Parent and Family Engagement
New Student and Family Programs

New Student and Family Programs

  • We are delighted that you will join us at Seattle University, the largest independent university in the Pacific Northwest. We are proud of our mission of educating the whole person, professional formation and empowering leaders for a just and humane world. We welcome you into this tradition. We know that you and your family have many questions as you prepare for your collegiate experience.

    The New Student and Family Programs Office coordinates a number of programs to facilitate this transition. Seattle University provides a multi-phased orientation process and first year students are expected to attend both the summer and fall university-wide programs.

    There are also a number of optional transition programs that we encourage you to attend. Our summer orientation program has a concurrent family track so that family members may get their questions answered as well.


    Our Mission:

    New Student & Family Programs coordinates intentional programs to introduce new students & family members to Seattle University’s core values and support them in their transition to university life.  We provide a solid foundation for the on-going process of intellectual, personal and social development that will last throughout the undergraduate experience.