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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 SU’s largest alumni base in the world, making it alive with Orange spirit and rich with a huge roster of high-profile events.

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 SU into the fabric of NYC?

  • The vast network of SU alumni. More than 50,000 NYC alumni open doors for SU grads in the worlds of entertainment, the arts, finance, information technology, media, journalism, and more.
  • The largest home base of SU students. Perennially the metro New York area boasts the largest number of undergraduates at SU. 
  • Immersive learning experiences. From semester-long programs, like the drama department’s Tepper Semester and Syracuse Architecture NYC, to week-long trips to the city’s media empires and internships with prestigious companies, SU 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 like JPMorgan Chase & Co. 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 SU’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 SU professors and student groups are in the area. Check out our latest exhibition.
  • The Fisher Center. The Fisher Center is SU’s new 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 will expand our offerings with 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 SU’s 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!

Some Facts and Figures

  • 52,000
    Number of SU alumni living in the NYC area
  • 14,059
    Greatest number of NYC-area alumni from one school (the College of Arts and Sciences)
  • 29
    Number of NYC-area alumni, parents, and friends serving on the Board of Trustees (including Life Trustees) 
  • 137
    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 2018-19 academic year.

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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.