Prep for Orientation

We can't wait to welcome you to orientation! Here's some important information to help you get ready for your session.

Friendly reminder alert! All orientation events and sessions are mandatory. You must stay for your entire session.

First-Year Orientation

January Orientation

At first-year orientation in January, you'll spend a day and a half learning all about academic, campus, and city life at Suffolk. You'll stay overnight in on-campus housing only if you're a residential student in the spring semester. Housing is not available for off-campus/commuting students or family members.

What to Bring

Your watch, cell phone charger, comfortable shoes, coat, gloves and scarf, photo ID, notebook, and pen or pencil

June Orientation

At first-year orientation in June, you'll spend two days learning about life as a Ram. You'll also stay overnight in a residence hall whether you're living on or off campus in the fall. Family members can also stay overnight in a separate residence hall if they request it at the time of registration.

What to Bring

Your watch, alarm clock, cell phone charger, casual clothes, comfortable shoes, a sweater or jacket, umbrella, personal toiletries, photo ID, notebook, and pen or pencil. We'll provide towels, a pillow, and bed linens at the residence hall, but you can bring your own if you prefer.

Transfer Orientation

Transfer students spend a day exploring Suffolk's academic programs and campus resources. You'll stay overnight in on-campus housing only if you're a residential student in the spring semester. Housing is not available for off-campus/commuting students or family members.

What to Bring

Your photo ID, notebook, pen or pencil, and any outstanding final transcripts or credit evaluations from your previous institution

Before You Arrive at Orientation