New Student Convocation

Tuesday, September 6

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Converse Hall, Tremont Temple
  • 88 Tremont Street, Boston
  • Wear your Gold Class of 2026 T-Shirt

Taking its name from the Latin convocare (meaning “to call/come together”), Convocation is the final step of orientation and marks the start of your University career. At this gathering, faculty and senior administrators will welcome first-year and transfer students into the Suffolk community and formally open the academic year.

All first-year and transfer students are invited to the ceremony and expected to participate. We’ve planned an exciting day of celebrations. Please join us for a student community continental breakfast before Convocation. If you live on campus, you’ll eat in your residence hall. If you live off campus, you’ll eat in the Sawyer Lounge. After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to Converse Hall. The celebration continues after Convocation, when you, your classmates, faculty and staff can relax at a special cookout on Roemer Plaza at the Samia Academic Center. Make sure you wear your Class of 2026 t-shirt for the class picture!

Get ready to really be a Ram! And start learning the Suffolk University Alma Mater that we will be singing during Convocation. Watch a video of Rampage show choir singing the alma mater at graduation.

New Student Convocation Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. Convocation Day Continental Community Breakfasts Served

  • Miller Hall Residents: Miller Hall 2nd Floor
  • 10 West Residents: 10 West 2nd Floor Mezzanine & Lobby
  • Modern Residents: 10 West 2nd Floor Mezzanine & Lobby
  • Smith Hall Residents: Smith Hall Café
  • One Court Street Residents: Court Street Café
  • Off-Campus/Commuting Students: Samia Academic Center

10:00 a.m. Student Report Locations for New Student Convocation

Students should wear their Suffolk Class T-Shirt and report to the following locations by 10:00 a.m. for escort to the Tremont Temple and the start of New Student Convocation.

  • Miller Hall Residents: Miller Hall Lobby
  • 10 West Residents: 10 West Lobby
  • Modern Residents: 10 West Lobby
  • Smith Hall Residents: Smith Hall Lobby
  • One Court Street Residents: Court Street Lobby
  • Off-Campus/Commuting Students: Samia Academic Center

11:00 a.m. New Student Convocation

  • Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont Street
  • Students should wear their Suffolk Class T-Shirt
  • This important ceremony marks the Class of 2026's official entrance into the Suffolk Community. All new students should participate. Family members of students are invited to attend.

12:30 p.m. Class of 2026 Cookout

  • Roemer Plaza, Samia Academic Center located at 20 Somerset Street
  • Celebrate the start of the academic year with food and fun!

Check back often - as details are finalized our website will be updated on a rolling basis.