Info for Students & Families

Page Updated:  August 12, 2021

Welcome! We very much look forward to your arrival on campus this fall. We have been preparing all summer for a campus community that is engaged and vibrant. Classes will be in-person and students programs and activities will be plentiful. Resident students will be living in our on-campus residence halls with roommates. Study groups will meet in the Libraries and other locations. And, many student support services including Suffolk CARES, academic advising and the deans of students offices will also offer remote meetings with students.

Face Coverings

As a result of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts and heightened concerns about the transmissibility of the Delta variant, the University, beginning August 9, new indoor face covering campus protocols have been put in place.

Until further notice, face coverings will be required in highly trafficked, public areas of campus, including all classrooms, as well as in elevators and building lobbies. Face coverings must also be worn in conference rooms or other meeting and gathering spaces where community members are required to attend in relatively close proximity to others. Over the next two weeks, signs will be placed in public areas, such as classrooms, indicating where masks are required for everyone, including those who are fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations Against COVID

Because a safe community is important to all of us, all students and employees are required to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All students and employees must upload documentation of their full vaccination status or request for an exemption by August 16. Those individuals who are exempt from vaccination due to a medical contraindication or sincere religious belief must wear face coverings at all times on campus.

COVID Testing

For the first six weeks of the semester, resident students and student athletes will participate in COVID-19 pool testing. Students who are exempt from vaccination due to a medical contraindication or sincere religious belief must wear face coverings and participate in weekly PCR testing if they are on-campus at least once a week. Individuals who are symptomatic for COVID-19 may receive PCR testing on campus.

Because a safe community is important to all of us, all students and employees are required to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those individuals who are exempt from vaccination due to a medical contraindication or sincere religious belief must wear face coverings.

It’s our collective responsibility as a community to respect these changes on campus and off: becoming fully vaccinated or receiving an exemption, wearing face coverings if exempt from vaccination, complying with testing requirements, and reporting symptoms. Together, we can do our part to interrupt the spread of the virus, protect our community, and maintain a healthy and inspiring environment for all.

Testing and Covid Response Protocols [PDF]

e-Checkin

Each year, all students are required to complete the e-Checkin process via MySuffolk (directions are eblow). This year, e-Checkin will begin on August 19, 2021. Please follow the prompts to complete e-Checkin indicating that you have:

  • Acknowledged your willingness to abide by the policies and regulations outlined in the Suffolk University Student Handbook
  • Provided the University with your local address, which will be verified with the U.S. Postal Service before you can successfully submit it
  • Acknowledged your willingness to abide by the Power of One Pledge
  • Provided the University with your emergency contact information
  • Acknowledged your financial obligations to the University

You must fully complete the e-Checkin process before gaining access to other online student tools, including your course schedule, the add/drop function, and the e-learning BlackBoard platform.

Residential students living in on-campus residence halls must complete e-Checkin before moving in.

Commuter students must complete e-Checkin before the first day of orientation or classes, whichever is earlier.

To complete e-Checkin on either your computer or your mobile device, log in to MySuffolk with your Suffolk University login credentials (email login ID and password).

  • Click Login to WebAdvisor.
  • On the top-right corner of the page, click Log In.
  • Click Students.
  • Find the e-Checkin screen under the My Personal Information tab.
  • Until you complete e-Checkin, it will be the only accessible item in WebAdvisor. Read and complete each form carefully before proceeding to the next screen.

After completing every screen, you must completely log out of WebAdvisor, close your browser, then log back in to access the full Students Menu.

For technical assistance, email the Service Desk or call 617-557-2000.

Email the Student Affairs Office for any general (not technical assistance) questions.

If you are not attending Suffolk University this fall, please contact the Student Affairs Office to request a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal Form.