Students & Families with Disabilities
Suffolk University's commitment to the success of all students means that we ensure full access to University programs and services. New students and family members anticipating a need for an accommodation or assistance during orientation should contact the Office of Orientation & New Student Programs or the Office of Disability Services as soon as possible.
Please detail your request for orientation accommodations related to physical (permanent or temporary), learning, visual, hearing, or other disabilities online via the orientation registration system. We request that you do so, when possible, at least 10 business days in advance of your scheduled arrival.
Accommodation requests for the academic year follow a different process and must be arranged by working with Disability Services. There will be time to meet with this office during orientation.
Orientation activities will include online assessment examinations, use of print and other visual materials, and travel in and between campus buildings.
Trans* Guide to Orientation
Suffolk is committed to creating an affirming community for our transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming students, faculty, and staff. Information about Suffolk University's resources can be found online at the Trans* Guide to Suffolk website. At orientation, we will offer accommodations to meet the needs of entering Trans* students. If you have concerns about orientation or would like to request accommodations, please directly contact a staff member named below:
- Questions about Suffolk University's LGBTQ+ Community: Jesse Beal, Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity Services
- Orientation Housing Accommodations: Robyn McMicken, Assistant Director of the Department of Residence Life & Housing
If you prefer a different first name on your orientation nametag from the one currently listed on your Suffolk records, please note this in the special accommodations section when registering for orientation. If, when you arrive at orientation, your nametag still does not display your preferred first name, we will happily make you a new one. Please see a staff member at the check-in help desk.