New Staff Employee Resources

Welcome to Seattle University! Prepare for your first days at SU and beyond, expand the items below to get more information on what to expect.

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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! 

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 the New Hire Paperwork sent to you from DocuSign
  • Review the Benefits information
  • Review the Wellness 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 9:30AM
  • 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 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.  
  • 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 (Redhawk Hub intranet)
  • Learn more about Staff Council
  • Explore Seattle!

Rising Redhawks Program

Rising Redhawk LogoNew Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation is held on your start date at 10AM. You’ll receive a Welcome Email from HR closer to your start date that details the location and includes a complimentary virtual parking permit.

SU101 – EngageSU Training

Learn everything you need to know about SU by viewing welcoming informational videos in EngageSU made by various campus partners:

  • Welcome video from President Peñalver &  Jerron Lowe, Vice President of HR
  • Office of Diversity Inclusion, Strategic Directions, Staff Council
    ITS, Public Safety, Parking & Transportation, UREC, Athletics and more!

Quarterly New Hire Social

Lunch hosted by HR every quarter to meet and connect with fellow new hires. Look out for an invite!

New Hire Scavenger Hunt

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new initiative designed to welcome our newest team members and help them acclimate to our campus in a fun and engaging way!

The scavenger hunt is an optional activity open to all new hires within the first four weeks of joining our team. It's a fantastic opportunity to explore our campus and interact with different departments.

To participate, new employees must complete the scavenger hunt tasks listed within the designated time frame. Upon completion, they will receive special swag as a token of our appreciation for their participation and enthusiasm.