An SU undergraduate conceived the idea of Shadow Day – and it has become a tradition each spring on campus. Fifth graders from Seymour Magnet School in the Syracuse City School District come to campus to “shadow” student volunteers. They have breakfast with the Chancellor, attend classes, have lunch in the dining hall, and visit the athletics department. The children learn about the rewards and responsibilities of education, and have role models from similar backgrounds who show them the possibilities for their own futures.


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  • Shadow Day Program Celebrates 15 Years

    For 15 years University College (UC) carried forward the dream of an SU student who initiated a program as a project in her leadership class. Shadow Day, founded in 1998, was the brainchild of Kamika Dunlap ’99. It fosters community building, service and outreach by bringing fifth-grade students from