Family and Supporters

A student with their supporters during move in. We are excited that your student has chosen to become a Redhawk! This can be just as much of a transition for you as it is for your student.

During New Student Orientation you will have an opportunity to participate in sessions that are tuned into information and resources that are particularly helpful for families + supporters during this transition.

Review past content for families + supporters below and check back for new content during orientation 2021. 

After your Redhawk gets settled in, you may have some more questions or need additional resources. Our Parent and Family Engagement Department will be happy to help and can be found HERE.

Orientation Timeline

The following virtual events are part of your student's transition to Seattle U. Please mark your calendars to join us. Some events will require your student to sign up and add you as a guest. All event times are PDT.

Event sign-up links will be available on June 1, 2021. 

 

June 2021

June 14, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Redhawk Launch

  • The Redhawk Launch is the start of your New Student Orientation! This program features members of the Seattle U Administration, Faculty, and Staff to welcome you as a new student. You will learn about the summer schedule including advising, small groups, social events, and more. Families and supporters are encouraged to attend as they are able.

 

June 15, 3:00 - 4:00 pm | Using VA Educational Benefits to Pay for School

  • Meet SU's VA School Certifying Officials. The SCO's will give you information on how to get your benefits started and what to expect each term in regards to financial aid (including Yellow Ribbon) and credits/courses we can certify to the VA. They will also answer questions about BAH/MHA and book stipend payments.

  

June 17, 4:00 - 5:00 pm | How to Redhawk - SU Traditions

  • Welcome to Seattle U! Come learn more about some of our campus traditions and the ways you can show your Redhawk spirit over the course of the next academic year!

  

 

July 2021 

July 6, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Open House with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • This presentation will provide students, parents, and supporters with the opportunity to speak individually with a CAPS clinician to ask questions related to services, resources, and support plans based on personal health history.

 

July 7, 3:00 - 4:00 pm | Using VA Educational Benefits to Pay for School

  • Meet SU's VA School Certifying Officials. The SCO's will give you information on how to get your benefits started and what to expect each term in regards to financial aid (including Yellow Ribbon) and credits/courses we can certify to the VA. They will also answer questions about BAH/MHA and book stipend payments.

 

July 13, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Helping Your Hawk Soar

  • Families and supporters, learn about how you can help your student in their transition to Seattle U. 

 

July 15, 3:00 - 4:00 pm | Using VA Educational Benefits to Pay for School

  • Meet SU's VA School Certifying Officials. The SCO's will give you information on how to get your benefits started and what to expect each term in regards to financial aid (including Yellow Ribbon) and credits/courses we can certify to the VA. They will also answer questions about BAH/MHA and book stipend payments.

 

July 16 | Understanding Your F-1 Visa Status

  • If you plan to be a RedHawk under an F-1 student visa, please join us to ask any questions you may have to get you started.

  

July 28, 1:00 - 2:00 pm | How to Redhawk - SU Traditions

  • Welcome to Seattle U! Come learn more about some of our campus traditions and the ways you can show your Redhawk spirit over the course of the next academic year!

 

July 28, 3:00 - 4:00 pm | Using VA Educational Benefits to Pay for School

  • Meet SU's VA School Certifying Officials. The SCO's will give you information on how to get your benefits started and what to expect each term in regards to financial aid (including Yellow Ribbon) and credits/courses we can certify to the VA. They will also answer questions about BAH/MHA and book stipend payments.

 

 

August 2021

August 4, 3:00 - 4:00 pm | Ask a Financial Aid Counselor

  • Join us for a one-hour virtual drop-in session, where students and parents/supporters may ask general financial aid, student account, or billing questions and get answers directly from a Financial Aid Counselor. Questions can be submitted using the chat feature during the session and answers will be given verbally for those in attendance.

 

August 5, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Planning for Moving In @ Seattle U

  • Plan for your move-in and transition to SU. We will review what you should bring and what to leave home. We will also go over the basics of living on campus.

  

August 19, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Planning for Moving In @ Seattle U

  • Plan for your move-in and transition to SU. We will review what you should bring and what to leave home. We will also go over the basics of living on campus.

 

August 20 | Understanding Your F-1 Visa Status

  • If you plan to be a RedHawk under an F-1 student visa, please join us to ask any questions you may have to get you started.

 

August 24, 3:00 - 4:00 pm | Ask a Financial Aid Counselor

  • Join us for a one-hour virtual drop-in session, where students and parents/supporters may ask general financial aid, student account, or billing questions and get answers directly from a Financial Aid Counselor. Questions can be submitted using the chat feature during the session and answers will be given verbally for those in attendance.

 

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2021 Orientation Videos

We will post recorded orientation events here for you to view again. Our 2021 events will begin in mid-June. In the meantime please feel free to view additional content below. 

On Demand Content

The transition to college is often a big step for both new students and their families and supporters. Change is a process, and everyone needs support. Check out the resources below for more information and to help with this transition.

Orientation Canvas Modules

  • Check out the Orientation Canvas Modules that will help new students with their transition to Seattle U. Please note, this link takes you to a public copy of the content. Students should contact orientation@seattleu.edu if they did not receive a request to join the Canvas modules in their Seattle U email.

Academic and Wellness Resources Panel

Coaching for Resilience

  •  Click here to learn more about Student Academic Persistence.

 

Supporting the Developmental Changes of Transition

 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records and establishes rights for students relative to the disclosure of these records. Learn more here.

Giving a Supporter Access to Student Financial Information

 

College Transition Essentials for Students with Disabilities

Additional Resources from Disability Services

 

How Students Get involved

Involvement outside the classroom is vital to the Seattle U student experience and adds a dynamic element to the university’s core values of Academic Excellence, Diversity, Service, Leadership, Justice, and Faith. The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) supports over 100 student-led clubs and orgs and students can check out these opportunities and get involved through the CSI’s online platform ConnectSU. SU’s Center for Community Engagement serves as the main entry point for students who want to engage in the local community. This includes service-learning opportunities, university-assisted community schools, direct service, community-based advocacy, and more.

Connect SU

 

Center for Community Engagement

 

Health Care Resources

For questions about health care on campus, health insurance, immunization requirements, and more, please visit the Student Health Center web page. You may also contact the Center at studenthealthcenter@seattleu.edu and 206-296-6300.  

Healthcare in Seattle

 

First Generation College Student Life at SU

 

  • At Seattle University, we define first-generation students whose parents or guardians have not received a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Some first-generation college students may have siblings who have completed a bachelor’s degree.  to learn more about resources to support first-generation college students. 

 

Commuter Student Life at SU

  • Whether you drive from across the lake, take the LightRail from the south or trek in while getting some exercise, commuter students are an integral part of our campus.  to learn more about resources to support commuter students. 

 

Transfer Student Life at SU

  • Seattle U offers spaces and programs dedicated to transfer students such as the Reidy Collegium and the Tau Sigma Honor Society.   to learn more about resources to support transfer students.