2024 Events for New Students

The following is a list of events and opportunities to help new students prepare for their first day on campus and beyond

River Hawk Day

This in-person event will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

River Hawk Day is the premier summer opportunity for enrolling students to explore campus, meet their peers and to connect with campus resources to help both students, and families/supporters, prepare for a successful transition to Susquehanna in the fall.

 Register today by clicking the box below.

River Hawk Day Registration

Attendees will have the opportunity to take a photo with Benny, our beloved mascot, create some airbrush SU apparel or decorations for your residence hall home, and take a spin around a 360-degree rotating photo booth with family, new friends or maybe even Benny! Click here to see the full River Hawk Day schedule.

Take Flight: Orientation & Welcome Week

Take Flight: Orientation is a welcome program that begins Thursday, Aug. 22, 2024. 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. 26, 2024, and includes a variety of social and educational activities surrounding your classes during your first week at SU.

The 2024 Take Flight Orientation Schedule will be made available by early August.

Move-In Day

New students will arrive on campus on the following dates:

  • Sunday, Aug. 18, 2024 | Pre-Flight Participants Move-In
  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 2024 | Move-In Day for New 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.

More detailed information will be available by August.


New students and your families are invited to attend an opening convocation, our annual ceremony to open the new academic year, and a welcome from the President, Provost, and members of the Board of Trustees.

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 2024 | Convocation, 2 p.m. in the Robert I. Estill Field House, James W. Garrett Sports Complex

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.