• University College is the gateway to Syracuse University for part-time matriculated students whose goal is to pursue a degree or earn a certificate or credential from any of SU’s schools and colleges.
  • University College is also the home of nonmatriculated students who are not pursuing an SU degree but are interested in continuing education for professional development. We also welcome visiting students who will take a class and transfer the earned credits to their home institution.
  • University College offers a variety of degree programs, certificates, and noncredit courses in the daytime, evenings, online, and in condensed and accelerated formats.
  • University College oversees Summer at Syracuse  for full- and part-time SU students and visiting students, offering standard summer sessions (2-week, 6-week, and 12-week) as well as many classes with unique start and end dates. Additional summer programs include our popular Summer College for High School students   , and SummerStart  for incoming freshmen.
  • University College oversees Winterlude , SU’s online winter session established in 2013. The winter session runs for just four weeks, featuring classes covering a wide variety of topics. Students can earn three credits, helping them boost their GPA, prepare for study abroad, or – if a visiting student – transferring the credits to your home college. Winterlude classes are open to SU and non-SU students, both full- and part-time.
  • University College administers a full range of popular community programs, including Thursday Morning Roundtable, Institute for Retired People, Citizens Academy , and Onondaga Citizens League . All of these groups make significant contributions to the civic engagement, activism, education, and enlightenment in the Central New York area.


A knowledgeable, caring University College staff is dedicated to assisting students in every step of the educational process, from advising to registration, through graduation.


UC serves a multicultural blend of thousands of part-time, visiting, and summer students each year. Part-time students who complete their degree programs are eligible to participate in Syracuse University’s Commencement ceremony in the Carrier Dome in May.


Syracuse University faculty members and community experts certified for adjunct status by their respective academic departments teach for University College.

General Information


Michael Frasciello
Michael Frasciello, Ph.D.
Karen Bull
Karen Bull, Ph.D.
Rosemary Kelly
Rosemary Kelly
Christopher Cofer
Christopher Cofer
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James Gaffey
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David Lind


University College Hours

Academic Year

  • Monday – Friday
    8:30 am–5:00 pm


  • Monday – Friday
    8:00 am–4:30 pm

Drop In Hours

Can’t make it to an Information Session? Drop in for answers to your admissions and financial aid questions.

Monday – Friday: 2-4 p.m.

Visits are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reid Hall when it served as the home for University College

Our History

UC’s legacy dates back to 1918, when the first Evening Session for nontraditional part-time students was held in downtown Syracuse.
University College front entrance

Location & Directions

University College of Syracuse University is located on the Syracuse University campus at 700 University Avenue. It is easily accessible from downtown Syracuse, Route 81, and Interstate 690.