The Suffolk Journal

Resources and workshops for supporting racial justice and mental health

Resources and workshops for supporting racial justice and mental health

Caroline Enos

June 22, 2020

Suffolk University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) has compiled a list of resources to help support members of the Black community and educate others on how they can effectively practice allyship in the fight against systemic racism.  CSDI will also host three workshops this week that will help stu...

Suffolk urges community to observe Juneteenth, take action against racism

Suffolk urges community to observe Juneteenth, take action against racism

Caroline Enos and Julia Ahaesy

June 18, 2020

Suffolk University is encouraging members of its community to observe Juneteenth Friday, and use the day to “reflect, rethink, and respond” to issues of racism.  Juneteenth is observed each year on June 19, and commemorates the day slaves in Galveston, Texas, were informed of their freedom in ...

Suffolk announces big changes to how classes, housing will look in the fall

Smith Hall at Suffolk University

Katelyn Norwood, Mol Webber, and James Bartlett

June 16, 2020

Suffolk University unveiled its plans for the fall 2020 semester Monday, and student life is set to look drastically different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The university has been planning for the fall semester since early spring, Suffolk officials said in an email sent to students Monday.  “We...

What students should know about finding off-campus housing during a pandemic

A row of apartments line an East Boston street

Julia Ahaesy

May 26, 2020

At the end of every academic year at Suffolk University, students trek through the competitive Boston housing market to find the perfect place to live for their next semester.  Suffolk only offers guaranteed housing for first and second year students. The pressure is already heavy for these apar...

Suffolk commencement to be held in person next May

Suffolk University's 2015 commencement.

Caroline Enos

May 18, 2020

Commencement for the Suffolk University Class of 2020 will be held at in-person ceremonies next May, the second time the university has had to push back commencement this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion...

Suffolk gets approval to open One Court Street as residence hall this fall

View of the Ames Hotel building in Downtown Boston.

Katelyn Norwood

May 16, 2020

Incoming Suffolk University freshmen will be able to live in a new residence hall in Downtown Boston this fall, after the university received unanimous approval from the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) on Thursday to open One Court Street. One Court Street, formerly known as the Ames...

Suffolk Athletics selling T-shirts to raise money for Suffolk CARES Pantry

Suffolk University Athletics is selling these T-shirts through the end of this week to raise money for the Suffolk CARES Pantry.

JD Conte

May 14, 2020

The cancellation of spring sports hasn’t deterred Suffolk University Athletics from making an impact on the community.  On May 5, the department announced via social media that it would be selling T-shirts to benefit the Suffolk CARES Pantry. The shirts are Under Armour brand, with the slogan “Th...

Suffolk prepares for unusual fall semester

Courtesy of Suffolk University

Katelyn Norwood

May 7, 2020

Suffolk University will open again in the fall, President Marisa Kelly said in an email to the Suffolk community Thursday. But how, and where, classes take place is still up in the air.  The academic year will start on time as planned, and Kelly said she hopes classes can be held in person at bot...

Archives calls on students to submit COVID-19 content

Archives calls on students to submit COVID-19 content

Emily Devlin

April 29, 2020

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic we are all living through is historic. To help future historians understand what this experience was like, the Moakley Archives & Institute at Suffolk University is asking students, faculty and staff to submit content to a new project that aims to docu...

Medical workers to stay in Smith Hall during COVID-19 crisis

Smith Hall at Suffolk University

Caroline Enos

April 17, 2020

Staff members of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton will stay at Suffolk University's Smith Hall during the COVID-19 crisis, university officials said in a statement Friday. Up to 30 medical workers from St. Elizabeth's are expected to move into the hall at some point in the next two weeks,...

Summer sessions beginning on May 18 will be held online

Courtesy of Suffolk University

James Bartlett

April 6, 2020

Suffolk University's first round of summer session will begin online. The university announced via email Monday that the three upcoming summer sessions, which begin May 18 and end on different dates, will be conducted online or remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty on when ...

Six students, two employees at Suffolk test positive for COVID-19


Katelyn Norwood

April 2, 2020

Eight members of the Suffolk University community have tested positive for COVID-19, the Counseling Health and Wellness center (CHW) said in an email Thursday.  The eight cases include six students and two employees. All of the individuals have recovered or are currently recovering, CHW said.  ...

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