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What's cool/different about Susquehanna?
For starters, Susquehanna University is not your typical liberal arts college.
You will benefit from a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that is combined with real-world professional experiences—in fact, 90 percent of our graduates do internships, conduct research or have other professional opportunities before graduation.
And 96.5 percent 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 Achievement staff will help you to your current skills and habits throughout your college experience. Services include academic skills support, tutoring services and training workshops.
The Office of Disability Services staff are 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 regular office hours, our faculty regularly interact with students in a variety of social settings and via email.
Our professors chose 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 life 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.
Transfer students will be placed in residence halls assigned to returning students.
Opportunities to live in Living-Learning Communities are also available.
After you submit your deposit, you will be sent a link to complete your campus housing profile form. Housing and roommate assignments will be communicated in June.
How do I choose a roommate?
When you complete the campus housing profile form, you will have the option of indicating a desired roommate if you know you want to live with a particular person. Maybe someone you'll meet at Susquehanna Success Day!
But don't worry if you don't have someone in mind ... the profile form will help Residence Life match you with a good fit!
The campus housing profile form will be available to deposited students via your mySU account starting in early December. Check your SU email for more details!
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 percent 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 Success After Susquehanna 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.
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 and Maroon Day.
How big are athletics on your campus?
Susquehanna boasts 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams. Three times in the past five years Susquehanna teams won the Landmark Conference President's Cup—the award for best overall competitive record in the conference.
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, with approximately 519 members—23 percent of the undergraduate population.
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. or 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 Own 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 Cross-Cultural Programs and your faculty advisor will help you to consider your options.