Suffolk Class of 2020 from 2016 Cookout

Suffolk Class of 2020 Cookout after New Student Convocation 2016

New Student Convocation 2018

Tuesday, September 4
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Converse Hall, Tremont Temple
88 Tremont Street, Boston


Taking its name from the Latin convocare (meaning “to call/come together”), Convocation is the final step of orientation and marks the start of your University career. At this gathering, faculty and senior administrators will welcome first-year and transfer students into the Suffolk community and formally open the academic year.

All first-year and transfer students are invited to the ceremony and expected to participate. The University also welcomes your family and friends to witness this distinguished academic tradition.

We’ve planned an exciting day of celebrations. Please join us for a student community continental breakfast before Convocation. If you live on campus, you’ll eat in your residence hall. If you live off campus, you’ll eat in the Sawyer Lounge. After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to Converse Hall. (Family and friends should proceed directly to Converse Hall at 10:45 a.m. for the best views.) The fun continues after Convocation, when you, your family, and friends can relax at a special cookout on Roemer Plaza, just outside 20 Somerset Street - Suffolk’s new flagship building. Make sure you wear your Class of 2022 t-shirt for the class picture!

Get ready to really be a Ram! And start learning the Suffolk University Alma Mater that we will be singing during Convocation. Watch a video of Rampage show choir singing the alma mater at graduation.

New Student Convocation Schedule of Events:

Convocation Day Continental Community Breakfasts Served
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Family Members of New Students: 73 Tremont Cafe
Miller Hall Residents: Miller Hall Cafe
10 West Residents: 10 West 2nd Floor Mezzanine & Lobby
Modern Residents: 10 West 2nd Floor Mezzanine & Lobby
150 Tremont Residents: 150 Tremont Hall Cafe
Off-Campus/Commuting Students: Sawyer Building Lounge

Student Report Locations for New Student Convocation
10:30 a.m.
Students should wear their Suffolk Class T-Shirt and report to the following locations by 10:30 a.m. for escort to the Tremont Temple and the start of New Student Convocation.
Family Members of New Students: 73 Tremont Cafe
Miller Hall Residents: Miller Hall Lobby
10 West Residents: 10 West Lobby
Modern Residents: 10 West Lobby
150 Tremont Residents: 150 Tremont Lobby
Off-Campus/Commuting Students: Sawyer Building Lounge

New Student Convocation
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont Street
Students Should Wear Their Suffolk Class T-Shirt
This important ceremony marks the Class of 2022's official entrance into the Suffolk Community. All new students should participate. Family members of students are invited to attend.

Class of 2022 Cookout & Class Picture
12-1:15 p.m.
Roemer Plaza, 20 Somerset Street
Class Picture Taken at 1:00 p.m. SHARP
Celebrate the start of the academic year with food and fun! At the cookout we will take the official Class of 2022 photo - Making YOU a part of Suffolk history!

Don't Forget, Later in the Week... Friday, September 7
All-Student Welcome Back Bash!
7:30-11:30 p.m.
Sawyer Building
This event is the capstone to your first week of classes! Get to know the rest of Suffolk's student body as everyone comes out to celebrate and have fun. There will be free food & ice cream, a movie, games, live musical entertainment, a DJ with dancing, takeaways, and fun activities throughout the buildings. The event is free and all current Suffolk students are invited to come and share in the fun of being apart of Ram Nation!

Questions? Please contact Orientation  & New Student Programs at 617-573-8321 or