Suffolk Class of 2019 Cookout from 2015

Suffolk Class of 2019 Cookout from 2015

New Student Convocation

Monday, August 29, 2016
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Converse Hall, Tremont Temple
88 Tremont Street, Boston

WEAR YOUR GOLD CLASS OF 2020 T-SHIRT

Taking its name from the Latin convocare (meaning “to call/come together”), Convocation is the final step of orientation and marks the start of your University career. At this gathering, President Margaret McKenna, along with faculty and senior administrators, will welcome first-year and transfer students into the Suffolk community and formally open the academic year.

All first-year and transfer students are invited to the ceremony and expected to participate. The University also welcomes your family and friends to witness this distinguished academic tradition.

We’ve planned an exciting day of celebrations. Please join us for a student community continental breakfast before Convocation. If you live on campus, you’ll eat in your residence hall. If you live off campus, you’ll eat in the Sawyer Lounge. After breakfast, you’ll don academic robes and be escorted to Converse Hall. (Family and friends should proceed directly to Converse Hall at 11 a.m. for the best views.) The fun continues after Convocation, when you, your family, and friends can relax at a special cookout on Roemer Plaza, just outside 20 Somerset Street—Suffolk’s new flagship building. Make sure you wear your Class of 2020 t-shirt for the class picture!

Get ready to really be a Ram! And start learning the Suffolk University Alma Mater that we will be singing during Convocation. Watch a video of Rampage show choir singing the alma mater at graduation.

New Student Convocation Schedule of Events:

Convocation Day Continental Community Breakfasts Served
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Family Members of New Students: 73 Tremont Cafe
Miller Hall Residents: Miller Hall Cafe
10 West Hall Residents: 10 West 2nd Floor Mezzanine
Modern Hall Residents: 10 West 2nd Floor Mezzanine
150 Tremont Hall Residents: 150 Tremont Hall Cafe
Off-Campus/Commuting Students: Sawyer Building Lounge

Student Report Locations for New Student Convocation
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Students should wear their Suffolk Class T-Shirt and report to the following locations by 10:30 a.m. for escort to the Tremont Temple and the start of New Student Convocation.
Family Members of New Students: 73 Tremont Cafe
Miller Hall Residents: Miller Hall Cafe
10 West Hall Residents: 10 West 2nd Floor Mezzanine 
Modern Hall Residents: 10 West 2nd Floor Mezzanine
150 Tremont Hall Residents: 150 Tremont Hall Cafe
Off-Campus/Commuting Students: Sawyer Building Lounge

New Student Convocation
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont Street
Students Should Wear Their Suffolk Class T-Shirt
This important ceremony marks the Class of 2020's official entrance into the Suffolk Community. All new students should participate. Family members of students are invited to attend.

Class of 2020 Cookout & Class Picture
12:15-1:30 p.m.
Roemer Plaza, 20 Somerset Street
Class Picture Taken at 1:15 p.m. SHARP
Celebrate the start of the academic year with food and fun! At the cookout we will take the official Class of 2020 photo - a part of Suffolk history!

All-Student Welcome Back Bash!
7:00-9:00 p.m.
20 Somerset Street
This laid back end to a busy day gives you a chance to get to know the entire student body. There will be a movie (TBA) on the plaza, ice cream and entertainment in the lobby, and food and drinks in the cafe. This event is free to all and all current Suffolk students are invited to come and have some fun before the official start to classes on Tuesday.  

Questions? Please contact Orientation  & New Student Programs at 617-573-8321 or orientation@suffolk.edu