Incoming Freshmen

Welcome to the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University!

We are so glad that you decided to join the 'Cuse Community and even better, the Whitman family!

Part of your transition to college life and the Whitman community includes selecting courses for your first semester as well as some assignments related to the IMPRESS Program. You will receive information from Assistant Dean, Lindsay Quilty, on the 15th of each month from May through August, explaining what you need to know! In each email will be a short video and any follow-up information will be on this website – so please bookmark it. We will continue to add new information to this site regarding your registration selections, summer reading, assignments, and your first House Challenge for the IMPRESS Program.

Your Housemaster, also your SOM122 instructor, has asked that you listed to the following 8 episodes of:

‘How I Built This’ podcasts: http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

You should listen to these podcasts prior to arriving on campus and they will be on your first day quiz in SOM 122.

  • Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger
  • Airbnb: Joe Gebbia
  • Samuel Adams: Jim Koch
  • Southwest Airlines: Herb Kelleher
  • Warby Parker: Dave Gilboa & Neil Blumenthal
  • Honest Tea: Seth Goldman
  • Virgin: Richard Branson
  • Lyft: John Zimmer

Enjoy your summer and get ready for a great new beginning!