Hello New International Student,
My name is Ryan Greene, and I am the Director of the International Student Center. I am writing to congratulate you on your acceptance
to Seattle University and to share information about our Required New Beginning International Student Orientation from 10:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015.The purpose of the orientation is to get you adjusted to
SU and the on campus resources here to help you succeed. Another major
goal of the New Beginning Orientation is to inform you on how to you
maintain your student immigration status.A final goal is to help you meet new students at SU.
addition to the information provided below, we have attached several
documents for your review – be sure to read all attachments including
the “International Students
Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs). Please be sure to read the FAQs before you contact us with any questions. _________________________________________________________________
As your arrival and orientation approaches, please understand that,
in order to get an I-20 travel signature, you are required to attend the New Beginning Orientation.
If you don’t attend the orientation, a hold will be placed on your student account until you attend the following orientation
in the next academic quarter.
Graduate students will be contacted by their academic program about course registration,
and all first year undergraduate students are pre-registered for classes. Transfer students will be able to register
prior to the quarter when they logon to SU Online and set up an appointment with their academic
advisor. Transfer are encouraged to register as soon as possible as
classes can fill up quickly.
- Saturday, March 28, 2015, in the SU Student Center Room 160 - 10:00am - 3:00pm (Lunch will be provided) *Leaving an
orientation session early is not allowed, and
in order to travel outside the United States with an I-20, you are required to attend the full orientation. *
Whether you are a new undergraduate or graduate student or a new transfer student, our orientation program is critically important to your success at Seattle University. Please fill out the registration form and pay the orientation fee:
$40 (payable on Brown Paper Tickets -
or in cash or check at the ISC) ________________________________________________________________
- Two doses of the Measles - Mumps - Rubella (MMR) - Tetanus booster in the last 10 years - 3 doses of the Hepatitis B series In
addition to the above immunizations, it is strongly recommended that
you complete the childhood vaccine series and the Meningococcal vaccine.
experts have recommended the Meningococcal vaccine as students living
in residence halls are at a higher risk to contract the bacterial
infection, Meningitis. However, at this time, SU does not require this
vaccine. The Student Health Center, like other primary
care clinics, offers all of the required vaccines.
Please enter your required immunization records online at
SU Online Student Health.
you enter your records, please send the Student Health Center a hard
copy for verification. We will also accept photocopies of official
immunization records from your primary care health
provider or records from your high school. Many of you may be unaware
that your high school already has this information and is an excellent
resource for obtaining these records.
students requesting on-campus housing
Once Seattle University has received your
enrollment confirmation,you should complete the online Housing
Application atwww.seattleu.edu/housing/applying/. If you are planning on living on-campus, space is very tight, so we encourage you to
submit a Housing Application as soon as possible. Submitting
this information will
help the Office
Housing and Residence Life determine your
roommate and room assignment. Room assignment priority is based on the date of deposit and application. Please note that all full-time freshmen and sophomores are required to live on-campus
and purchasea meal
For Graduate Students
Due to increased undergraduate enrollment,
there is no SU-owned housing available for graduate students. In order to provide more housing for students, SU has entered
arrangement with the owners of The Douglas. The Douglas offers
apartment suites with one to five bedrooms, and is an option for
upperclassmen, graduate students,
and law students. Head to www.thedouglasatseattleu.com to
schedule a visit. In addition, more information on off-campus housing will be available on the ISC website soon. ____________________________________________________________________
We are very excited that you have chosen to pursue higher education at Seattle University. SU is ranked 5th
in the West out of 138 Masters-level colleges
and universities, so you are about to begin your journey at a
top-ranked University. If you have any questions about student life at
SU, please do not hesitate to contact the International Student Center.
Welcome to the Seattle University Family,
Saturday, March 28
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