River Hawk Days

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore campus this summer before the fall begins? Then join us for River Hawk Days! Enrolled students are invited to join us for a day of helpful sessions that connect you with campus resources, chances to see a room in residence halls, and to learn more about SU’s campus culture.

These optional one-day sessions will be held Friday, June 23, 2023, and Saturday, June 24, 2023.

Bonus content for Transfer Students will be available on Saturday, June 24, 2023!

Sample Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

River Hawk Check-In

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Welcome & Overview of the Day

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Speedy Sessions (featuring campus resources)

10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Residence Life Open House Tours

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided for all students and guests)

1 – 2:30 p.m.

Speedy Sessions (featuring campus resources)

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Metamorphosis Interactive Performance

3:45 p.m.

Closing Session

Online Orientation

All incoming students are required to complete the online orientation module by Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023. 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 pace.

The link for online orientation will be available by May 31, 2023.

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 will be invited to access the orientation using a guest link.

Virtual Info Series

Can’t make it to campus this summer? No worries! We’ll offer a virtual information series over the summer where you can connect with campus resources and get your questions answered. Live sessions will be advertised via email and social media. They will be recorded and shared here.

The 2023 Virtual Info Series Schedule will be made available by May 31, 2023.

Take Flight: Orientation & Welcome Week

Take Flight: Orientation is a welcome program that begins Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023. 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. 28, 2023 and includes a variety of social and educational activities surrounding your classes during your first week at SU.

See the 2022 Orientation Schedule

The 2023 Take Flight Orientation Schedule will be made available by August 1, 2023.

Move-In Day

New students will arrive on campus on the following dates:

  • Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023 | Pre-Flight Participants Move-In
  • Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 | 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. 24, 2023 | 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.