COVID-19 Brings Challenges and New Opportunities
Posted by The Seattle University Alumni Association on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:33 AM PDT
Throughout these unprecedented times, Seattle University has kept the health, safety and well-being of our students and the university community paramount. Since we last communicated about our COVID-19 response, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., released a video message, calling on us to “look out for one another and care for one another.” Watch the video.
Faculty are busy preparing to teach virtually when the quarter starts on Monday, April 6 and staff across campus are working to create engaging experiences for students and alumni for our current reality. As Fr. Steve said, “While this is a time we need to keep our distance physically, it is as important as ever that we stay connected.”
Despite these challenging times, the Seattle University Alumni Association is building programming options that will cultivate robust virtual communities where you can engage with the SU alumni community both near and far. Check our website regularly and stay connected to us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn to get programmatic updates.
Virtual Programs, Events and Resources
Seattle University and partner organizations are offering a variety of ways to engage with your alma mater and community during this time.
In light of current circumstances, we will be waiving fees for the following Career Conversations and Tools for Trasition series.
- Join in on a Career Conversation: Practical Ways to Thrive Professionally in Uncertain Times on Wednesday, April 15.
- Power up your job search with Tools for Transition on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 21, 23, 28 and 30.
- Participate in Career Conversations: Handling, Managing and Leading in Change Wednesday, May 20.
- Pray with daily scripture reflections offered by Campus Ministry and explore their resources.
- Read the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture email for a variety of resource suggestions.
- Explore the Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network wide array of virtual offerings.
Community and Service
- Take part in Seattle U’s first Digital Earth Month.
- Review the Center for Community Engagement’s Supporting our Neighbors page for opportunities to serve in the Seattle area.
- Support our students in need with a gift of any size to the Seattle University Student Emergency Needs Fund.
- Check out resources for Fostering Inclusive Excellence Amid COVID-19.
- Grab your Seattle U background image for your Zoom meetings.
Seattle U continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and regularly updates the community through its coronavirus website to reflect the latest state and university developments.