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 2021, you will receive an email 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 June 2021 with your assignment information, building, as well as important welcome information around move-in day, and packing lists. It is important that you adhere to your move-in time so that we can be most prepared to assist you.

Key Housing Dates for Fall 2021 Semester

For Move-In Dates, please refer to emails that are directly sent to the student about the Housing Assignment information.

  • Friday, September 3 & Saturday, September 4
  • Wednesday, November 24 at 10 a.m. for Thanksgiving break
  • Sunday, November 28, Thanksgiving break ends
  • Saturday, December 18 at 10 a.m.* for Winter break closing

*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 Sunday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Fall Move-In Process

During Fall move-in, traffic will be control by University Police and Boston Police. You will need to unload your car and then immediately move the car after unloading, to the 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. 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! Students will select their own move-in date between September 3 & 4, and select their own move-in time, based on availability.

What to Bring

To help you get ready to move into your new home at Suffolk, we've made a suggested list of what to bring as well as a list of our most common prohibited items, please check the list carefully.

Residence Hall Move-in Packing List [PDF]

Key Housing Dates for Spring 2021 Semester

Suffolk University Residence Halls will:
  • Open on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 10 a.m.
  • Close on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. for Spring break
  • Reopen on Sunday, March 20. 2022 at 10 a.m.
  • Close on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 12 p.m.*

*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.