Syracuse University is a large private university in Syracuse, New York. There are approximately 15,200 undergraduate students and 6,600 graduate students enrolled in the university. Syracuse is in Upstate New York so it gets extremely cold and averages 110 inches of snowfall every year. One fun fact is because of the extreme weather, the school owns the largest snow plow in the world. Right near campus is Marshall Street, a very popular place for students because of all the restaurants and shops!
Famous "Orange" alumni include Vanessa Williams - singer and actress (Desperate Housewives), Carmelo Anthony - basketball player (Oklahoma City Thunder), Dick Clark - radio/TV personality, Megyn Kelly - journalist and NBC commentator, Betsey Johnson - fashion designer, and Bob Costas - sportscaster.
Alizee is a Sophomore from San Diego, CA. One quirky fact about Alizee..."I speak French."
Brianna is currently a Senior at Syracuse. "I've had the chance to live all over the world (as an Air Force brat) but currently, my parents are in Tampa, Florida and Witchita Falls, Texas." One quirky fact about Brianna..."I am obsessed with Disney and run my own Instagram account filled with my favorite foods and drinks."
Jenna is a Sophomore from Weston, CT. One quirky fact about Jenna..."My favorite color is pink!"
Fun fact about Syracuse College:
Alizee - We are known for throwing great parties.
Brianna - Every year when we return to school, the New York State Fair is right here in Syracuse. Everyone loves to go to it because of the amazing food options, concerts and attractions and it happens to be the longest running state fair in the country.
Jenna - "Syracuse is the #1 worst winter weather city in the country!"
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor:
Mckenna - Cold Stone Creamery, chocolate brownie batter.
Brianna - The best ice cream place is definitely Gannon's Isle ice cream. They're known for all their homemade specialty ice cream flavors, but the all time best flavor is Charlie Brown which is a mixture of chocolate and peanut butter.
Jenna - Gannon's Ice Cream; Peanut Butter Perfection.
Bakery and Favorite Sweet:
Alizee - Insomnia Cookies.
Brianna - I recently had my birthday and ordered a cake from the Harrison Bakery. The cake was amazing and the staff was great. The half moon cookies are also to die for.
Jenna - Nino's Italian Bakery of Syracuse. Cannoli.
Where to Grab a Coffee or Tea:
Alizee - Cafe Kubal.
Brianna - Recess Coffee is amazing. They are located on Wescott Street and they offer tons of shots, flavors and food options. My favorite drink is the Nutella mocha!
Jenna - Recess Coffee.
Finger licking good BBQ spot:
Alizee - Dinosaur BBQ.
Brianna - Dinosaur BBQ, founded here in Syracuse with additional locations in NYC & Rochester is the best place for BBQ. They're known for their amazing sauce. They are currently expanding outside of New York.
Jenna - Dinosaur BBQ.
Vegetarian Hot Spot:
Alizee - a href="http://www.strongheartscafe.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Strong Hearts Cafe.
Brianna - Strong Hearts Cafe is a 100% vegan wrap and sandwich place. They offer many food options, smoothies, and all taste amazing.
Jenna - Original Grain.
Pizzeria and go-to pie: Diner and Favorite Dish:
Alizee - Varsity Pizza .
Brianna - Varsity Pizza on Marshall Street is the best place for a slice. I love their sauce and crust so I typically just go for a nice slice of cheese.
Jenna - Varsity Pizza, pepperoni.
Diner and Favorite Entree:
Alizee - Modern Malt... chicken scramble.
Brianna - Stellas Diner is a local favorite. They are open 24 hours and it is the best place to get over a hangover. I typically get a breakfast sampler and homefries with mozzerella cheese.
Jenna - Stella's Diner.
Hottest Mexican Spot and Recommended Plate:
Brianna - Alto Cinco has hands down the best mexican in Syracuse. I love their catfish tacos and a side of rice, beans, chips & homemade salsa.
Jenna - Alto Cinco; Jerk Chicken Tacos.
Sushi and your go-to roll:
Brianna - Bleu Monkey has amazing sushi. There are tons of choices and specialty rolls, but my favorite is the Nom Nom Rolls which include scallops wrapped in cooked salmon.
Breakfast Spot with a friend or date:
Alizee - Mom's Diner.
Brianna - Rise N Shine Diner is the cutest place to go with friends or a date! They have tons of options to cure a sweet tooth such as Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Everything looks instagram-worthy.
Jenna - Stella's Diner.
Things to do:
Where to go for yoga, exercise classes, or the gym:
Alizee - Syracue Recreation Center.
Brianna - Breathe offers amazing yoga and exercise classes, but the university also offers a wide variety of classes to students.
Jenna - Powerhouse Gym Syracuse.
Where you would love your parents to take you for parents weekend:
strong style="color: #f27937;">Alizee - Pastabilities.
Brianna - When parents visit everyone loves taking them to a small town nearby called Skaneateles! There are tons of amazing local places to eat and shop as well as tons of wineries and farms that look over the water.
Jenna - Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards.
Night Spot for Music:
Brianna - Benjamin's Night Club in Armory Square has great music for a fun night out.
Brianna - Books End Bookshop!
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang:
strong style="color: #f27937;">Alizee - The Quad during the nice seasons.
Brianna - When I need to get work done I love studying in the Panasci lounge above the Schine Student Center. It overlooks the promenade with views of the Hall of Languages, Crouse College and the other beautiful buildings on campus.
Jenna - The Quad.
Where do you want to go on spring break:
strong style="color: #f27937;">Alizee - Snowboarding.
Brianna - This year I am going to Cancun and staying at the Oasis!
Jenna - Anywhere warm!
Hotel or B&B Recommendation:
strong style="color: #f27937;">Alizee - Marriot Downtown.
Brianna - When I toured the University four years ago, I stayed at the Parkview Hotel. It's located a 5-10 minute walk from campus and it has a beautiful, vintage feel throughout the hotel giving you a taste of Syracuse's history.
Jenna - Sheraton.
Anything we missed? Tell us more!
Brianna - On game day, not only does Syracuse have the best tailgates but in the Dome where the games are they have the best nachos EVER!