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Orientation participation is required for all incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students. Programs are designed to welcome new first-year and transfer students as well as family members to the Suffolk community. At orientation, you and your family members will discover the tools to make your college experience successful right from the start.

At orientation, you will:

  • Meet with faculty advisors from your academic department
  • Learn how to make the most of your classes
  • Learn how to get involved in the Suffolk community
  • Meet current students leaders and your classmates
  • Become familiar with the Suffolk University campus and community

Want to know more?
Early Arrival Programs
First-Year Students
Transfer Students
International Students
Prep for Orientation
Orientation FAQ's

Spring Orientation 2017

Session Type Early Arrival
Option
Date (optional) 
Session
Date(s) (required) 
Transfer Session 1 not applicable  December 14
no housing provided
First-Year Session  not applicable  January 11-12
housing provided
only to residential students
Transfer Session 2 not applicable  January 12
housing provided 
only to residential students
Snow Day
Possible Session Make-Up
not applicable  January 13
to be used only if January 11 and/or 12 programming is impacted due to weather 

Fall Orientation 2017

Session Type Early Arrival Option
Date (optional)
Session
Date(s) (required)  
First-Year Session 1       June 4 
Shear Madness Comedy Show           
June 5-6
on-campus overnight housing stay required        
First-Year Session 2 June 7
Fenway Park Tour 
June 8-9
on-campus overnight housing stay required 
First-Year Session 3  June 11
TBA
June 12-13
on-campus overnight housing stay required 
First-Year Session 4  June 14 
Museum of Fine Arts Visit 
June 15-16
on-campus overnight housing stay required 
First-Year Session 5  June 18
Fenway Park Tour 
June 19-20
on-campus overnight housing stay required 
Transfer Session 1  not applicable June 21
housing unavailable
First-Year Session 6  June 21
Shear Madness Comedy Show
and Suffolk Serves 
June 22-23
on-campus overnight housing stay required 
Transfer Session 2  not applicable  August 28
commuter students only; housing unavailable   
First-Year Session 7  not applicable  Session Available to Blue Region (see map) Students Only Login to Registration System for More Information; commuter students only; housing unavailable
First-Year Session 8  not applicable  Session Available to Blue Region (see map) Students Only Login to Registration System for More Information; residential students only
Transfer Session 3 not applicable  September 1
residential students only 


GOLD REGION:
Students living inside the gold region on the below map must login to the registration system via the admission applicant portal to select their orientation date(s) from one of the above sessions which meet their student type. Family members are encouraged to also attend. If you have concerns about date conflicts or other extenuating circumstances, please contact Orientation & New Student Programs for assistance.  

BLUE REGION: Students living inside the blue region, including internationally, on the below map should login to the registration system via the admission applicant portal to see all sessions available to them based on their student type. Students from the blue region may also have access to additional sessions not listed above. Family members are encouraged to also attend. If you have concerns about date conflicts or other extenuating circumstances, please contact Orientation & New Student Programs for assistance.