It’s your first day on campus. As you walk to your dorm with your new room key, you think you see your parents’ car up ahead - but it is obscured by a mass of people in orange T-shirts.

Someone has your shoe divider draped over his arm. Another has the two cases of mac & cheese your mother insisted on buying. Two people lug your fridge between them. By the time you’ve reached your car, all of your stuff has been carried up the three flights of stairs to your room. You’re officially moved in. And you didn’t even have to do a thing.

Every year, dozens of returning students volunteer with the O-Team to help with Move-in Day. It is an assembly line of enthusiasm. When a car pulls up, a brigade makes short work of the vehicle’s contents. Why such enthusiasm? Because, from your very first day here, Susquehanna is about community and it is about service. 


Opening Convocation marks the first time Susquehanna’s newest students come together as a class. Join the ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Robert I. Estill Field House, James W. Garrett Sports Complex.

Seven friends pose seated at the table as they wrap up their dinner.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Learn about Susquehanna University’s Thanksgiving Dinner, during which faculty and staff serve a turkey and fixings to students, and check out some of our favorite recipes.

Orange & Maroon Day

One of Susquehanna University’s newest traditions is devoted to celebrating our unusual university colors—Orange and Maroon Day each fall.

Packing for College Checklist 

Explore our college packing list so you know what to bring (and what not to!) for your first year at Susquehanna University!

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Move-In Day Moments

Move-In Day 2023