OrientationAttending Orientation is one of your first steps to getting started at Suffolk. All first year students and transfer students must attend. For more information about Orientation, contact the Office of Orientation & New Student Programs.
MySuffolk and Email
Suffolk Email: All students are issued an @suffolk.edu email address. Any email sent from Suffolk departments, or individual faculty and staff will be sent to your Suffolk email account so if you are not checking your email, you will miss important information, deadlines, and events. If you need assistance accessing your Suffolk email account, contact the ITS Help Desk at 617-557-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MySuffolk: All students have access to a MySuffolk account. MySuffolk is your personal portal filled with important information including: Class & Registration, Adding and Dropping Classes, Your Program Evaluation, Finances, Unofficial Transcripts and Grades, and Blackboard.
English Placement: all new students receive an English placement based on entrance exam scores. Learn more about the English Placement.Math Placement Exam: all new students are required to take the math placement exam, unless they have transfer credit for math. The math placement exam should be completed prior to attending orientation.Learn more about the Math Placement Exam.
Check your placements:
Language Placement: if you have prior experience in a foreign language and would like to continue studying that language at Suffolk, you may take a Language Placement Exam to determine your appropriate level. Contact the World Languages & Cultural Studies Department for more information. Not all undergraduate majors have a foreign language requirement, so contact an advisor if you are unsure.
- Log in to your MySuffolk account
- Select Classes & Registration
- Select My Grades & Academic Profile
- Select My Placements
Living at Suffolk
Living on-campus: for questions and information about on-campus housing at Suffolk, including residence halls, roommate selection contact the Department of Residential Life & Housing.
Living off-campus: if you have questions about living off-campus, or if you need assistance renting your first apartment, contact the Off Campus Housing Office.
Tuition Payments & Billing: The Office of the Bursar will provide you with information about tuition, billing, payment plans, and managing your e-bill.
Meet Your Academic Advisor
Your advisor should be your touchstone for any questions you have upon entering and transitioning to Suffolk. Your assigned advisor is listed on the first page of your Program Evaluation and under the My Advisor tab on MySuffolk.
Feel free to reach out to any of the advisors here in our advising center. We will be happy to answer your questions or refer you to the correct person.
Learn more about Academic Advising at Suffolk and how it works.
Learn Your Curriculum
Your curriculum and degree requirements will be different depending on your degree and major. Each degree has different core curriculum requirements.
Read Your Program Evaluation: Your Program Evaluation is a document that lists every course you have completed and every course you need to complete, in order to graduate. Your Program Evaluation also lists your cumulative GPA, credits earned, and credits remaining.
Access your Program Evaluation through your MySuffolk account.
It is your responsibility to understand what courses are required for your major. We assume you will have questions. That's why we are here. Bring your questions to an advisor.Video instructions for how to read your Program Evaluation are available here.
Additional Services and Support
The Center for Learning & Academic Success: offers free, personal tutoring in all subjects, including writing support and math help.
Office of Disability Services: assists students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations.
Health & Wellness
The Office of Health & Wellness: provides easily accessible health services for students, including immunizations, evaluation, and treatment.
Counseling Center: free individual and group mental health counseling services, available for all students.
Student Affairs Office: if you are having personal, financial, or academic difficulties and want to speak with someone to find out what you can do and/or get support, it is ok to begin with the
International Programs & Services
International Students Services (ISSO): offers a variety of services for international students including advice, information and referrals on immigration, employment and travel.
Study Abroad: resources for students interested in studying abroad.