A First Year To Remember

Suffolk will change you. And that’s a great thing.

College is unfamiliar territory for every high school student. It’s an exciting time to explore new subjects, new ways of thinking, and new surroundings, but it can be disorienting by definition.

Suffolk students gather for a photo on the East Boston waterfront.

Your first year here is all about finding yourself and your place in our inspiring community and city—and building the foundation of a Suffolk experience that’s entirely you.

“How can I do that?” It’s the question first-year students everywhere ask themselves. Your peers and professors at Suffolk will point you in directions both expected and new.

Whether they delve into an intriguing academic subject in depth or experience Europe for the very first time through Global Gateway, Suffolk’s first-year students discover new passions—and find people who share those interests by getting involved on our campus. And as you’ll soon see for yourself, you’ll major in self-confidence just by being immersed in downtown Boston and the endless possibilities our city holds.

Suffolk students pose for a portrait against a brick wall in the North End of Boston.

You might find your footing right from the start of your first semester, but don’t be surprised if it takes a little time. Just know that you’ll find an amazing new home and an amazing new you here.

There really is a place—and a unique Suffolk experience—waiting for everyone in our welcoming community. You’re ready to define yours.

You're Going to Do Amazing Things Here

Your First-Year Courses

Suffolk students work on a project in the newly-opened X-Lab.

Whether you’re in the College of Arts & Sciences or the Sawyer Business School, your first Suffolk courses will teach you how to excel in class, on campus, and in life. You can dive into subjects you love and discover brand-new academic interests with our supportive faculty mentors. 

Read more: Life Lessons

Your City: Boston

Suffolk student Hunter poses for a portrait by the Zakim Bridge in Boston.

Downtown Boston is so much more than a ZIP code. It’s where you and your fellow Rams will live, master your fields of study, pursue career-making internships, and find inspiration all around.   

Read more: Boston Is Calling

Your Global Gateway

Suffolk student Mohammed poses for a portrait in the North End of Boston.

What do you say to a culture-packed spring break in Spain? If you answered, “¡Si, por favor!” stamp your academic passport on this weeklong trip. You’ll get to know Madrid plus new friends who share your zeal for global discoveries.

Read more: A Taste of the World

Your Life on Campus

Suffolk student Morgan performs with the Rampage Show Choir.

Get ready to hear “Get involved.” A lot. Joining our student organizations and, well, getting involved in them really is the best way to connect with Suffolk and cool peers, and become the confident leader you’re meant to be.

Read more: Do Something Amazing


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