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New York City bleeds Orange!

There are few locations on the planet that compare with the energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and opportunities per square mile New York City has. The New York metro area also has Syracuse University’s largest alumni base in the world, making it alive with Orange spirit and rich with a huge roster of events and experiences... both online and in-person.

It’s no wonder that Syracuse University’s close and dynamic relationship with the city is unlike any other. What is it that has ingrained Syracuse University into the fabric of NYC?

  • The vast network of Syracuse University alumni. More than 53,000 NYC alumni open doors for Syracuse University grads in the worlds of entertainment, the arts, finance, information technology, media, journalism, and more.
  • The largest home base of Syracuse University students. Perennially the metro New York area boasts the largest number of undergraduates at Syracuse University. 
  • Immersive learning experiences. From semester-long programs, like the drama department’s Tepper Semester, Newhouse in NYC, and Syracuse Architecture NYC, to week-long trips to the city’s media empires and internships with prestigious companies, Syracuse University students get an intense, unvarnished look at what it takes to succeed in their chosen fields.
  • A true “community of experts.” Syracuse University students benefit from the knowledge and expertise of alumni and friends who are leaders in their fields and in the NYC community, while collaborations with NYC-based firms provide unequaled opportunities for students to learn in real-world settings.
  • A wide range of alumni and student events. Alumni networking events, industry panel discussions, New Student Send-Offs—all these and more enable alumni and students to engage with the SU in NYC, creating a lively exchange of ideas.
  • The Joseph I. Lubin House. Located on East 61st Street in Manhattan, Lubin House is home to many of Syracuse University’s events, features a continual slate of art exhibitions in its Louise and Bernard Palitz Art Gallery, and serves as a base of operations when Syracuse University professors and student groups are in the area. Check out our latest exhibition.
  • The Fisher Center. The Fisher Center is Syracuse University’s academic home in New York City. With 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art teaching facilities, it enhances our existing NYC-based programs and offers new classes and programs in theater, architecture, business, communications, the arts, fashion, the humanities, and more.
  • New York’s College Team. New York City becomes a sea of orange when one of our teams plays in the area. Whether it be at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Yankee Stadium, or MetLife Stadium...the NY Metro area is our athletics home away from home!

Facts and Figures

  • 53,300
    Number of Syracuse University alumni living in the NYC area
  • 16,409
    Greatest number of NYC-area alumni from one school (the College of Arts and Sciences)
  • 32
    Number of NYC-area alumni, parents, and friends serving on the Board of Trustees (including Life Trustees) 
  • 194
    Number of NYC-area alumni, parents, and friends serving on school and college advisory boards, the National Alumni Association Board, and the Athletics Advisory Board

* Unless otherwise noted, statistics are as of the 2019—2020 academic year.

Stay Connected

This site is your hub for Syracuse University in the New York metro area. So whether you’re an alum, a prospective student, or just a fan, stop by often to see what’s new and what’s going on. Want to get involved? Contact Pam Mulligan, executive director of Alumni Engagement for the New York metro area, at 212.710.5582 or pamullig@syr.edu.