Syracuse University

Own the Dome - Students

Own The Dome

Registered Students


We can’t wait for your arrival on Sunday, April 21!  We have changed the name of this event and hope it hasn’t caused you any confusion.  In honor of the Orange’s appearance in the Final four, we’ve adjusted the title for this event to Own The Dome.  You’ll still enjoy lots of food, entertainment and live performances with the added twist of interactive activities that will encourage class spirit and unity.  So, come Own The Dome for a night.  Your place on the turf awaits!

Schedule of Events & What to Expect

Sunday, April 21

4 – 6 pm: Arrive on campus; if attending with your family, park at Lampe Parking Lot (your parents have the directions) and catch a shuttle bus to the Carrier Dome.  Once at the Dome, you’ll enter through Gate A and pass through a security checkpoint.

6:30 – 7 pm: Then, you’ll check in and check your personal belongings (sleeping bag, pillow, etc) and receive your t-shirt, ID badge, snacks, and more.

7:00 - 7:15 pm Welcome/Program Announcements: (you don’t want to miss this!) You’ll gather with your parents in the West End Zone (near the stage)

7:15 pm: Say goodnight to your parents – they’ll leave at this time for their own dinner in the Goldstein Auditorium. You’ll stay in the Dome for a picnic dinner on the turf.

8:00 – 9:00 pm: Join other incoming students and current SU student leaders for team-building games, competitions, photo opps, and more.

9:00 – 11 pm: Live performances from SU student organizations & Thomas Bresadola, Master Hypnotist

11 pm – 11:30 pm: Time to pick up your personal belongings from the East End Zone, grab a snack, brush your teeth, and choose where you’ll sleep in the overnight area on the turf.

11:30 – 1:00 am: Movie time & orange dreams.

Monday, April 22

6:00-7:30 am: Rise and Shine! Time to pack up, shower, and get ready for your day.

7:30-8:30 am: Pick up breakfast sandwiches on-the-go and walk to the Schine Student Center to meet your family for the Spring Reception. You’ll receive a schedule for the day’s events so you can plan how to spend the rest of your time at SU.

Students Registered for the Bus from NYC

Those who have reserved a seat on the bus should have received an e-mail to confirm your reservation.  Only those who have a reservation will be allowed on the bus and the seats are for students only.  If you reserved a seat, please arrive to SU’s Lubin House, located at 11 E. 61st Street, New York, NY by 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 21 to catch the bus.  The bus will leave Syracuse University at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 22 and return directly to Lubin House, where the students will be dropped off.  Students will be required to show the signed consent form prior to boarding the bus from NYC.  A link to the consent form was included in the Own The Dome registration e-mail confirmation you received this week.  Without the consent form signed by you and your parent/legal guardian, you will not be allowed on the bus.