All transfer students are required to attend orientation and must attend both Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation. Transfer Summer Orientation will take place during one day in June. Fall Orientation will take place on September 4th. 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. Please refer to your confirmation email for orientation details after you have registered.
*Students with an F1 or J-1 visa please refer to the International Students section for orientation information.
Summer Orientation 2023
|Session Type||Session Dates||Additional Details|
|June Transfer Session||
|Open to all Transfer Students
|August Transfer Session||
August 31-September 2
|Dates available via the orientation registration system only for out-of-region (blue areas on below map) and international students. Residential students only: residential students attending this session can move into their residential assignment on August 31, 2023.
Fall Orientation 2023
|Session Type||Session Dates|
Gold Region: Students living inside the gold region on the map below (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.) must attend the June orientation session. Due to space limitations the orientation dates in August are reserved for students traveling from further away. If you have concerns about date conflicts or other extenuating circumstances, please contact Orientation & New Student Programs for assistance.
Blue Region: Students living inside the blue region on the map below (all other U.S. states and ALL other countries*) can choose to attend orientation either in June or August. If you have concerns about date conflicts or other extenuating circumstances, please contact Orientation & New Student Programs for assistance. *Students with an F1 or J-1 visa please refer to the International Students section for orientation information.
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. Transfer student Summer Orientation will take place over one day in June. Fall Orientation will take place on September 4th. 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 Summer 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.
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!
Your student can register you for Family Summer Orientation through their applicant portal when they complete their own orientation registration. Fall Orientation is for students only.