Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation is a hybrid experience that includes online tasks, virtual workshops, and in-person events on campus.

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Summer Orientation is a hybrid experience that includes online tasks, virtual workshops, and in-person events on campus. We’ll send you weekly emails with updates and reminders to let you know when new tasks become available and when event sign-ups go live. Please click each of the month below to review important dates to help guide your way.

  • Monday, May 6, 2024: Orientation Launches! Your Orientation Portal goes live and you can submit your Housing Plan.
  • Monday, May 13, 2024: You’ll receive Advising and Registration instructions to register for Fall classes.
  • Monday, May 20, 2024: RSVPs for Redhawk Launch go live! Sign up to join us on-campus in July.
  • Saturday, June 1, 2024: Enrollment Deposit Deadline
  • Monday, June 3, 2024: The summer virtual event schedule goes live, and the roommate search opens for students who have applied to live in on-campus Housing.
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024: Log on to Redhawk Roundup, our virtual summer kickoff!
  • Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28, 2024: Academic Advising Workshops for First-Year Students (virtual)
  • Monday, July 1-Tuesday, July 2, 2024: Redhawk Launch Session #1 (in-person)
  • Monday, July 8-Friday, July 19, 2024: Course Registration Workshops for First-Year Students (virtual)
  • Monday, July 15, 2024: Roommate search closes in the Housing Portal
  • Monday, July 15-Tuesday, July 16, 2024: Redhawk Launch Session #2 (in-person)
  • Thursday, July 18-Friday, July 19, 2024: Redhawk Launch Session #3 (in-person)
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2024: Housing assignments sent via email
  • Monday, August 5: Final Online Orientation Modules released and Move-In information sent via email
  • Monday, August 12: Student Club virtual socials begin
  • Thursday, August 22: Commuter Connections Summer BBQ for First-Year Students (in-person)
  • Thursday, August 29: Transfer Student Orientation (in-person)
  • Monday, September 16: International Student Move-In Day
  • Tuesday, September 17: International Student Orientation 
  • Tuesday, September 17-Thursday, September 19, 2024: Early Bird Immersions
  • Friday, September 20, 2024: Redhawk Launch Session #4 (in-person)
  • Saturday, September 21, 2024: New Student Move-In Day (if not early move-in)
  • Saturday, September 21-Saturday, September 28, 2024: Fall Welcome 2024
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2024: First Day of Fall Quarter Classes

Virtual Events Schedule

The virtual Orientation events schedule includes the following opportunities to connect with fellow Redhawks and learn about campus resources:

  • Flock Talks: Join these virtual meetups to connect with fellow new Redhawks while chatting with an Orientation Leader about topics related to your transition to college life.
  • Campus Resource Workshops: Throughout the summer, you can participate in workshops where you’ll meet with university leaders to learn about academic, financial, and support resources.
  • Student Club Socials: In August and early September, meet current Redhawks to learn about clubs and organizations you can join on campus.

How do I sign up for virtual Orientation events?

Students can sign up for virtual events in their Orientation Portal. You can also review the list of events below and click "Sign Up Here" to visit your Orientation Portal and sign up.

Who can attend virtual Orientation events?

Flock Talks and Student Club Socials are only for new students. Campus Resource Workshops are for new students and their parents, families, and supporters. When students sign up for Campus Partner Sessions, they can submit contact information to invite a guest to join. Sessions specifically for parents, families, and supporters are listed on our Family and Supporters page.

Virtual Event Recordings

We will record many of our virtual events taking place this summer. You can view the recordings on our YouTube channel, and we will also share them below:

7/23/2024, 4pm-5pm  |  Passport to Possibilities: Become a #RedhawkAbroad  |    Sign Up Here!

Learn, dream, plan, GO! Join the Education Abroad Office in discovering the many global opportunities available to you and the steps to take your Seattle University education abroad! Hosted by Education Abroad.

7/24/2024, 11am-12pm  |  Transition to U.S. Culture: International Student Panel  |  Sign Up Here!

Meet with other international students, including ISC student staff, and hear about a wide range of the international college experience, challenges, cultural shock, student-teacher interactions, clubs, and events to help with the transition in a new environment. Participants will have a chance to ask their own questions too so hope to see you at our session. Hosted by International Student Center.

VA Education Benefits Information Session  |  7/24/2024, 4pm-5pm  |  Sign Up Here!

We are honored to support our veteran students and their families. This session is lead by our School Certifying Officials (SCOs) and will address using VA educational benefits to assist with paying for school, what you need to know, and how it works at Seattle University. Get information on SCO's, POC, billing and award letters. Hosted by Student Financial Services.

7/30/2024, 4:30pm-5:30pm  |  Financial Aid Survival Guide  |    Sign Up Here!

Understanding the financial aspect of attending college is one of the most difficult processes. Come connect with the Student Financial Services staff as we share helpful tips and tricks to help you feel more prepared for all things student financial services including, aid, billing, and payment. Hosted by Student Financial Services.

7/31/2024, 3:30pm-4:30pm  |  It’s BIPOC O’Clock! People of Color Community Time  |  Sign Up Here!

This session focuses on creating connections and fostering a sense of belonging among incoming students of color at Seattle University. Students will have the opportunity to engage in team-building activities, small group discussions, and exploration resources available through The MOSAIC Center as well as other campus offices. Hosted by The MOSAIC Center.

8/1/2024, 4:30pm-5:30pm  |  I Have a Work-Study Award... Now What?  |   Sign Up Here!

What is work-study? How do I use it? Why should I use it? In what jobs can I work and how do I get one? Student Employment and Student Financial Services will answer these questions and more, so you are armed with all of the info you need to use your work-study award, earn money to support your educational expenses, and get a job that supports your professional formation. Hosted by Student Employment & Student Financial Services.

8/6/2024, 3:30pm-4:30pm  |  LGBTQ+ Community at SU  |    Sign Up Here!

This session is for incoming students at Seattle University who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community and are interested in learning more about LGBTQ+ experiences and activities on campus. Students will explore their own identity, connect with queer identified Seattle University community members, and discuss resources and support for LGBTQ+ students on campus. Hosted by The MOSAIC Center.

8/7/2024, 4:30pm-5:30pm  |  We're Hiring!... On-Campus Jobs at Seattle U  |    Sign Up Here!

Interested in working while you're in school? Good news – we’re hiring! Seattle University employs over 1500 students each year across campus in a wide variety of jobs. Join us to learn more about student employment at SU and how to find and apply to jobs. Hosted by Student Employment.

8/8/2024, 3:30pm-4:30pm  |  Costco Scholar Virtual Orientation  |   Sign Up Here!

Welcome Costco Scholars! As a recipient of the Costco Scholarship, you are joining a community of nearly 200 new and continuing scholar leaders at SU. This session is an opportunity to meet the team of professional staff at SU who are part of your support system, to learn about the professional and personal growth opportunities available to you as a scholar, and to mingle with other new scholars. Hosted by The MOSAIC Center.

8/8/2024, 4:30pm-5:30pm  |  Study Abroad Within Reach: Affordable Week-Long Faculty-Led Immersions In Mexico Over Winter Break  |   Sign Up Here!

It is possible to go abroad in your first year at Seattle University! In this session you will learn about the spring quarter community- and context-building courses that prepare you for a week of learning over summer break in Mexico. These two affordable faculty-led immersions explore migration justice in Tijuana and Nogales. Take one or both; either way, you won't look at the world in the same way again. Hosted by Mexico Immersions program.

8/12/2024, 11am-12pm  |  Meet Your Honors Mentors!  |  Sign Up Here!

This welcome event is for incoming Honors students. Students will meet their Director as well as their student mentors, get acquainted with their cohort, and learn more about the many advantages and opportunities availabe to them as Honors students. Hosted by University Honors Program.

8/14/2024, 4pm-5pm  |  Financial Aid Survival Guide  |   Sign Up Here!

Understanding the financial aspect of attending college is one of the most difficult processes. Come connect with the Student Financial Services staff as we share helpful tips and tricks to help you feel more prepared for all things student financial services including, aid, billing, and payment. Hosted by Student Financial Services.

8/20/2024, 4pm-5pm  |  SU Bound Information Session  |    Sign Up Here!

Have SU Bound as part of your financial aid? Join us to learn more about the SU Bound commitment and eligibility requirements. Hosted by Student Financial Services.

8/27/2024, 4pm-5pm  |  Student Employees & Supervisors Spill the Tea  |    Sign Up Here!

Learn more about Student Employment from a panel of student employees and their supervisors. You can expect to hear about different job opportunities, why you should consider working on-campus, what a day-in-the-life might look like,  what employers are looking for in applicants, and more. Feel free to come with questions or just to listen in. Hosted by Student Employment.

9/4/2024, 11am-12pm  |  Meet your ISC Advisor  |   Sign Up Here!

As an international student you will have at least 2 advisors while at Seattle University: you will have an Academic Advisor and a Primary Immigration Advisor at the International Student Center. Join this session to meet your Immigration Advisor so you can direct your questions to them! Hosted by International Student Center.