Friday, January 3, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
*Check-in for both sessions begins at 9:00 a.m. on the ground floor of the Student Center. Both sessions will end at 4:30 p.m.
Orientation is mandatory for all new first-year and transfer students. It is not mandatory for parents or other family members.
Sign up for Orientation, including signing up any family members or other guests who'll be attending with you, by logging into your SU Applicant Portal and completing the process online. (Be sure to use your SU Applicant Portal email address and password here - this is the same email address and password you used for this portal to submit your application to SU, to check the status of your application, etc.)
If you need to make any changes to your Orientation reservation, including adding or removing a guest and updating any information for either yourself or your guest(s), please contact our office at email@example.com or 206-296-2525 to request changes.
There are a variety of ride-share options in the Seattle area. You can check out Uber, Lyft, or taxis to get a direct ride from the airport to campus. Additionally, there are a variety of public transportation options available. You may want to use Google Maps or the King County Metro Transit websites to plan your trip in advance.
You can also consult the Admissions website for driving information and directions to campus. Parking will be free in the Broadway and Murphy garages for students and their guests attending Orientation.
Students who will be attending Winter Quarter Orientation and living on campus may move into their residence hall the day before the session, on Thursday, January 2. Students may move in between 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and no specific appointment time is necessary. If you have questions specifically about housing, you may contact Housing and Residence Life (HRL) at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the HRL website at https://www.seattleu.edu//housing/.
Check-in for Orientation begins at 9:00 a.m. on the ground floor of the Student Center. (See the SU campus map for the location of the Student Center.)
All students are required to participate in their entire Orientation session. Sessions begin with check-in at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Orientation is not mandatory for family members, so students' guests may arrive late and/or leave early, if necessary.
Yes, friends of a new student may attend Orientation as long as they are registered for their student's session (there is no family orientation program for Spring Quarter Orientation in March 2020). There is a guest fee of $50 per person to cover a portion of the meals, materials, and other costs of the event. (Please note that we cannot refund guest fees for Winter Quarter Orientation after December 10.)
It is our policy that all guests who accompany a student stay on the family orientation track. This is important since the student orientation track offers information especially for new students and allows them to meet and get to know their peers.
Welcome Week, which takes place at the start of the fall quarter, begins on Move-In Day for new students living in the residence halls. Welcome Week is designed to reacquaint students with the people, places, and resources that they learned about through the admissions process and through Orientation events. Students should also use Welcome Week as an opportunity to meet fellow Redhawks and build community on campus.
The Welcome Week schedule is packed with events and activities to celebrate the arrival of SU's new students. Some events are mandatory, and students choose others to check out. We encourage students to get out as much as possible to explore their new campus, meet fellow Redhawks, and make new friends.
Family members and other guests of new students are asked to leave campus at the conclusion of the New Student Welcome & Family Farewell on Move-In Day. Welcome Week programming is only for students and is designed to help them acclimate to campus and the surrounding area and get acquainted with their peers.