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Maxwell School
Maxwell / Department of Public Administration & International Affairs

Visit Us

We do not require an interview for admission. However, applicants often find a visit helps them make their decision either to apply or attend the Maxwell School. E-mail us or call us at 315-443-4000 to make arrangements.

In the spring we host several formal Visiting Days for admitted students considering the Maxwell School. If you are an admitted student, please check Visit Days for a schedule and other details.

Information for Visiting Students

Driving Directions and Parking

Syracuse University is most easily reached from Interstate 81. New York State Thruway travelers should exit at Interstate 81 (Thruway Exit 36) and proceed south. Both northbound and southbound travelers on Interstate 81 should exit at Adams Street (Exit 18.) Continue up the Adams Street hill to the third traffic light. Cross University Avenue and turn left into the University Avenue Garage. After parking, walk south (slightly uphill) on University Avenue until it ends at a T. The building immediately before you is the Hall of Languages, and the Maxwell School is two buildings to the right. See online campus map.

Some on-street parking exists along University Avenue and streets to the east. Note that on most streets parking alternates from side to side based on the date; read signs carefully. Also, some spaces require meter payment during posted times.

For other parking options, visit Parking Services.

Air Travel

Syracuse is served by Hancock International Airport, with terminals for most major airlines operating in the Northeast.

Century Transportation provides taxi and van service on an exclusive basis at Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Passengers requiring ground transportation service can register with Century at one of the dispatch areas located near each baggage claim location. Century also offers a shuttle van service, which is an economical alternative for individuals traveling to the same location. If you have questions regarding Century, contact their office at 315-455-5151.

Hotel Information

For a list of hotels and other accommodation options serving campus, visit https://www.syr.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visitus/accommodations_vu.html