Welcome, New Students!

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! We plan and coordinate events especially for you that begin in June and continue throughout your first year.

As an enrollment requirement, Take Flight: Orientation occurs immediately prior to the start of the fall semester to welcome all new students to the Susquehanna University community. Our goal? To make new River Hawks feel at home from the moment they arrive and ready to “take flight” on their first semester! Our programs are designed to ensure all students, parents, families, and supporters are welcomed and connect to campus resources at Susquehanna University.

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Get Ready To Take Flight!

As a new student, you will have access to a variety of tools, programs and so much more as you prepare for your journey at Susquehanna.

Events for New Students

Check out more event information for new students at Susquehanna University on our Events for New Students page. Here you will learn more about orientation, pre-flight programs, welcome week and so much more!

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Move-In Day

Learn more about Susquehanna’s Move-In Day tradition. 


New students will gather with their orientation groups to participate in a convocation ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Robert I. Estill Field House, James W. Garrett Sports Complex.

For Enrolling Students

Learn what you need to do before you arrive on campus and how to navigate your journey as a first-year or transfer student

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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