Suffolk Family Programs

Suffolk Family Programs is the hub for programming, communication, and University involvement opportunities for our current students’ family members.

Our Mission

Family Programs is committed to helping parents and families support the success of their students by informing, supporting, and engaging you with the University. We view families as an important partner in achieving the goals of our students and this institution.

The mission of Family Programs is to:

  • Share information about the University with the families of current students
  • Generate support for University programs and services which contribute to student success
  • Encourage appropriate participation of families in the collegiate experience
  • Engage families in the growth of Suffolk University as a premier institution of higher education

Support Your Ram

Orientation and New Student & Family Programs provides opportunities for families to engage and connect with Suffolk throughout the year.

Join us for our next event or take advantage of one of our resources to support your student!


Suffolk University welcomes incoming students’ families to participate in Family Orientation to help get acquainted with Suffolk and myriad student resources available.

Your student can register you for Family Orientation through their applicant portal when they complete their own orientation registration.

View the New Student’s Checklist for a list of tasks to be completed before before and after orientation.

RAMily Training Workshop Series

Join us for a RAMily training workshop where we cover relevant topics to help new students and families navigate their transition into the Suffolk University community.

Training workshops are hosted in collaboration with Suffolk Orientation, New Student & Family Programs and take place on Zoom. See our upcoming schedule and view past webinars.

Suffolk Weekend

Suffolk Weekend is held each fall to give parents and families the opportunity to spend time with their student, experience life at Suffolk, and explore our city of Boston.

Save the date for Suffolk Weekend: OCTOBER 19-21, 2023. Event and programming details coming soon.

Stay Connected

Family Programs sends regular emails to families that highlight the latest news around campus and in Boston. It also features tips on how to support your student during their Suffolk career.

If you are a family member who would like to be added to our email list, you can do so by filling out the Family Programs contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? We can help you find the answer. Take a look at these frequently asked questions from fellow Suffolk parents & families.

Helpful Links

The following quick links are the most frequently requested Suffolk resources.

Contact Us

As always, we are here to support you throughout your student’s time at Suffolk. If you have questions, please email [email protected] and we’ll happily assist you.