Orientation is mandatory for all new first-year and transfer students. This is your only opportunity to attend orientation and confirm your registration for the upcoming semester's classes. If you cannot attend, please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements.
We encourage you to bring your family! Family Orientation is a two-day event held on the same dates as student orientation. Interested families can register for family orientation through their student’s account on the MySuffolk portal.
As we expect more than 200 students at orientation, we cannot permit guests unless they pre-register. Please keep in mind that your family members are invited to participate in family orientation but they do not remain with the student during orientation.
If you’re attending a June orientation session, you must stay overnight because Day One runs late into the evening and Day Two starts early in the morning. Students may only stay overnight during January orientation if they are living on campus during the spring semester. We do not provide University-sponsored housing for commuting/off-campus students or any family members during January orientation.
New students with a confirmed housing assignment for the upcoming semester will receive additional information about moving in directly from Residence Life & Housing. If you have questions or would like more information about University-sponsored housing, please contact Residence Life & Housing at 617-305-2500.
Yes! You'll return home with your course schedule after meeting with an academic advisor.
If you want to change your major, please contact the Office of the Registrar before orientation. This will help us pair you with an advisor who can address your specific interests and field of study.
Yes! We'll provide select meals during your orientation.
All students must take this exam. Math is a fundamental element of your college education. Placing you in the right course helps ensure that you will have a positive experience instead of a frustrating struggle or boring revisit of material you've already mastered. If, for some reason, you cannot take the exam before orientation, you'll have a chance to take it during your session.
I have taken Advanced Placement exams (or IB, dual enrollment, etc.). Will I receive academic credit for them?
Suffolk awards credit for AP, IB, and comparable examinations. Official results must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. If you have taken courses through a dual enrollment program, please have the college or university send your official transcript directly to Suffolk. Upon receiving your official results or transcripts, admission staff will review them and notify you of credit awarded. If your results are not received before orientation, please bring a copy of the exams and/or courses you have taken.
To check your transcripts online, log on to your MySuffolk portal and follow the steps below:
- Click on "My Applications"
- Click on "New Admitted Students"
- Click on "My Decision Letter"
- There will be links on the left side of the screen for "My Transfer Credits" and "My Transfer Equivalency Report"
Before orientation, you must submit all transcripts and other records for previous credits earned at all previous institutions. This may include AP courses taken in high school, courses taken at the college level at any institution, and courses in which you are currently enrolled. If you have questions about transcripts, please contact Undergraduate Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-573-8460.