In ConnectSU, click on “Events” and search for “WW-Required Event for New Students” for quick access to all required events.
Participating in Seattle U traditions, like the class banner, SU Real World, and New Student Convocation will help you connect with your peers and feel more a part of SU. We also have some necessary information we need to share with you about your responsibilities as a student, regardless of whether you’ll be on campus every day or not until next quarter. We like fun too, so even the required events are built to get you thinking, build your social network, and have a good time. Trust us, there’s a reason we want you to attend each of these events.
If you're traveling to Seattle or moving in and can't attend a required event, you don't need to adjust your plans. Required events will be recorded and you'll be able to view them later.
If you're an international student or living abroad and find that the time zone difference makes it difficult for you to attend a required event, you'll also be able to view a recording at a later time.
If you are able to attend the live event, however, please plan to do so to get the full Welcome Week experience.
All Welcome Week events are intended for new first-year and transfer students only. Family members and supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend our Launch into the New Year event on Tuesday, September 8, and to review the Welcome Week schedule in ConnectSU.
The Orientation 2020 Canvas group has a module on Forming Community that covers ConnectSU, our primary platform for involvement and events on campus. If you need to have the Canvas group invitation resent to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find a video with an overview of ConnectSU in the Getting Involved section on the New Students + Family and Supporters web page (the page for first-year students) and on the New Transfer Student + Family and Supporters web page (the page for transfer students).
We do! Download the Corq app, select Seattle University, and log in using your SU credentials. This is a phone-friendly version of ConnectSU.
In late July, Washington State adjusted Phase 2 Safe Start guidelines to limit interaction to five or fewer people per week. Until this requirement is relaxed or King County moves to Phase 3, we believe it prudent to focus on virtual programming in order to continue with fall quarter without disruption.
Finding friends in college takes time, and virtually, it will likely take a little more time and effort, but you can do it! We have tips for you in the Forming Community module in the Orientation 2020 Canvas group. Take us up on offers to connect virtually. Attend your orientation small group meetings, join us for Orientation Advisor-led socials, check out clubs, and participate when you’re at virtual events. The more you cross paths with potential friends, the quicker you will find connections.
If you’re using your College Student Inventory results to help guide what programs to participate in, or are looking to focus on specific goals, each event is coded with Welcome Week categories in ConnectSU. Look under "Categories" in the event to find a list of its goal/s - things like making friends, wellness, or academic success.
No worries. We will leave the survey open if you’d still like to complete it, either to help you discuss goals with your advisor or for Welcome Week. If not, you can use the categories listed for each event to get a feel for how it might help you.