Q. What is the cost of Family Orientation?
A. Costs vary depending on the program you choose. The cost for families of new students is $40. For families of transfer students the program fee is $25. There is no charge for children under 12. There are additional fees for on campus housing which is not included in the registration fees above.
Q. What should I bring?
A. Orientation activities will require walking in and between buildings, so please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Other than that, just a lot of good questions!
Q. What if I have to cancel?
A. Please contact Orientation and New Student Programs if you have previously registered but are unable to attend. You can also make changes to your registration up to 48 hours before your session by returning the the registration form, or contacting us.
Q. I am commuting in for the day, where can I park?
A. Suffolk’s downtown Boston location means there are ample parking options in the general vicinity. For your reference, here is a list of parking facilities on or near the Suffolk University campus. Parking is very expensive and can run from $25-40 for one day. Some of these parking garages offer certain discounts and validation, so please check the list for updated information before arriving on campus.
Q. I am from out of town, where can I stay?
A. For your convenience we have provided a list of area hotels within close proximity to Suffolk. Please contact the hotels directly to make reservations. Some hotels will offer a preferred rate for visitors to Suffolk if you mention the university when booking a room.
Q. Where do I check in?
A. Families and students will check in together, and the location will be included in your confirmation email once you have registered.
Q. Will I have an opportunity to see my student throughout the day?
A. The student and family programs occur concurrently with year other. We've scheduled a full program of activities for both you and your student. You will be in a few sessions together, but a majority of the time you will be in sessions that have been especially developed for either students or family members. You will have plenty of time to speak with each other throughout the day.