Annual Events

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Mass of the Holy Spirit

Seattle University's annual Mass of the Holy Spirit takes place at the Immaculate Conception ChurchA longstanding tradition at Catholic universities around the world, the Mass of the Holy Spirit is an opportunity to ask for God's blessings on the new academic year. 

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Family Weekend

For one weekend in autumn, usually around mid to late October, families are our special guests!  Whether your student is a freshman or senior, Family Weekend will have programs to enjoy together. 

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Every year, we invite our SU alumni and campus communities to celebrate our University values and campus spirit through a series of events. Whether it's the annual homecoming parade, alumni reunions, the nomination of our student Homecoming Court, Day of Service, or cheering on our Redhawks on the basketball court, we hope you'll take an opportunity to join us! 

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Christmas Tree Lighting

Kick off the Christmas season, SU style at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Come early and enjoy the festivities in the Student Center, including photos with Santa Claus, arts and crafts, live reindeer, and other fun activities. Then head outside with fellow merry-makers for the main event starring our own Seattle University chapel choir leading carols, Rudy the Redhawk, and more. Following the Christmas Tree Lighting, join our Jewish Student Union to celebrate the start of Hanukkah with food, games, and fun!