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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.
Mary Gilmore Smith ’29 G ’38 has the longest and largest giving history of any annual donor to the Eta Pi Upsilon Endowed Scholarship Fund at Syracuse University. Gilmore died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the age of 106. During her tenure at Syracuse University—as a student, employee, alumnus, and donor—she served on many committees and held numerous leadership positions within the University.
Gilmore devoted countless hours of service to others—especially as an advocate for women. In fact, she was the first vocational counselor of women at SU. While serving as social director and acting dean of summer sessions (1938-1941), she was made an honorary member of Eta Pi Upsilon, the undergraduate women’s honorary society. During her tenure as an academic counselor to women students at University College, she and colleague Nancy Callahan Gelling started the Eta Pi Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to women studying part time at SU.
In 1940, Gilmore married Edward Allen Smith, a faculty member in SU’s business school. In keeping with SU’s policy that prohibited spouses to be employed by the University, she stepped down from her position when she married. Smith returned to SU in 1956 and served as assistant to the dean of human development (HSHP) and as an instructor. From 1963-1972 Gilmore was a counselor in the women’s center at University College. Upon her retirement in 1972, she worked for 18 years as director of RSVP for the Volunteer Center in Syracuse.
Among the many recognitions she received, Gilmore was awarded the Chancellor’s Citation and Melvin Eggers Senior Alumni Award (1994) and the Ollie Owen Award for Outstanding Community Service from RSVP (2000). In 2004, she was inducted into the archives of the Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.
Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth Smith Hakanson of Syracuse, numerous grandchildren, and several generations of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Plymouth Congregational Church in Syracuse.