Suffolk Family Programs

Suffolk Family Programs proudly offers specialized programming, communications, and University involvement opportunities to current students’ family members.

Our Mission

We know families are important partners who help our students and institution achieve their goals. Family Programs is committed to supporting parents and families so they can best support their students’ success.

The mission of Family Programs is to:

  • Share information about the University with current students’ families
  • Generate support for University programs and services that contribute to student success
  • Encourage appropriate family participation 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 available student resources.

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 on Zoom for a RAMily training workshop that addresses how the Office of Orientation, New Student & Family Programs helps new students and families navigate their transition into the Suffolk University community.

See our upcoming schedule and view past webinars.

Suffolk Weekend

Held each fall, Suffolk Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for parents and families to spend time with their students, experience life at Suffolk, and explore Boston.

Stay Connected

Family Programs regularly emails families to highlight the latest news around campus and in Boston. These communications also include tips on how to support your Suffolk student. Please ask your student to make sure that your email address is accurately listed in the student account information we have on file.

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

These 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 us and we’ll happily assist you.