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.

* indicates events that families can sign up on their own. Other links will require your student to log in and sign-up and add you as a guest.  


June 2021

You can find all of the June recorded sessions HERE.


July 2021 

You can find all of the July recorded sessions HERE.


August 2021

You can find all of the August recorded sessions HERE.


Red flags that display SU and 1891.

2021 Orientation Videos


Redhawk Launch


Planning for Moving In @ Seattle U


Helping Your First Year Student Adapt to Change & Life On-Campus


Helping Your Second Year Student Adapt to Change & Life On-Campus


Healthcare in Seattle


Academic Overview for First Year Parents and Supporters


Supporting Students’ Mental Health


Helping Your Hawk Soar

 Academic and Wellness Resources Panel


Ask a Financial Aid Counselor


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 if they did not receive a request to join the Canvas modules in their Seattle U email.

2020 - Academic and Wellness Resources Panel

Coaching for Resilience

  •  Click here to learn more about Student Academic Persistence.


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 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.