Register for Orientation
Complete the online registration as soon as possible. There are multiple Orientation sessions that fill up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Take the math placement exam
Math is a basic element of your college education. Placing you in the right course helps to ensure that you will have a positive experience instead of a frustrating struggle or a boring revisit of material you have already mastered.
To aid the matching process, we ask each student to take a math placement exam. Before your take your exam, find out more information on the test and check out review materials.
Review the health requirements checklist
The Office of Health, Wellness and Counseling presents a complete list of health-related requirements prior to enrolling at Suffolk. Please review this list to ensure you meet all the requirements.
Confirm your health insurance status
To comply with Massachusetts state law, all Suffolk students (domestic and international) who are enrolled at least 75 percent full-time per semester in an academic program must have health insurance.
Each student should review the insurance requirements for new students to ensure you have appropriate health insurance coverage.
Review and submit your immunization records
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires that all full-time students and all international students submit certain immunization records to their enrolled university. Failure to comply with these immunization requirements will result in a hold on your course registration.
Health, Wellness, and Counseling provides a list of immunization requirements, and instructions on how to satisfy them, for your review.
Complete AlchoholEdu for College
In college, balancing social life with academic life requires a full partnership between students, faculty, the campus community, and all campus services. Suffolk seeks to fulfill its commitment to that relationship by better educating our students on alcohol-related issues, attitudes, and behaviors.
To that end, we have partnered with AlcoholEdu for College, a series of surveys that measure alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. We require all first-year students to complete AlcoholEdu with a passing score by the stated deadlines.
Instructions on how to complete the program can be found on the Health, Wellness, and Counseling page.
Review your financial aid award
Be sure to have your award letter on hand when paying your bill so the Bursar’s Office can easily reference the financial aid award you’ve received. If you have any questions about the financial aid process or other available financing options, there will be a representative available during orientation.
Confirm your housing situation
If you plan to live off campus, but haven’t yet figured out where, the Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO) can help. The OCHO staff has an extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods Suffolk students prefer, and can also refer you to real estate professionals familiar with the area. In fact, many of our students have made great roommate connections and found affordable apartments by working closely with the OCHO staff.