Log into the Graduate Student Portal
Look Out for Your Suffolk University Email
Look out for your MySuffolk login, password, and your new Suffolk University email shortly after you deposit. These will be sent in two messages—one with your login information, the other with your initial password. If you need help setting or re-setting your password, contact the Suffolk University Service Desk at 617-557-2000. Please have your Suffolk University ID ready—you can find it in your admission letter.
Get Your Student Visa (for International Students)
- We’re known for our diverse student body and pride ourselves on making international students feel welcome on campus. No wonder Suffolk has the nation’s fifth-largest proportion of international students.
- Leave the paperwork to us! Once we receive your required financial documentation, we’ll issue your I-20 for you. If you have any questions about the immigration process, please contact the International Student Services Office.
Prepare for Advising & Registration
You will be hearing from your program director shortly with instructions on advising and registration, if you have not already.
Save the Date for Orientation
New student orientations are held separately by the Sawyer Business School and the College of Arts & Sciences. You'll receive additional information (including your official orientation date) via email from either your program director or the dean's office. We can't wait to welcome you!
Pay Your Tuition Bill & Be Aware of Financial Aid
- Make sure you understand the tuition rates for your program. Additionally, the Office of the Bursar has helpful information on billing and payment plans.
- If you have not yet applied for financial aid, check out information on financial aid and scholarships.
- Your financial aid award letter will be sent to you via email. Additionally, you can contact the Office of Student Financial Services by phone at 617-573-8470 or email us.
Arrange Your Housing
- Need advice on lining up a place to live, finding roommates, and understanding your lease? The Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO) will help you with all that and more. Get in touch by phone at 617-573-8647 or by email.
- Please note: Suffolk University does not provide on-campus housing for graduate students.
Get to Know Your Way Around
Familiarize yourself with Suffolk's location and decide how you'll commute to campus by viewing the Campus Map and Directions.
Complete Your Health Requirements
Massachusetts state law requires immunization and health insurance for all full-time students and all international students; further details on these requirements are available. If you already have valid insurance, you can submit a waiver request.
Get Your Student ID Card
As an official Suffolk University graduate student, you’ll need an ID card. You can get yours at the Sawyer Building’s second-floor security office, Monday–Saturday, 7 a.m.–11 p.m. You can also get one by calling University Police at 617-573-8333. Your Suffolk ID is free; if you lose it, though, there is a $25 replacement fee.
You’ll need to do a few things before arriving on campus for our welcome event just for international students:
- Make your deposit
- Submit your statement of financial resources
- Receive your immigration document (we’ll fill out the I-20 paperwork for you!)
- Complete a transfer release form (if you’re a transfer student)
- Apply for your F-1 student visa
Our International Student Services Office is here to work with you throughout your journey to graduate school at Suffolk. We look forward to welcoming you to our country and to our friendly campus in downtown Boston.