For one weekend in autumn, parents are our special guests. Please join us for Family Weekend.
We have planned a perfect weekend, with a variety of events for you to enjoy with your student. Family Weekend is a great way to get to know your son's or daughter's friends and professors, and to meet other parents.
Whether your student is a freshman or senior, Family Weekend is a great way to discover the place your son or daughter calls home.The Seattle University Choir will have a special concert on Friday night. Saturday morning, participate in an engaging discussion about our distinctive focus on learning at Seattle University.
Don't miss the ever popular dinner show on Saturday or the Sunday morning brunch with the Jesuits. Whether you participate in every activity, or only a few, please plan to join your son or daughter, their friends and others for a fantastic weekend. Alumni and Family Weekend has something to suit every family's taste.
Family Weekend 2015
Family Weekend 2015 will be held October 23rd- 25th. Register here TODAY!
Below is the 2014 schedule for reference on what the weekend look like. Schedule subject to change.
Friday, October 24 2014
1:30pm – 6pm Registration (Student Center Hearth) Pick up your Family
Weekend Packet that includes a map and other informative handouts.
1:45pm - 5:00 p.m. Off-site
Join Career Services
staff on employer treks to two of Seattle’s fastest growing and unique
companies. You are invited to join us at either Zillow or Amazon where we will
be hosted by HR staff and Seattle U alums. On site we will learn about industry
trends, company culture and career opportunities, and close out the afternoon
with a tour of the headquarters. (Space is limited!
Zillow is an online real estate database headquartered in Seattle
and one of the region’s fastest-growing public companies. Zillow is
transforming the way consumers make home-related decisions and connect with
professionals starting with their living database of more than 110 million U.S.
homes. Come and see why Zillow was just voted #1 in “Best Workplaces in Washington”
for large companies!
Amazon is the world’s largest internet company, headquartered
right here in Seattle. The company began when Jeff Bezos’ started selling books
out of his garage in Bellevue and the rest is history. Come and see inside of
the company that has defined the global marketplace and is changing the face of
3:00pm Garden Tour (departs from Student Center Hearth)Meet at the Student
Center before going on a tour of the campus gardens led by the staff members
who so diligently care for them.
Dinner on Your Own Feel free to check out
one of the local restaurants suggested in our dining handout.
6:00 - 8:00 pm Legacy Family
Pinning Ceremony (Campion
Are you a member of a
multi-generation Seattle U family? Join us as we honor our Seattle
University legacy families with a pinning ceremony and reception. This event is
open to all Seattle U alumni grandparents, parents and relatives of current students,
legacy students and all alumni who are part of Seattle University legacy
families themselves. Legacy alumni will celebrate their family legacy by
pinning their students with their Seattle U legacy pin. Attendees will enjoy
appetizers, beer and wine. Tickets required. Click
Here to Register for the Legacy Family Pinning Ceremony
7:00pm Women’s Soccer vs.
Kansas City (Championship Field)Go Redhawks!
7:00 pm and 8:30 pm Choir
Concert (Chapel of St. Ignatius)This year's Family
Weekend concerts promise to be a real treat for all who attend. The
Chapel of St. Ignatius, internationally acclaimed for the beauty and unique
quality of its architecture, provides a perfect setting for our fine choral
groups. As always the choirs sing a wide variety of interesting and
heart-warming repertoire. Featured works include our own Lee Peterson's
Gloria and Sanctus from Missa Animae, both beautiful and moving pieces; a
very special arrangement of the traditional spiritual, Steal Away, for men's
voices; a lovely traditional work, O sanctissima, arranged for women's voices;
a magnificent O magnum mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, sung by our Chamber
Singers; and a wonderful setting of the prayer of St. Francis, Make
Me an Instrument, by Mary McDonald. Tickets required.
Saturday October 25
8:30 am - 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m.
- 12 p.m. Registration (Campion Lobby)Pick up your Family
Weekend Packet that includes a map and other informative handouts.
9:00 am — 9:30 am Continental
Breakfast (Campion Ballroom)Enjoy a light breakfast
while conversing with fellow parents. Tickets
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Family
Weekend Keynote (Campion
Ballroom)*A featured event during Alumni
& Family Weekend*
Housed in the world's greenest building, Seattle University's
Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability supports student and
faculty research through the lens of human and environmental well-being. Come
hear CEJS Director, Dr. Phillip Thompson discuss current and future efforts to
make Seattle University an international leader on environmental justice and
sustainability issues." The presentation will be followed by table
discussions with faculty, staff and other families.
11:00 - 3:00 Bus to Bed, Bath
and Beyond (leave from Bellarmine
turnaround every half hour)Does your student still
need something for their room? Is it time to stock up on supplies? Do a little
shopping at the downtown Seattle store and nearby Cost Plus World Market.
1 pm Career Discernment (Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons- Boeing Room)Students share their
perspectives on the Career Discernment Process. Career Services staff
will be there to lead the discussion.
1:00 Women’s Volleyball vs.
Utah Valley Connolly Center North Court)
2:00 - 4:00 Outdoor Adventure
Recreation Fair – demos and educational sessions (Library Plaza or Student Center Hearth if raining)Does your family love
the outdoors? Have a little fun with our OAR staff - tent building competition,
learn more about camp fire cooking, learn to paddle board and more. Find
out what fun things SU students can do in the Pacific Northwest!
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family
Weekend Dinner Show (Campion Ballroom)A welcome from our
president, Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J, begins an evening of fun and
entertainment. Enjoy a performance by “The Coats,” Seattle’s
amazing a capella sensations! A Family Weekend
favorite! Tickets required.
am Family Mass (Chapel
of St. Ignatius) Families are invited to
attend this Sunday Mass with the Seattle University Community. All
denominations are welcome. 10:15 am — 11:30 am Brunch with
the Jesuits (Campion Ballroom)Join the university’s
Jesuit community for a brunch to celebrate the families, students, and
community that make Seattle U special. Tickets required.
pm Women’s Soccer vs. Chicago State (Championship Field)Go Redhawks!
***Alumni & Family Weekend parking is free in any campus parking lot this