Off-Campus Activities & Programs

Students who commute to campus from home or an off-campus apartment have a variety of opportunities to get involved with student life and many resources to help make commuting convenient. The Student Leadership and Involvement Office is a great resource to help you get connected to the campus community.

Student Life And Activities

  • Check out all the student organizations you can be involved with. Every Tuesday and Thursday, various clubs and organizations hold meetings and sponsor events so commuter students can easily participate.
  • Be sure to visit the Hub Information Center, located in the lobby of 20 Somerset regularly. Stop by Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., email us at: thehub@suffolk.edu or call 617-994-4225.
  • Pick up the latest copy of The Suffolk Journal, Suffolk University’s print newspaper, or go online to peruse The Suffolk Voice, our school’s online news source.

Suffolk University Law School

Suffolk University Law School students can consult theStudent Services/Dean of Students office for more information concerning their commuter student experience, including directions on how to purchase discounted MBTA passes for the semester. Law students can also get information on student life and activities at the school.

Events

Please visit the university Calendar for all upcoming Student Leadership and Involvement events.

Programs

Students who commute to campus from home or an off-campus apartment have a variety of opportunities to get involved in student life.

Suffolk University and the Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO) have many resources to help make life as a commuter student convenient and enriching.

Commuter Ambassador Program

The Commuter Ambassador (CA) is an experienced Suffolk University student who is a key member of the Off-Campus Housing Office. The Commuter Ambassador, supervised by the Director of Off-Campus Housing, primarily helps first-year students transition to college life and mentors students who commute to campus.

Off-Campus & Commuter Student Appreciation Week

Off-Campus Student Appreciation Week is held each semester and is hosted by the Off-Campus Housing Office in collaboration with the Student Government Association, various departments, and student organizations. OCHO acknowledges the extra effort off-campus students make to come to campus each day. During this week-long celebration, we celebrate commuting students for getting involved and staying active in the Suffolk Community. The week includes events such as Coffee Stops each morning, Apartment-Palooza, and Taste of Ram Card, Paint Night, Bingo Night and Build a Lunch. For more details, email us at: ocho@suffolk.edu.

Stay Connected

How do you stay connected to the campus community as an off-campus or commuter student? How can you find contact information for local utility companies? The OCHO staff can provide you with the answers to these questions and more at our weekly Stay Connected table in the Sawyer and Somerset lobbies. Check out our events tab for specific dates and times!

Cooking 101

Cooking 101 is an opportunity to meet other students, share a meal, and learn a life skill! Three classes are taught in the fall semester and three in the spring semester. Students are required to reserve their spot in the class beforehand as space is limited. One of our very own Sodexo chefs will teach you how to prepare hearty dishes that are simple, fast, and fun! Please RSVP to ocho@suffolk.edu. Check out our events tab for specific dates and times!

Transitions

The Transitions workshops & events are geared toward residence hall students moving off-campus. This series will include apartment search information sessions in the residence halls and a housing fair “Apartment-Palooza” during the spring semester.

Balancing Act: Going to College as a Parent

You are not alone - other students may be having the experience of going to college as a parent, and they have some great advice, insights, tips, and tricks to share with you. Join us once a month for our group networking event. Sponsored by the Off-Campus Housing Office and the Counseling, Health, & Wellness Office.

Law & Graduate Housing Search Program

Held in June, this intensive 2.5-day apartment and roommate hunt in Boston allows students to meet with reputable realtors, view apartments, and connect with potential roommates.

Mediation

Living off-campus is not always easy. There’s rent to pay each month, groceries to buy, an apartment to keep clean, and roommates to live with. The Off-Campus Housing Office staff will work with students seeking help with tenant/landlord disputes, roommate conflicts, and general housing issues. If the office staff is not properly equipped to deal with a situation, they will provide other resources for students to explore.