Housing Important Dates

Moving in to your new home at Suffolk is an exciting time. Here is some crucial information to help make your move-in as smooth as possible.

Roommate & Room Assignments

As a new residential student entering Suffolk University for Fall 2019, you will receive an email in May 2019 with instructions for filling out your roommate questionnaire. It is important that you fill this out accurately to help us match you with the most compatible roommate to begin your Suffolk experience!

You will then receive an email in mid/late July 2019 with your roommate information, building, and room assignments, as well as important welcome information. This email will also give you a specific move-in time. The move-in date for all new students is Sunday, September 1, 2019. It is important that you do your best to arrive during your designated move-in time so that we can be most prepared to assist you. 

Key Housing Dates for Fall Semester

Suffolk University Residence Halls will:
  • Open for incoming students on Sunday, September 1
    If you are an incoming student, please refer to the Room Assignment Sheet received in July for your assigned move in time
  • Open for returning students on Monday, September 2 at 9 am
  • Close on Wednesday, November 27 at 10 am for Thanksgiving break
  • Reopen on Sunday, December 1 at 10 am
  • Close on Saturday, December 21 at 10 am* for Winter break
    • *Students must leave at this time or 24 hours after their last final exam, whichever comes first
    • In the event that inclement weather postpones final exams, the residence halls will close on Thursday, December 22 at 10 am

Fall Move-In Process

During Fall move-in, the University provides support with unloading areas in parking lots as well as traffic control by University and Boston Police. You will need to park your car after unloading, and there are many parking lots near campus. Even though finding street parking can be a less expensive option, we recommend that you plan on parking in a lot or garage. Keep in mind that move-in is over Labor Day weekend, and the city will be bustling with college students moving into apartments on and off campus. View a list of parking garages near campus.

Due to the high volume of traffic in the city, we ask that you please stick to your assigned move-in time so we are able to ensure the smoothest move-in possible! 

Key Housing Dates for Spring Semester

Suffolk University Residence Halls will:

  • Open on Sunday, January 12 at 10 am
  • Close on Saturday, March 7 at 10 am for Spring break
  • Reopen on Sunday, March 15 at 10 am
  • Close on Thursday, May 6 at 12 pm*
    • *Students must leave at this time or 24 hours after their last final exam, whichever comes first

Spring Move-In Process

During Spring move-in, please pull up to the residence hall you are assigned and follow any instructions from staff and University and Boston Police. For Spring move-in, the University does not provide any reserved street or parking lot. Even though finding street parking can be a less expensive option, we recommend that you plan on parking in a lot or garage. View a list of parking garages near campus.

Please review our Guide for What To Bring [PDF].