Fall in Season at SU

Campus awakens with the return of students, faculty and staff and activities that cultivate collegiality and community.

In the days leading up to the start of fall classes, the campus was abuzz with an influx of students, including many new students who officially began their academic journey by moving into the residence halls, followed by convocation and the first official day of classes on September 21.

Here’s a look at some of the events and happenings, including the President’s Welcome to faculty and staff, Move-In Day, New Student Convocation, Redfest and more.

Students moving into the dorms, walking their wares across campus.

September 17 was the big Move-In Day at SU, where students moved into the residence halls.

Two students show their school spirit outside of Campion Hall.

Redhawk pride was on full display on Move-In Day.

Student excitedly greeting each other in the dorm.

Settling into your new digs and meeting your roommates.

Parents with their child at the Fall Welcome event September 17.

Seattle University students and their families wrapped up Move-In Day with a Fall Welcome event in the North Court on campus.

Photo by: Parker Wichelmann

Crowd of faculty and staff outside of the Sinegal Center.

Faculty and staff gather on the patio of the Sinegal Center for the President’s Welcome, kicking off the new academic year.

President with a microphone addressing a crowd.

President Eduardo Peñalver addresses faculty and staff gathered for the President’s Welcome.

Provost standing on stage in front of lectern with students in audience.

Provost Shane P. Martin speaks to students at the New Student Convocation September 19.

Photo by: Parker Wichelmann

Students participate in a game on the field.

One of the highlights of the first week of classes is Redfest, an annual day of fun, team-building activities and games.

Photo by: Parker Wichelmann

Trio of students in a classroom on the first day of fall quarter.

Students share a light moment during the first day of the fall academic term.  


A popular spot on campus is Cherry Street Market on the second floor of the Student Center. Here, the campus community can dine on any number of tasty and diverse cuisine options.

Students outside the Chapel of St. Ignatius and its reflecting pool.

The Chapel of St. Ignatius is considered the spiritual center of campus and a special gathering place—including outside near the reflecting pool—for the SU community.

Professor at the front of the classroom.

Associate Teaching Professor of Mathematics Abigail Wacher leads a discussion on the first day of classes.

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