The Student Handbook serves as your introduction to Suffolk University’s student life, facilities, services and policies. It is updated annually. All students are encouraged to use this book as a reference guide to the various resources on campus.
I hope this handbook will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for in as little time as possible. The handbook provides general information and gives the location of the appropriate offices where you can obtain more complete information. Many people throughout the University are willing to assist you with problems or questions.
If you have any suggestions on how we might improve this handbook for future students, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Affairs Office with your ideas.
Welcome to Suffolk. I hope you have an exciting and rewarding year.
Ann E. Coyne, Ed. D.
Dean of Students
& Associate Vice President for Enrollment
Dear Suffolk Student,
On behalf of the undergraduate student body and the Student Government Association, I would like to welcome you to Suffolk University! This marks the start of a new chapter, and an exciting one at that.
I cannot tell you exactly what is in store for you during your time here, but I can say that it will be fun, and likely full of surprises. It is okay to be nervous and unsure, we all were, and maybe still are. Just don’t hold yourself back, get out there to meet people and try something new, you never know where it might lead you.
Our non-traditional campus in the heart of Boston means that our students have access to opportunities that no other students have. These include everything from discounted Red Sox tickets and proximity to free events, to the ability to walk to an internship at the State House or in the Financial District.
Being in the center of it all means that we are a part of the community around us. However, with that, we are also our own community, one that I highly encourage you get involved in. Joining one of our nearly 100 student organizations will allow you to connect with other students, faculty, and administration. Allow yourself to take chances and try something new, because you never know where it may lead you.
You will be challenged during your time here, but you will also make some amazing memories. So, remember to get out there, try something new, but always remember to do what is right for you. Remember to reach out to someone if you have any questions or need help. Our supportive community is here to assist you. I hope that you have a rewarding experience that is full of excitement and learning, just as I have. Welcome to Suffolk University!
Student Body President
Student Government Association
Sawyer Building. Suite 324C
8 Ashburton Pl.
Boston, MA 02108
Dear Graduate Student,
Please allow me to officially welcome you, or welcome you back, on behalf of the Suffolk University Graduate Student Association Executive Board! For those of you who are new to Suffolk, we are thrilled that you have decided to join our graduate student community. For those Graduate Students who are returning, congratulations on being one step closer to your degree. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is very excited to be able to support you throughout the year in any way that we can.
As a Suffolk Graduate student, some of the resources you will benefit from is having access to networking events, and monthly social programming opportunities. We also endorse students’ proposals of new academic initiatives, and support the creation of new student organizations. The GSA in partnership with each of the Graduate Student groups are honored to facilitate these types of development opportunities for you.
The GSA is fortunate enough to represent all graduate students for each college. Among the goals of our organization are promoting social, diplomatic, and cultural activities for grad students and continuing to serve as a liaison between graduate students and the Deans of the colleges. We support 10 different groups on campus, including the Suffolk University Graduate Business Association (SUGBA), the Interior Design Council (IDC), the Master Public Administration Student Association (MPASA), Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), and National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) just to name a few.
Each week, you will receive an email update from the GSA talking about our meeting day/time as well as any upcoming events or opportunities available to you. Our meetings are always open to any graduate students who would like to attend to learn more, voice a concern, or become a more informed member of the graduate student community. We also post flyers for various events on our social media pages including Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkUGSA/), and Instagram (@SuffolkUGSA). If you ever have any ideas for programming initiatives feel free to drop us a message on either of our social media sites, or at the GSA email you will be able to find below.
Again, please accept my warm welcome on behalf of the Graduate Student Association. Together as a team we are looking forward to helping you make the most out of this experience, and ensure that your time here as a graduate student is as exciting and opportunity-filled as it can be. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything, and I look forward to having the opportunity to meet as many of you as possible as the year presses on.
Jared S. Berman
Candidate for Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration
President, Suffolk University Graduate Student Association (GSA)
College of Arts & Sciences – Suffolk University