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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.
You can 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 available through the schools and colleges, as well as the TEDCenter.
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.
University College serves as the bridge between Syracuse University and the Central New York community. Many time-honored, nationally-renowned civic programs like Thursday Morning Roundtable and Onondaga Citizens League were started at University College and have endured because of UC’s vision. More recently, two-way community pathways have been forged with artistic and cultural endeavors like La Casita Cultural Center, Community Folk Arts Center, and Syracuse Stage.
University College has a special commitment to community programs designed to improve citizen understanding of public policy issues and to encourage participation in the democratic process. In addition, our long-standing partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb encourages local middle school students to pursue their interests in science careers.
OCL fosters informed public discourse by identifying and studying critical community issues affecting Central New York, developing recommendations for action, and communicating study findings to interested and affected groups.
TMR is a weekly civic forum bringing together a mix of community leaders and experts from a variety of fields to learn about public issues and problems.
IRP provides opportunities for retired people to stay intellectually active, expand interests, and make new acquaintances through meetings featuring guest speakers.
A longstanding partnership between Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and University College, Science Horizons is a week-long summer program for Onondaga County middle school students designed to encourage interest in science, technology, and science-related careers.
Shadow Day brings 5th grade students from Seymour Magnet School to campus for a day, where they experience college life firsthand by shadowing an SU student.
The Citizens Academy offers residents of Onondaga County the opportunity to find out how local government works, how to join with government to effect change, and how to create the future of our community.
This is an inclusive organization established at Syracuse University that schedules special events during the school year, sponsors auxiliary groups that meet regularly, and organizes projects to raise funds for scholarships.
The Center offers diverse education and public programming options in the visual and performing arts in the form of classes, workshops, lectures, etc.
This program serves both the University Community and the Greater Syracuse region with an array of music classes and activities. It provides opportunities for community members of all ages to learn about music, take music lessons, and perform in a variety of ensembles.
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Central New York’s only Latin cultural center is located in Syracuse’s Near Westside neighborhood, which is also home to the area’s largest Latino population. La Casita hosts cultural events that promote and document the arts, culture, and education of the Latin community. It also provides dance, theater, and youth programming.