Syracuse University Magazine

Orange for Life


For many of us, a relaxing summer is something we look forward to all year. But, for the Syracuse University Alumni Association (SUAA), summer is actually one of our busiest times. During these few months, we welcome thousands of new alumni into the SUAA. For our newest alumni, summer began at May Commencement. When I spoke to the Class of 2014, I encouraged them to celebrate their relationship with SU as one that lasts a lifetime.  Although we are students for a definitive period of time, we are Syracuse alumni forever. Many have taken these words to heart and have been participating in summer networking events coordinated by the SUAA and local alumni clubs throughout the country. These programs provide our newest alumni with the forum to interact with established alumni—alumni who offer professional and personal advice through networking activities. At each of these events (known as SUccess in the City in many regions), we are growing our professional Orange Network, one connection at a time. 

Later this summer, our alumni clubs will host New Student Send-Offs to welcome incoming first-year students into the Syracuse University family. At these events, new students and their families learn more about the University and what to expect their first year. It is also a fantastic time for us to let these new students know they are embarking on a lifelong relationship with SU. 

There are so many ways for all of us to stay connected and engaged with SU.  You can keep updated on news and events by visiting or following us on social media.  I hope you take advantage of these opportunities, and we look forward to seeing you on campus or at one of our club events.  

Go Orange!

Laurie Taishoff ’84

President, Syracuse University Alumni Association


P.S. This year, Orange Central will be held October 9-12. For more details about that weekend, please click here