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 

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.

Sign Up Here 

*July 28, 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Academic and Wellness Resources Panel

  • Having the right support is important to be healthy and successful during college. Join us for a panel presentation on resources available to students, followed by Q & A with leaders in academic support services, counseling, health center, services for students with disabilities, and family engagement.

Sign Up Here

 

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.

Sign Up Here 

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.

Sign Up Here  

* August 18, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Helping Your First Year Student Adapt to Change & Life On-Campus

  • Your student is entering college after a year that has been anything but ordinary. Join us as we discuss ways to support your student’s introduction to SU for a more in-person college experience.

Sign Up Here 

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.

 Sign Up Here

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.

Sign Up Here  

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.

 Sign Up Here

* August 25, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Healthcare in Seattle

  • This session will review healthcare services available in the Seattle area including the Seattle University Student Health Center as well as information about the Student Health Insurance Plan and immunizations.

Sign Up Here

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2021 Orientation Videos

 

Redhawk Launch

 

Academic Overview for First Year Parents and Supporters

 

Supporting Students’ Mental Health

 

Helping Your Hawk Soar

 

 

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.

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 studenthealthcenter@seattleu.edu and 206-296-6300.  

Healthcare in Seattle

This video features outdated information from 2020. The 2021 Healthcare in Seattle Session will happen in August and will be recorded. 

 

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.