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Orientation participation is required for all incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students. Programs are designed to welcome new first-year and transfer students as well as family members to the Suffolk community. At orientation, you and your family members will discover the tools to make your college experience successful right from the start.

At orientation, you will:

  • Meet with faculty advisors from your academic department
  • Learn how to make the most of your classes
  • Learn how to get involved in the Suffolk community
  • Meet current students leaders and your classmates
  • Become familiar with the Suffolk University campus and community

Want to know more?
Early Arrival Programs
First-Year Students
Transfer Students
International Students
View the 2014 SAMPLE Student & Family Orientation Guide
Prep for Orientation
Orientation FAQ's

Fall Orientation 2015

Session Early Arrival (optional) Dates (required)  Special Notes
First-Year Session 1  June 7  June 8-9  Boston campus students
First-Year Session 2  June 10  June 11-12  Boston & Madrid campus students
First-Year Session 3  June 14  June 15-16  Boston campus students
First-Year Session 4  June 17  June 18-19  Boston campus students
First-Year Session 5  June 21  June 22-23  Boston campus students
Transfer Session 1   June 24  June 25  Boston campus students
 First-Year Session 6  Not available  August 31-September 1  Boston campus students/commuter or non-residential students
 First-Year Session 7  Not available  September 3-4  Boston campus students/residential students
 Transfer Session 2  Not available  September 2  Boston campus students

GOLD REGION: Students living inside the gold region on the below map must login to the registration system via MySuffolk to pick their orientation from one of the above sessions which meet their students type. Family members are encouraged to also attend. If you have concerns about date conflicts or other extenuating circumstances, please contact Orientation & New Student Programs for assistance.  

BLUE REGION: Students living inside the blue region, including internationally, on the below map should login to the registration system via MySuffolk to see all sessions available to them based on student type. Students from the blue region may also have access to additional sessions not listed above. Family members are encouraged to also attend. If you have concerns about date conflicts or other extenuating circumstances, please contact Orientation & New Student Programs for assistance.