Take Flight: Orientation & Welcome Week

Take Flight: Orientation is a welcome program that begins Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. 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. 30, 2021, and includes a variety of social and educational activities surrounding your classes during your first week at SU.

Move-In Day

New Students will arrive on campus on the following dates:

  • Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 | Pre-Flight Participants Move-In
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25 | Optional Move-In Day for New Transfer Students, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 | 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. Be sure to reference our Packing for College Checklist as you prep for move in!

Learn more about the Move-In day process by visiting the New Student Move-In Day webpage.


New students will join their O-Team groups and attend an opening convocation. Families and supporters are invited to join.

  • Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 | Convocation, 2 p.m.

We’re Here to Help

Questions related to Move-In Day and housing-specific questions may be directed to Residence Life at 570-372-4133.

Questions related to Take Flight Orientation may be directed to the First-Year Experience at 570-372-4753.

Online Orientation for New Students & Families

The Online Orientation is now available! New students are required to complete their Online Orientation module by August 25, 2021. Students should only access the Online Orientation through the link in their River Hawk Portal Checklist to track completion of the module.

Parents, families, and supporters can access the Online Orientation module using the guest link below. Select “Guest” when entering the module.

No Registration Needed!

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

Virtual Summer Orientation Series for New Student & Families

Join us virtually this summer for a variety of sessions for students and their parents, families, and supporters. Check out our calendar of events on the First-Year Experience page to sign up to get a link sent to you ahead of the event. Can’t make it? No worries! We’ll recording sessions and posting them online for you to access at another date.

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 in August. 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.