Information in this section will help you understand advising and registration processes, career development, and student support as it relates to academic integrity, probation, and preparing for graduation. You may also find information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
The VPA Undergraduate Student Handbook [PDF 787KB] is an invaluable resource during your time here. Additional information can be found in Syracuse University’s undergraduate course catalog. You may also wish to consult SU’s academic calendar.
VPA Undergraduate Funding Requests
The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers small financial awards to outstanding and deserving undergraduate students who may need financial assistance to engage in opportunities that can move them forward in their disciplines (e.g. conferences, exhibitions, residencies, etc.). VPA undergraduates applying for the financial award must submit a letter of support from a VPA faculty member such as their chair/director, program coordinator or faculty advisor. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a committee of VPA faculty and staff. Please note that these funds cannot be applied toward course related costs (e.g. tuition, fees, final projects, etc.).
Become a VPA Peer Advisor
Do you want to mentor first-year VPA students? Are you a student in good academic standing? The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Peer Advising Program provides an opportunity for you to meet and assist new students in their transition to college. In the process, you will develop and sharpen your leadership skills.
Peer advisors are liaisons between the college and its students and serve as an important link between first-year students and the Student Success team. They are resource people.
Advisors are assigned a group of incoming students to connect with over the summer and mentor throughout the coming academic year.
The application process for the 2019-20 academic year has begun! For more information, see the applications below. Please complete the new application if you are new to the Peer Advising Program, or complete the returning application if you have previously served as a peer advisor. Submit the form online by Friday, March 8, 2019. You may participate if you are abroad during the spring 2019 semester; let us know this when you submit your application.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a peer advisor, please contact Vicki R. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.