Orientation

Welcome to Suffolk University! Whether you’re a first-year student just beginning your college experience or a transfer student with credits on your transcript, we’re so happy you’ve joined our campus community.

Orientation is all about that Suffolk feeling. At this festive—and required—event, you’ll get to know the key resources that will make your Suffolk experience a success from the start. Plus, you’ll meet your RAM Supporter, participate in fun group activities, and bond with new friends as you learn your way around Boston.

If you have any questions, you can contact us via email or check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.

First-Year

Four Suffolk students pose together in front of a brick wall that has a Boston-themed mural

 

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Transfer

Suffolk Student Gabriela Soto walks across Tremont street with her backpack

 

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International

Suffolk students celebrate together at a Lunar New Year event on campus

 

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Suffolk mascot Rammy waves in front of a building on campus.

Welcome to the RAMily!

Lead a Suffolk experience that’s uniquely you.

Our RAMily Training Series have been designed especially for new Suffolk students and their families. These virtual workshops take you through your next steps, connect you with campus resources, and let you know what to expect when joining the Suffolk community.
 

Join One of Our RAMily Workshops

Ram Academy

Make friends at Suffolk while diving into what you love in Boston.

Learn more about our Ram Academy

Welcome Programs

Orientation is just the start of welcoming you to campus!

See what we're planning with you in mind

Family Programs

Check out our special programs for the special people in our Rams’ lives: families.

Get connected with the Suffolk community

Suffolk Weekend

Get ready to celebrate in Suffolk style October 18–20, 2024!

Check back soon for all the details on Suffolk Weekend events!

Stay Ahead of the Curve

March 1*

This is Suffolk’s priority deadline for financial aid.

*Due to federal delays in processing financial aid, our priority deadline for financial aid is now April 1—learn more about these changes.

Mid-March

Orientation registration opens—and it’s required for all new students. You must attend summer orientation, as well as the additional session we’ll hold in September before the fall semester starts.

May 1*

This—or the date listed on your acceptance letter—is the deadline to submit your enrollment deposit.

*Due to federal delays in processing financial aid, our deposit deadline for new first-year and transfer students is now June 1.

May 5

If you’re an accepted international student and have been issued form I-20 or form DS-2019, you may apply for a visa at your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

May 7

Look out for an email from us with your official Suffolk University email login credentials. Create a password to activate your account!

You'll get an email from us with instructions on taking the online math placement exam and writing placement survey, and pre-registering for courses.

Mid-May

You’ll receive your Suffolk email and instructions on completing placement tests and course registration.

Late May

If you’ve made your deposit, we’ll email you instructions for our University housing portal.**

**Due to federal delays in processing financial aid, students will receive instructions about their housing portal in early June.

June 1

Due to federal delays in processing financial aid, our deposit deadline for new first-year students is now June 1—learn more about these changes.

This is Suffolk’s priority deadline for financial aid for transfer students.

June 5

This is the deadline to register for new student and family orientation.

June 6

You can send in your photo as of this day. If you need a bit more time, please note that you can take care of this at orientation or later this summer.

You can begin submitting your required health and immunization records to the student health portal.

In July

If you’re a resident student, you’ll receive an email announcing your University-sponsored housing assignment.

August 1

This is the deadline to pay your fall semester tuition.

August 30

If you’re a new international student living in University-sponsored housing, this is your move-in day.

September 1

This is move-in day for all new students who attended orientation in June.

This is the deadline to submit your required health and immunization records to the student health portal. You can start sending your health information on June 6.

September 2

Today is Fall Orientation for all new students!

Your Life as a Ram