Welcome Programs

Jump right into student life at Suffolk in your first semester on campus! We've designed a number of programs to help you meet more of your classmates, get involved, and feel confident in your decision to join our community. #SuffolkWelcome

Previous welcome programs have included events such as: International student programming, snacks and refreshment breaks, residence hall socials and floor meetings, Taco Tuesday with the President, ski and snow tubing trips, Suffolk Night at the Movies, Queer Student Union Family Dinner, performances by Suffolk's improv troupe Seriously Bent, and a number of University sports team events.

Welcome Programs

Night at the Red Sox!

Sponsored by Student Leadership & Involvement Office
7:10 p.m. | Fenway Park, Boston, MA

Come join your fellow students at Fenway Park and cheer on the Red Sox! Tickets will be sold at a deeply discounted price. More information will be sent along to your Suffolk email soon. Follow our office on social media (Instagram and Facebook) for the latest information on prices and on-sale date.

Questions? Contact us.

ThinkFast Interactive Trivia

Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
7:00 p.m. | Sargent Hall Function Room (120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108)

ThinkFast Interactive is an experiential team building, and awareness program that appeals to all ages with its professionally designed production set, sound system, music videos, and informative and engaging awareness trivia. You will have the opportunity to play individually or in teams. Tickets to attend are FREE! Don’t miss your chance of walking away with a $200 cash prize!

Questions? Contact us.

New Student Convocation

3:30 p.m. | Tremont Temple (88 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108)

Convocation 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 new undergraduate students are invited to the Convocation ceremony and are expected to participate. At Convocation we will take the official Class of 2025 photo - Making YOU a part of Suffolk history!

Questions? Contact us.

Welcome Fest Night 1 – New Students

Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Roemer Plaza (20 Somerset Street, Boston, MA, 02108)

There is no better way to welcome our new students than a carnival theme extravaganza! Head on over to Roemer Plaza for a night full of fun! Don’t miss out on the food trucks, carnival games, tarot card readings, stuff-a-rams and so much more! Oh, did we forget to mention there will also be SWINGS? See you there!

Questions? Contact us.

Eric Dittelman – Mind Reader!

Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
9:30 p.m. | Modern Theater (525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111)

Dittelman’s unique blend of mind reading with stand-up and improv comedy has been the perfect recipe for his success performing on television and live on stage, as seen on America’s Got Talent! Having traveled all across the country and around the world, Dittelman reveals your thoughts, influences your decisions, and makes you laugh while leaving your jaws dropped in amazement. Come see this FREE comedy mind reader show. Reserve your seat to the show at the ticketing booth at Welcome Fest Night 1!

Questions? Contact us.

Commuter Hangout

Sponsored by Commuter Council
5:00 p.m. | Smith Dining Hall, Samia Academic Center

Commuters – don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet fellow commuter students!

New Student Orientation

8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Various Locations

Orientation Part II for ALL new students. More information will be sent to students’ Suffolk emails. Students are automatically registered. Families are required to register in advance.

Questions? Contact us.

Welcome Fest Night 2 – All Students

Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Roemer Plaza (20 Somerset Street, Boston, MA, 02108)

Did someone say “Sunday Funday”?! Get ready to play some oversize lawn games, get creative with bleach tie dye and airbrush, watch the Red Sox game, and enjoy free food from local food trucks!

Questions? Contact us.

Class of 2024 & Class of 2025 Boat Cruise

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Undergraduate Class of 2025
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Undergraduate Class of 2024

All aboard the Provincetown II! We’ll be dancing all night while taking time to admire the Boston skyline.

A registration link will be sent to your Suffolk email along with more event details..

Questions? Contact us by email.

Food Truck Friendzie

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student & Family Programs
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Roemer Plaza, Samia Academic Center

It’s food truck galore! Going on the boat cruise and want a quick bite before (class of 2024) or after (class of 2025)… stop on by Roemer Plaza! Not going on the boat cruise but you love food trucks? Well, stop on by!

Relax, Recharge, & Go Rams!

Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Roemer Plaza (20 Somerset Street, Boston, MA, 02108)

It’s been a busy few days… let’s take some time to relax and recharge before classes start! Join us on the plaza for a morning full of relaxing activities and free food! Activities will include various 30 minute exercise classes of yoga, cycling, HIIT, and Zumba. You will also have a chance to meet therapy dogs and get a massage!

Questions? Contact us.

Welcome to The RAMILY Help Desk

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student & Family Programs
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Roemer Plaza (20 Somerset Street, Boston, MA, 02108)

First time on campus and need some help located your class, or want a campus tour? Have a question and aren’t sure who to go to? Stop by the Roemer Plaza, outside of the Samia Academic Center to get your questions answered by the Orientation, New Student and Family Programs Office.

Donut Hole in One

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student & Family Programs
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Roemer Plaza (20 Somerset Street, Boston, MA, 02108)

What’s better than mini golf and donut holes? A hole in one while enjoying a donut hole!

Night at the Red Sox!

Sponsored by Alumni Relations
7:10 p.m. | Fenway Park, Boston, MA

Come join your fellow students at Fenway Park and cheer on the Red Sox! Tickets will be sold at a deeply discounted price. Students will receive an email with more information at a later date.

Questions? Contact us.

Welcome to the Neighborhood Volunteer Fair

Sponsored by Center for Community Engagement
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Roemer Plaza, Samia Academic Center

Suffolk University’s Center for Community Engagement and the Office of External Affairs welcomes students back to campus and invites them to meet community partners! We will be handing out information on city regulations as well as Suffolk-related events, programs and policies. Students are encouraged to stop by community partner tables to learn about the nonprofits in the area and sign up for volunteer opportunities in their neighborhood!

Rain date: Wednesday, September 15th

Greek Council Welcome Back

Sponsored by Greek Council
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Roemer Plaza, Samia Academic Center

Come meet members of our Fraternity and Sorority Life community while enjoying some games, food and fun!

Performing Arts Block Party

Sponsored by Suffolk Performing Arts  
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | 2nd & 3rd Floor of Sawyer Building

Come to the Performing Arts Block Party to see live performances, sign up for auditions and get information on all of our productions as well as our student dance, music, comedy & theatre groups! Want to be a part of the action? Sign up to be a part of the open mic event within the party!

Leadership & Sailing 

Sponsored by The Journey Leadership Program 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | 3rd Floor, Sawyer Building

Learn how to crew your own sailboat with fellow students as part of the Journey Leadership Program! Seating is very limited, sign up in advance required. Contact us for more information. 

Lucky Strike at Fenway!

Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | 145 Ipswich St, Boston, MA 02215

Located right behind Fenway Park, Lucky Strike Fenway is two floors of unforgettable fun featuring a massive LED video wall, classic parlor games, state-of-the-art arcade and premium bowling. Food will be provided! Tickets will be sold at a discounted price of $5. Be on the lookout for more information that will be sent to your Suffolk email.

Questions? Contact us.

Big Prize Bingo!!

8:00 p.m. | Sargent Hall Function Room (120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108).

Luck will always be on your side at Big Prize Bingo! Who doesn’t love playing bingo for seriously stellar prizes?! The best part… Tickets are free!

Questions? Contact us by email.

Involvement Fair

Sponsored by Student Leadership & Involvement
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Roemer Plaza, Samia Academic Center

Coffee Hour

Sponsored by Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.| Sawyer Building, Room 825

Stop on by CSDI’s first coffee hour of the semester for coffee, bagels, and conversation.

Leadership & Sailing

Sponsored by The Journey Leadership Program
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | 3rd Floor, Sawyer Building

Learn how to crew your own sailboat with fellow students as part of the Journey Leadership Program! Seating is very limited, sign up in advance required. Contact us for more information.

Casino Night

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student & Family Programs 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | 2nd Floor, Sawyer Building

Feeling lucky? Test out your luck at Casino Night!