Pre-Flight Programs will help you get involved on campus early, meet other students with similar interests, and acclimate to your new home away from home — all before “Take Flight: Orientation Continues” officially begins. You’ll be able to move into your residence hall room when you arrive to campus for your Pre-Flight Program, which is several days before the rest of new students will arrive.

2020 Pre-Flight Program Dates

June 30 | Registration Deadline
August 16 | Move-In Day for Pre-Flight Participants only, Program Kick-Off
August 16–19 | Pre-Flight Program Activities (determined by individual programs)
August 19 | Pre-Flight Programs Closing Ceremony
August 20 | First-Year Move-In Day

Eligibility

If you are a new Susquehanna student beginning in fall 2020, you are eligible to register for a Pre-Flight Program. While some programs are by invitation only, you should review each program’s eligibility requirements to make a determination.

If you are a first-year international student or a first-year fall student-athlete who may arrive early to campus, you will be invited to attend evening programming as your schedule allows.

Program Costs

After your spot is confirmed, a refundable $25 registration fee will be charged to your account to reserve your spot. Following your attendance at Pre-Flight Programs, the $25 registration fee will be credited to your account. This in no way affects your overall financial assistance package. If you have questions about the refundable registration fee, please contact Christie Kräcker, Dean of Students.

Registration

You can register as soon as your enrollment deposit is processed and until June 30. If Pre-Flight Programs interest you, don’t delay — spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can choose between five programs, all of which are optional and explained in detail in the tabs below. Because spots are limited, and all Pre-Flight Programs run during the same time frame, there are a couple of things to note:

  • We may not be able to guarantee you a spot in your program of choice.
  • You will be asked to rank a maximum of 3 program choices.
  • If you do not get into your first choice program you may be placed in one of your other choices.
  • Programs with more registrants than capacity will use a selection process to fill spots. 

You will receive an email in July with information about your placement in the Pre-Flight Programs.

Refunds

If you change your mind and decide not to participate in the program before July 15, you can contact us to be removed from the program. We will credit back the $25 refundable fee to your account.

Do you have a passion for unique service opportunities, dynamic leadership classes and (most importantly) the outdoors? Then this leadership retreat offered by the Office of Leadership and Engagement is the perfect first step to unlocking your leadership potential as you prepare to kick off your journey at Susquehanna!

Eligibility, Registration and Fees

Explore is open to all first-year, transfer and commuter students. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and the deadline for your RSVP is June 30. There is no additional cost to participate.

Staff

For more information or questions about registration, please contact:
Jill Franklin
Interim Director of Leadership & Engagement
franklinj@susqu.edu | 570-372-4227

Each August, motivated new students arrive on campus early for Students Promoting Leadership, Awareness, and Service through Humanitarian efforts, or SPLASH. Through a series of service events on-campus and in our community, you will develop an understanding of what it means to be a civically engaged scholar. You will form lasting relationships with each other and staff from the Johnson Center for Civic Engagement.

Eligibility, Registration and Fees

SPLASH is open to all first-year, transfer and commuter students. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and the deadline for your RSVP is June 30. There is no additional cost to participate.

Staff

For more information or questions about registration, please contact:
Miranda Carrasquillo
Coordinator, Johnson Center for Civic Engagement
carrasquillo@susqu.edu | 570-372-4756

After participating in SeeSU, the Scholar Early Experience at Susquehanna University, scholars in the SUConnects Mentorship Program will be prepared and excited for their time to begin as a Susquehanna student! This four-day program is packed with experiences, including in-depth exploration of campus resources, skill-building to aid in the transition to college, social activities to build community and friendships before the semester begins, and early introductions to faculty and staff members.

The SUConnects Mentorship Program pairs experienced, high-achieving upper-class students with incoming first-years from underrepresented backgrounds to build a strong, safe community; a sense of belonging at SU; and a culture of excellence. SUConnects empowers students to

reach their highest potential through academic and personal goals, which will result in a meaningful and successful four-year college experience.

Visit the Center for Diversity and Inclusion page for more information.

Eligibility, Registration and Fees

While the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is committed to the success of all our incoming students, participation in this program is by invitation only. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and the deadline for your RSVP is June 30. There is no additional cost to participate.

Staff

For more information or questions about registration, please contact:
Amy Davis
Program Coordinator, Student Diversity & Inclusion
davisam@susqu.edu | 570-372-4590

Bridge to the Boardroom provides a unique experience to incoming business students who will meet other new students, connect with faculty and staff and get a jump start on their path to becoming a business executive. In addition to developing networking and personal branding skills, you’ll also complete a team-based consulting project with a local business.

Eligibility, Registration and Fees

While the Sigmund Weis School of Business is committed to the success of all our incoming students, participation in this program is by invitation only. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and the deadline for your RSVP is June 30. There is no cost to participate. Student participants will receive a $200 scholarship to the university’s bookstore, which can be used toward your first-semester books.

Staff

For more information or questions about registration, please contact:
Anjee Gorkhali, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Analytics
gorkhali@susqu.edu | 570-372-4464

Mike Ozlanski ’05, Ph.D., CPA
Assistant Professor of Accounting
ozlanski@susqu.edu | 570-372-4516

SU Service Leaders (SUSL) is a four-year internship program of coaching and development designed to get you career-ready. You’ll work with community partners who focus on youth development. Every program experience is meant to both challenge you and develop essential skills to prepare you for your careers. You’ll also receive intentional mentoring, support and training — and learn together with your peers.

SUSL Orientation is designed to help students transition to Susquehanna University life and prepare them for a successful first semester. Components include service opportunities, workshops and community building.

Visit the SUSL Program page to learn more!

Eligibility, Registration and Fees

While the Career Development Center is committed to the success of all our incoming students, participation in this program is by application only.

Staff

For more information or questions about registration, please contact:
Sarah Farbo
Assistant Director for Service Leaders Program & Career Development Center
farbo@susqu.edu | 570-372-4733