New Students

Welcome to the Newhouse School! If you will be studying on campus, the information on this page will help you begin planning for your arrival.

Welcome to campus!

Please update your current and local address on MySlice and review the resources below.

Fall 2020 COVID-19 updates>>

Newhouse School COVID-19 report>>

Campus Resources

Newhouse Protocols

It is best to make an appointment before visiting an office such as Career Development, Academic Chair Suite, or Graduate Professional Programs. You must wear a mask in the building and do your best to maintain distance from faculty, staff, and other students.
Read the Newhouse Fall 2020 opening report>>


Campus maps
Paper copies of maps are available to pick up from the Office of Graduate Professional Programs.

Newhouse Study Locations

These locations throughout the three Newhouse buildings are designated for use to attend online classes and/or study.

Newhouse 1:
1st Floor: Five individual carrels located in hallway outside side entrance to Room 102
3rd Floor: Chairs and benches on the bridge that connects Newhouse 1 to Newhouse 2

Newhouse 2:
1st Floor: Seating group in Dick Clark lobby
2nd Floor: Lobby seating outside Sports Media Center Gallery; benches in hallway; seating group in elevator lobby; seating group in The Chicago Room, room 276
3rd Floor: Seating group near the entrance to the bridge that connects to Newhouse 1
4th Floor: Individual edit suites inside room 472 (walk-in, first-come first-served); seating group in hallway connecting to Newhouse 3

Newhouse 3:
1st Floor: seating group in lobby
2nd Floor: various seating throughout
3rd Floor: Student Lounge, room 310 (10 seats); Study Room, room 311; Study Room, room 312; Hallway seating groups; Student “Waiting Room” for Advising & CDC, room 327;
4th Floor: Edelman Family Library, room 425 and Hallway seating groups (several distinct groupings throughout the floor)


Free shuttles are available to Manley Field House, South Campus, downtown via Connective Corridor, and Tops Supermarket. ‘Cuse Trolleys make loops around campus.

Some Centro bus routes near campus include a free fare zone for those who show an SU ID. Otherwise bus fare is $2 per trip.

Twenty Zipcars are also located in various lots on campus.

More about transportation>>

How to find support

Graduate Records Office
Your first point of contact at Newhouse. Questions having to do with your academic record, course registration, or merit aid awards should be emailed to

Department coordinators or department chairs
Go to your department program coordinator or department chair if you need academic advising or assistance gaining permission for a course.

Download PDF with department contact information>>

If you need to request enrollment verification, request a transcript, or change your name.

All billing inquiries should be directed here.

Financial Aid
Contact this office with any questions related to your student loans. 

Information and Technology Services (ITS)
If you have issues with your NetID, your email account, or campus software.

Center for International Services
This is the place to direct I-20, visa, or CPT/OPT concerns.

Accessibility and Diversity at Syracuse University
This list includes disability resources, multicultural affairs, LGBT resource center, and religious groups.

Services and Support at Syracuse University
This list includes health and wellness, counseling services, and safety and security.

Student Organizations

Social Media Directory – Sort by S.I. Newhouse or scroll through the entire list. Suggested follows include SU Campus News and Events, Department of Public Safety, and The Daily Orange.

New Student Checklist

Activate your NetID

Your Syracuse University NetID will give you access to the University’s email, financial aid and registration system. It is essential that you activate and check your email account regularly, as it will be the primary communication source for class, program and school information before and after you arrive on campus. Your SUID is printed on your admit letter and Intent to Register form.

You can access your email via SUMail. Your personal records, including grades and financial aid information, is available on MySlice.

Apply for financial aid

Need-based aid is administered through the University’s Office of Financial Aid, which facilitates the disbursement of government loan funds, the only form of need-based aid available to graduate students. In order to be considered for federal aid you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If your program begins in the summer, you must file for both 2019-20 and 2020-21. You may apply online and should do so as soon as possible. You should also check your Financial Aid To-Do List on MySlice in order to apply for summer financial aid. The curriculum sheets above indicate how many credits you will take each term.

Summer Registration

You do not have choices where summer courses are concerned. Students in each program take the same courses, although multiple sections may be offered to keep class sizes small.

What to register for
Advertising (6 credits)
ADV 611
VIS 607

Arts Journalism and Communications (6 credits)
AJC 602
VIS 607
MND 600 (0 credits)

Broadcast and Digital Journalism (6-7 credits)
BDJ 611
BDJ 663
SMC 601 (Sports Media & Communications students only)
For BDJ 611 and 663, please register for section 1 of both or section 2 of both. Please do not mix and match.

Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism (6-7 credits)
COM 617
VIS 607
MND 600 (0 credits)
SMC 601 (Sports Media & Communications students only)

Media and Education (7 credits)
EDU 600 (select section 3)
TRF 610 (select section 1)
TRF 655 (select section 1)

Multimedia, Photography and Design (6 credits)
COM 698
VIS 601 OR
VIS 607 (select section 2)
Please speak with VIS chair or associate chair before making your VIS class selection

New Media Management (6 credits)
COM 698
ICC 617

Public Diplomacy and Global Communications (6 credits)
PRL 602
VIS 607

Public Relations (7 credits)
PRL 603
PRL 604
VIS 607

Television, Radio and Film (7-8 credits)
TRF 610
TRF 636
TRF 655
SMC 601 (Sports Media & Communications students only)
If you feel that you have the academic or professional background to waive out of a listed summer class, please contact us immediately at Brief course descriptions are available in the online Course Catalog. If successfully waived, options for course replacements during the summer are limited.
How to register
1. Course Selection
Some courses have multiple sections, so you should just select one section. Selections are made on a first-come, first-served basis once registration begins. If one section is already closed, try another section. There will be enough space for all students. However, in an effort to maintain even numbers in all sections, the Graduate Records Office reserves the right to alter a student’s registration. In addition, there is always a chance that instructors will change.
2. Register Online Using MySlice
Go to Student ServicesEnrollment, then click on Enroll in a Class, select Summer 2020, and use class search to find your classes and add them to your shopping cart. If you encounter problems with the registration process, please contact our office at
Registration FAQ and Troubleshooting (login with your NetID and password)
3. Payment
You will be billed for summer tuition on June 19. Payment is due by July 10. If you have already applied for student loans for summer, this amount will be reflected on the bill as either applied or anticipated aid, depending on the status of the loans. If a refund is available, you may submit a request via MySlice after all payments have been satisfied.
The course days and times are listed in MySlice. Additionally, Friday, July 3 is a University holiday in observance of Independence Day. There are no classes and University offices will be closed.

Health form and insurance

You must complete your health history and immunization forms through the SU Health Services Patient Portal by July 1. Completion of this may require a physical or immunizations. Health services are provided for students by the Syracuse University Office of Health Services through payment of mandatory health fees.

Health insurance is also required of all graduate students, to cover expenses not included in the health fee and medical treatment outside of the Health Center, such as emergency room care, hospitalization, eye care and dental services.

Communications Law Waiver Request Form

If you took a communications law course previously, you may be able to waive this master’s program requirement and take another course in its place. You must complete this online form by July 15 if you plan to request a waiver (or much earlier if it is one of your required summer classes). Complete the form and be sure to upload the course description and syllabus. We cannot consider forms without these attachments (unless it was a Newhouse course). Please direct questions to Linda Mathis.


The SUID is an identity tool and is used to access a variety of campus services. Prior to July 15, you should follow these photo submission instructions. Further information about how to obtain your card will be shared when more details about the reopening of the physical campus become available.

More Information

Curriculum Information

Below are links to PDF documents of the most recent programs of study for each of the programs as well as links to the online Course Catalog, which includes descriptions of the courses. Please note that in some cases the newly revised curricula are still awaiting approval from New York state and cannot be posted until that occurs. 

Advertising [PDF] [Course Catalog]
Goldring Arts Journalism and Communications [PDF]  [Course Catalog]
Audio Arts [PDF] [Course Catalog]
Broadcast and Digital Journalism [PDF] [Course Catalog]
Broadcast and Digital Journalism, Sports Media & Communications Track [PDF]
Online Master’s Degree Program [PDF]
Communications Managements [PDF] [Course Catalog]
Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism standard and Sports Media & Communications Track [PDF] [Course Catalog]
Media and Education [PDF] [CAS] [Course Catalog]
Media Studies [PDF] [Course Catalog]
Multimedia, Photography and Design [PDF] [Course Catalog]
New Media Management [PDF] [Course Catalog]
Public Diplomacy and Global Communications [PDF] [Course Catalog]
Public Relations [PDF] [Course Catalog]
Television, Radio and Film [PDF] [Course Catalog]
Television, Radio and Film, Sports Media & Communications Track [PDF]

(If you cannot open or download these PDFs, please email

Academic Calendar

Summer session for professional master’s students begins on Monday, June 29, 2020 and ends on Aug. 7. The summer session will take place online and a virtual orientation session will be offered (date TBA).
Media studies orientation will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20. Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.

Get more details on the Syracuse University Academic Calendar>>


There are ample housing options in Syracuse, with many within walking distance to SU. Utilize the SU Off-Campus Housing Finder or apply for on-campus housing through MySlice.

Employment Verification

If you have been awarded an Instructional Associate position, you are required to complete the I-9 employment verification process prior to beginning any paid work at the University. Please be sure to bring the necessary documents with you to Syracuse.

Facebook Group

Stay connected to your classmates via our Facebook Group.