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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.
Every year, the Thursday before the Syracuse University Commencement ceremony in the Dome, University College conducts a Convocation and Commencement Celebration for its part-time undergraduates who will be receiving diplomas that year.
Choose from more than two hundred degrees at Syracuse University, with bachelor’s degree, associate degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. options. A number of certificate programs that provide a valuable credential for career advancement are also available through the schools and colleges.
Thousands of courses are offered each semester at SU. View a full listing of them at MySlice.syr.edu, where you can search by subject, session, or mode of instruction.
You may be determined to finish a degree you started years ago but never completed. Or maybe you never went to college but find yourself limited in your employment options and unfulfilled in your career aspirations. We welcome you and your goal to study part-time at Syracuse University.
Part-time students can earn a bachelor’s degree, associate degree or certificate from Syracuse University in a wide range of majors and disciplines. Find the program that works for you.
Once you’ve been admitted to University College, you’ll need to choose your classes and register for them. It’s best to get started early – some classes fill quickly and you don’t want to get closed out of the ones you need for your degree program.
Keep an updated copy of the academic calendar, and highlight the dates and deadlines. It is imperative that you meet all deadlines for registration, dropping or adding a class, applying for financial aid, etc.
All students requesting financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. Additional requirements for completing financial aid applications depend on which type of aid applicant you are.
University College offers a number of scholarships and grants for need-based and merit-based students, and student veterans.
In 1966, Eleanor Harvith Gannon, spokesperson for the Class of 1923, contributed the original $1,000 to endow a “memorial fund” which established the tradition of gifts honoring deceased Eta Pi sisters. The Memorial Fund became the foundation of the Eta Pi Upsilon Endowed Scholarship Fund which is the largest provider of scholarships to University College.
Each year, Eta Pi Upsilon awards more than 20 scholarships to women who are earning a degree, often while working, raising families, caring for aging family members at the same time. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduates annually based on academic distinction and financial need. Eta Pi Upsilon scholars are recognized at a reunion luncheon, where they share moving stories of determination and triumph in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
As the 100th anniversary of Eta Pi’s founding approached, the board initiated a three-year campaign to add $100,000 to the endowment fund. Members enthusiastically responded, and the number of scholarships awarded annually grew from six in 1996 to eight in 1998 to more than 25 in 2008, thanks to an endowment now valued at more than $1.6 million. To date, University College women have received 345 Eta Pi Upsilon scholarships.
During or shortly after the spring term of each year, women demonstrating academic distinction and financial need while studying at UC are invited to apply for Eta Pi scholarships. Each scholarship covers the cost of three to six credits toward Syracuse University courses, to be used in one of the following three semesters. The University College Scholarship Committee selects recipients and a group of Eta Pi Upsilon board members matches recipients with specific scholarships.
Marian was a School of Speech major and a Daily Orange Women’s Editor who was very active on campus and was selected for three honoraries. She continued her commitment to SU throughout the subsequent stages of her life, which included marriage, childrearing, part-time work, and full-time volunteer activities such as serving as Chairman of the Community Chest. She remained a loyal Eta Pi supporter even after she became legally blind three years before her death, and she bequeathed a sum sufficient to endow an Eta Pi scholarship in her name.
Pearle was the very first graduate of SU’s School of Journalism, subsequently working for the Syracuse Post-Standard. She married fellow graduate Mark A. Clements and traveled worldwide with him. In 1987, after listening to moving testimonials from scholarship recipients at an Eta Pi luncheon, she established an Eta Pi scholarship in her name. At her death in 1990, Mark requested that memorials be sent to the Pearle Ness Clements Scholarship Fund. On the occasion of his death in 2004, a bequest of $230,000 was made to the Pearle Ness Clements Scholarship Fund.
Noni graduated with honors from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the College of Arts and Sciences at SU, where she was a member of several scholastic honoraries. After writing for the National News Bureau of the Methodist Church, raising a family and becoming involved in parent education, Noni formed her own company, Constructing Communication. She was recognized by the Rotarians for her community service and named a Paul Harris Fellow. In 1996, Noni and her husband, Harold, endowed a scholarship in her name.
Liz was active in student government at SU. She excelled academically, not only belonging to Eta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa, but graduating magna cum laude. She later earned an MBA. Liz was one of the first three women in the New York Telephone Company’s management training program. She worked for NY Tel and its parent company AT&T for 37 years, retiring as Vice President for Information Systems at NYNEX, later Verizon Communications. In grateful recognition of her service to them, the Verizon Foundation endowed an Eta Pi scholarship in her name.
Jean was one of three sisters to attend SU on scholarships, graduating magna cum laude in 1955. She was one of the first female representatives of a major printing company, where she earned a reputation for integrity, professionalism, and a willingness to mentor colleagues. During a valiant 10-year battle against cancer, Jean’s sense of humor, optimism, and courage were a source of inspiration to all. In recognition of her bravery, leadership, and spirit, her family was proud to endow a scholarship in her memory.
The Lapham Scholarships were established through a bequest to the scholarship fund from Mildred Stiles Lapham ’30, in recognition of her step daughter-in-law, Joan Bosworth Lapham ’56. The following four scholarships have each been named in honor of early Syracuse University graduates who made a significant contribution to the betterment of humanity:
Pat Cain Beyle ’56, who had been president of the active chapter her senior year at SU, was impressed by the scholarships and recipients at the 2001 luncheon in their honor. She contacted her classmates about the possibility of establishing a scholarship in the name of their class. She felt that they had been a group of women leaders and they needed to continue to lead. This was one way they could make a difference. Five years later, on the occasion of their 50th reunion, the first Class of 1956 scholarship was awarded.
Learn more about this remarkable woman whose contribution of time, talent, and financial investment changed the lives of so many within the University and the Syracuse community.
“Bunny,” having earned a doctorate in education from Edinburgh University, became a specialist in family relations and child development. She joined the faculty of SU’s College of Home Economics and subsequently served as dean until her retirement. Her many honors included being named the Post-Standard’s “All-Time Woman of Achievement” in 1973 and having the nursery school at SU named for her. She served as president of the Eta Pi Alumnae Association in the early 1960s, and in appreciation of her cutting-edge philosophy empowering women, the Board named its second scholarship for her in 1974.
Nancy exemplified service to SU from the moment she entered as a freshman and culminated in her recognition with a Chancellor’s Citation in 1979. In the meantime, she worked full time as an academic counselor at UC. Her career spanned thirty years and touched hundreds of students’ lives. The student lounge at UC is named for her. In 1982 a scholarship was named in her honor. When she died later that year, her family requested that gifts in her memory be sent to the fund, and the SU Alumnae Club of Central New York donated their entire 1982-83 monies.
An architect by profession, Connie was a rare woman in an elite man’s world. She specialized in designing schools and libraries. Her spare time was spent working tirelessly for the Eta Pi Upsilon Alumnae Association, which she served as president, treasurer, newsletter editor and advisor to the active chapter. In honor of her years of giving of herself to Eta Pi, the Board of Directors named a Centennial Scholarship in her honor following her death in 1999. The first scholarship was awarded in June 2000.