So you’re moving to start your new life in accelerated nursing school, but you’re worried about Syracuse. Will I like living there? Will I make friends? What is there to do?
You’re in luck! Syracuse offers big-city amenities but with a small hometown feel. Full of hills, valleys, lakes and stream, Syracuse is not lacking in beautiful scenery, places to see, and things to do. Do you like to spend time on the water? Syracuse is less than 20 miles away from the beautiful Finger Lakes region and 30 miles from Lake Ontario.
There’s much more to do in Syracuse than you think. We rounded up many fun things that you can do with your new nursing school friends.
In no time you will be making friends in nursing school and exploring scenic Syracuse.
Things To Do in Syracuse, NY
Get a group of students together and head to the zoo. Syracuse’s Rosamond Gifford Zoo is among the best in the country. Home to 700+ animals, the zoo offers plenty of animals to see and plenty of fun exhibitions.
Interested in art or the theater? Take in a production at The Red House Arts Center! Theater, visual art, music, and more are all on display at The Red House Arts Center.
Relocating to Syracuse for nursing school? Get everything you need for your new place at the mall. Destiny USA has plenty of great places to shop including:
- T. J. Maxx
- Best Buy
- Lord & Taylor
- DSW, and more.
Destiny USA also has a movie theater, comedy club, go kart track, miniature gold, and much more. Making friends in nursing school will be breeze with all of those fun group activities!
Dig into the great outdoors by hiking and exploring beautiful Buttermilk Falls State Park. Spending time in nature is proven to help people de-stress and feel calmer and more focused. Swim in the park pool, explore Buttermilk gorge, or relax by the waterfall – you won’t want to miss Buttermilk Falls State Park.
Making Friends in Nursing School
Going out with a large group of people that you don’t know can be intimidating. How can you make friends in nursing school and get to know your new classmates better? With ice breakers! Ice breakers are a great way to – you guessed it – break the ice! We’ve rounded up some great ice breaker questions to help you get to know your classmates better. Keep these questions in mind for those awkward pauses or lulls in conversation.
- If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?
- If you could be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play?
- If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
- If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
- If you won 20 million dollars in the lottery, what would you do with it?
- You’ve been given access to a time machine. Where and when would you travel to?
- If you could choose any superpower what would it be and how would you use it?
You and your classmates are going to be together for the next 16 months learning how to become nurses together. Take time to explore Syracuse and get to know one another. Your fellow students will be great resources when you need a shoulder to lean on or someone to help you study. Making friends in nursing school is important to not only help you succeed in the classroom, but to also to help you feel connected to the new life you’re creating!
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