Suffolk University Top Questions

What are the most popular student activities/groups?


With over 85 plus clubs and organizations ranging from academics like psychology and science, to event planning clubs like the Residence Hall Association and even the Paranormal Activity Club, how could one choose the best or most popular? They are all successful and have great events and differences. When it comes to the residence halls, everyone is very friendly and there is mostly an open door scenario in the halls. There always things to do on campus with those clubs but also there are always guest speakers, poetry readings and celebrity concerts. It is so easy to make friends so long as you put yourself out there and get involved! Suffolk is a dry campus, but there is so much to do and see, there is always a good time to have!


Suffolk has a sufficient variety of clubs and sports. One distinct feature about Suffolk is that there is no football team and we are a Division III school. Also, the only sports venue on campus is a basketball/volleyball court. This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on what you are looking for in a college. Although althetics are not a prominent part of student life, it is still there and taken advantage of by many students. There are many clubs that students can get involved in. These include ethic/religious groups, theater, choirs, charity organizations, government and clubs relating to certain majors. The problem is that most of these clubs meet at the same time (Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, 1-2). I strongly recommed getting involved with something that interests you early on to become more familiar with student life and to meet people with similar interests to you. The dorms at Suffolk are much nicer than dorms at other schools. There is 150 Tremont, which is the traditional hallway style dorm, Miller Hall, where 2 rooms share one private bathroom, and 10 West, which has apartment-stlye rooms. However, there are limited dorming opportunities. Many students have been denied housing, so send your deposit in early. The students that do not receive housing find apartments. This is where most of the party scene of Suffolk takes place, so make friends with someone with an apartment if you are into that. At the beginning of the year, a lot of students in the dorms leave their doors open and are very open to making new friends. It is up to you to take advantage of this opportunity and not to be shy. Although much of the Boston nightlife is 21+ and there is a ban on 18+ clubs, there are still a few places that have 18+ nights.


Social life at Suffolk is definitely out of the ordinary for most students. There are no parties in the dorms, and if there are, they get busted within the first 30 minutes. Most parties are off campus in apartments owned by Suffolk students who got shafted by the school's super competitive dorm selection process. Drinking starts on thursdays and in most cases doesnt end until Sunday... maybe even monday morning depending on whether you wake up still drunk for class (ok maybe this isnt so non-traditional) Of course, there is an exception for students from NESAD, who never have time for a social life because they're always occupied with one art project or another. Most students coming to suffolk know eachother already, whether because their entire high school is attending (if you're from Maine, New Hampshire or the Metro Boston area) or because they met the school's entire population on facebook. SO if you're expecting the traditional college experience where everyone shows up and doesn't know a soul... than you're in for an unpleasant surprise. However, everyone is pretty much friendly the first week or so. Doors are left open and it isnt weird to just stop in and say hello to introduce yourself. Exchanging numbers and adding facebook friends in this first week is crucial because after a month everyone will already have very established cliques. As for the "official" suffolk social scene. Clubs are pretty much clones of eachother as the "active" body of Suffolk consists of about 30 people. So it isnt the most broad reaching way to make friends.