New Students + Family and Supporters

Welcome New Redhawks!

Redhawk Essentials
  • Housing Application
  • Upload Immunizations
  • Health Insurance
  • Seattle U ID Card Photo
  • CSI Survey
  • 'Voices for Change'
Engaging Academically
  • Academic Advising Sessions
  • Registration Week
  • Disability Accommodations
Creating Community
  • Orientation Small Groups
  • Virtual Social Events

Summer Timeline

Welcome new Redhawks! We look forward to welcoming you and your family + supporters to the Redhawk community.

The following virtual events are important to your transition to Seattle U. Please mark your calendars to join us. All event times are PDT.

"(NS)" indicates sessions for New Students
"(F+S)" indicates sessions for Family + Supporters
"(ALL)" indicates sessions for New Students and Family + Supporters

(NS) All Summer

  • Participate in virtual events with current students. Please see the "Getting Involved" section below.

 

(ALL) August 11, 5:00 - 6:00 PM: Christian Community and Worship at Seattle University

  • Please join Seattle University Campus Ministry and a panel of students and alumni to hear about their experiences as Christian students at Seattle University, as well as the various opportunities to find community and grow in their faith while in college. Family & Supporters are welcome to attend, but must be signed up by the student.

Sign Up Here

(NS) August 13, 12:00 - 1:30 PM: Queer Community Gathering

  • Are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ community? Come meet other students who are also members of your community and learn about resources available to you. Co-hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Campus Ministry.

Sign Up Here

(NS) August 13, 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Connections Leadership Program (CLP) Summer of Solidarity Week 2

  • Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for the Connections Leadership Program (CLP) Summer of Solidarity, a 3-week orientation program for incoming students of color. By participating in this program, you will have opportunities to make meaningful connections with fellow incoming students of color as well as staff, faculty, and continuing students at Seattle University. You will engage in critical reflection about social justice and identity, and you will be equipped with tools and resources to be a successful student and leader in our campus community.

Sign Up Here

(NS) August 17, 5:00 - 6:00 PM: University Recreation Q&A

  • This interactive Zoom session is open to all new first-year and transfer students and will introduce University Recreation services, programs, facilities, and how to get involved. At UREC, you belong! 

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(NS) August 18, 1:30 - 3:00 PM: SUmmer Club Showcase

  • Meet some of Seattle U's student club and organization leaders (current club and org leaders and also club alumni). Hear their experiences with getting involved and being a part of clubs and orgs on campus. Learn how you, too, can be involved with one of SU's 180+ clubs and orgs!

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(ALL) August 18, 3:00 - 4:00 PMSummer Orientation Housing Information Session

  • This event will address final questions regarding Fall Quarter housing assignments, the residence hall move-in appointment process, etc.

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(NS) August 20, 3:00 - 5:00 PM: SUmmer Club Showcase

  • Meet some of Seattle U's student club and organization leaders (current club and org leaders and also club alumni). Hear their experiences with getting involved and being a part of clubs and orgs on campus. Learn how you, too, can be involved with one of SU's 180+ clubs and orgs!

Sign Up Here

(NS) August 20, 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Connections Leadership Program (CLP) Summer of Solidarity Week 3

  • Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for the Connections Leadership Program (CLP) Summer of Solidarity, a 3-week orientation program for incoming students of color. By participating in this program, you will have opportunities to make meaningful connections with fellow incoming students of color as well as staff, faculty, and continuing students at Seattle University. You will engage in critical reflection about social justice and identity, and you will be equipped with tools and resources to be a successful student and leader in our campus community.

Sign Up Here

(NS) Week of August 24: Orientation Small Group Meeting (highly encouraged)

  • Reconnect with your group of new students and Orientation Advisor:
     
    • Monday, August 24 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM
    • Tuesday, August 25 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday, August 26 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(ALL) August 26, 5:00 - 6:00 PM: Interfaith Engagement and Community at Seattle University

  • Please join Seattle University Campus Ministry and an interfaith panel of students and alumni to hear about their experiences as people from a variety of faith traditions and spiritual perspectives on a Catholic campus.  You’ll learn how they found community with students of their own faith traditions, as well as how they grew spiritually and learned by connecting with others across faith lines. Family & Supporters are welcome to attend, but must be signed up by the student.

Sign Up Here

Academics

Seattle U’s holistic approach to education nurtures more than just the mind – it cares for the whole person. From Academic Advising Services, to Learning Assistance Programs, to Disability Services, and more, SU staff and faculty are eager to support you and help you excel in the classroom and beyond.

Academic Support Resources

Writing Center

College Transition Essentials for Students with Disabilities

How Careers Influence Choosing a Major

  • Students, if you missed our webinar, we encourage you to watch this recording.

How to Help your Student Prepare for Advising and Registration

  • Family + Supporters: If you missed our webinar, you may find this recording helpful to understand how to coach your student through the advising and registration process.



 

Getting Involved

Involvement outside the classroom is vital to the Seattle U student experience and adds a dynamic element to the university’s core values of Academic Excellence, Diversity, Service, Leadership, Justice, and Faith. The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) supports over 100 student-led clubs and orgs and students can check out these opportunities and get involved through the CSI’s online platform ConnectSU. SU’s Center for Community Engagement serves as the main entry point for students who want to engage in the local community. This includes service-learning opportunities, university-assisted community schools, direct service, community-based advocacy, and more.

Connect SU

Click here to get started with Connect SU.

Center for Community Engagement

Connect SU: Serve Local | GivePulse: Service Opportunities

Orientation Advisor Social Events (all times PDT) - RSVP below!

  • Tuesday, August 11, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 13, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Friday, August 21, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
    • Game Night: Draw, Act, Joke - Three Hard Games for the Creatively Challenged!
      Sign Up Here

Finances

An education at Seattle University is an investment in a student’s future success. The Student Financial Services Office awards over 91% of undergraduate students with financial aid each year. The Student Financial Services and Financial Aid website contains information for items related to bills and payment, scholarships, completing a FAFSA, student employment, and more.

Financial Services 

How to Pay Your Bill

How to View Your Financial Aid Package 

Using the Out-of-Pocket Costs Worksheet 

Giving a Supporter Access to Student Financial Information

 

Student Employment 

  • Handshake is the premier destination for job and internship opportunities for Seattle University students. Thousands of companies utilize Handshake to post their opportunities across the country. Students can even search on-campus and part-time positions through the system.
  • Get started by visiting this link.
  • Learn more about on-campus employment by visiting this link.

Additional Resources

  • Click here for resources from US Bank on smart financial habits, including budgeting, building credit, financing your education and more.
    • Learn more about a promotional program from U.S. Bank where students can win scholarship funds: usbank.com/scholarship
  • Click here to view the U.S. Bank Student Financial Webinar Series

Transition Support

The transition to college is often a big step for both new students and their families and supporters. Change is a process, and everyone needs support. Check out the resources below for more information and to help with this transition.

Academic Wellness and Resources Panel

 

Coaching for Resilience

Click here to learn more about Student Academic Persistence.

 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records and establishes rights for students relative to the disclosure of these records. Learn more here.

Supporting the Developmental Changes of Transition

 

Mental Health Resources

For questions about mental healthcare resources in the Seattle area, please call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (206) 296-6090 for information, referrals or to schedule a brief phone consultation.

Collegiate Mental Health

 

Health Care Resources

For questions about health care on campus, health insurance, immunization requirements, and more, please visit the Student Health Center web page. You may also contact the Center at studenthealthcenter@seattleu.edu and 206-296-6300. 

Healthcare in Seattle

First Generation College Student Life at SU

Commuter Student Life at SU

Housing Information

General Housing Drop-In Information Session (June 30)

 

Summer Orientation Housing Information Session July 15

 

General Housing Drop-in Information Session (August 3)