Center for Orientation and Transition Programs

Fall Welcome Week

  • Welcome Week: September 19-26, 2015

    Summer Orientation started your transition to Seattle University and Welcome Week will continue to help you get prepared for life as an SU student with new and different activities. All first year students are expected to attend Welcome Week programs. 

    Students attending a New Student Immersion program will move into their residence halls on September 16th. Make sure to check your Seattle U email account for detailed information. If you are not attending a New Student Immersion, you will move into your residence hall room on Saturday, September 19. Our Welcome Week events will begin that day. Commuter students and families will be invited to campus in the early afternoon to join in the activities.

    Click here for a SAMPLE of the various welcome week activities that happened last year! This will help give you an idea of what to expect during welcome week this year!

    Click here for a SAMPLE of the fall welcome week guide to help give you an idea of what to expect. 

    **Tentative Schedule**

    On the 19th, Student Financial Services, the Campus Store and the Student Health Center will be open in the late morning/early afternoon.

    A resource fair of Student Development Offices will take place after the address for last minute questions about our programs and services. 

    Family Good-byes: We ask family members to say their goodbyes at 4:30 p.m. so that students can continue with the Welcome Week programming.  Students will have dinner with their Orientation Advisors (OAs) and small groups..

    The day includes an opportunity for our new students to get together with their residence hall neighbors or with other commuting students at the Lynn Collegium. Later in the evening new students will meet with their small group and Orientation Advisor (OA) over dinner.

    The week will be full of fun and informational sessions. You'll laugh at the OA Cabaret, be formally introduced as the Class of 2019, discuss our common reading with faculty, check out the city, hear from Will Keim (a SU orientation favorite!), make lots of friends, participate in a service project, dance the night away and much, much more.We look forward to welcoming you to your new home. 

    Don't forget to read your Academic day book, The Lathe of Heaven. By: Ursula K Le Guin

     The book should be completed by Fall Welcome Week.


    If you have questions feel free to contact us in the Center for Orientation and Transtion at 206.296.2525 or email