Students required to take the SU101/SU102 course sequence should sign up for one of the following SU101 (Freshman Year Experience) sections, either online before Orientation or during the Registration session at Orientation, Day Two:
Your SU101 Instructor for the fall semester will also be your SU102 instructor for the spring semester. S/he will be your assigned academic coach and advisor, your first year at Suffolk.
Per your admission letter, if you are required to take the SU101/SU102 course sequence, you will attend the SU Advantage workshop on Day One of Orientation. During this workshop, you will meet our academic coaches and learn more about SU101 and SU102. You will also be pre-advised for registration. Remember, your SU101/SU102 Instructor will be your academic coach and academic advisor your first year! Parents will also have the opportunity to talk to a coach during the parent luncheon on Day Two of Orientation. Learn more about New Student Orientation.
1 credit, fall semester
This course is designed to ease your transition from high school to college and to connect you with resources pivotal to your success as a student. The focus of the course is to help acclimate you to the Suffolk culture and provide you with a better understanding of what is expected of you as a first year student. SU101 will afford you the opportunity to explore campus resources, learn how to effectively study and manage your time, and assist you with getting involved on campus.
1 credit, spring semester
Designed to promote critical thinking and analysis, SU102 is comprised of three seminars, each four weeks in length. All seminars will include a faculty or guest presenter. The seminars will focus on the psychology of learning, career exploration and understanding the value and cost of earning a college degree.
Academic coaching is a partnership between you as a student and a professional staff member. You will meet your academic coach every second week for 30 minute appointments. Regular coaching sessions will provide you with the skills, guidance and support necessary to achieve academic success. During coaching sessions, you and your coach will assess your current study skills and habits, set goals, and work to support you in becoming a more effective learner. Your academic coach will also be your advisor, your first year at Suffolk.