Online Orientation

All incoming students are required to complete the online orientation module by Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. This virtual, video-based program will take no more than two hours to complete, and has a built-in memory function so you can move through the orientation at your own page.

Students should only access the online orientation through your River Hawk Portal, as you will need to log in to have your progress tracked and register completion. Your checklist will reflect your completion within two business days.

Parents, families and supporters are invited to access the orientation using this Orientation Guest Link.

Take Flight: Orientation & Welcome Week

Take Flight: Orientation is a welcome program that begins Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. 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. 29, 2022 and includes a variety of social and educational activities surrounding your classes during your first week at SU.

Download Full Orientation Schedule

Move-In Day

New students will arrive on campus on the following dates:

  • Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022 | Pre-Flight Participants Move-In
  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 | 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.

More detailed information will be available by August.


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

  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 | 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.

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.