Crouse College

May 28, 2015 - 2:29pm
Nine Chimemasters play the Crouse College chimes three times a day, a Syracuse University tradition that began in the late 1800s.

Students and residents of the City of Syracuse will hear the chimes atop Crouse College tower ringing if they are within a mile of Syracuse University's campus. These chimes, unlike the ones heard downtown, are not automated; actual students play the chimes.

January 28, 2014 - 3:14am
Students took part in the famous Don Giovanni opera in the Setnor Auditorium Friday.

The Setnor Opera Workshop performed Don Giovanni in Crouse College on Friday in front of a packed audience.

Arguably Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most popular opera, Don Giovanni premiered in 1787 with music composed by Mozart and an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte and is based on the legend of Don Juan.

December 25, 2012 - 3:00am
SU's School of Music provides a serious education for dedicated musicians of all types.

Walking up the intricately carved wooden spiral staircases in Crouse College, one can hear the faint strains of organ music. Open the doors of Setnor Auditorium and there it is: the 3,823-pipe organ donated by John Crouse that was originally built in 1889. The organ and the auditorium itself are perhaps the most recognizable assets to the Setnor School of Music, but the school is home to professors and students who are truly passionate about music.

December 14, 2011 - 6:31am
A school archivist traces SU's history back to the five original campus buildings.

Syracuse University’s campus is rich with history and in particular its buildings. Mary O’Brien has been the reference archivist at Syracuse University for 38 years. O’Brien explains what the university’s founders originally had planned for SU and how the campus got its unique architecture.

August 30, 2011 - 10:04am
SU students start the fall semester with challenges, enthusiasm and sunglasses.

As the sun peeked out early Monday morning, signaling both the end of Hurricane Irene for Central New York, and the beginning of the school year for Syracuse University students, some students remained in Irene’s wake instead of on campus for day one of classes.

Aasimah Navlakhi, an arts journalism graduate student, spent her first day of school stuck in a Boston bus station for seven hours after three buses that should have brought her home had all been cancelled because of flooding.