Virtual Suffolk Week

October 19-24, 2020

This fall, we are bringing the best of Suffolk directly to you with Suffolk Week! Whether you are near or far, our virtual experience is available for all members of our Suffolk community.

You're invited to celebrate Suffolk this fall with the entire University community. Share your Suffolk pride with alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, and friends at special online events throughout the week.

Register now!

Schedule of Events

Monday, October 19

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation with Vice President of International Affairs, Sebastian Royo
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn with Dave Merry, Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Career Education & Professional Development
  • 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Build-a-Ram (in-person for undergraduate students only)
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Black Heritage Trail with Bob Bellinger
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Welcome & University Update with President Marisa Kelly

Tuesday, October 20

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation with College of Arts & Sciences Dean, Maria Toyoda
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: Impact of Microaggressions: Identifying subtle racial bias and developing skills to effectively respond
  • 1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Learn to Juggle with the Performing Arts Office (hybrid)
    • Harry Lacoste, local juggler, puppeteer, and theatre artist will demonstrate the basics of this fun, physical activity. Undergraduate students have the option to attend in person. See event for more details and registration.

  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Card Making: Hope and Comfort (virtual, student-only event)
    • Hope & Comfort, a Suffolk partner and strong supporter of our Suffolk CARES Pantry, provides essential hygiene products to support and improve the health, self-esteem, and hygiene education of school-aged children and young adults in need within Greater Boston. Join us virtually to create e-cards to lift up the children and young adults they serve. See event for more details and registration.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Boston-themed Trivia Night (alumni only)

Wednesday, October 21

  • 9:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation with Suffolk Law Dean, Andrew Perlman
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: Financial Literacy 101 with Jim Dever, BSBA ’93 and Marlon Wesh, BSBA ’18
  • 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Build-a-Ram (in-person for undergraduate students only)
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Celebration of the distinguished career of SBS Dean William O’Neill, Jr., JD ’74 (invitation only)
  • 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Halloween Make-Up Tutorial with the Performing Arts Office (virtual)
    • It’s Paint Night for Your Face! Join makeup artists Stephanie Yackovetsky (’15) and Erica Sciarra for a fun night of interactive makeup instruction. All participants will receive a kit with the tools necessary to create your choice of looks: a spooky skull application or a classic smoky eye. See event for more details and registration.

Thursday, October 22

  • First-ever Rammy's Virtual 5K
    All proceeds will support need-based financial aid for Suffolk students. Complete the 5K anytime between Thursday and Saturday, and results will be posted on Saturday evening. All registrants that sign up before October 15 are guaranteed a t-shirt. All registrants that complete the 5k will receive a medal. More details will be provided upon registration.
  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation with new Sawyer Business School Dean Amy Zeng
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: Mindfulness in Challenging Times with Psychology Professor Susan Orsillio
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Celebration of Black Excellence with keynote speaker, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. RSVP

Friday, October 23

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation with Suffolk student leaders
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: Suffolk Through the Decades presented by the staff of the Moakley Archives
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. The Legacy of the Beatles with Suffolk adjunct professor and alumnus, David Gallant, BA ‘85
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Beatles-themed Music Bingo
  • 8:00 p.m. Mind Reader Eric Dittelman (hybrid)

Saturday, October 24

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fall Flower Arrangement Class with Kerri Abrams, BS ’03, JD ’07, owner of Kinship Floral
  • 4:00 - 6:15 p.m. Italian Cooking Class with owner of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, Francesca Montillo, BA ’04
  • 7:00 p.mModern Calligraphy and Brush Lettering with pumpkins (hybrid)
  • Virtual 5K Results announced

Self-Directed Activities

Links to the following virtual tours will be provided at the start of Suffolk Week, for viewing at any time:

  • Beacon Hill with Bob Alison
  • Suffolk University campus
  • Suffolk Law campus

For questions, call 617-573-8321 (families & students) or 617-305-1999 (alumni).