Syracuse UniversityOffice of Government and Community Relations


Dollar Day at the Dome is set for Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  

Before the Syracuse UniversiDollar Dayty men’s basketball team tips off against Duke on Wednesday, February 22, fans entering the Carrier Dome will have an opportunity to donate to the United Way of Central New York. More than 60 student volunteers from SU’s fraternities and sororities will be stationed inside the gates of the Dome - and on the back court - wearing orange  ‘United Way’ tees, holding orange buckets, greeting fans and soliciting donations. They’ll also be selling orange fan rally towels for a $5 donation. Patrons who donate will be investing in the 91 local programs and services at 34 local agencies funded by the United Way of Central New York.  Students will collect throughout the Dome from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

This is the 45th year Syracuse University employees have conducted a campus-based fundraising campaign for the United Way. Dollar Day has been a part of that campaign for decades, giving Greek Life students an opportunity to participate in the staff-led campaign.

“Students will be out 90 minutes before the game, stationed at key areas, collecting donations from fans,” explains Pete Sala, the campus’ 2016-17 campaign chair. “We encourage fans to look for them, buy a rally towel or make a donation in one of the orange buckets and help us help our community.”

Campus events benefitting the United Way raise funds and awareness for the campaign.  Held in buildings and departments throughout the fall, events reflect the creative energy of volunteers and raise on average an additional $25,000 for the campaign.

Dollar Day at the Dome is the University's longest-running special event for the United Way.

Dollar day volunteers