Parent and Family Engagement

Family Weekend

  • For one weekend in autumn, parents are our special guests. Please join us for Family Weekend.

    We have planned a perfect weekend, with a variety of events for you to enjoy with your student. Family Weekend is a great way to get to know your son's or daughter's friends and professors, and to meet other parents.

    Whether your student is a freshman or senior, Family Weekend is a great way to discover the place your son or daughter calls home.

    The Seattle University Choir will have a special concert on Friday night. Saturday morning, participate in an engaging discussion about our distinctive focus on learning at Seattle University.

    Don't miss the ever popular dinner show on Saturday or the Sunday morning brunch with the Jesuits. Whether you participate in every activity, or only a few, please plan to join your son or daughter, their friends and others for a fantastic weekend. Alumni and Family Weekend has something to suit every family's taste. 

    Family Weekend 2015 will be held October 23rd- 25th. Registration will be live at the beginning of October.


    Below is the TENTATIVE schedule of events. Schedule subject to change.

     Friday, October 23  2014

     2:30pm – 6pm Registration (Student Center Hearth) 
    Pick up your Family Weekend Packet that includes a map and other informative handouts.

    3:00 PM Gardent Tour (departs from Student Center Hearth)

    Meet at the student center before going on a tour of the campus gardens led by the staff members who so diligently care for them 

    Dinner on Your Own 
    Feel free to check out one of the local restaurants suggested in our dining handout.

    6:00 - 8:00 pm Legacy Family Pinning Ceremony (Campion Ballroom) 

    Are you a member of a multi-generation Seattle U family?  Join us as we honor our Seattle University legacy families with a pinning ceremony and reception. This event is open to all Seattle U alumni grandparents, parents and relatives of current students, legacy students and all alumni who are part of Seattle University legacy families themselves. Legacy alumni will celebrate their family legacy by pinning their students with their Seattle U legacy pin. Attendees will enjoy appetizers, beer and wine. Tickets required. 

    7:00 pm and 8:30 pm Choir Concert (Chapel of St. Ignatius)
    This year's Family Weekend concerts promise to be a real treat for all who attend.  The Chapel of St. Ignatius, internationally acclaimed for the beauty and unique quality of its architecture, provides a perfect setting for our fine choral groups.  As always the choirs sing a wide variety of interesting and heart-warming repertoire. Tickets required.


    Saturday October 24

    8:30 am - 9:30 am/10:30 am - 12 pm Registration (Campion Lobby)
    Pick up your Family Weekend Packet that includes a map and other informative handouts. 

    9:00 am — 9:30 am Continental Breakfast (Campion Ballroom)
    Enjoy a light breakfast while conversing with fellow parents.  Tickets required. 

    9:30 am – 10:30 am | Family Weekend Keynote (Campion Ballroom)
    *A featured event during Family Weekend*

     Seattle University's commitment to Academic Excellence is highlighted with this panel of students involved with faculty in research opportunities. Come learn about the variety of exciting projects students engage in to broaden their academic knowledge base.

    1:00 pm Career Discernment (Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons- Boeing Room)
    Students share their perspectives on the Career Discernment Process.  Career Services staff will be there to lead the discussion.

    1:00 pm Women’s Volleyball vs. Missouri-Kansas City (Seattle Academy)

    Go Redhawks!

    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family Weekend Dinner Show (Campion Ballroom)
    A welcome from our president, Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J, begins an evening of fun and entertainment. A Family Weekend favorite! Tickets required.


    Sunday October 25  

    9:00 am Family Mass (Chapel of St. Ignatius) 
    Families are invited to attend this Sunday Mass with the Seattle University Community. All denominations are welcome. 

    10:15 am — 11:30 am Brunch with the Jesuits (Campion Ballroom)
    Join the university’s Jesuit community for a brunch to celebrate the families, students, and community that make Seattle U special. Tickets required. 



     Athletics: Family weekend! Seattle U Students are admitted FREE with valid student ID and are allowed one (1) FREE guest! For Additional tickets, SU Athletics will offer $3 tickets for anyone accompanied by an SU Student. Purchase tickets at Seattle Academy for volleyball. Go Redhawks!

    Family Weekend parking is free in any campus parking lot this weekend.