Boost the ’Cuse, Syracuse University’s giving day, will be bigger than ever! Set during Forever Orange Week, on March 23, 2023, Boost the ’Cuse invites the global Orange community to experience the best of Syracuse University. Not sure what it’s all about? Let us share seven reasons not to miss out!

  1. Scott Hanson broadcast LIVE from campus!
    Starting at 8:44 a.m., Scott Hanson ’93 from NFL RedZone will anchor 16 live shows from Newhouse, with David Barbier ’23 hosting several segments live from Schine and Club 44. Live interviews, prerecorded videos and student performances will offer something for everyone all day long. Catch each show at
  2. Free merch
    What’s better than free merch? NOTHING! Become a Boost VIP (Very Influential Person) and we’ll send swag as a thank you! Being a VIP means making a gift of any amount on March 23, sharing #BoostCuse content on your social channels, and recruiting at least 5 friends to join you as a donor! Visit to make it official.
  3. Crafts across campus AND a 360° photobooth
    Get crafty, we’ll be stamping canvas zipper pouches in Barnes and making personalized pins in Schine. While in either location, grab Boost the ’Cuse branded pennants, charging cables, reusable coffee sleeves and MORE. Don’t forget to check out the 360° photo booth in Schine’s lower atrium by the video wall.
  4. Be a Class Act and join the Countdown to Commencement!
    If you made a gift as part of Class Act, the Class of 2023 giving campaign, join us March 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Club 44 inside the JMA Wireless Dome to celebrate the impact YOU made! We’ll have photo stations, heavy appetizers, and drinks for you to enjoy. Class Act gifts of $20.23 can be made at the door the night of 3.23.23 at Club 44.
  5. Hidden Ottos
    Find one of twenty hidden Ottos and win a prize! Check @SyracuseU social for clues on where plush stuffed Ottos are hidden around campus throughout Forever Orange Week. If you find an Otto, follow the instructions, win a prize pack, and designate dollars to a fund of your choice, graciously provided by generous alumni. Oh, did we mention, you get to keep the plush Otto?!
  6. Support the part of campus that’s important to you.
    Boost the ’Cuse takes all of ’cUSe, and we want you to support any area that you’re passionate about. You can donate to the fund that speaks the most to you on 3.23.23 by visiting, clicking ‘give now’ and choosing a specific school or program.
  7. Happy Birthday ’Cuse!
    At the end of the 16 live shows, we’ll sign off by singing Happy Birthday to Syracuse University! Founded on March 24, 1870, Syracuse turns 153 this year and doesn’t look a day over 30! Although this officially is the end to Boost the ’Cuse, it’s the beginning of the birthday celebration that will take place in Schine on March 24 at 2 p.m.

Now that you’ve read seven different reasons to be involved on 3.23.23, can we count on YOU to BOOST THE ’CUSE?