Schedule of Events


*For Welcome Week events requiring pre-purchased tickets, please sign up online prior to August 30 by clicking on the link to the event you would like to attend. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

International Student & Family Welcome Reception | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | 73 Tremont Street, 1st Floor Lobby
Current & new international students and family members are invited to a welcome reception in their honor.
Sponsored by International Student Services

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

Residence Hall Floor Meetings | 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | 150 Tremont Street/ 10 West Street/ Modern Theatre Residence Hall/ Miller Hall
At your Floor Meeting, you have the opportunity to learn more about the residential community, meet your floor mates and get to know your RA. They are mandatory for all residential students.
Sponsored by Residential Life & Housing

Residence Hall Welcome Parties | 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | 150 Tremont Street/ 10 West Street/ Modern Theatre Residence Hall/ Miller Hall
Join your fellow resident classmates for food and fun in the common areas of the residence halls. Get to know who is living with you and enjoy some summer treats! This event is open to all residential students.
Sponsored by Residential Life & Housing

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Suffolk University Neighborhood Walk-Around | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Suffolk University staff, volunteers and City of Boston officials will be walking together around the Beacon Hill and North End areas, greeting new commuter students and neighbors! We will be handing out information on city regulations as well as Suffolk-related events, programs and policies. Interested in volunteering? Contact ocho@suffolk.edu All volunteers receive an SU tee-shirt.
Sponsored by Off-Campus Housing Office, Student Affairs, Government & Community Affairs, Suffolk University Police, Boston Inspectional Services and Boston Police

Shopping Trip!
| 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Pick-up: 150 Tremont Street
First stop: South Bay Shopping Plaza 7 Allstate Road Boston, MA 02125
Second stop: IKEA 1 IKEA Way Stoughton, MA 02072
Need a few last-minute school items? Never fear! Hitch a ride with the Off-Campus Housing Office and Residence Life & Housing as we head to IKEA and the South Bay Shopping Plaza. Space is limited; if interested, please RSVP to ocho@suffolk.edu or reslife@suffolk.edu no later than August 29th.
Sponsored by Off-Campus Housing Office and Residential Life & Housing

Class of 2018 Social at Jillian’s Lucky Strike Lanes | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | $20 per ticket | Jillian’s Lucky Strike Lanes at 145 Ipswich St.
Celebrate with in style with other members of the Class of 2018 – a night of bowling, dancing, food, & fun! Accessible on the MBTA Green Line (Kenmore Sq. Station).
Sponsored by Orientation & New Student Programs

Women's Soccer – Season Home Opener | Time & Location TBA

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Welcome Barbecue | 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Boston Common Gazebo
Celebrate the start of the academic year with some food and fun! Suffolk will host a barbecue for all new students, faculty, and staff! Class of 2018 is encouraged to wear their gold Class of 2018 t-shirt from orientation.
Sponsored by Orientation & New Student Programs and the Alumni Association

Class of 2018 Picture | 1:45 p.m. – Immediately following the Welcome Barbecue | Boston Common Gazebo
Come be a part of history and join your class for a photo opportunity. We encourage you to wear your Class of 2018 t-shirt from orientation for this picture which will hang in the Donahue Building for years to come!
Sponsored by Orientation & New Student Programs and the Alumni Association

New Student Convocation | 2:30 p.m. – Immediately following the Class of 2018 Picture
New Students will be robed for Convocation at Suffolk Law School (120 Tremont St.) at 2:00 p.m. Ceremony held at Converse Hall, Tremont Temple located at 88 Tremont St. at 2:30 p.m.
This important ceremony marks the Class of 2018’s official entrance into the Suffolk Community. Family & Guests Welcome.

Women’s Tennis Match – Season Home Opener | 5:30 p.m. | Buckingham, Brown and Nichols

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Relaxation Event | 6 p.m. | Residence Halls – Miller Hall & 150
Counseling, Health & Wellness Outreach will host a relaxation event with relaxing beverages and massage for all.
Sponsored by Counseling, Health & Wellness

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Diversity Services Coffee Hour | 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Diversity Services, Archer Building, Room 481
Join us for coffee, bagels, community & and fun each Thursday morning.
Sponsored by Diversity Services

Performing Arts Office Welcome Show & Reception | 7 p.m.: Show in C. Walsh Theater | 8 p.m.: Reception in Donahue Café
Get a sneak peak at some of Suffolk Performing Arts groups strutting their stuff on the C. Walsh stage, then adjourn to the Donahue Café for some free food (free food!) and an opportunity to learn more about the PAO, groups, production and resources. It is also your first chance to sign up for auditions, so don't miss it!
Sponsored by Performing Arts Office

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Boston Harbor Cruise | 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Boarding at 6:30 p.m. - World Trade Center Pier | $20 per ticket
All aboard the Provincetown II! Join the Class of 2018 for a Boston Harbor cruise. We’ll be dancing all night, trying our luck on the casino floor, and taking time to admire the Boston skyline. Food will be provided. A Suffolk ID is needed to board. Dress appropriately for the weather, as we’ll cruise rain or shine!
Sponsored by Residence Life & Housing

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Red Sox Game | 6:00 p.m. at Donahue 403 for Pizza & Ticket Pick-Up | First Pitch 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park | $10 per ticket in advance while supplies last
Watch the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays at Fenway Park!
Sponsored by Student Leadership & Involvement

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8       

First Family Dinner | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Miller Hall Function Room 
Join Rainbow Alliance for the first Family Dinner of the Fall 2014. Family Dinner is an opportunity for LGBTQ students to meet, mingle, and make friends. Dinner will be provided as well as activities, games, and prizes! Sponsored by Diversity Services

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Annual Health Fair | 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Donahue Café
Come to the Annual Health & Wellness Fair to learn about on and off-campus resources! We’ll have giveaways and great information available to you!
Sponsored by Counseling, Health & Wellness

Interfaith Center Open House
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12 p.m. – 2 p.m.| Interfaith Center, Donahue Building, Room 540
Come and learn about religious events such as meditation, yoga, Qur’an study, Roman Catholic mass, etc.
Sponsored by the Interfaith Center

Diversity Services Open House | 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Diversity Services, Archer Building, Room 481
Come and meet and mingle with our multicultural and LGBTQ student organizations, enjoy delicious foods from across the world, and meet the Office of Diversity Services staff. Learn about upcoming events, get involved and, meet your community! 
Sponsored by Diversity Services

Center for Community Engagement Open House | 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Center for Community Engagement, Donahue Building, Room 209
Are you passionate about social justice? Want to learn how to get involved with community service at Suffolk? Come to the Center for Community Engagement Open House to chat with student leaders, find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities, learn how to sign up for projects, find out about leadership opportunities, & share your thoughts and ideas.
Sponsored by Center for Community Engagement

Welcome Back Hillel! | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Interfaith Center, Donahue Building, Room 540
Join Suffolk Hillel for a welcome back bagel break in the Interfaith Center.
Sponsored by the Interfaith Center 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Alternative Spring Break Application Opens – First Info Session | 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Miller Hall Function Room
Student leaders will present six information sessions for students interested in applying for ASB. ASB is a semester-long program that engages students in educational programming and service trips that explore a variety of social justice-related issues such as poverty and affordable housing, environmental conservation, LGBTQ and civil rights, and community building. Applications due on 10/6/14. Additional ASB Info Sessions will be held at the following times and locations:
9/15/14, 10-11 a.m., Donahue 220
9/23/14, 1-2 p.m., International Programs and Services Lounge, 73 Tremont, 6th Floor
9/25/14, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 150 Tremont St, Boston Room
9/30/14, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 10 West Second Floor Mezzanine
10/2/14, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Donahue 218B
Sponsored by Center for Community Engagement

Men’s Soccer Game – Season Home Opener | Time & Location TBA

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Remembering September 11, 2001 | All Day | Interfaith Center, Donahue Building, Room 540
The Interfaith Center will be open all day for prayer and reflection on September 11, 2014.
Sponsored by the Interfaith Center

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins | Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15th and will include a vibrant calendar of events to honor and celebrate Hispanic history, heritage, and culture on our campus. Please join Suffolk University Hispanic Association and The Office of Diversity Services in the celebration!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Temple St. Involvement Fair | 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Temple St.
Join us for Suffolk’s annual involvement fair! Come enjoy free food, give-a-ways and most importantly sign-up for clubs/organizations!
Sponsored by Student Leadership & Involvement

Stress Positively: Week 1 | 7 p.m. | Residence Halls
Stress is a natural part of life and isn’t always a bad thing. Thinking positively about the stress we experience can help us more easily navigate our responsibilities and relationships. During this 4-week program we will have Zumba, cooking demonstrations, meditation, aromatherapy bag making, and information on sleep and massage. We hope you'll want to come to all 4, but come to any that work for you!
Sponsored by Counseling, Health & Wellness

Women’s Volleyball Game – Season Home Opener | 7 p.m. | Ridgeway Gym

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Off Campus Housing Open House | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | 73 Tremont Street, 6th Floor
Learn more about the Off Campus Housing Office and meet the Commuter Ambassadors. Located in 73 Tremont, we kick off the year, every 10th student to visit OCHO on the 6th Floor will receive a Suffolk OCHO sweatshirt while supplies last.
Sponsored by Off-Campus Housing Office

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Stress Positively: Week 2 | 7 p.m. | Residence Halls
Stress is a natural part of life and isn't always a bad thing. Thinking positively about the stress we experience can help us more easily navigate our responsibilities and relationships. During this 4-week program we will have Zumba, cooking demonstrations, meditation, aromatherapy bag making, and information on sleep and massage. We hope you'll want to come to all 4, but come to any that work for you!
Sponsored by Counseling, Health & Wellness

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Stay connected with the Price is Right to the Suffolk community with the OCHO! | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Sawyer Lobby) | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Donahue Lobby)
Each Wednesday OCHO has an information table in the Donahue and Sawyer lobby to help keep YOU connected. Get the latest updates on all the events and programs that are going on not only at Suffolk, but in Boston as well! This week, we're putting a spin on the classic Price is Right game and giving Commuter students the chance to guess the prices of their favorite groceries. Think you can guess correctly and win some groceries? Come on down!
Sponsored by Off-Campus Housing Office

Mindful Meditation | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Interfaith Center, Donahue Building, Room 540
Join the Interfaith Center every Wednesday at 4 p.m. for Mindfulness Meditation
Sponsored by the Interfaith Center

Cooking 101- Hispanic Heritage Month Event | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Donahue Building, Cafe
So you live in an apartment…great, right? Not when it comes to cooking your own food. If you're tired of eating mac n’ cheese and ramen every night, reserve a spot in our Cooking 101 class. One of our very own Sodexo chefs will be conducting a basic cooking lesson. Space is limited, so hurry up and reserve your spot! Contact the Off-Campus Housing Office at ocho@suffolk.edu for more information.
Sponsored by the Off-Campus Housing Office, Sodexo, Diversity Services and Suffolk University Hispanic Association

Note: tickets will not be distributed prior to events. Each event will have a list of participants at the door upon entering the event. For questions, please contact the Office of Orientation & New Student Programs at 617.573.8321 or orientation@suffolk.edu.