Welcome to Seattle University!

We are delighted you will be joining us, and we wish you success in your new role as we work to do great things to provide an excellent education for our students, with a focus on educating the whole person, professional formation, and empowering leaders for a just and humane world. To help you prepare for your first days at SU and beyond, expand the items below to get more information on what to expect. Please note that each department will have its own onboarding activities and requirements. We look forward to having you aboard – go Redhawks!  

President's Welcome for New Employees

Getting Started

Before Your First Day:

  • Speak with your new supervisor about what to expect: start date, orientation, where to meet, what to bring, etc.  
  • Review your Welcome Email from HR (sent closer to your start date) 
  • Complete New Hire Paperwork (link provided in Welcome Email from HR)  
  • Review the Benefits information
  • Review the Well-Being Resources
  • Review the Employee Perks and Other Privileges & Amenities information
  • Review Campus Map for office location and orientation location
  • Complete complimentary parking permit (info in Welcome Email from HR) 
  • Review Parking/Mass Transit options - this will be discussed on your first day  

Your First Day:

  • Meet with your supervisor/department  
  • Obtain your SU device(s) & logins 
  • Attend New Employee Orientation in-person at 10AM 
  • Complete New Hire Paperwork at Orientation
  • Attend the Jesuit Mission Orientation hosted lunch (if held) 
  • Purchase a parking permit or find about more about getting an ORCA card
  • Pick up your SUID card at SUperCopy
  • Obtain a copy of your job description from your supervisor  
  • Begin compliance trainings in EngageSU: Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA), Data Security, Harassment and Title IX, Anti-Hazing, Safety, etc. 

Your First 30 Days:

  • Enroll in your benefits within 30 days. Please reach out to hrbenefits@seattleu.edu if you need assistance.  
  • Begin SU101 in EngageSU – this is automatically assigned 2 days after your start date. Please complete this within 30 days of your start date.  
  • Contact Office of Admissions for a campus tour 
  • Review your job description and expectations with supervisor 
  • Review SU Policies and Employment Policies
  • Discuss the performance review process with your supervisor 
  • Training and Development 
    • LinkedIn Learning 
    • EngageSU Training 
    • ProcureSU Training 
  • Review Flexwork Policies 
  • Learn more about Staff Council
  • Build a community via Staff Connections (Affinity Groups)
  • Check out Kudos for Colleagues   
  • Explore Seattle!