The iSchool prides itself on its tight-knit, family-like atmosphere. Students get to know each other as well as faculty and staff members, and many develop lasting relationships that extend far beyond their college years. It is not uncommon for faculty members to invite students to their homes or organize outings to Syracuse-area attractions. The iBand (made up of three iSchool deans and a program director) can be heard rocking the halls during the annual multicultural fair and other spirit-building celebrations.
Our home in Hinds Hall, situated on the Main Campus Quad, provides numerous lounges and collaboratories for students to use for informal conversations, group work, and student organization meetings. Many of our classes are held within Hinds, and all of our faculty and staff members are housed within the four-story building.
We're a small school with a large network of resources available to our students. Members of the iSchool benefit from a strong support system, the active social life within the school, and from the larger University setting.
Campus life is busy with activities day and night. Many nationally and internationally known lecturers visit Syracuse University each year. The community enjoys plays performed by students from the Department of Drama, as well as productions of its affiliated professional company, Syracuse Stage. Various movie societies present films on campus nightly. The Rose, Jules R., and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music organizes performances featuring students, faculty members, and guest artists. The Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery displays traveling exhibitions, student and faculty art, and the University's extensive permanent collection.
The Schine Student Center on Main Campus is a meeting place for students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests. It houses student organization offices, dining facilities, a large auditorium, and the main branch of the Syracuse University Bookstores. The Goldstein Student Center, in the nearby living area called South Campus, offers students a dining facility, health center, a branch of the Syracuse University Bookstores, recreation rooms, and many other services.