Orientation for New Students & Families: Online Edition!

Following conversations about how to best welcome you to our community safely, we have made the decision to host Orientation for New Students & Families via a remote online format. This Online Orientation will provide you with all the information you would have received in person, and we are planning additional virtual events over the summer for you to ask questions to faculty, staff and current students. We’ll also connect you virtually with your O-Team Leader, so you can get to know them and each other!  

No Registration Needed!

Students: To revisit the Online Orientation module throughout your first semester, visit the First-Year Experience mySU page for access.

Parents/FamiliesLog on as a guest to the Online Orientation for New Students if you’d like to review the information as well.

We can’t wait to celebrate your upcoming transition to Susquehanna!

Pre-Flight Programs

As a new student, you are invited to participate in a one of our Pre-Flight Programs, which are a few days prior to the start of Take Flight: Orientation Continues. Though not required, the programs offer a way for students to build leadership skills, make connections and acclimate early to their new home away from home. More information about these opportunities and registration will be shared with students.

Move-In Day

New Students will arrive on campus on the following dates:

  • Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 | Pre-Flight Participants arrive.
  • 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

Expect to be greeted by members of the O-Team sporting bright orange shirts, who will help you get checked in and guide you to your residence hall.


On Friday Aug. 21, 2020 new students will join their O-Team groups and attend a virtual opening convocation. Families and supporters are invited to join virtually and watch live below. In following state health protocols to keep everyone safe, this year’s ceremony is online.

Take Flight: Orientation Continues & Welcome Week

Take Flight: Orientation Continues is a welcome program that begins Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. After your family departs, you’ll attend information sessions and social activities, meet faculty and your academic advisor, participate in a day of volunteer service, connect with other students, and more!

Welcome Week starts on your first day of classes, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, and includes a variety of social and educational activities surrounding your classes during your first week at SU. 

Parent, Family and Supporter Handbook

Hey Fam! We've put together a Parent, Family and Supporter Handbook of important information to help you and your student get acclimated to the SU community.  Click the link below to download the handbook and learn more.

Download the Handbook