Welcome, Class of 2027 & 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.
An Important Message for Future River Hawks: Susquehanna University applauds student activism and participation in the democratic process. If you are disciplined for any form of peaceful protest or respectful freedom of expression, we’ve got your back. Your admission decision will not be affected.
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.
And 96% are working full time or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of 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 Office of First-Year Experience 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 Office of Disability Services staff is another resource available for students with disabilities.
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.
Want to know more? Check out the photos and videos available on our virtual campus tour or explore more details on the Living On Campus page.
Where will I live?
First-year students typically live in Scholars House, 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 Office of Residence Life 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, the university’s Sigmund Weis School of Business 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. Download our complete student activities guide for additional details.
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.
Charlie’s Coffeehouse hosts free programming nearly every night of the week. TRAX is our on-campus entertainment venue for Friday and Saturday night events.
Last but not least, there are theatre productions, music performances and recitals, film and speaker series, guest lectures … just to name a few! Read more stories about campus fun.
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 primarily in the Landmark Conference, while football competes in the Centennial Conference.
Launched in 2016, our nickname and mascot is the River Hawks!
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?
Susquehanna’s Office of Student Activities coordinates transportation for all semester breaks. Bus trips are organized throughout the year for an occasional getaway 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 Office of Global Programs and your faculty advisor will help you to consider your options.