New Student Excursions
There’s no better way for new Seattle University students to discover their new neighborhood than through a service immersion! Students learn about the inspiring work being done by local community agencies and how they can make a difference through service. It is an opportunity for new students to meet others who want to make a positive impact in the community.
The New Student Excursions take place prior to Welcome Week in September. For more information and to register during the summer, please contact New Student and Family Programs at 206-296-2525.
Seattle University Youth Initiative Immersions:
Seattle University is located in one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the entire Northwest. This immersion will give you the opportunity to learn about the neighborhood, engage in direct service, and get connected with the Seattle University Youth Initiative, which is rapidly becoming a hallmark of an SU education. Participants will delve into the lives of youth in the neighborhood to learn about the gifts, challenges, and opportunities of growing up the immediate neighborhood, and will discuss issues that youth in the neighborhood face such as education, gangs, and gentrification.
International District Immersion:
Whether you’re a Seattle native or a newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, this service immersion will help you learn about the rich diversity that surrounds our campus. You will engage in direct service and "community walk-abouts" and learn about the cultures within the International District/Chinatown, Little Saigon, and Yesler Terrace neighborhoods, which are just minutes away from campus. The group will stay overnight at a community center in the Rainier Valley neighborhood.
Social Justice Service Immersion:
This service immersion will introduce you to some of the exciting social justice work of many of Seattle University’s community partners. Through direct service, walking tours, and building relationships with our partners, you will learn about some of the most pressing social issues in Seattle and how community organizations are working to make change. The group will learn together and live together right here in Seattle, but your understanding of the city will never be the same!