Arrivals & Orientation

A&O (Arrivals and Orientation) Week is one of our favourite – and busiest! – times of year. Each January, August, and May, we welcome nearly 250 students to Faraday House to begin their study abroad journeys in Great Britain’s capital.

During the A&O program, students get settled into their housing and receive tours of their new neighbourhoods; finalise their class registration; participate in key safety and logistics briefings; learn about how to engage in student life around their new city; and kick off our Love London Program.

The Fall 2018 A&O schedule is available here. Incoming students, be sure to complete the required checklist below during your first days at Faraday House!


Tuesday 28 August
  • Received your housing pack and checked into your accommodation
  • Accounted for your luggage and began unpacking in your new flat
  • Attended the Arriving in London: Mandatory Information Session
  • Photocopied your passport and left a copy with the Registrar Staff
  • Collected your Syracuse London ID & Faraday House Access Card
  • Met your flatmates and agreed on house rules
Wednesday 29 August
  • Attended the Living in London: Mandatory Information Session
  • Attended the Walking London: Finding what you need in the city Tour
  • Architecture Program Students: Attended the Architecture Program Meeting
  • Internship Program Students: Attended the Internship Meeting
  • Drama Program Students: Attended the “Welcome with Shakespeare’s Globe” Session
Thursday 30 August or Friday 31 August*
  • Attended your Studying in London: Mandatory Information & Registration Session
  • Completed your registration and database information process
  • Applied for the Students’ Union UCL and submitted your Bloomsbury Fitness application, if desired

*Students with last names beginning A-Liv attend Thursday; those with last names beginning Luo-Z are expected Friday.

We hope to see everyone at Faraday House on Thursday evening (from 5pm on 30th August) for our Welcome Dinner & Pub Quiz. Free hot and cold food will be provided, and Syracuse London staff, faculty and student guides will join groups of students for a competitive evening of trivia – a favourite British pasttime. May the best team win!

And our renowned Love London program starts Friday evening after our final Studying in London session. We wish everyone the best exploring their new city – be in touch with with any questions.