First Year Students

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All new first year students participate in our "Summer in Seattle" Orientation and Welcome Week to launch their educational careers at Seattle University. During Orientation you will receive your first quarter class schedule, meet your Orientation Advisor, find out how to get involved on campus, learn about the special nature of a Jesuit education, meet your classmates and current students and HAVE FUN!

Orientation registration is available beginning on May 8th at 3pm PST via our online orientation Canvas Course. The student will receive an email to their SU email that invites them to join where they will complete the next, important steps to attend SeattleU. Students will register for Orientation, and will be able to add Family Members to their registration. Please make sure you double-check your calendar and make time to attend this exciting and informative event!


Download the schedule for January 5th Orientation: 17-18 WQ Orientation Schedule



  • 2018 Summer in Seattle Orientation Dates will be announced in the Spring


Summer in Seattle Orientations run from early morning on Day 1 through mid-afternoon on Day 2. The Orientation in Hawaii runs from 8:30am to 5:00pm, and guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Below are sample schedules to help give you an idea of what to expect at orientation.

September 14th Make Up Orientation Student and Family Schedule

Student and Family Schedule

International Students or students absolutely unable to attend any of these sessions should contact our Office at We will help place you in a makeup orientation prior to the start of the Fall Quarter. You are however, still expected to complete the Canvas Course as soon as possible.

Students will get to stay overnight in a residence hall (yes, even those commuting during the year will be asked to stay). This will allow them to make strong connections to other new students, as well as giving them a taste for what life is like on campus. Linens and bedding will be provided, so all students need to pack is clothing and toiletries.

All first year students are charged a one-time $230 orientation fee as part of their Fall Quarter tuition bill.  This fee covers some of the cost associated with Summer in Seattle and Welcome Week. No upfront registration money is due for the student.  The family fee of $70 per person will be paid prior to the Summer in Seattle session and is payable via the registration site. The cost covers a portion of the meals and materials for the program.

Reminder: Please Check your SU email regularly for information and correspondence!

Please also review the information on this website. It will answer many of your questions. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions at or (206)296-2525.

We look forward to meeting you soon. Welcome to SU!