Auxiliary Services, Facility Services Complete Latest Residence Hall Upgrades

Renovated room in Day HallAs summer 2019 came to a close, the Syracuse University campus was a hive of activity. Last-minute paint touch-ups went onto walls, closet doors were re-adjusted and the crinkling sounds of plastic-wrapped mattresses filled the hallways of DellPlain Hall. This summer marked the first year of a two-year renovation project at DellPlain, the latest in a series of top-to-bottom renovations in the University’s residence halls.

At DellPlain, this summer’s work focused on renovating student rooms, lounges and common areas on floors six through eight. Beyond making the student rooms fully accessible, new finishes, flooring and student room furniture were installed and new IT infrastructure was constructed.

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Department of Public Safety to Hire 90 Residential Community Safety Officers

In an effort to continue to enhance the safety services provided to the Syracuse University community, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will expand its residential security aide program during the Spring 2020 semester.

The program will provide 24-hour staff coverage to every residence hall at Syracuse University. Residential community safety officers (RCSO) will be stationed at the entrance of each hall, validating the identifications of every person entering and signing in guests. The residential community safety officers will each be New York State licensed security officers. In case of emergencies, the officers will be in radio contact with the DPS Emergency Communications Center.

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For University’s 150th, the Bookstore Celebrates the Original Orange

Block S t-shirtSyracuse University’s sesquicentennial is an opportunity to reflect on the University’s bold history and legendary alumni, and on events that shaped the institution. The Syracuse University Bookstore is taking advantage of the opportunity to highlight some of the key moments, athletic achievements—and mascots!—that have played a part in the University’s rich past.

A series of College Vault products are on sale now in the Bookstore, featuring the 1959 National Football Championship, a 1990s version of the block-S Syracuse logo and Vita the Goat—the bygone live mascot who roamed the sidelines of Archbold Stadium during the 1920s.

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Fire Safety Event Marks Campus Fire Safety Awareness Month

As part of Campus Fire Safety Awareness Month, the South Campus, Off Campus and Commuter Services office is co-sponsoring an educational event with Fire and Life Safety Services (FLSS) this week, all with the safety of students in mind.

During the week, students will have the opportunity to learn more about fire safety at a pop-up tent and table located outside of Lyons Hall, at 401 Euclid Ave. Part of the educational effort involves distribution of a brochure developed by Brian Tarolli, an inspector with FLSS.

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Orange Central 2019 in Photos

Orange Central 2019 was held from September 12-15 and included the opening of the Barnes Center at The Arch, the brand-new University wellness center. Check out photos from the University community throughout the weekend at Syracuse University News.

A New Era at Syracuse University: Barnes Center at The Arch Transforms Health and Wellness

Yesterday, Syracuse University opened the Barnes Center at The Arch, the University’s new state-of-the-art health, wellness and recreation complex. The new facility and the programs that find their home there include many amenities found in other college and university recreation centers, but the facility isn’t what makes the Barnes Center transformational for students.

Recognizing that individual well-being encompasses mind, body and spirit, the Barnes Center offers something different. Its staffing, resources and services go well beyond the scope of a traditional college recreation center. In addition to recreational fitness and personal training, students will find student health clinics, nutritional advice and stress management, meditation resources and mental health counseling in a central location.

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Syracuse University Becomes the 70th Bee Campus USA Institution in the Nation

Syracuse University has become the 70th educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to organize the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. Syracuse University joins more than 150 other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators.

According to Meg Lowe, sustainability coordinator and Syracuse University Bee Campus USA committee chair, “the University has already taken great care in providing native pollinator habits across campus with native plant species, minimal pesticide use and, most recently, the addition of the Pete’s Giving Garden on South Campus. More pollinator gardens are being planned for the future.”

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Otto’s Juice Box Prepares for Grand Opening

As the grand opening for the Barnes Center at The Arch nears, the Food Services staff at Otto’s Juice Box is simultaneously preparing for the big day and settling into their daily routine in the newest café on campus.

On Friday, September 13, the public is invited to the grand opening of the Barnes Center, where the staff at Otto’s Juice Box will provide free smoothie samples. A representative for KIND bars will also be on-site and will have free samples as well. The star of the show will be a cake in the shape of the new building, as well as SU’s famous carrot cake cupcakes.

The new café opened to the public on Monday, August 26, and offers seven different smoothie flavors, along with a make-your-own-smoothie option. A selection of iced and hot teas and coffees round out the menu, along with a regularly rotating selection of grab and go salads, fruits, and wraps.

Student input at a campus taste test led to the selection of the flavor options, and Food Services staff further perfected their recipes by sampling the smoothies among their employees, said Sue Bracy, director of Food Services.

There’s one more element yet to arrive in the café: A smoothie bike! In the spirit of combining healthy food and fitness, these gadgets are essentially stationary bikes with a twist. The blender containing smoothie ingredients is prepared as usual, but the blending process is only complete once the smoothie consumer pedals the bike, activing the blender. A delicious smoothie is still the end product, but the production involves burning a few calories first.

The smoothie bike is due to arrive in the next few weeks. Syracuse University community members can submit feedback about Otto’s Juice Box or any other Food Services location by contacting

Syracuse University Introduces New Safety Initiatives, Enhances Late-Night-Hour Resources

With the 2019-20 academic year underway, Syracuse University has introduced a series of new safety initiatives designed to evolve to the needs of and enhance services available to students and the campus community, especially during late-night hours. The new initiatives, which reflect feedback provided by students last spring, are the result of collaboration between the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience and the Division of Business, Finance and Administrative Services.

“Student safety, and the safety of everyone in our campus community, is and always will be our No. 1 priority,” says Tony Callisto, senior vice president and chief law enforcement officer. “We appreciate the feedback we receive from students and others, and strive to align their ideas and input with evolving options for enhanced safety across our campus community.”

Read about all of the new initiatives at Syracuse University News.

4 tips if you’re headed to Syracuse-Clemson: Parking, fresh air, how to meet Dwight Freeney

Syracuse, N.Y. — The Syracuse-Clemson game on Saturday is expected to be the school’s first sellout crowd for a football game since 1998. Not surprisingly, the Carrier Dome and its surrounding areas will be a little more hectic and a little more challenging to navigate than it has been on most football Saturdays since then.

For a rundown on parking, bringing in water, and more, read the full story with tips from Vice President and CHief Facilities Officer Pete Sala at