Dear Students and Colleagues,

My thoughts, and the thoughts of the entire Suffolk University community, are at this moment with the victims of today's tragedy in Boston and their families and loved ones.

As you know, two explosions occurred this afternoon near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in the Copley Square area. We have not received any reports of injuries to Suffolk students or employees. However, we remain concerned for the welfare of our entire community. We ask students who have not already done so to reach out to their families and let them know you are OK.

Suffolk University has already come together to make sure we are offering support to those in need at this time. As we all return to campus tomorrow, the Counseling Center will supplement its usual services with a support group for students affected by this tragedy. Additional information about counseling services available to both students and employees may be found online in the Emergency Alert. After regular business hours, students may contact the Counseling Center at 617-573-8226.

Boston is our home, and today we stand together in the face of this tragedy and pledge to support one another in the days to come.


James McCarthy, President