Orientation

Welcome to Suffolk University! Whether this is the beginning of your college experience, or you are starting at Suffolk with college credit under your belt, we are thrilled to partner with you throughout your transition to our community!

Orientation participation is required for all incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students. Programs are designed to welcome new first-year and transfer students as well as family members to the Suffolk community. At orientation, you and your family members will discover the University resources that will make your college experience successful right from the start.

At orientation, you will:

  • Meet with faculty advisors from your academic department
  • Learn how to make the most of your classes
  • Learn how to get involved in the Suffolk community
  • Meet current students leaders and your classmates
  • Become familiar with the Suffolk University campus and community

Fall Orientation 2019

Session Type Session Date(s) (Required) Early Arrival Option (Optional)
First Year Session 1

June 3-4
Overnight housing stay required for all new students

June 2
Shear Madness Show ($60)

First Year Session 2

June 6-7
Overnight housing stay required for all new students

June 5
Museum of Fine Arts ($60) or Suffolk Serves ($15)
First Year Session 3

June 10-11
Overnight housing stay required for all new students

June 9
Shear Madness Show ($60)
First Year Session 4
(Students who will start the fall in Madrid should select this session)

June 13-14
Overnight housing stay required for all new students

June 12
Improv Asylum Show ($60) or Suffolk Serves ($15)
First Year Session 5

June 17-18
Overnight housing stay required for all new students

June 16
Fenway Park Tour ($60)
First Year Session 6

June 20-21
Overnight housing stay required for all new students

June 19
Fenway Park Tour ($60) or Suffolk Serves ($15)
Transfer Session 1

June 27
Overnight housing not available


Transfer Session 2
(All students with military veteran status are encouraged to attend this session)

August 23
Overnight housing not available

 
First Year Session 7 August 26-27
Commuter students; only dates available via the
orientation registration system for out of region
(blue area on below map) & international students
only
 
First Year Session 8 August 29-30
Residential students only; dates available via the
orientation registration system for out of region
(blue area on below map) & international
students only; residential students attending
this session can move in to their residential
assignment on 8/28/19
 
Transfer Session 3

August 30
Residential students only; residential students
attending this session can move in to their residential assignment on 8/28/19

 
Map of United States color coded with University colors
GOLD REGION: Students living inside the gold region on the map must login to the registration system via the admission applicant portal to select their orientation date(s) from one of the above sessions which meet their student type. Family members are encouraged to also attend. If you have concerns about date conflicts or other extenuating circumstances, please contact Orientation, New Student & Family Programs for assistance.

BLUE REGION: Students living inside the blue region, including internationally, on the below map should login to the registration system via the admission applicant portal to see all sessions available to them based on their student type. Students from the blue region may also have access to additional sessions not listed above. Family members are encouraged to also attend. If you have concerns about date conflicts or other extenuating circumstances, please contact Orientation, New Student & Family Programs for assistance.