Syracuse University Magazine


Goon Squad

Goon Squad members are a welcomed sight for parents and family members who arrive on campus in vehicles loaded down with most everything their sons and daughters think they may need to get through their first semester at SU. The Goon Squad was established in 1944 by the Traditions Commission to greet first-year students and help them move into their residence halls. Below, Goon Squaders huddle in preparation for tackling another jam-packed vehicle during Syracuse Welcome ’09. At right, a Goon Squad member, circa the ’70s, talks with a new arrival.