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Office of Student Services
340 Sims Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1230
Telephone: 315-443-3144
Fax: 315-443-2562


Falk College Dean's List

Congratulations to Falk College students who have been named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List. Students receive this certificate of achievement when they have achieved a minimum of a 3.4 semester grade point average and have earned at least 12 credit hours of course work.

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Welcome to the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University

Mission Statement
The Office of Student Services strives to provide a caring, comfortable and confidential environment where students can discuss academic, social and/or emotional concerns.  In addition, we provide advising for undeclared students and track all requirements for degree completion.

Our Approach
Our department uses a strength-based advising and counseling approach when working with students so we listen to your concerns, identify your strengths and challenges and work towards positive solutions.  We like to take a proactive (rather than reactive) approach to situations, both academic and personal, so we prefer to see students when their concerns first arise so we can work on solutions before a crisis occurs or things are “too far gone” to make an impact in the semester.  

General Support Services
Typical issues that students talk to us about are:
  • Concerns with their classes/grades
  • Time management (fitting everything in and developing a balanced schedule for school and play)
  • Study and learning strategies
  • Learning disabilities (whether already diagnosed or suspected)
  • Relationship issues (roommates, friendships, romantic and parental)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Drug and Alcohol Issues
  • Homesickness
  • Sexual and Gender Orientation issues
  • Getting connected and making friends on campus
  • Lifestyle concerns (sleeping, eating, developing routines, etc.)
  • Health issues (personal and/or family)

We also collaborate with many other resources on campus and may connect you to them if it would be helpful for your particular concerns (see Campus Resources)



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Welcome Falk College Class of 2018!

We’re excited to meet our first-year and transfer students as well as reunite with our returning students as we begin the Fall 2014 semester together. The University has a structured schedule of events for all new students, which can found in the Syracuse Welcome 2014 New Student Orientation Schedule.

For Falk College students and their families who are new to SU, we look forward to meeting you at the Falk College Dean’s Welcome Reception at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 in the Lyman Hall Rotunda. Click here to view other important details specific to Falk College’s new students and families.

Welcome back students, faculty and staff! Go Falk Nation! Go Orange!


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Pictured here, Falk College benefactor, David B. Falk with Michael Jordan whose daughter, Jasmine, graduated with the Falk College Class of 2014, and Falk College assistant dean for advancement, David Salanger

Congratulations Class of 2014!

The Falk College congratulates the newest Syracuse University alumni who graduated from the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and Syracuse University May 10-11. The Falk College Class of 2014 included 286 undergraduates, 144 master’s candidates, 20 students who earned Certificates of Advanced Study and 7 Ph.D. students. In addition to members of the Class of 2014 celebrating at the Manley Field House event, Saturday’s Falk College convocation included many proud parents and grandparents, spouses and partners, brothers and sisters, family members, friends, and members of the University’s Board of Trustees, including Falk College benefactor, David B. Falk.


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Congratulations to our newly admitted undergraduate students!

If you are one of our newly admitted undergraduate students, Congratulations! You should feel very proud that your hard work and persistence have paid off. We’d like to invite you to attend one of our admitted student receptions. Meet faculty, staff and students and discover more about Syracuse University. We’ll treat you to your name up in lights on the Carrier Dome scoreboard plus lunch on the turf and a list of options including: a student life expo, residence hall tours, campus tours and more. It’s a big decision, so come ask your questions and find out why so many people choose to Go Orange!

We’ll be in New York City on Saturday, April 5th at Syracuse University’s Lubin House in Manhattan, if you can’t make it to campus. Our on-campus receptions will be held: April 7, 11, 14 and 21. And be sure to ask about the overnight “Own the Dome” event on April 13th.


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Falk College organizations plant Pinwheel Garden to raise awareness, money for Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Falk College, in conjunction with two of its student organizations, Kappa Omicron Nu, the national honor society program for CFS majors at Syracuse University and the Syracuse University chapter of the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) worked together to raise awareness and money to support the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Site during Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is commemorated in April. Last week the group collected donations for paper pinwheels and blue wristbands. On Sunday, April 13, the group planted the pinwheel garden in between the Schine Student Center and Newhouse.


Engagement. Passion. Purpose. Connection. Only 2 Students, 2 Voices will be chosen to lead a class of many

Will YOU be the next Senior Class Marshal?

Current Falk College Juniors interested in being a Senior Class Marshal can find information at http://seniormarshal.syr.edu.

Marshals now have the unique opportunity to:

  • Meet with senior–level University administrators to share and offer feedback on the SU experience
  • Engage in exclusive networking opportunities with alumni
  • Represent the 2015 class at special University-wide events
  • Help to select the 2015 commencement speaker
  • Lead the entire Commencement procession at graduation

Marshals should be distinguished individuals who have excelled during their time at Syracuse, exemplify the spirit of the senior class, understand and have experienced Scholarship in Action, and exhibit excellent critical-thinking skills. The criteria used to determine qualified nominees include:

  • Scholarship,
  • Academic honors,
  • Student organization involvement
  • An essay soliciting the student’s suggestions for engaging the SU community in Scholarship in Action.


Class of 2014: Convocation & Commencement Info.

Plans for the Falk College Convocation and SU Commencement are well underway. Be sure to mark your calendars with the dates below. Please check back for important on-going information for the Class of 2014, including how seniors can submit their photo memories from their time at SU for the Falk College’s traditional student slide show presented during Convocation.

Falk College Convocation
Saturday, May 10, 4:00 p.m., Manley Field House

SU Commencement
Sunday, May 11, 9:30 a.m., Carrier Dome


Deans Graduate Student Reception

Dean's Graduate Students Reception

View the recent Graduate BBQ party pictures.


MFT 2012 Newsletter

How to Get Good Grades in College

Would you like help getting organized, managing your time, reducing test anxiety, and improving your note-taking, reading comprehension, study and test-taking skills? These important skills help students be more successful in their classes and puts them on track to get good grades in college. The Falk College Office of Student Services would like to introduce its students to the perfect online resource:

How to Get Good Grades in College covers all of the above topics and more! To access this very valuable resource, follow these 3 easy steps:

(1) Click Here

(2) Enter the following information:

Username: falk
Password: orange

(3) Then click on How To Get Good Grades in College and it will open the online booklet for you

Read the whole booklet or just select the areas of interest. Get started today. You can go back and login whenever you would like, as this resource is there for you whenever you need it. For more questions contact Malissa Monaghan, Academic Counselor, Falk College Student Services Office.


Plant a Pinwheel

Falk College Leaders support child abuse prevention with Pinwheel Garden

To support the efforts of the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, the Falk College Student Leadership Society planted a pinwheel garden on the SU campus between Schine and Newhouse April 14. The garden creates a visual reminder about Child Abuse Prevention Month commemorated during April. The Falk College Leadership Society includes students who work closely with Associate Dean, Dr. Renie Kehres, in an advisory capacity to create and sustain a student-friendly culture in our college. The Leadership Society is also involved in community service and leadership training. To learn more about the Falk Leadership Society


Falk College Peer Advisors for 2013-2014


Falk College Peer Advisors help incoming freshmen and transfer students understand and transition into college life here at Syracuse University. Peer Advisors answer questions, give tours, assist with schedule adjustments and help with other Falk College functions throughout the year. Starting college is a big transition and our Peer Advisors are ready to help!

Want to learn more about being a peer advisor?

Falk College Office of Student Services

Dr. Renie Kehres serves as the Associate Dean of Student Services in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

College Events

Coming Back Together


Syracuse University's African American & Latino alumni reunion.

Dates: September 18-21

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Research Brown Bag Forum


Developing a dengue early warning system in coastal urban Ecuador

Speaker: Anna M. Stewart
Date: September 26
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Sims Hall Atrium

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Interested in a Short-Term Study Aboard?


Sign-up for NSD 354: Mediterranean Food, Culture & Health an Italian Experience this spring or summer.

Spring - apply by Oct 1
Summer - apply by Feb 20


Time Of Your Life
Alumni, come celebrate your greatest SU moments & make new memories.

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Research Brown Bag Forum


Exploring the Experiences of Children with Trangender Parents: Family Dynamics, Challenges and Protective Factors
Speaker: Deb Coolhart

Work-family issues in the Context of Immigration: The Experience of Asian-Indian Immigrants
Speaker: Kamala Ramadoss

Date: October 3
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Sims Hall Atrium



Family Weekend 2014


Dates: October 31-Nov. 2

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Graduate Program Information Session


Date: November 15

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