The Suffolk Journal

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.  ...

Miller Hall to house homeless during COVID-19 pandemic

Suffolk University's Miller Residence Hall

Caroline Enos

March 29, 2020

Miller Hall will house people experiencing homelessness in Boston during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Sunday.  The hall’s 172 rooms will be used to help homeless people social distance themselves from others and safely quarantine, Walsh said. The Boston Public Health Com...

Suffolk’s Sawyer Library moves resources online as students learn remotely

Sawyer Library at Suffolk University

Emily Devlin

March 28, 2020

The Sawyer Library, much like classes and the rest of Suffolk University’s resources, has gone virtual. “We wanted to make sure that the students and faculty could successfully and quickly transition to online learning,” said Gregory Heald, director of the Mildred F. Sawyer Library.  Co...

Five Suffolk University students test positive for COVID-19


Caroline Enos and Katelyn Norwood

March 23, 2020

Five Suffolk University students have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, Suffolk Dean of Students Ann Coyne said in an email Monday evening.  Coyne said the five cases were separate and each student with the virus has received “appropriate medical care from providers as well as appropr...

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