Dean Murphy Welcomes Students Spring 2023

Dear Falk Students,

Welcome back to Syracuse University! We hope you had a joyous holiday season and an opportunity to relax and spend time with friends and family over winter break. We’re excited about the new semester and look forward to seeing all you will accomplish this spring!

As we start the Spring 2023 semester, here are important reminders to help you navigate campus life:

Official Syracuse University Communications

Remember to check your Syracuse University email daily, as it is the primary communication method at the University. Your professors and University offices will contact you with important information using your Syracuse University email address (ending in “”), not your personal email address.

Public Health Information

As always, public health remains a critical priority for life on campus. We fully expect all Falk College students to follow University public health guidelines and local public health mandates. Please visit the Stay Safe website, the official source of public health information for Syracuse University, for guidance and updates.

Student Support Services

Falk Student Services counselors are available to provide academic advising and help you meet your requirements and goals. In addition, they are your resource for private consultation related to student social and emotional concerns. If you have any concerns, please contact Student Services or visit Suite 330 Barclay Hall in the Falk Complex.

Falk Career Services advisors, also located in Suite 330 Barclay Hall, can help you prepare for life after college through career exploration, internship and job searching, professional networking, and more. You can also search for opportunities through Handshake, the University’s job search and professional events portal.

In addition to Falk’s services, you can connect to spiritual life on campus at Hendricks Chapel, and health and counseling services in the Barnes Center at the Arch.

Student Lounges, Computer Labs, and Cafés

The Student Lounge, located in Falk 216, is available to you any time the Falk Complex is open. The lounge has a microwave, refrigerator, and vending machines for student use. Falk 229 is a quiet student lounge with both Windows and Mac computers that are available to students any time the Falk Complex is open.

Falk 113, 400, and 407 are Windows computer labs that are also used as teaching classrooms. They are available to students any time class is not in session. You may check the schedule of availability using the Orange Events website. You may also use the quick-print stations in Falk 216 and 229 for printing and email. These stations log out automatically after 15 minutes of use.

Falk Café on 2 is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Check the Food Services website for other campus cafés and operating hours, which are subject to change.

Ways to Get Involved

Learn more about the hundreds of Syracuse University student organizations at the Winter Student Involvement Fair Feb. 16. You can find more details about the Involvement Fair and discover activities and events on campus by visiting the Syracuse University Calendar.

There are many ways to connect, express, and grow at Syracuse University, and these are just a few suggestions to get you started. I encourage you to visit the Student Life website for more resources and opportunities to make the most of your Syracuse experience.

We wish you the best this semester and please reach out to us if you’re in need of services and support. On behalf of the Falk faculty and staff, thank you for being a part of our Falk College family and the wider Syracuse University community.

Go Orange!

Diane Lyden Murphy, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D.


Falk College