REU Information

Welcome Interactive Biomaterials REU Students!
What’s happening around town:

  • Travel costs (flights, gas, etc.) to SU are not covered by our program.
  • There are kiosks available next to the baggage claim areas at Syracuse Hancock Airport to arrange a taxi or shuttle service or you can make pre-arrangements by contacting Airport Taxi services directly. (perhaps contact other students to coordinate arrival times to share taxi or shuttle to campus)
  • Mr.Joe’s taxi:315-558-0849 (call when you arrive)
  • Suburban Taxi:(315) 437-5555 (pre-arrange due to limited hours of operations: 4am- 8pm)
  • Uber
Centro Bus Services

Centro provides bus service to Syracuse and the surrounding Onondaga County area.
Centro Trip Planner
Other Transportation Resources

Centro Bus Service: TBA

  • ZipCars are available on campus, you must be a member with ZipCar to use their cars for transportation.
  • You can join ZipCar at
Parking Services

Parking Services Summer Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Students may purchase a permit for the following parking locations:

Manley South (free shuttle) $54  (allowed to park after 4:30pm and on the weekends in orange lots – see campus map below)

Booth Garage  $332

  • Parking lot garage requires a deposit of $50.00 for a security device (allows access to the parking lot) your deposit will be refunded when you return the device.
  • Please contact me, if you would like to purchase a parking permit or download the application using the link below. Please complete and print the Parking Application prior to going to Parking Services.
  • Students must bring their photo ID and vehicle registration with them along with the application to purchase a parking permit at Parking Services M-F 8:00am to 4:15pm
Parking Application
  • If you arrive on Sunday, 6/5 you may park at Ostrom parking lot,  for that opening weekend only. You must be out of the lot by 7:30 a.m., Monday, 6/6.
  • Campus Maps: Link to  North and South Campus Maps


  • Students are welcome to check-in to Hall beginning at 8:00am on Sunday, June 5
  • The main desk will be open at Booth Hall at 8:00 a.m.
    • If you plan to arrive before June 5, please contact Karen Low
      • Main Desk Phone Number 315-443-TBA
  • The Interactive Biomaterials REU program pays for REU student housing directly.
  • We can try to accommodate room preferences; however we are limited by the number of students and gender. Other REU students will be housed on your floor as well.
  • Permitted appliances include refrigerators 5.0 cubic feet or less and microwaves 1000 watts or less. Air conditioners, hotplates, grills (including ‘George Foreman’ grills), space heaters, multi-bulb lights, etc. are not permitted). Space is a premium; please check with your roommate first so you don’t duplicate items.
  • Laundry facilities are available and free to participants.
Food Service

Ernie Dinning Hall

Ernie Davis Dining Center Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: Breakfast – 7:30 am – 10:00 am/Lunch – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm/Dinner – 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Weekends/Holidays (if needed): Continental Breakfast: 9:00 am – 10:00 am/Brunch: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm/Dinner: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meals will be accommodated in Ernie Davis Dining Center.

The meal plan prices are shown below:
$TBA per week – 19 meals / $TBA per week – 14 meals

Café Hours:
(Cash, credit or SUperfood only)
Eggers and Life Science 8-2p.m. M-F
Gallery at ESF 9-1:30 p.m. M-F
Pages in the Library 9:00-1:30 p.m. M-F
Newhouse 10:00.a.m.-1:30 p.m. M-F (July and August only)
Schine is 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. M-F

  • To purchase a meal plan, we require a deposit of $500 by May 24, to ensure your plan is active upon your arrival.
  • Please make your check payable to “Syracuse University”
  • Send to:  Syracuse Biomaterials Innovation Facility, Syracuse University | 318 Bowne Hall | Syracuse, NY | 13244-1200

You will be issued a conference card to access your dorm, dining hall, Bowne Hall, and library. When you arrive you can register for a guest network account to access the internet.
We will sponsor a temporary account after you arrive on campus which will take at least a week to setup. So please use the self sponsored method until your temporary account is setup.

Business Casual Attire in SBI Labs: MANDATORY SAFETY PRACTICES

  • No open-toed shoes (please bring shoes that will protect your feet in the event of a chemical spill).
  • Full length pants only (no shorts, skirts or capri pants) again wear clothing that will protect your skin.
  • Labs will supply personal protective equipment, such as lab jacket, glasses and gloves as appropriate.

Recreational Services