Fall Welcome 2024

This event series consists of engagement opportunities for an exciting transition experience. Fall Welcome includes Seattle University traditions, Orientation Groups, social events, activities and community meals.

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Fall Welcome takes place Saturday, September 21– Saturday, September 28. This series of events includes campus traditions, academic welcomes, orientation groups, and social activities. Details about Fall Welcome will be sent to your Seattle University email in August.

Parents, families, and supporters are invited to join us for our Resource Fair, Family Hospitality Area, and Fall Welcome Kickoff before departing campus around 4:30pm PT.

The complete Fall Welcome schedule will be shared on this webpage and in the Orientation app in late August.

Seattle University Orientation App

The Orientation App is the home of the complete Fall Welcome schedule. By using our App, you will have access to all event times, locations, and descriptions, as well as transition support resources readily available in one place whenever you need them! Our App is free to download and use. Families and supporters can also view the schedule and resources. We will inform you of any last-minute reminders or schedule changes with app notifications. 

Search for "Seattle University Orientation" in your app store to download the App to your mobile phone. For detailed steps, use our Steps to Download Our Guide App to Your Mobile Phone!

Please note, the Orientation App will not be updated for Fall Welcome until after Labor Day.


Are new students required to attend Fall Welcome events? 

  • Yes, all undergraduate first-year and transfer students are expected to participate in Fall Welcome. Our events will help prepare you for your first quarter and beyond as a Redhawk. 

Do you have a printed copy of the schedule?

  • To align with Seattle University’s sustainability efforts, we do not print individual copies of our schedule. However, Fall Welcome event schedule posters will be placed around campus.

Do students need to sign up or RSVP for Fall Welcome?

  • No! Fall Welcome is included as part of your transition to Seattle University and we plan for all new students to participate.

What do we offer for parents, families, and supporters during Fall Welcome?

  • Programming for parents, families, and supporters includes the following events on Saturday, September 21:
    • Family Hospitality Area (located at Library Plaza)
    • Student Center Resource Hub (located on Student Center First Floor)
    • Fall Welcome Kickoff (located in Redhawk Center, North Court)
  • We ask that families depart campus around 4:30pm PT after the Kickoff as all other Fall Welcome programming is only for students.