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When does Seattle University's academic year officially begin? (Hint: It isn't fall quarter...) 

September 10, 2012

SU's academic year

Q:  When does Seattle University's academic year officially begin?

A:  While we tend to associate the beginning of SU's academic year with fall colors and shorter days, the university actually considers summer quarter the start of its academic year. The main reason for this is so that our graduate programs that start in the summer don't require students who need financial aid to submit two different applications for aid back to back, as would be necessary if the official start was fall quarter.