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

Dan Lornitis - Comedy Hypnotist
Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
8:00 p.m. - Sargent Hall Function Room (120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108)

Dan Lornitis is a comedy hypnotist par excellence. He’s been mesmerizing audiences for years with his uniquely entertaining performance, where the audience volunteers are the stars! Dan uses hypnosis to entertain, never to embarrass or humiliate anyone. Come see this FREE comedy hypnotism show, space is limited so don’t be late!
Questions? Contact us.

Welcome Beach Bonanza!
8:00 p.m. - Sargent Hall (120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108)

Grab your sunglasses and surfboards because we are bringing the beach to you at Suffolk’s Welcome Beach Bonanza! There will be fun games, free food, photo-ops, giveaways and more! But better watch out for any sharks lurking through the waters of the Sargent Hall Beach!
Questions? Contact us.

Greek Council Presents: The Monstah Sundae!
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Roemer Plaza (20 Somerset Street, Boston, MA 02108) Rain Location Samia Cafeteria

Come ‘Meet the Greeks’ at this free event and get yourself a portion of the 3 tier Monstah Sundae that they’re building in a kiddie pool. After your sundae hang out and take part in some lawn games. Dairy Free treats will also be available!
Questions? Contact us.

Convocation Day Continental Commuter Community Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. -  Samia Academic Center Cafeteria (20 Somerset Street, Boston, MA 02108)

Commuting to Suffolk? Join us for our signature program during Suffolk University’s Welcome Week, Commuter Breakfast is your chance to plug into campus and connect with fellow commuting students. Meet the Commuter Student Council, connect with the Off-Campus Housing Commuter Ambassadors, and learn more about campus resources. After the event, attendees will join the class of 2023 for the Convocation.
Questions? Contact us.

New Student Convocation
11:30 a.m. - Tremont Temple (88 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108)

Convocation is the final step of Orientation and 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 first-year and transfer students are invited to the Convocation ceremony and are expected to participate. Learn more.
Questions? Contact us.

Class of 2023 Cookout and Class Picture
12:30 p.m. - Roemer Plaza (20 Somerset Street, Boston, MA, 02108)

Celebrate the start of the academic year with food and fun! At the cookout we will take the official Class of 2023 photo - Making YOU a part of Suffolk history! Don’t be late, the photo will be taken promptly at 1:30 p.m. Learn more.
Questions? Contact us.

Program Council presents Marcus Monroe!
7:00 p.m. - Modern Theater (525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111)

Join Program Council for their first event of the year as they host award winning comedian and juggler, Marcus Monroe! Come see his one-man show that has been featured on MTV, ABC, CBS, and The Late Show with David Letterman! This event is free with your Suffolk ID, but seats are limited!
Questions? Contact us.

Red Sox Game by SLI
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 coming, follow our office on social media (Instagram and Facebook) for the latest information on prices and on-sale date.
Questions? Contact us.

Welcome to the Neighborhood
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Roemer Plaza (Rain Location, Somerset Lobby)

Suffolk University’s Off Camus Housing Office will be greeting new commuter students and neighbors! We will be handing out information on city regulations as well as Suffolk-related events, programs and policies. Commuter Students, stop by the table to pick up your Suffolk Commuter/Off-Campus tee shirt. While supplies last.
Questions? Contact us.

Suffolk Performing Arts Block Party!
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - 3rd-4th floor Sawyer (8 Ashburton Pl., Boston, MA, 02108)

Come to Suffolk Performing Arts’ Block Party to see live performances, have some free food, sign up for auditions and get information on all of our productions as well as our 17 student performing groups & meet our awesome staff & minions crew! Want to be a part of the action? We will be hosting an OPEN MIC night, as part of the Bock Party. Singers, musicians, dancers, poets, comedians, and all other talented students are welcome to come take part. Register for Open Mic.
Questions? Contact us.

Sawyer 8th Floor Lunch Crawl
Activities Period (12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.) - 8th floor Sawyer (8 Ashburton Pl., Boston, MA, 02108)

Come check out our FREE Lunch Crawl during activities period. Come see what the 8th floor of Sawyer has to offer, meet the Friendly Staff of The Interfaith Center, the Center for Community & Engagement, Orientation, New Student Programs & Veteran Services & the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion. Don’t worry, lunch is on us today!
Questions? Contact us.

Class of 2023 Boston Harbor Cruise
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Various Residence Hall start cite

All aboard the Provincetown II! Join the Class of 2023 for a Boston Harbor cruise. We’ll be dancing all night, trying our luck on the game floor, and taking time to admire the Boston skyline. Food will be provided.
Questions? Contact us.

Purchase your ticket.

Wingo Bingo! Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
8:00 p.m. - Sargent Hall Function Room (120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108)

Luck will always be on your side at Wingo Bingo. Enjoy delicious chicken wings, vegetarian snacks as well as refreshments while playing bingo for seriously stellar prizes! Prizes include tickets to sporting events, video game consoles, raffles for Suffolk Swag, and the best part? It’s all free!
Questions? Contact us.

Dinner Theater Auditions Begin

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - PAO 3rd floor Sawyer (8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108)

Suffolk’s annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre is accepting applications for Tech positions, as well as holding Auditions for this year’s show, ENTERPRISE: Deep Space Murder.  The action will take place on the Starship Enterprise. Join us as we go boldly where no Dinner Theatre has gone before! 
Questions? Contact us.
Applications and Audition sign ups available in front of Sawyer 310.

Stay Connected: Commuter Campus Kickoff

10:00 a.m. - Commuter Lounge (1st floor of 73 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108)
Reoccurring Tuesdays starting at 10:00 a.m.

OCHO and Commuter Student Council has community information and snacks to help keep YOU connected.
This week: students are invited to learn more about the Off Campus Housing Office, meet the Commuter Ambassadors and CSC members.  Located in 73 Tremont, the 1st floor every 10th student to visit will receive a Suffolk OCHO sweatshirt while supplies last.  Light refreshments to be served.
Questions? Contact us.

Counseling, Health and Wellness Open House
Activities Period (12:15 – 1:30 p.m.) - 5th floor of 73 Tremont (73 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108)

Come meet your 2019-2020 SUPERS and check out all that the Wellness Resource Center has to offer!
Questions? Contact us.

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion - First Coffee Hour
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Sawyer 828 (8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108)
Reoccurring Thursdays starting at 9:00 a.m.

Stop by, meet our staff and enjoy some free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and bagels every Thursday morning from 9am to 11am!
Questions? Contact us.

The RAMazing Race! Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
1:00 p.m. - Sawyer Lobby (8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108)

The RAMazing Race offers new students the chance to get to know Suffolk’s campus AND the Greater Boston area! Navigate through some of Boston’s most famous attractions and explore hidden gems on campus, gathering clues, solving puzzles, and competing in challenges in a daring race to the finish line! Students can participate in teams of 2-4 students, you can register your whole team or just yourself if you’d like us to find a teammate for you.
Questions? Contact us.

Register online.

Center for Community Engagement Service After Hours – Oasis
4:30 p.m. - Sawyer 824 (8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108)

Volunteer with Service after Hours and prepare food at the Old West Church. This event can count towards hours for Local Engagement. Please RSVP on SU Connect before attending.
Questions? Contact us.

Fall Involvement Fair
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Location TBA

Experience a Suffolk tradition, learn how to get involved, and interact with over 100 clubs and student organizations! Free Food and Giveaways will be available!
Questions? Contact us.

Service After Hours – Eastie Farm
4:00 p.m. - Sawyer 824 (8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108)

Eastie Farm is a non-profit community garden started by the residents in the area to transform a vacant lot into a thriving community center. Students have the opportunity to meet active members of the local community and tend to a shared space in their local community! This event can count towards hours for Local Engagement. Please RSVP on SU Connect before attending.
Questions? Contact us.

Service After Hours – Greater Boston Food Bank
4:30 p.m. - Sawyer 824 (8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108)

Sort and distribute food with Service After Hours at the Greater Boston Food Bank. This event can count towards hours for Local Engagement. Please RSVP on SU Connect before attending.
Questions? Contact us.

Dip into the Arts! Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
7:00 p.m. - Samia Building (20 Somerset Street, Boston, MA, 02108)
Unleash your creative side and join us for a few hours of painting, crafting, poetry and everything in between! Be sure to bring your Suffolk pals, this FREE event is open to artists of all skill levels!Questions? Contact us.

Sorority Recruitment Week
Various Times and Locations

Interested in joining a Sorority at Suffolk? Attend an info session prior to recruitment and take part in recruitment events Monday-Thursday to find your potential home in Greek Life. Those wanting to go through recruitment should email us to register.
Bid Day is invitation only!

Counseling, Health and Wellness: Wellness Wednesday Kickoff
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - 5th floor of 73 Tremont (73 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108)

Wellness Wednesdays are hosted in the Wellness Resource Center and are themed on wellness related topics. Food and giveaways provided!
Questions? Contact us.

Off Campus Housing Office Cooking 101
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Samia Academic Center, Cafeteria (20 Somerset Street, Boston, MA, 02108)

Cooking 101 is an interactive class taught by Suffolk University’s Dining Services (Sodexo). They teach students how to prepare a variety of dishes using fresh ingredients with easy to follow directions. Students enjoy this interactive class because they can see how foods are prepared, ask questions, and sample the dishes that are prepared.
Sponsored by Sodexo, Latinx and Off-Campus Housing Office
Questions? Contact us.

Red Sox Game
7:10 p.m. - Purchase tickets on the 3rd floor of Sawyer (8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108)

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 coming, follow our office on social media (Instagram and Facebook) for the latest information on prices and on-sale date.
Questions? Contact us.

Open Mic Night! Sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs
8:00 p.m. - 3rd floor of Sawyer (8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108)

You ready to DROP THE BASS before you DROP THE MIC? It’s your time to take center stage and show off your best karaoke number, tell a few jokes, or even try your hand at slam poetry! Or just stop by if you want a night full of entertainment from your fellow Suffolk Rams! The night is yours, and it’s a FREE event! Just email us for info on how to sign up.

Greek Life Bid Day
8:00 p.m. - 3rd floor of Sawyer (8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108)