Syracuse University Campus

Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts invites you to attend a National Portfolio Day on November 4, 2018 at the Schine Student Center on the Syracuse University campus.

Portfolio reviews will take place from noon-4 p.m. Registration will begin at 10 a.m; be advised that a line may form prior to the start of registration. This event is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.

Attending this National Portfolio Day is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education and career in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from institutions offering professional programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Please remember to check the portfolio requirements for each school in which you are interested. Portfolios usually include approximately 12 to 20 pieces of your best and most recent work, as well as works-in-progress, sketchbooks, or tear sheets. A clean, neat presentation best compliments your work. Work does not need to be matted or mounted. Loose, clean sheets of paper between each piece of work are recommended. Whenever possible, you should bring your original artwork. If you bring slides (of work that is too large or fragile to carry) or digital media (of work that is time-based, such as video, animation, or performance) it is your responsibility to ensure that the work can be viewed. You may choose to bring your own slide viewer, mobile device, video camera and/or laptop to show your work. Be advised however, that you will not have access to an electric outlet.

Event Schedule

10 a.m. Registration opens | Schine Student Center lobby

9-10:30 a.m. Walking tours of campus | Departing from Schine Student Center

11:45 a.m. Prepare group to move into Goldstein Auditorium | Student seating area

Noon-4 p.m. Portfolio reviews | Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center

Parking and Directions

Parking for the event is available in Lehman Lot on University Avenue. Driving directions are included on this page. The Schine Student Center is within walking distance from this lot. Visitors with disabilities who require accessible parking should contact the VPA Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 315.443.2769.

For Teachers

Thank you for joining us at Syracuse University’s National Portfolio Day on November 4, 2018 in the Schine Student Center on Main Campus.

To speed up the check-in process when you arrive, consider printing the student registration form below, and have your students fill it out prior to arrival.

Student Registration Form [PDF 133KB]

School Bus Parking

If you plan to bring a bus of students, the driver should drop your group on Waverly Avenue behind Schine Student Center and then continue on to Manley lot for parking. Please note that transportation will not be provided to and from Manley lot. You can plan to arrive as early as you like, but student/school registration will begin at 10 a.m.

View the route from Schine Student Center (Waverly Avenue) to Manley lot (Comstock Avenue)

For NPDA Representatives

We are pleased that you will be attending the Syracuse University National Portfolio Day on November 4, 2018. Portfolio day activities will be in the Schine Student Center on Main Campus.

Schedule of the Day

10 – 11:30 a.m.  Representative check-in | Schine Student Center upper lobby

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Brunch | Schine Student Center

Noon – 4 p.m.  Reviews | Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center


Parking for the event is available at the Marion Lot in close proximity to the Schine Student Center.

Power Sources

Power sources are available but limited. If you require a power source, please contact no later than Friday, October 19, so we can plan your placement accordingly. Please note: we will not be able to provide any equipment such as extension or power cords.

Reserved Accommodations

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
$150; reserve by October 4
801 University Avenue, Syracuse NY 13210

Crowne Plaza Syracuse
$125; reserve by October 4
701 East Genesee Street, Syracuse NY 13210