Welcome New Redhawks! This page is for new students starting in the Winter or Spring Quarters.
New Student Links
New Student Housing Timeline for Winter
New Student Housing Timeline for Spring
What to Pack
Residence Halls and Apartments
Dining Services and Meal Plans
Support and Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Winter Quarter New Student Timeline
- November 3: Winter/Spring 2023 housing application for New Students opens on the Housing Portal
- November 18: New Student Housing Applications or Exemptions are due via the Housing Portal. Our office will continue to receive applications on a rolling basis after this date.
- December 1: Room Assignments released to new students; information will be available on the Housing Portal (assignments released on a rolling basis after this date)
- December 6: Deadline for New Students to cancel their housing without a penalty.
- January 1: All residence halls reopen at 10AM
- January 1: Move-in for new students for Winter Quarter
- January 3: Winter orientation begins for new students
- January 4: Winter Quarter classes begin
Spring Quarter timeline
- February 6: Application for New Students opens on the Housing Portal for Spring 2023.
- February 20: Spring New Student Housing Applications or Exemptions are due via the Housing Portal. Our office will continue to receive applications on a rolling basis after this date.
- February 24: Room Assignments released to new students; information will be available on the Housing Portal (assignments released on a rolling basis after this date).
- March 5: Deadline for New Students to cancel their housing without a penalty.
- March 25: Move-in for new students for Spring Quarter
- March 27: Spring orientation begins for new students
- March 27: Spring Quarter classes begin
New Student housing application opens November 3, 2022 for Winter/Spring Quarter
New students starting in the Winter Quarter can apply for housing starting November 3 through the Housing Portal. New student starting in Spring Quarter can apply starting February 6.
Students are required to live on campus and purchase the Residential Meal Plan (at minimum) if they fall into any of the following categories:
- Freshmen or sophomore and under the age of 21 by the time the academic year starts.
- First or second year SU student and under the age of 21 by the time the academic year starts.
- Within two years of high school graduation date as of first day of fall quarter classes, and under the age of 21 by the time the academic year starts.
If students fall into any of the above categories (as of the first day of class for the academic year), they are required to live on campus for the full academic year. If student status (class year, age etc.) changes during the academic year, they will not be released from this housing requirement until the following academic year. The summer quarter is not included in the residential requirement.
Make your Experience a Success!
- Report to your assigned residence hall and check in with Housing, get your key, and move-into your room.
- You have a Resident Assistant (RA) living on your floor. This person is a great resource and can help you get adjusted to Seattle University and campus life. Make plans to meet your RA ASAP!
- Look for more information on floor meetings and plan to attend.
- Become familiar with the Resident Handbook.
- Learn fire and emergency procedures as soon as possible. Locate all emergency exits closest to your room.
- Remember that each roommate and fellow student, including you, is an individual with unique beliefs, opinions and experiences.
- Adjusting to a roommate requires compromise and negotiation. This is a two-way adjustment.
- Don’t keep to yourself. There’s a new, wide, exciting world out there. Reach out and make new friends on campus!
- Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Housing and Residence Life staff are here to help you become comfortable in your new surroundings.
- Participate in all University Welcome events. Participating will allow you to meet more people!
What to Pack
Since your residence hall room will be home during the academic year, you will want to have all the comforts and supplies you need day-to-day. Listed below are items important to have when you arrive, as well as others not allowed. Remember that your residence hall room is probably not as big as your bedroom at home. So remember, don't bring all of your belongings—they won't all fit. For more information on Move-In and Room information see our Frequently Asked Questions.
|Need to Have
||Good to Have
||Leave at Home
|Sheet Sets (Twin XL)
|Twin XL Comforter
||Electrical Cooking Equipment
||Coffee Maker/Electric Kettle
Thinking of working on campus?
Students who are planning to find a job on- or off-campus should consider bringing original, unexpired (no photocopies) documentation to complete an I-9 that verifies identity and employment authorization. For domestic students, commonly used documents are US Passport OR ID/license AND birth certificate or Social Security card. International students will need their Passport, I-94, and I-20. More information on acceptable documents can be found on the government I-9 website. Go here for more information regarding on-campus student employment.