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

More information to come, please check back soon.

The Big Quiz Game

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student & Family Programs

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Keches Room, Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street

Stop by Sargent Hall for an evening of trivia fun. Test your knowledge for a chance of winning awesome gift card prizes. See you there!

Miscellaneous Fun

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student & Family Programs

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Keches Room, Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street

Come on down for an evening of miscellaneous fun, including, a Red Sox Game watch party, arts and crafts, late night snacks, and more.

Fenway Park Tour

2:30 p.m. | Sawyer Lobby – meeting location, 8 Ashburton Place

Take a tour of America’s favorite ballpark. Meet in the Sawyer Building Lobby by 2:30 p.m. to make it in time for the tour. RAM Supporters will be escorting students over to Fenway.

Salsa on the Plaza

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Roemer Plaza, 20 Somerset Street

Learn to salsa dance by acclaimed Afro-Latin dance and music professionals from the Masacote Dance School. Participants will learn two different dances. No experience is needed.

Red Sox vs. Rangers

Sponsored by Student Leadership & Involvement

7:10 p.m.| Fenway Park

$ Ticketed event through the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement. Questions? Email [email protected]

Drive-In Movie

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student, & Family Programs

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Roemer Plaza, 20 Somerset Street

Did someone say “movie and popcorn”? We did! Stop by the Roemer Plaza for popcorn and Lightyear on the big screen. Legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and his robot companion, Sox. See you there!

Welcome Fest Night 1 – Carnival

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student, & Family Programs

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Roemer Plaza, 20 Somerset Street

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. Do not miss out on the food trucks, carnival games, tarot card readings, and so much more. Oh, did we forget to mention there will also be swings? See you there!

Welcome Fest Night 2 – Sunday Funday

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student, & Family Programs

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Roemer Plaza, 20 Somerset Street

Did someone say “Sunday Funday”? Get ready to play some oversize lawn games, get creative with tie dye and airbrush, and enjoy free food from local food trucks.

Class of 2026 Boat Cruise

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student, & Family Programs

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Departing from various Residence Halls & 73 Tremont

All aboard the Provincetown II! Join the Class of 2026 for a Boston Harbor cruise. Orientation Leaders & Resident Assistants will be escorting students from Residence Hall lobbies & 73 Tremont at 6:00 p.m. Boarding for the cruise will start at 6:00 p.m. and will conclude by 6:45 p.m. We will be dancing all night while taking time to admire the Boston skyline. Snacks will be provided on board. Tickets are on sale now– purchase your ticket through your applicant portal.

Provincetown II location: 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston MA 02210
Boat departs at 7:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact us.

New Student Convocation

11:00 a.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.

Class of 2026 BBQ

Time: Immediately Following Convocation | Roemer Plaza, 20 Somerset Street

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.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Part-Time Job & Service Fair

Sponsored by Orientation, New Student, & Family Programs; Center for Community Engagement; Office of External Affairs

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Roemer Plaza, 20 Somerset Street

Suffolk University’s Center for Community Engagement, Office of External Affairs and Division of Student Affairs welcomes students back to campus and invites them to meet community partners and neighbors. 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, federal work-study opportunities, and part-time employment in the neighborhood.

Rain Date: Wednesday, September 14th

Coffee Hour

Sponsored by Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Suite 828, Sawyer Building

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

Performing Arts Block Party

Sponsored by Performing Arts Office

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Sawyer Building, 2nd & 3rd Floor Lounges

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, and 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 Program

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Meeting location: 3rd Floor, Sawyer Building

Don’t miss out on this leadership opportunity! Sign up in advance; limited spots per day.

Leadership & Sailing

Sponsored by Student Leadership & Involvement

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Sawyer Building, RM. 410

Big Prize Bingo!!

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Keches Room, Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street

Luck will always be on your side at Bingo. Enjoy delicious snacks as well as refreshments while playing bingo for seriously stellar prizes! The best part… Tickets are free!

More information to come, please check back soon.

More information to come, please check back soon.

Take Advantage Campus Resource Fair

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | 2nd Floor Lobby, Sawyer Building

Learn about all the support services YOU have the opportunity of taking advantage of during your first-year and beyond!

More information to come, please check back soon.

Coffee Hour

Sponsored by Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Suite 828, Sawyer Building

Stop on by CSDI’s coffee hour for coffee, bagels, and conversation!

Fall Involvement Fair

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Roemer Plaza & 2nd, 3rd, 4th Floors of Sawyer Building

Now is the time to stop by and learn about the 100+ student organizations you have the opportunity to join!

More information to come, please check back soon.

More information to come, please check back soon.

More information to come, please check back soon.