Welcome, Class of 2028 & Transfer Students
You’ve made your deposit. Congratulations and welcome, you are now an official member of the Susquehanna community.
There will be a lot to do before you arrive on campus. Be sure to check your River Hawk Portal frequently and visit the Events for New Students webpage. You have questions? We have answers. The below dropdowns will help you navigate your journey as an enrolling student.
If you’re not finding the answer you need, please contact your admission representative.
What’s different about Susquehanna?
For starters, Susquehanna University is not your typical liberal arts college.
You will benefit from a comprehensive curriculum that is combined with real-world professional experiences — in fact, 90% of our graduates do internships, conduct research or have other professional opportunities before graduation.
How will you help me to succeed?
You’ll receive individualized attention in Susquehanna’s small classes and from our engaged faculty who are committed to your success.
The staff in the First-Year Experience Office will ensure that you make a positive and productive transition to college life.
In addition, our Center for Academic Success staff will help you fine-tune your skills and habits throughout your college experience. Services include academic skills support, tutoring services and training workshops. The Disability Services staff are another resource available for students.
Are professors accessible outside of the classroom?
Susquehanna’s faculty are accessible both in and outside of the classroom.
In addition to holding scheduled office hours, our faculty regularly interact with students in a variety of social settings and via email.
Our professors choose to be part of a learning community where teaching undergraduates is the primary mission. You’ll find them to be accessible and encouraging, and they will challenge you to grow academically and personally.
What is campus housing like?
As part of a residential campus with on-campus housing available all four years, you’ll discover that residence life is an around-the-clock living and learning experience that plays a big part of student life.
Housing options range from traditional residence halls to suites to houses.
Where will I live?
First-year students typically live in Aikens Hall, Hassinger Hall, Reed Hall or Smith Hall. First-year students in the Honors Program will live together in a living-learning community designed specifically for them. Transfer students will be placed in residence halls assigned to returning students.
No matter where you live, you will make friends and make a home here at Susquehanna. When you complete your online housing form, our Residence Life staff will hand match you with an ideal roommate based on your responses.
How does SU help me get an internship?
Internship coordinators in most academic departments and the Career Development Center can assist you in locating opportunities. Some students find internships on their own, often through networking with families, friends and community contacts. 90% of our graduates have professional experience — including internships and research opportunities — before graduation.
What might I do after graduation?
We’re glad you asked. Our students are employed, attending graduate or professional school, working or studying abroad on a Fulbright scholarship, volunteering … and so much more. For more examples, check out our Graduate Outcomes page and look for specific pages under various academic departments for stories about students in those majors.
What do students do for fun?
Campus life is what you make of it! Getting involved in student activities or service organizations is a great way to develop your interpersonal and leadership skills, to make new friends, and develop a sense of community. You’ll interact with classmates from different countries, states and backgrounds, and discover the richness diversity brings to Susquehanna.
Is there stuff to do on campus?
There’s a lot to do! With more than 150 clubs and organizations, there is always an activity in the works.
You can participate in or attend sporting events for our 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports as well as our club and intramural sports teams.
Last but not least, there are theatre productions, music performances and recitals, film and speaker series, guest lectures … just to name a few! Check out Our View of Susqu on Instagram to see more.
Are there any cool traditions?
Susquehanna is very proud of its shared experiences known collectively as Susquehanna Traditions.
They are the bridge that connects generations of Susquehannans to each other and this special place. Your bond begins on Move-In Day and will continue up through Commencement.
Throughout the year, you’ll experience annual favorites such as Thanksgiving dinner, SU SERVE and Orange & Maroon Day.
How big are athletics on your campus?
Susquehanna boasts 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams. SU competes in the Landmark Conference, most recently claiming the Presidents’ Trophy — recognizing the best overall athletics program — in 2021–22.
Launched in 2016, our nickname and mascot is the River Hawks. At Susquehanna, you’ll learn to love orange and maroon!
How much of a role do fraternities and sororities play in campus life?
Susquehanna University has a rich tradition of Greek life with a community that is more than 100 years old.
Currently, SU has 11 social fraternities and sororities. Nearly 30 percent of our student body is involved in Greek life.
How do I get to bus stations and airports?
Learn more about the Transportation Services available to Susquehanna students. Additionally, bus trips are organized throughout the year for getaways to nearby cities like New York, Philadelphia, D.C. and Baltimore.
When will I study abroad?
Most students will study away during their junior year, although some go their sophomore or senior year. It mostly depends on how it will fit in your course schedule and the advance planning you do.
All students at Susquehanna are required to do a cross-cultural experience, whether overseas or in an unfamiliar cultural context within the United States.
Susquehanna offers traditional semester-away programs (GO Long) or shorter learning situations (GO Short), or you can GO Your Way and build a program specific to your interests.
Learn more about our award-winning nationally-recognized Global Opportunities program.
How do you help me choose where to go?
The staff in the Global Programs Office and your faculty advisor will help you to consider your options.