Volume 1 | June 24 2019
Your Weekly SU News Feed!
You've been admitted to SU. You've deposited and enrolled. Now what?!
The Office of First-Year Experience & the Office of Residence Life will share these weekly news feeds to answer all the questions you didn't even know you had!

To supplement your Incoming Student Checklist, we'll provide you reminders of deadlines, form completion, and introduce you to the SU community one week at a time.
Thanks for coming to Preview Days!
It was great to meet all of you who were able to join us for Summer Preview Days June 16, 17 and 18! (Special shout to those of you who made it on Fathers' Day as well!)

For those of you unable to make it, packets with lots of information, your Common Read, the Parent, Family & Supporter Handbook, and much more will soon be on their way to you!

The deadline to return forms to the Registrar is Friday, June 28 . Since we had a slight wait time in the mail room, you may get them a little close to this date, but we want them back anyway, so scan them or snap a pic and return to regoffice@susqu.edu !
Meet Baby Benny!
Hello fellow River Hawks! I'm Baby Benny and I am here to welcome you to Susquehanna University! If you didn't catch me at Preview Days, I'll be flying around campus with you during your time at SU. I enjoy singing, fishing, and taking trips to the river. Every Friday this summer, I'll be hiding somewhere on campus, so try and find me! Good luck! #FindBabyBenny
Stay tuned to our Facebook & Instagram !
First Year Housing: Building Options
First year students live in buildings designated for first years only. These buildings are Smith Hall, Reed Hall, Aikens Hall, and Scholars House.
Each building is a traditional building with with rooms lining a hallway and community bathrooms. Aikens, Reed, and Scholars are single gendered floors because of bathroom facilities (there is only one in the hallway). Smith is our gender neutral building which means your roommate is of the same gender as you, but your neighbor may be of opposite gender. Smith has two bathrooms on each floor as well as some private use bathrooms. Smith also give us the flexibility to do gender inclusive housing for first year students who are interested.
The Roommate Matching Process
Very soon the Professional Staff in Residence Life will sit down and begin matching roommates. Between 4 Professional Staff members, we will read every housing application thoroughly.
We then use your answers to begin our compatibility process. Our Professional Staff members all have at least a masters degree and have been working in the Housing and Residence Life field for at least four years. We sort everyone into categories to make the matching process easier and once we get class schedules we will begin to build our communities in the halls. We take this part of the job very seriously as we care about our students' experiences and want people to have a compatible match.
SPLASH (Students Promoting Leadership, Awareness and Service through Humanitarian efforts)
Are you someone who loves to give back to their community and wants to learn more about how you can make a difference in the world and your new community at SU? Well SPLASH is for you!
SPLASH provides incoming first-year students with a unique opportunity to enhance their service learning, while providing much needed support to local causes and even in surrounding counties.
The program works to support leadership development in a group setting and through individual and group reflection sessions . SPLASH 2019 runs from August 23 - 28 and costs $50 to participate. Then the students help their fellow classmates move in on first day of SU’s Orientation. Questions? Contact Kyle Kern, Service Project Intern, kernk@susqu.edu | (570) 372-4066.
Dean of Students Trivia Corner!
Participate Weekly for a Variety of Prizes!
Each week we'll give you a piece of important SU trivia. Answer the trivia question, and all correct answers will be entered into a drawing for that week's prize! Winners will be contacted and mentioned in the next week's edition!
Congratulations to this past week's winner: Rosina Esposito of Coraopolis, PA!
What does the "L" stand for in the SPLASH acronym?