I found the following thread in the Arts Forum about some art majors being moved 5 minutes OFF campus. You may want to call Syracuse and confirm whether the information contained herein is true. If it is, you may want to reconsider attending Syracuse.
Here is the thread:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 39 Was just at Syracuse for an Open House for Accepted Students. Seems the new Chancellor has bought property downtown and SU is "really excited by this acquisition" since they want to promote the arts more. What that really means (a tour guide let it slip) is that the Communications Design, Advertising Design and Architecture Depts are moving downtown (10 minutes away from campus - approx 3-5 miles away). When we asked at the Design admissions dept about this news, we were given the "we don't know for sure what the Chancellor is planning." My daughter wanted more info. Says it will affect her decision. So she pressed the issue. We were then told it's true about the move. Apparently Architecture will be moving back on campus eventually but no one knows what will happen to CD and AD. As it is, the art building is quite a distance away and now this. My daughter was very disappointed to say the least. She had been having a great time and was excited about the program. She's been offered a nice merit scholarship to SU, but the prospect of taking a bus (SU uses town buses for transportation) back and forth every day (and night) is a bit upsetting. I also found it disappointing that CD and AD students weren't told this news. We just happened to hear about it. Another CD student walking around with us said she had come all the way from CA and wouldn't have made the trip if she had known this