New Student Information

Welcome MSAL Class of 2018!  

You are a few weeks away from beginning your 2-year journey in the MSBL Program. This page is designed to provide some important information and links, so please read it carefully. If you have any questions make sure to contact the department.  

SU Graduate Student Welcome   

Tuesday, August 14, 2018| 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.| Pigott Auditorium/Atrium
On Tuesday, August 14 there will be a Graduate Student Welcome event sponsored by Seattle University. MSBL faculty, don't attend these events, but they are a great way to get acquainted with what SU offers for graduate students and to get general questions answered. A few of you have already attended the June event. For those of you still wanting to connect prior to class, this is another opportunity. More details and a link to RSVP here. If you have any questions about this event contact Laura Hauck-Vixie, Academic Advisor, Arts & Sciences Advising Center.

Summer Intersession 2018 event will be held on Tuesday, August 14 from 4:30-6 PM. RSVP here

MSBL Orientation     

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 4:30 PM (Prior to first class meeting for SADL 5000) | Jefferson 401B
The MSAL Orientation begins promptly at 4:30pm on Tuesday, August 18. There will be light snacks and soft drinks available by 4:15pm. Please come a little early, meet up with your cohort and get ready to settle in for the evening. We will meet in the reception area for the MSAL program in 1401 E. Jefferson, Suite 401. The classroom for SADL 5000 is right there too. See the campus map for details.


We use Canvas as the MSBL course management system. There is a link to Canvas in the upper right-hand portion of every SU page, use that link to access or click here and save to your browser. Once you Log In using your SU username and password, you will find a link called "Courses and Groups" that will allow you to see a list of all the classes you are registered for.  Clicking on any course should take you to its homepage. From there it should be self-explanatory. Most courses have readings and assignments due before the first class. Remember that EVERY course in the MSAL program works this way.  

MSBL Fall Registration   

By now most students are already registered for both Fall classes. If you still need to register for SADL 5170 and SADL 5020 and are having any trouble, please email Rose Kaser, MSBL Operations Manager, at and CC Dr. Hanold at    

Seattle University Email   

It is Seattle University policy that once you are registered, all communications must be done via SU email. Don't miss out on important info and begin checking your SU email account regularly!  
SU Students are provided with a single network account, this same username and password is used to login to computers on campus as well as SU email, Canvas, and SUOnline.
click here for more information about SU email and technology support for new students.

SU Technology Support 

You will need access to Microsoft Word as this is the file type accepted by most MSAL faculty. Almost everything you turn in will be in electronic form. The review and comment features in Word facilitate faculty feedback. Seattle University offers students various access to Microsoft Office and Office 365. Please go to Technical Purchasing for details.

MSBL Social Media  

Connect with the MSAL program on Facebook and LinkedIn, begin your networking today!  
Also, follow us on Twitter @SeattleUmsal