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									              2011
August New Student
Orientation Program
Information
Orientation 2011 Information Packet
Contents
Welcome Letter  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1
Important Deadlines and Dates to Remember  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
New Student Orientation Program Schedule .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3
Save the Date  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6
Orientation Check-In  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7
Student Health  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7
Books and Supplies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8
Financial Aid .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9
Student Accounts (Bursar)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9
Optional Student Dining Program  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10
On Campus Parking and Car Registration  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10
White Coat Ceremonies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10
Questions?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12
Syracuse Information .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 13
                             New Student Orientation 2011 • 1


June 15, 2011


Welcome!
On behalf of the entire Orientation Committee, I would like to take this
opportunity to congratulate you on your acceptance to SUNY Upstate Medical
University . I hope that you will find the orientation program we are planning for
you to be a beneficial transition to life at SUNY Upstate!
Orientation 2011 begins with Orientation Check-In on Thursday, August 25 and
will run through Sunday, August 28 . Classes begin on Monday, August 29 . During
this time we will orient you to academic and social life at SUNY Upstate Medical
University, provide an opportunity for you to meet new colleagues and faculty and
offer you the opportunity to participate in a number of exciting activities!
I’d encourage you to review all the materials closely and if you should have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact me in the Campus Activities Office at
315-464-5618 or by email at simpsonc@upstate.edu . You may also find additional
Orientation Program information on the web at www.upstate.edu/studentorientation
and our Upstate Student Orientation 2011 group on Facebook is a great place to
network with new colleagues! Lastly, make sure to log on to your MY UPSTATE
page for a complete list of your outstanding tasks (log on instructions to MY
UPSTATE was forwarded to you in an email by the Admissions Office) .
Have a great summer and I look forward to meeting you in August!


Sincerely,


Chuck Simpson, MBA
Director, College Union and Campus Activities
Coordinator, New Student Orientation Programs
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Important Deadlines and
Dates to Remember
l Submit all Required Health Forms to the
  Student Health Office  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .July 15
l CHP, COM, CON - Register for White Coat Ceremony .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .July 15
l Refund Deadline of Advance Housing Payment  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .July 29
l Clark Tower Roommate Letters Sent Out  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .July 29
l Submit Picture for Upstate Student ID  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . August 8
l CHP, COM, CON - Submit All Official College Transcripts
  to the Admissions Office  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 19
l COGS - Deadline to Submit Official College
  Transcripts to the College of Graduate Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 19
l Move-In to Clark Tower  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 24
l COM - White Coat Ceremony  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 24
l CON - White Coat Ceremony  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 24
l Orientation Program Begins .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 25
	 Program	runs	through	Sunday,	August	28
l Orientation Check-In  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 25
l Complete Online Registration Survey .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 25
l Tuition Payment Deadline  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 25
l Classes Begin  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 29
l All Campus Welcome BBQ  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 30
l CHP - White Coat Ceremony .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .August 31


  College Codes:
  COGS           -   College of Graduate Studies
  CHP            -   College of Health Professions
  COM            -   College of Medicine
  CON            -   College of Nursing
                             New Student Orientation 2011 • 3



August New Student Orientation Program
The August New Student Orientation Program is mandatory for all
incoming students who did not attend the June program. You must check in
by noon on Thursday,August 25 or confirm other arrangements with Chuck
Simpson in the Office of Campus Activities. College of Medicine students
must check in by 2:00pm onWednesday,August 24. Failure to do so will
result in your being administratively dropped from all of your coursework
and you will not be able to attend Upstate Medical University.
The following is the current schedule for this fall’s New Student Orientation program .
Upon arriving at campus, please pick up the OrientationWelcome
Booklet which will have the most up-to-date schedule listing program
times and locations. If you have any questions, please contact Chuck Simpson in
the Office of Campus Activities .
Students enrolled in the MPH program should refer to the orientation schedule
sent by the MPH program administrator for Friday, August 26 sessions .

Move In Day – Wednesday, August 24
8:00am - 2:00pm Move In To Clark Tower/Off           Lobby, Clark Tower/Off Campus
                Campus Apartment                     Apartment
8:00am - 2:00pm PPD Administer*                      Student Health, Jacobsen Hall
10:00am -       COM White Coat Check-In              Lobby, Campus Activities Building
2:00pm
3:00pm          COM White Coat Picture               Atrium, OnCenter
3:30pm          COM White Coat Ceremony &            Ballroom, OnCenter
                Reception
5:00pm          CON White Coat Ceremony &            9th Floor Auditorium, Weiskotten
                Reception                            Hall
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Orientation Day One – Thursday, August 25
8:00am -       College of Graduate Studies:       Room 3113, Weiskotten Hall
10:00am        Student Stipend Sign-Up and
               Health Insurance Overview
10:00am - Noon Orientation Check-In               Lobby, Campus Activities Building
               (Complete University Business)
Noon - 2:00pm Lunch & Campus Tours                Lobby, Campus Activities Building
2:00 - 2:30pm  President’s Welcome                9th Floor Auditorium, Weiskotten
               Convocation                        Hall
                 • Upstate Video
                 • Welcome by the President
                 • Introduction of the Deans
                 • Orientation Program Overview
2:30 - 3:30pm  Student Affairs and Support        9th Floor Auditorium, Weiskotten
               Services                           Hall
                 • Students First! Resources
                 • University Police
                 • Student Health
                 • Professionalism
3:30 - 4:00pm  Student Computing Overview         9th Floor Auditorium, Weiskotten
                                                  Hall
4:00pm          “Meet the Deans” Welcome          9th Floor Dining Room,
                Reception                         Weiskotten Hall
8:00pm          Social Event: Hypnosis Show       Lobby, Campus Activities Building
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Orientation Day Two – Friday, August 26
8:00 - 9:15am    Continental Breakfast & PPD       9th Floor Atrium &
                 Administer/Read*                  Doust Board Room,
                 (*Read if administered on Wed; Weiskotten Hall
                 Administer if not yet done)
9:15 - 10:00am Financial Aid Overview / Financial 9th Floor Auditorium, Weiskotten
                 Literacy                          Hall
10:15am -        COGS
3:00pm             • Welcome by Dean
                   • Curriculum Overview & Meeting with Faculty
A lunch break      • Lab Safety Session
will be included CHP
in this session    • Welcome by Dean
block.             • Curriculum Overview & Meeting with Faculty
                   • White Coat Fitting
                   • Workstudy Session
                 COM
                   • Welcome by Dean
                   • Curriculum Overview & Meeting with Faculty
                   • Advisory Dean Overview
                   • Binghamton Campus Intro
                 CON
                   • Welcome by Dean
                   • Curriculum Overview & Meeting with Faculty
                   • Intro to Blackboard Session
6:30pm -         Orientation Dinner Dance          Drumlin’s Country Club
                 (Incoming Student Free; $25
                 Guest Ticket Available)


Orientation Day Three – Saturday, August 27
Free Day         All colleges



Orientation Day Four – Sunday, August 28
11:00am -        Student Services and Activities   CAB Lobby
1:00pm           Fair with Brunch

4:00pm -         COM Dinner with a Doctor          Depart from CAB

4:00pm -         COGS Dinner with a Research       Location TBD
                 Scientist

5:00 - 6:00pm    CHP & CON Networking Dinner       9th Floor Dining Room,
                                                   Weiskotten Hall
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Save the Date!
August 30:          All Campus Welcome BBQ
August 31:          CHP White Coat Ceremony
More	details	to	follow!
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Orientation Check-In
(Mandatory Attendance)
 Date:     Thursday, August 25
 Time:     10:00am - noon
 Place:    Lobby, Campus Activities Building
 Bring:    l Pen
           l Car Registration for Parking Registration (if applicable)
This should be one of the first things you do as part of the New Student
Orientation Program! Here you will check in and receive information regarding
the orientation program, you will confirm your online academic registration and
complete a number of required business items . Orientation Advisors and staff
from the Division of Student Affairs will be on hand to assist you through this
process and answer any questions you may have .
IMPORTANT: All required health forms must be completed and be on
file with the Student Health Office . State law allows no exception to this
requirement .


Student Health
The Student Health office is located on the 4th floor of Jacobsen Hall . The
services available are described in detail in the Student Health booklet that you
will receive at the time of your health clearance . Student Health does not cover
hospitalization, x-ray, or laboratory expenses . Health insurance coverage is
mandatory for all matriculated students .
You will receive a letter explaining the health clearance requirements . The
required forms are available on the Student Health website at www.upstate.edu/
currentstudents/health/clearance.php. If you are unable to access our website or
need the forms mailed to you, please contact Student Health directly by phone
or by e-mail at the contact numbers on the next page . All completed forms must
be on file in Student Health prior to arriving on campus for Orientation . There
are no exceptions to this requirement.
Fully completed forms should be mailed to Student Health, Upstate Medical
University, Jacobsen Hall, 4th floor, 750 East Adams St ., Syracuse, NY 13210 .
Forms must be submitted no later than Thursday, July 15, 2011. This
will allow sufficient time to address any incomplete medical information for
health clearance before registration . Questions related to medical clearance may
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be directed to Lori Brooks-Singleton, Student Health Secretary, at (315) 464-
5470 (e-mail: brooksl@upstate.edu) or Jane Bennett, Employee/Student Health
Administrator, at (315) 464-4260 (email: bennetja@upstate.edu) .
As part of the registration process, all entering students must have a tuberculin
skin test (PPD) . Unless there is documentation of a previous positive test, the PPD
will be placed by the Employee/Student Health staff at Orientation . Please refer
to the Orientation program schedule for
information/times for PPD placement and
read . Failure to complete the above will delay
your registration and may result in a Late
Registration Fee ($40) and/or Late Payment
Fee ($50) being charged . Tuberculin skin tests
may be scheduled in advance of these dates
through contact with the Employee/Student
Health Department at (315) 464-5470 .


Books and Supplies
Follett Higher Education Group operates a branch bookstore at Upstate Medical
University . Details concerning books and supplies required by the faculty may be
obtained directly from the bookstore which is located in the Campus Activities
Building . Laura Stolp is the Bookstore Manager and she may be reached by phone
at (315) 464-5560 or by email at bookstore@upstate.edu . An estimated annual cost
of textbooks, uniforms, and supplies by college and/or program is as follows:
College of Health Professions:
    •    Respiratory Care  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   $1,600 .00
    •    Cardiovascular Perfusion  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             $1,600 .00
    •    Radiation Therapy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     $1,600 .00
    •    Medical Imaging Sciences  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             $1,600 .00
    •    Medical Technology/Biotechnology .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                           $1,600 .00
    •    Physical Therapy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   $1,600 .00
    •    Cardiorespiratory Sciences  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .              $1,600 .00
    •    Physician Assistant  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   $1,065 .00
College of Graduate Studies: .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $1,065 .00
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College of Medicine:
   • Master in Public Health  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $1,065 .00
   • Medicine .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $2,512 .00
College of Nursing:
   • BS Nursing  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $1,065 .00
   • MS Nursing .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $1,065 .00
In addition, for students in the College of Health Professions, you have
received, or will be receiving, under
separate cover, information from
your academic program regarding the
uniforms you will need for your clinical
experiences .


Financial Aid
There’s still time to apply for Financial Aid
if you haven’t done so . Complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid on-line at
www.fafsa.ed.gov, or contact the Financial Aid
Office for an application packet .
If you applied for financial aid, and your
application was completed by April 1, you should
have received a financial aid eligibility letter
in early May . After that, applications will be
processed as completed, on a first come-first serve basis .
Feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions or
problems applying for financial aid . The Office is located in Room 202 of the
Campus Activities Building and the telephone number is (315) 464-4329 .


Student Accounts (Bursar)
You may contact the Student Accounts Office for information regarding your
tuition statement, payments to your account and processing of student loan checks .
Refunds from financial aid funds may be picked up at our office .When refund checks
are ready, you will be notified via your upstate email . You will be receiving your
tuition billing statement under separate cover and payment must reach our office by
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the payment due date printed on your bill .
For more information about paying
your bill visit our website www.upstate.
edu/currentstudents/accounts.		You may
view your tuition charges and financial
aid on-line by logging onto your online
MY UPSTATE student account . In-state
residency forms may also be picked up
at our office or downloaded from our
website .


Optional Student Dining Program
SUNY Upstate Medical University offers a $100 .00 minimum declining balance
student dining program . There are three on-campus locations that the program
may be utilized at and a variety of menu items available . More details will be
available from Morrison Food Service at Orientation Check-In .


On Campus Parking and Car Registration
All students who plan to use monthly SUNY Upstate parking must register
their vehicle with the Parking Office . Please bring your vehicle registration to
Orientation Check-In on Thursday, August 25 . Final details regarding parking lot
assignments and fees for all other students will be available at Orientation Check-In .
If you have questions regarding parking, fees, or lot assignment, please contact the
Parking Office, Room 1801, University Hospital; (315) 464-4801 or by email at
parkingoffice@upstate.edu .


White Coat Ceremonies
(CHP, COM and CON only)
The White Coat Ceremony is designed to convey to students that health
care professionals not only treat, but also care for patients . Students will be
welcomed to their College and the health care profession in the presence
of parents, family members and friends . The Colleges of Medicine, Health
Professions and Nursing have distinct celebrations:
College of Health Professions – Wednesday, August 31 at 5:00 pm in the
Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center, Syracuse University Campus .
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College of Medicine – Wednesday, August 24 at 3:30 pm in the Ballroom at
the Oncenter Convention Center
College of Nursing – Wednesday, August 24 at 5:00 pm in the 9th Floor
Auditorium,Weiskotten Hall .
More information regarding the ceremonies will be available shortly .
To facilitate the planning for the ceremony, we ask that all students in the
Colleges of Health Professions and Medicine and the Master’s Degree students in
the College of Nursing register online with their white coat size . Information on
how to access your online MY UPSTATE student account was mailed to you by
the Office of Student Admissions with your acceptance materials . If you have any
problems accessing your online MY UPSTATE account, please contact Nicole
Morgante, Manager of Student Data Systems, via email at morgantm@upstate.edu .
Please register for the White Coat Ceremony by July 15, 2011 .
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Questions?
An answer to that question is just an email or phone call away! Please feel free
to contact any of the offices listed below - please realize that no question is too
small .The offices are generally open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through
Friday .
Important Campus Phone Numbers
All numbers are Area Code (315)
 Academic Support Services                burds@upstate.edu              464-8851
 Admissions Office                        admiss@upstate.edu             464-4570
 Bookstore                                bookstore@upstate.edu          464-5560
 Campus Activities                        campact@upstate.edu            464-5618
 Child Care Center                        whitec@upstate.edu             464-4438
 College of Graduate Studies, Dean        brownt@upstate.edu             464-4541
 College of Health Professions, Dean                                     464-6560
 College of Medicine, Dean                                               464-9720
 College of Nursing, Dean                                                464-4276
 Curriculum Office, College of Medicine   conklinh@upstate.edu           464-5187
 Disability Services                      stuserve@upstate.edu           464-8855
 Financial Aid Office                     finaid@upstate.edu             464-4329
 Health & Disability Insurance            stuserve@upstate.edu           464-8855
 Multicultural Affairs                    chambern@upstate.edu           464-5433
 Parents’ & Family Day Information        campact@upstate.edu            464-5618
 Parking Office                           jonesva@upstate.edu            464-4801
 Registrar’s Office                       registrar@upstate.edu          464-4604
 Residence Life                           clarktow@upstate.edu           464-5106
 Student Affairs Office, Dean             hindsj@upstate.edu             464-4816
 Student Counseling Services              vanderhh@upstate.edu           464-3120
 Student Health Services Office           brooksl@upstate.edu            464-5470
 Tuition Payments/Bursar’s Office         bursars@upstate.edu            464-5148
 Veteran’s Educational Benefits           registrar@upstate.edu          464-4604
If you have a question and don’t know who to call, contact Chuck Simpson in the
Office of Campus Activities at (315) 464-5618 or via e-mail at simpsonc@upstate.
edu, and we’ll get your call to the right office!
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Syracuse Information (courtesy	visitsyracuse.org)
Mileage to Major Cities:
   Albany, NY  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .136             Montreal, Que .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 248
   Baltimore, MD .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .299                 NewYork, NY  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 253
   Binghamton, NY  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .75                   Niagara Falls, NY  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 165
   Boston, MA  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .299             Philadelphia, PA  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 255
   Buffalo, NY  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .147            Pittsburgh, PA  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 342
   Chicago, IL  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .665            Rochester, NY  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 85
   Cleveland, OH .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .330                 Toronto, Ont .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 248
   Hartford, CT  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .236              Washington, DC  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 350

Population (2006 est.):
   City of Syracuse  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .140,658
   Onondaga County  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .456,777

Transportation
Syracuse is located at the crossroads of two interstate highway systems, east/west
I-90, the NewYork State Thruway, and north/south I-81 .
Air: Over 175 passenger flights arrive and depart daily from the Syracuse
Hancock International Airport, serviced by seven major airlines and several
commuter lines .
Bus: CENTRO provides public transportation for Syracuse and suburbs at a fare
of $1 .25 . Onondaga Coach, Greyhound, Syracuse & Oswego, and Adirondack
Trailways also provide inter-city passenger service .
Rail: Amtrak provides rail passenger transportation service from the William F .
Walsh Regional Transportation Center .

Education:
College and Universities: There are 44 private and state colleges within
the Greater Syracuse Region, with a combined enrollment of over 215,000
students . In the Syracuse area there are eight schools including Syracuse
University, LeMoyne College, SUNY Upstate Medical University, the College
of Environmental Science and Forestry, Onondaga Community College, SUNY
Empire State College, Cazenovia College, Morrisville College and Bryant &
Stratton College .
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Recreation & Culture:
  • More than 50 state, county and city parks and several nature centers
  • 40 golf courses (more than any other area in the Northeast)
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park open year-round
  • 40 museums and galleries, including the nationally known Everson
    Museum of Art, designed by I .M . Pei
  • Syracuse Opera, the only year-round professional opera company serving
    Central NewYork
  • Syracuse Stage, Central NewYork’s only professional theater, attracting
    talented actors and directors from Broadway and beyond
  • The Carrier Dome, home of Syracuse University athletics; the only domed
    stadium in the northeast
  • Alliance Bank Stadium seats 11,000 spectators and is home to the Syracuse
    Chiefs baseball team
  • The NewYork State Fair, the longest running state fair in the country,
    annually attracts more than 1 million people from across the Northeast
  • Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) – More than 200 exhibits and
    displays provide a unique hands-on experience for all ages . It also features
    NewYork State’s only IMAX-Dome theatre
  • Numerous music festivals including Syracuse Jazz Fest, NYS Blues Festival
    and CNYBA Bluegrass Festival
  • Ethnic festivals – Polish Festival,
    Jewish Music & Cultural Festival,
    Bavarian Festival, Latino-
    American Festival, Irish Festival,
    La Festa Italiana, Oktoberfest, and
    many more .
Area Banks: Branch Locations
located on the University Hill
  • Alliance Bank, 101 Marshall Street, Syracuse,
    NY 13210; Phone: 315-703-1300
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, 649 South Crouse Avenue, Syracuse, NY
    13210; Phone: 1-800-935-9935
  • HSBC, 1004 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210; Phone: 315-476-
    2530
  • M&T Bank, 724 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210; Phone: 1-800-
    724-2440
  • State Employees Federal Credit Union (SEFCU), 721 South
    Crouse Avenue, Syracuse, NY, 13210; Phone: 315-428-8822
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