Virtual Suffolk Week

October 19- 24th 2020

This fall, we are bringing the best of Suffolk directly to you with Suffolk Week! Whether you are near or far, our virtual experience is available for all members of our Suffolk community.


Anytime between Thursday, October 22 and Saturday, October 24, 2020

Event Schedule

lunch and learn

Throughout The Week


*First ever Rammy’s Virtual 5K
Complete the 5K anytime between 10/22 – 10/24, results will be posted on Saturday evening! All proceeds will support need based financial aid for Suffolk students.

suffolk virtual tour

Virtual Tour of Suffolk’s Campus
Wondering what the Suffolk campus looks like today? Check out all the buildings via this virtual tour.

Beacon Hill

10/19 & 10/21  – 12:00 -1:30 pm
(in-person event for undergraduate students only)
Join the Program Council to build-a-Ram. Similar to build-a-bear but with Rammy our school mascot. Space is limited.

ram punch

Cocktail Hour: How to Make Suffolk “Ram” Punch
Joyce Miller, BS’97 will show us how to make “Ram Punch” a twist on her famous Jamaican Rum Punch.  Joyce will include recipes for both alcoholic and non- alcoholic versions.

Monday, October 19, 2020

9 :00– 10 :00 am
Coffee & Conversation with Suffolk’s Vice President of International Affairs, Sebastian Royo
Hear about Suffolk’s international programs as well as an update on the Madrid campus in a discussion with Vice President Royo. This session will be moderated by College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Board member and Madrid study abroad alumnus, Marc Marotta, BA ’11.


12:00 – 1:00 pm
Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn
Join Dave Merry, Suffolk’s new Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Career Education and learn how to harness the power of LinkedIn for your professional success!

black heritage

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Amazing History of Boston’s Black History Trail
Join Shawn Quigley, BS ’14, National Park Ranger at the Boston African American National Historic Site to explore the history of Boston’s free African American community in the 19th century.

trivia night

6:00 – 7:30 pm
Welcome and University Update with President Kelly
President Marisa Kelly will share news from the University in a discussion led by Associate Dean of Students and Suffolk Parent, Shawn Newton.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

maria toyoda

9:00 -10:00am
Coffee & Conversation with Suffolk University Dean Maria Toyoda 

Dean Toyoda will share an update on the College of Arts and Sciences. This discussion will be led by College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Association President, Gabriella Priest, BS ’06, MSCJ ’09.


12:00 – 1:00 pm
Impact of Microaggressions
Join Tina Cabral, MPA ’07, Jenny Joseph-Hayle, MPA ’12, Linda Jones, MBA ’02, Angela Yarde, MPA ’13, and panelists Diane Wong, founder and co-host of “Lets Talk About Race” and Celeste Viciere, renowned therapist, best-selling author and podcast host as they share how to identify subtle racial bias and effectively respond.

learn to juggle

1:15 – 2:00 pm
Learn to Juggle
Learn how to juggle with the Performing Arts Office and Harry Lacoste, local juggler, puppeteer and theatre artist. Free juggling balls included while supplies last.

trivia night

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Boston-themed Trivia Night
Test your Boston trivia skills with leaders of the Alumni Association. Participants will be randomly assigned to a team of 5 players. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

andrew perlman

9:00 – 10:00 am
Coffee & Conversation with Suffolk University Law School Dean, Andrew Perlman
Dean Perlman will share an update on the Law School in a discussion led by members of the Suffolk University Law School Alumni Association Board.


7:30 – 8:30 pm
*Halloween Make-Up Tutorial
Join make-up artists, including Stephanie Yackovetsky BA’15 for a fun night. All participants will receive a kit with the tools necessary to create your choice of looks!

money sense

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Money Sense: The Basics of Financial Literacy for Young Professionals

Join the Graduates of the Last Decade Council and hear from Jim Dever, BSBA ’93 and Marlon Wesh, BSBA ’18 who will share tips on how young professionals can effectively manage their financial life.


7:30 – 9:00 pm
Music Bingo

Come play musical bingo with the Suffolk Law GOLD Council. Test your music knowledge while watching and listening to videos and songs from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s while marking your bingo card.



6:00 – 7:30 pm
Dean Bill O’Neill Celebration
Please join President Kelly, Provost Sandell, and members of the Board of Trustees for this virtual gathering with the Suffolk community to thank Bill for his decades of service to Suffolk University and the Sawyer Business School.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Amy Zeng

9:00 – 10:00 am
Coffee and Conversation with Sawyer Business School’s new Dean, Amy Zeng
Virtually meet Suffolk’s new SBS Dean, Amy Zeng. This session will be moderated by members of the Sawyer Business School Alumni Association Board.


12:00 – 1:00 pm
Practicing Mindfulness
Join Professor of Psychology and Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Susan Orsillo PhD, as she shares her expertise on managing anxiety amid today’s unprecedented challenges.

Keith ellison

6:00 – 7:30 pm
3rd Annual Celebration of Black Excellence
Please join President Marisa Kelly, Trustee Ernst Guerrier, and our planning committee for the third annual program to celebrate Black Excellence in our Suffolk community and honor community members who champion racial equity and inclusion. Our keynote speaker for this year is Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Suffolk Leaders

9:00 – 10:00 am
Coffee and Conversation with Suffolk student leaders
Join the leaders of the Student Government Association, the Graduate Student Association, and the Student Bar Association for an inside look on student life today in a panel discussion led by Suffolk University Dean of Students, Ann Coyne, BS’82.


6:00 – 7:00 pm
Beatles Music Bingo
Beatles Music Bingo with Mike Janedy, BSBA’80, one of New England’s Premier Disc Jockeys


12:00 – 1:00 pm
Suffolk Through the Decades by the Moakley Archives
Moakley Archives Manager Michael Dello Iacono will take you on a virtual trip down memory lane and share some key highlights of Suffolk’s 114 year history.


8:00 -9:00 pm
Interactive Mind Reading Show
Seen on “America’s Got Talent” and “Ellen”, mentalist Eric Dittelman will perform a fun, interactive, and mind-blowing show for the entire Suffolk community.


the beatles

4:30 – 5:30 pm
The Legacy of the Beatles
Join David Gallant, BA ’85, instructor of Suffolk’s popular course titled “The Beatles: Here, There and Everywhere”.  David will discuss the cultural impact of the Beatles of the past 50+ years.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

fall flower arrangement

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Flower Arrangement Class
Join Kerri Abrams, BS ‘03, JD ’07, owner of Kinship Floral as she teaches how to make a beautiful fall centerpiece.

cooking italian

5:00 – 6:15 pm
Italian Cooking Class
Wishing you could travel to Italy? Join Francesca Montillo, BA ’04, owner of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures as she prepares “Chicken Saltimbocca”,
 a scrumptious Italian classic.

pumpkin painting

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Modern Calligraphy and Brush Lettering with pumpkins
*Learn a relaxing new craft of hand lettering with paintbrushes, markers and watercolors!
Registration includes a kit mailed to you. Bring your own pumpkin!


Support Suffolk students by making a gift to the Annual Fund

*Most events are complimentary and will be recorded. Events that include a fee are non-refundable.

For more information about Virtual Suffolk Week, please email or call 617-305-1999

2019 Suffolk Weekend Photos

Check out photos from last year’s Suffolk Weekend including the 2nd Annual Celebration of Black Excellence dinner, FanFest, Rammy’s Fun Run/Walk, Men’s Soccer game, Community-wide Celebration with President Marisa Kelly, and procession to the Opera House for the Lion King performance. Hoping we can return to an in person experience in fall of 2021!

Black Excellence

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