie Library. Try to snap a photo with each statue to remember your time here!

Take a victory lap around campus.

You did it! You graduated and have reached a major milestone in your life. Take a walk around campus with some friends to remember the places where you made life long memories for the last four years. Take some photos at your favorite spots around campus along the way!

Hopefully you got around to all of these activities, but if not it’s okay, you’re always welcome back as part of the Orange family! If you’re not a senior, you can get started on this bucket list or even make one of your own!

Written by Noah Lowy ’21, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications