Campus Dining and Stores to Become Fully Cashless in Fall 2024

Beginning at the start of the Fall 2024 semester, all Syracuse University Campus Dining and Campus Store locations will operate on a fully cashless basis, joining many other campus departments, including the JMA Wireless Dome and Parking and Transportation Services. The campus community has moved away from cash usage in recent years, undoubtedly accelerated by the rise of contactless payment methods in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in 2023, only 3% of total campus retail and dining sales were transacted in cash. Dining and retail locations will continue to accept all major credit and debit cards, ’CUSE Cash, Dining Dollars (where applicable) and Google Pay/Apple Pay (where available).

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Summer Application Now Available

Summer Housing Application Now Available!

Students looking to live on campus during the summer can complete the housing application on the housing portal via their MySlice account. Please select Student Resources followed by Housing and Meal Plans to access the portal. You will find the application under the Application and Forms menu option.

In the News: What I learned when my living plans went South via The Daily Orange

A room assignment on South Campus may seem like the end of the world. But, The Daily Orange columnist, Haley Thompkins, writes that living on South Campus may be a blessing in disguise.

by Haley Thompkins

The following is an excerpt from an article published by The Daily Orange. To read the full story, visit

The biggest surprise that came with living on South Campus was the calm. I’ve learned to appreciate the quiet and beauty on South, as well as Syracuse in general and learned independence along the way.

My roommate and I shared our own kitchen, bathroom and living room, and each had our own bedrooms. At the end of the busy days we’ve had, it’s been a blessing to have our own space to decompress. But our apartment is our little oasis from the outside world. We became best friends and truly became each other’s family. By living on the bottom unit, we also had easy access to the outside which has come in handy with the recent gorgeous weather. Our space has become entirely ours. It’s our home.

Given the structure of South Campus, — with the majority of residents living in two or three person apartments instead of thirty people to a floor — I knew I could be losing the sense of community I loved freshman year. But, South forced me to connect with the people around me in ways I never expected.