7:30 p.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the Student Affairs Office at studentaffairs@suffolk.edu if they are concerned about any College of Arts and Sciences or Sawyer Business School students who may have been impacted by this tragedy. Information on the Student of Concern Program is available online. Anyone concerned about a law student should contact the Law School Dean of Students Office at LawDeanofStudents@suffolk.edu or 617-573-8157.

7:15 p.m. Suffolk University has extra security on duty. Dining services are operating on a normal schedule.


  • Residence Life staff are on duty and available in the residence halls for residence students who may be impacted by this tragedy. Students are encouraged to contact their resident assistants (RAs) if they need assistance.

  • The Counseling Center will offer a support group for students impacted by this tragedy at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Counseling Center Conference Room located on the 5th floor of the Stahl Center at 73 Tremont St. The Interfaith Center is available to support students, faculty and staff impacted by this tragedy. The Interfaith Center is located in Room 525 of Donahue Hall. Rev. Amy Fisher may be contacted at afisher@suffolk.edu.
  • After regular business hours, students may contact the Counseling Center at 617-573-8226 and follow the prompts to be connected with a licensed clinician for support.
  • Urgent care walk-in appointments are available for students at the Counseling Center at 11 a.m. (arrive by 10:30 a.m.) and 2 p.m. (arrive by 1:30 p.m.) Monday – Friday. The Counseling Center is located on the 5th floor of the Stahl Center at 73 Tremont St. The phone number is 617-573-8226.  
  • Suffolk employees impacted by this tragedy are encouraged to access the Suffolk University’s employee assistance program by confidentially contacting The Wellness Corporation at 800-828-6025.

      5:45 p.m. Boston Police continue to investigate the explosions near the marathon as well as an incident at the John F. Kennedy Library. Students may want to contact their families to let them know that they are safe. The American Red cross also operates a website where people may register their status as safe and well during an emergency. 


      4:36 p.m. The extent of the incident is unknown. all Suffolk students and employees should remain indoors.

      3:49 p.m. There is an ongoing incident at the end of the Boston Marathon Route on Boylston Street, with reports of two explosions and multiple injuries. Please stay away from that area. At this time the campus has not been impacted. Please monitor updates.