Welcome, New Students!

The First-Year Experience staff is here to help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible, help you thrive here at Susquehanna, and inspire you to become your best selves! We plan and coordinate events especially for you that begin in June and continue throughout your first year.

River Hawk Portal
You will access all the required items you need to complete prior to your fall arrival on campus through your River Hawk Portal. Please contact your admission representative if you have trouble logging in.

Orientation for New Students & Families - Online Edition!
New students are expected to complete their Online Orientation, which will be available in their River Hawk Portal this summer. No registration needed! Parents, families, and supporters will have their own link to view Online Orientation as well. For more information, visit the Events for New Students page.

EVERFI Online Modules
At Susquehanna University, we believe in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for all of our community members. We have partnered with EVERFI to provide trainings that will help us all be informed on topics vital to achieving our goal.

Completion of your highly interactive and engaging EVERFI courses is required for all students of SU. You will receive an email at the beginning of August with more information on how to set up your account and start your modules: AlcoholEdu for College, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Mental Well-Being for Students.

Susquehanna University has collaborated with Gallup to provide SU students an opportunity to learn about their strengths to create a strengths-based culture on our campus. Completing the CliftonStrengths online talent assessment provides you with your unique strengths, which helps you:

  • Describe how you most naturally experience the world;
  • Understand your talents, and those of your family, friends, and colleagues; and
  • Identify strategies to develop and apply your strengths.

Instructions on how to complete this assessment will be sent to you.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 | Move-In Day for Transfer Students, 1–4 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 19–Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 | Move-In Day for First-Year Students

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 | New students must have their EVERFI Online Modules completed (required for all incoming students)

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 – Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020 | Take Flight: Orientation Continues
You will receive a detailed Take Flight schedule when you move in.

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 | Opening Convocation, Digital Ceremony at 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 | First Day of Classes

Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 – Aug. 28, 2020 | Welcome Week

  • You will receive a detailed schedule when you move in.
  • Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 | All new students are required to attend the featured speaker. You will receive more detailed information from your O-Team Leader.
New Student Move In

Learn more about the move-in process and other helpful information.


New students will gather with their orientation groups to participate in a virtual convocation ceremony.

For Enrolling Students

Learn what you need to do before you arrive on campus and how to navigate your journey as a first-year or transfer student.

Contact Us

Office of the First Year Experience

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Degenstein Campus Center, lower level

Campus Map

Phone & Email

Samantha Proffitt