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During Syracuse University’s year-long recognition and celebration of its sesquicentennial, the University will embark on an expansive and meaningful service projects by activating our entire Orange family—from the students, faculty, and staff that make up our campus community to our diverse population of SU alumni across the globe. Beginning on Friday, October 25, 2019, volunteers representing Syracuse University will underscore what it means to be Orange by sharing their time, talent, and treasure in a variety of ways to better their communities. SU is committed to providing 15,000 hours of community service over 150 days, culminating with the celebration of the University’s 150th Birthday on Tuesday, March 24, 2020—National Orange Day.

We started on March 24th and counted 150 days back. Since Sundays are difficult for programming, our kick-off event will be held on Friday, October 25th.

These must be unpaid opportunities and may not count for course credit (i.e. internship). Examples include: board of directors participation, volunteering for a local non-profit, participating in an activity that helps others (making blankets for children, constructing dog toys for shelters), giving your time to help raise money (Dollar Days, philanthropy events).

You can submit your hours on the Qualtrics form.

All volunteer hours should be completed on your own time.

You can still participate! There are community service opportunities in every community and all hours completed by the Orange Family count towards our goal.

Please contact Emily Winiecki, Community Engagement Coordinator at or 315.443.4137.