Steps to Getting Connected

Suffolk University ID

Your Suffolk University ID is a unique seven (7) digit number used by the university in place of your social security number.
If you haven't received it yet, contact the Registrar's Office to request your Suffolk ID number. You may obtain your Suffolk
University ID Card from the University Police office located in the lobby of the Sawyer Building, 8 Ashburton Place.

Suffolk Email

Every member of the Suffolk University community is provided with a Suffolk email account. Faculty and staff receive a user ID and
password upon hiring. You can connect to your Suffolk email via the web at or by using an email client, such as Thunderbird, Outlook, or Mac OSX Mail to access your email. Email support is provided by Suffolk University's ITS department, at helpline x2000.

Computer User Account

To use any of the computer facilities (labs, classrooms, offices), you must obtain a Computer User Account. The purpose of this account is to gain access to your computer, its applications and the network. You will receive this information from Human Resources upon hiring, or you may contact your department secretary if you have not received it.

Office Computer

Academic Technology provides a fully configured computer to every faculty and staff member upon hire. We provide reasonably current hardware and standard software as part of the package. Additional research or academic software is also available by special request as needed.

Websites & Server Space

Web server space and FTP accounts are available to faculty and staff who request them.

Campus Cruiser & Blackboard

Campus Cruiser is the current university portal. It provides access to campus and personal announcements, grading, and essential information about your courses and students. In addition, it provides access to Blackboard, our course management system and convenient links to other university resources. Your portal account consists of a username and password. If you have not received it, please contact your department secretary. You will be able to automatically sign in to Blackboard once you access Campus Cruiser. Courses that you are teaching will be automatically available to you every semester.


Most of our classrooms are state-of-the-art and well-equipped with multimedia technology, offering the ideal technology-enhanced learning environment for both students and instructors.

Getting Help

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.

Sign In:
Suffolk Email
>> Campus Cruiser/ Blackboard

Need Assistance?
>> Email
>> Blackboard
>> Desktop

Help Lines:
Email Support
Academic Technology x2002
Classroom Media x8168
Class Computers x2002
Computer Labs x2002
After Hours

Additional Services:
Teaching with Technology