Schedule a visit to Suffolk University to see firsthand what it's like to live and learn in the heart of the city.

Connect with the Welcome Center to learn more about upcoming Open Houses, events, and visits for both Suffolk University accepted students and prospective undergraduates.

Ways to Visit Suffolk

Get a look at the Suffolk campus, both inside and outside the many buildings located in the heart of Boston. Tour stops include the Mildred F. Sawyer Library, classroom and lab space, student lounges and cafes, and one of Suffolk’s four residence halls. Come ready with questions for our tour guides.

The campus tours last approximately one hour and 15 minutes and are available throughout the semester on weekdays. All tour attendees will receive a fee waiver for use when applying to Suffolk. Register today.

Representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Admission will provide details on the admission process, financial aid opportunities, study abroad programs, internships, and the Suffolk faculty. Tour stops include the Mildred F. Sawyer Library, classroom and lab space, student lounges and cafes, and one of Suffolk’s four residence halls.

Information sessions and campus tours last approximately one hour and 15 minutes and are available throughout the semester, including weekends. All tour attendees will receive a fee waiver for use when applying to Suffolk. Register today.

Class Visit Days are available for seniors in high school and transfers who have applied to Suffolk University. The visit includes shadowing a class with the option to have breakfast or lunch on-campus. At least two weeks notice is required to guarantee approval of your visit request.

High school seniors, please use the Class Visit Request Form to select a first-year experience course on a date and time that works best for you.

Transfers, please use the Transfer Class Visit Request Form to select a date and time that works best for you. We will do our best to pair you with a class in your major.

Please note, class visits options will not be available after April 24 due to final exams and summer break. They will be available again as of Monday, September 16. For additional visit opportunities, please contact the Welcome Center by phone at 617-973-1122 or email us.

Suffolk offers group visits specifically designed for high school students and secondary school counselors. Each group visit will include a student-led tour of campus and will offer each of your students a fee waiver for use when applying to Suffolk. Although we do our best to accommodate each group, these visits are limited to 25 guests and are subject to availability.

Please visit our Group Visit Request Page to view dates and times available through May 2019. 

Contact our Welcome Center with any questions at 617-973-1122 or email us.

Transfer On-the-Spot Decision Days (On-Campus)

Bring your application and required materials to campus and receive an immediate decision in person! Due to the complexities of evaluating international documents and portfolios, international students and BFA candidates should contact Undergraduate Admission to schedule an appointment. 

Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope or already on file in our office in order to receive a decision. For a complete list of application requirements, visit the transfer page. View the schedule of On-the-Spot Decision Days.

Transfer Interviews

If you can't make it to one of our scheduled On-the-Spot Decision Days, you can make an appointment with a transfer admission counselor to discuss your specific questions and previous academic credits. No documents are required. Please call 617-573-8460 to discuss availability. 

Transfer Decisions on the Road 

Meet with a transfer admission counselor at a Massachusetts community college. To see if we are visiting your school this semester and to register for an appointment, please contact your advising office. Space fills quickly, so please make sure to register well in advance. 

Transfer Class Shadow

You can shadow a class while visiting campus. We'll need at least two weeks' notice to guarantee your request is approved. Use the Transfer Class Visit Request Form [PDF] to choose a date and time that work best for you. We'll do our best to place you in a class in your major. 

Information Session & Tour of Design Facilities:

Join us for an information session and tour specially highlighting Suffolk University’s Art and Design programs! These events will include information about our Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Interior Design programs. You will learn about portfolio and admission requirements, financial aid, and career possibilities. Following the information session, students and families will be able to tour the Art and Design gallery, studios, and facilities. We encourage students and their families to explore Boston’s rich art community after the tour! Happenings around Boston can be found here

Friday, October 11th from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Monday, November 4th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Friday, December 6th from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Saturday Studio Experience:

Join us for this special Saturday event, entirely focused on Art and Design at Suffolk University! Come grab a cup of coffee and enjoy an information session with our Admission Counselor to discuss opportunities within our Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Interior Design programs. You will learn about portfolio and admission requirements, financial aid, career possibilities, and get the chance to hear about the experiences of current students. This will be followed by a tour of the Art and Design gallery, studios, and facilities, as well as a very hands-on Studio Experience Workshop!

Fall 2019 options will be announced in August. 

Although not required for admission, a personal interview gives you the opportunity to visit campus, meet with a representative from the Undergraduate Admission office, and gain a better understanding of the University. The interview also helps our staff make a more informed admission decision. We can also address any questions you may have about Suffolk.

Schedule an Interview

Please visit our Registration Page for more information or to schedule an interview. If you have any specific requests or inquiries regarding an interview, or if none of the times on the calendar work for you, please call the Undergraduate Admission office at 617-573-8460 or email our office coordinator, Bradford Robinson.

Fee Waivers and How to Use Yours

At Suffolk, we believe campus visits are the best way to truly experience our University.  When you choose one of the official campus visit options above, we'll show you our appreciation by waiving your application fee! Please use your waiver in the following ways: 

  • Complete and submit the Common Application online or Suffolk's online application, and choose the "Waived for Visiting Campus" option when asked about school-specific fee waivers.
  • Mail in the completed fee waiver card you'll receive during your visit to Suffolk. 

Coming to Suffolk University 

How to Get Here

Schedule a campus tour, attend a Suffolk University open house, or check on upcoming events when doing college tours of Boston.

Special Accommodations

Suffolk University is committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for visitors, students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. If you require special accommodations during your visit to Suffolk, please contact us in advance at 617-973-1122 or by emailing us.

Shots of the Suffolk Campus