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Susquehanna Traditions

SU Tradition Move In Day ImageThe Susquehanna community shares many more bonds than just our unusual school colors of orange and maroon. From day one, students experience and participate in rituals, events and activities that initiate them into the collective group of alumni who started their studies in Selinsgrove as far back as 1858. Susquehanna traditions include:

  • First-year students' Move-In Day
    • Orange clad O-Team members rush to your car and carry all your belongings into your residence hall room
    • Opening Convocation officially opens the academic year and you learn what makes your class special in the history of Susquehanna
    • Class picture taken in front of Seibert Hall
  • SU G.I.V.E. (Susquehanna University's Get Into Volunteer Experience)
    • All first-year students spend an afternoon conducting community service which may include anything from washing fire trucks to playing bingo at a senior community
  • Fall Frenzy
    • A festival for all students held the first weekend of the fall semester
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    • Make reservations to enjoy a formal Thanksgiving Dinner served by faculty and staff (including the President!) in the dining hall
  • Christmas Candlelight Service in Weber Chapel Auditorium
  • Late night shopping, caroling and free hot apple cider in Selinsgrove following the Candlelight Service
  • President Lemons reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas to a lounge full of students in pajamas the night before finals begin
  • Spring Weekend
    • A festival for all students held the last weekend of the spring semester
  • Senior Week
    • A series of celebrations for seniors held during the week between finals and graduation which includes tubing on the Susquehanna River, a day of community service and a hike with the President to the summit of nearby Mount Mahanoy


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