Alumni Blog

Homecoming Has Something for Everyone

Posted by The Seattle University Alumni Association on July 31, 2019 at 10:07 AM PDT

A collection pictures from homecoming festivities

You won’t want to miss Seattle University’s Homecoming held on Veteran’s Day weekend, November 6-10, 2019. Join us as the campus comes alive with pride and memories from the past and the present.

We will be honoring veterans and remembering those who have served our nation throughout the week and weekend with a cake cutting ceremony, a Veteran’s Day lunch for veterans and the military community, the Robert Bennedsen Veteran’s Day 5K and a tribute at the Homecoming basketball game that night.

For the first time, reunions join Homecoming to make it the biggest celebration yet. We’re celebrating:

Interested in learning opportunities? We’ve got you covered with a panel discussion on "Corporate Solutions to Social Problems" on Wednesday morning and an evening community lecture on Thursday. Stay tuned for speaker announcements!

Join us Thursday for our Homecoming Umbrella Parade where we’ll gather alumni to walk together to show the students that Seattle U is for a lifetime.

We live our mission on Saturday with our first global Homecoming Day of Service. You can register now for any of the 21 service sites in the Puget Sound region. Not in the area but would still like to organize a service project for alumni in your area? Contact Stephanie Jamieson at We’ll let you know as service sites in other regions are confirmed.

Saturday night we celebrate our Seattle U pride with the biggest, most exciting Homecoming rally we’ve ever had. We’re combining our Red Fest celebration with the rally so we’ll have activities for everyone as well as live entertainment. We’re still firming up details, but let’s just say we are hoping to see 1,000 SU alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends gearing up for the Homecoming basketball game against Eastern Washington University at our very own Redhawk Center.

We’ll wrap up the weekend with alumni mass at the Chapel of St. Ignatius.

This is a weekend you don’t want to miss. Check out the full schedule on our Homecoming website and mark your calendars!

Register now!


Volunteer Service and Welcoming Spiritual Community for Mature Adults

Posted by The Seattle University Alumni Association on July 29, 2019 at 12:07 PM PDT

Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JV EnCorps) is now accepting applications for 2019-20.  JV EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, provides rewarding opportunities for service, community and spiritual formation for adults 50 and older who are committed to social and ecological justice. During their ten months of part-time service, participants meet monthly for fellowship, reflection and to explore the values of community, spirituality, simple living and social and ecological justice. “I knew JV EnCorps would challenge my current sense of spirituality, my day to day relationships with every type of person, and how I treat creation. I looking forward to our monthly gathering for the opportunity to reflect, connect and support the greater good,” says JVEnCorps participant Patricia Freeburg, ‘75. 

Our values arise from Ignatian Spirituality and JVEnCorps is an inclusive and ecumenical community. “I have found such a wonderful and like-minded group of people to be with and to share life’s ongoing and ever unfolding faith journey,” says Elizabeth Hansen, ’54, and JVEnCorps member since 2014.

There are JV EnCorps groups now forming in six Northwest cities including Bend, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Vancouver, WA.

Priority application deadline is August 31 with an opening retreat in September.  

For more information email