Once you have registered for the virtual orientation in June, you are automatically registered for the August 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 August orientation.
*Students with an F1 or J-1 visa please refer to the International Students section for orientation information.
Fall Orientation 2020
|Session Type||Session Dates|
|Virtual Transfer Session 1||
Wednesday, June 10th
|Virtual Transfer Session 2
Wednesday, June 17th
|Virtual Transfer Session 3||
Wednesday, June 24th
|Part Two Session||August 31st - September 1st
Transfer Student Orientation Details
All full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students must participate in a virtual orientation session Part One in June and a virtual orientation session Part Two in August before starting at Suffolk. Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, you may register for virtual June orientation. 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 June orientation and/or August orientation with your student, your student can register you through their applicant portal when they register themselves. If your student has already registered for virtual June orientation and would like to add you as a guest, they can contact us to update their registration.
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!