Winter Orientation will be online this year due to restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Online Modules: Students will receive an invitation to our online Canvas modules covering transition, how to get connected at SU, important services, and more. If you need to have the Canvas group invitation resent to you, please email email@example.com.
Winter Welcome: We will host a series of required and optional online programs January 4-10 to help you connect with continuing students, learn about opportunities that interest you, and get answers to your questions. You can find more details in the Winter Welcome FAQ section.
For both first-year and transfer students, there will be a few mandatory activities and events during Winter Welcome. Other online events are highly recommended because you'll be able to meet some of your new classmates, get answers to just about any question, and have some fun! Still more events will be optional and you'll be able to join in as you're interested and your schedule allows.
Yes, our orientation program this winter will include an online event designed especially for families and supporters of new first-year and transfer students (Date TBD). As we finalize details, we'll update this page and keep you informed via email. Visit either the New Students + Family and Supporters web page (the page for first-year students) or the New Transfer Student + Family and Supporters web page (the page for transfer students) for more information including past recordings of events for families and supporters that may be helpful.
Taking place between January 4th - 10th, Winter Welcome is your time to get to know your new Redhawk family, prepare for the start of classes on January 5th, and get involved with the many great opportunities the SU community has to offer. All Winter Welcome events this year will be completely virtual, so wherever you are, you will be able to join us. Whether you are a first-year student or transferring to SU, living outside Seattle or on campus, this Winter Welcome is for you!
Winter Welcome events are posted in ConnectSU, Seattle University's online involvement platform. Please note that there are some required events for all new students to attend. We know that time zones or travel plans may limit your ability to attend some of these, but you are expected to participate if you're able.
You can find the schedule overview of events on the Winter Welcome 2021 ConnectSU portal in the Document section. Don't forget to attend optional events hosted by various clubs, organizations, or departments to meet other Redhawks and to learn more about resources at Seattle U.
All required events are also listed 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).
The Winter Orientation 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.
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 Winter Orientation Canvas group. Take us up on offers to connect virtually. 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.