Summer Orientation will be held virtually in June. More details about Fall Orientation will be shared mid-summer. Once you have registered for the Summer Orientation in June, you are automatically registered for the Fall Orientation as well. If you have confirmed on-campus housing for the fall you will be able to move in to your residence hall prior to the start of the Fall Orientation.
*Students with an F1 or J-1 visa please refer to the International Students section for orientation information.
Summer Orientation 2021
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|Transfer Session 1||
|Transfer Session 2
|Transfer Session 3||
|Madrid Start||June 30|
Fall Orientation 2021
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Transfer Student Orientation Details
All full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students must participate in a Summer Orientation in June and Fall Orientation in September before starting at Suffolk. Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, you may register for a Summer Orientation session. First-year student Summer Orientation will take place virtually over two days in June. More details about Fall Orientation on September 5-7 will be shared mid-summer. Students with possible schedule conflicts should contact Orientation & New Student Programs.
The cost of the orientation program is included in the new student fee on your tuition bill.
Orientation serves many purposes for our incoming students. We seek to help you understand Suffolk University's academic environment and expectations, become familiar with utilizing academic resources, develop a sense of comfort within the Suffolk Community, gain knowledge about co-curricular opportunities, and become familiar with Suffolk's global culture and the institution's appreciation for diversity. We are looking forward to meeting you at orientation!
Transferring to a new institution is an exciting adventure, not only for students but for the entire family. While it is not mandatory for family members to attend transfer orientation, it is strongly encouraged.
Family orientation program runs concurrently with, but separately from, student orientation. For family members, orientation offers an exciting opportunity to interact with skilled faculty and staff members who are committed to excellence on campus.
If you would like to participate in virtual Summer Orientation in June with your student, your student can register you through their applicant portal when they register themselves. Summer Orientation for families is a one-day program versus the two-day required program for students. If your student has already registered for Summer Orientation and would like to add you as a guest, they can contact us to update their registration. Family registration information for Fall Orientation will be sent out mid-summer.
Orientation provides an opportunity for family members to learn about your student's academic program and requirements, get answers to financial questions, policies, and deadlines, understand academic and co-curricular resources, gain details about health, wellness, and safety, and more! We hope to see you there!