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Orientation participation is required for all incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students. Programs are designed to welcome new first-year and transfer students as well as family members to the Suffolk community. At orientation, you and your family members will discover the tools to make your college experience successful right from the start.

At orientation, you will:

  • Meet with faculty advisors from your academic department
  • Learn how to make the most of your classes
  • Learn how to get involved in the Suffolk community
  • Meet current students leaders and your classmates
  • Become familiar with the Suffolk University campus and community

Want to know more?
Meet the Orientation Leaders
Early Arrival Programs
First-Year Students
Transfer Students
International Students
Prep for Orientation
Orientation FAQ's

Spring Orientation 2018

Session Type Early Arrival Option
Date (optional)
Session
Date(s) (required)  
Transfer Session 1 not applicable December 13
on-campus overnight housing not available
First-Year Session 1 not applicable January 10-11
on-campus overnight housing available to residential
new students only; move-in on 1/10/18 at 9 a.m. 
Snow Date January 12
Transfer Session 2 not applicable  January 11
on-campus overnight housing available to residential
new students only; move-in on 1/10/18 at 9 a.m. 
Snow Date January 12

Fall Orientation 2018

Session Type Early Arrival Option
Date  (optional) 
Session 
Date(s) (required) 
First-Year Session 1  June 3
Fenway Park Tour 
June 4-5
overnight housing stay required for all new students 
First-Year Session 2  June 6
Museum of Fine Arts Tour
Suffolk Serves Experience
 
June 7-8 
overnight housing stay required for all new students
First-Year Session 3  June 10
Shear Madness Comedy Show
June 11-12 
overnight housing stay required for all new students
First-Year Session 4  June 13
Fenway Park Tour 
June 14-15 
overnight housing stay required for all new students
First-Year Session 5  June 17
Shear Madness Comedy Show
June 18-19
overnight housing stay required for all new students
First-Year Session 6  June 20
Improv Asylum Comedy Show
June 21-22 
overnight housing stay required for all new students
Transfer Session 1  not applicable June 25
overnight housing not available 
Transfer Session 2  not applicable August 24 
overnight housing not available
First-Year Session 7  not applicable commuter students; only dates available via the
orientation registration system for out of region
(blue area on below map) &  international students
only
First-Year Session 8  not applicable residential students only; dates available via the
orientation registration system for out of region
(blue area on below map) & international
students only; residential students attending
this session can move-in to their residential
assignment on 8/29/18
Transfer Session 3  not applicable August 31 
residential students only; residential students
attending this session can move-in to their residential
assignment on 8/29/18



GOLD REGION:
Students living inside the gold region on the below map must login to the registration system via the admission applicant portal to select their orientation date(s) from one of the above sessions which meet their student type. Family members are encouraged to also attend. If you have concerns about date conflicts or other extenuating circumstances, please contact Orientation & New Student Programs for assistance.  

BLUE REGION: Students living inside the blue region, including internationally, on the below map should login to the registration system via the admission applicant portal to see all sessions available to them based on their student type. Students from the blue region may also have access to additional sessions not listed above. Family members are encouraged to also attend. If you have concerns about date conflicts or other extenuating circumstances, please contact Orientation & New Student Programs for assistance.