Online Orientation for New Students & Families

New 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.

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


First-Year Experience

The First-Year Experience staff is here to help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible, help you thrive here at Susquehanna, and inspire you to become your best selves! 

Events for New Students

Join us for a variety of sessions for students and their parents, families, and supporters.

New Student Move In

Move-In Day is a big tradition here at Susquehanna. Are you ready for your first day on campus as a River Hawk?

Do you have questions or need assistance?

Use the links below to help get you started in finding the resources that you need.

Questions about Billing or Financial Aid?

Reach out to Student Financial Services for help, guidance, and resources.

Questions about the meal plan?

Learn more about Susquehanna’s meal plan and food options from dining services.

Questions about accommodations?

The Center for Academic Success and Disability Services can help you find solutions that are right for your student.

Questions about textbooks?

Visit the bookstore website to learn more about its offerings and find the right books for your classes.

Packing for College Checklist 

Explore our college packing list so you know what to bring (and what not to!) for your first year at Susquehanna University!

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