First Year Students

Welcome, New Redhawks!

Redhawk Essentials
  • Housing Application
  • Upload Immunizations
  • Health Insurance
  • Seattle U ID Card Photo
  • 'Voices for Change'
Engaging Academically
  • Academic Advising Sessions by School/College
  • Register for Classes
  • Disability Accommodations
Creating Community
  • Orientation Small Groups
  • Virtual Social Events
  • Access ConnectSU
  • Fall Welcome 2021

clipart of a red redhawk birdAll new first-year students participate in Orientation to launch their educational careers at Seattle U. During our Summer Student Programming new students will have the chance to engage in virtual social events to connect with peers and attend various sessions to help with their transition to Seattle U.

In addition to our virtual programming, new students will be added to a series of online Orientation Canvas Modules. New students will learn important information about academics, financial aid, the many ways to get involved on campus, transitioning to college, and much more.

During Fall Welcome there will be many events for new students to connect with the Redhawk community and discover how to be successful at Seattle U. New students will build upon their summer experiences and get to participate in some of Seattle U's long-held traditions.

Check out the First Year Resources web page to find links to other helpful Seattle U web pages and a multitude of resources.

First Year Orientation Timeline

The following virtual events are important to your transition to Seattle U. Please mark your calendars to join us. All event times are PDT.

 

June 2021

You can find all of the June recorded sessions HERE.

 

July 2021

(REQUIRED) July 21 - July 27 | Orientation Small Group Meeting 

Join a small group of other incoming new students with a current SU student (your Orientation Advisor) assigned to lead you through your transition experience.

  • You will meet with your Orientation Advisor and small group four times throughout the summer. Once in June, July, August, and September.
  • Please sign up for one Small Group meeting session for this month. (Below are the four available options for this month) 
    • Wednesday, July 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Thursday, July 22, 5:00 - 6:00 pm 
    • Monday, July 26, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Tuesday, July 27, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

 Sign Up Here 

July 23, 1:00 - 1:45 pm | University Recreation Group Fitness Class: Strength & Conditioning

  • This more advanced, complete body workout mixes high-intensity interval training, strength training, and speed and agility work to help you reach your fitness goals! Perfect for those looking to take their workout to the next level. No equipment is necessary.

Sign Up Here 

July 28, 1:00 - 2:00 pm | How to Redhawk - SU Traditions

  • Welcome to Seattle U! Come learn more about some of our campus traditions and the ways you can show your Redhawk spirit over the course of the next academic year!

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

July 29, 12:00 - 3:00 pm | Connections Leadership Program

  • All new BIPOC students! Come learn about the Connections Leadership Program (CLP) and how it can support your first year at Seattle University. This is an opportunity to connect with peers, learn about on-campus resources, and explore key concepts related to identity and social justice.

Sign Up Here

July 29, 3:00 - 4:00 pm | Escape with your OA's!

  • Join your OA's and other new students as we work together in groups to try and escape from the virtual room! 

Sign Up Here 

 

August 2021

August 3, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Summerween Bash

  • Join us for a Halloween party in the middle of summer! Spooky games will be played and costumes will be worn. 

Sign Up Here 

August 4, 2:00 - 3:00 pm | Get Hired: Student Employment Opportunities

  • Join the Career Engagement Office for a webinar session about how incoming students can pursue student employment opportunities on and off campus. Students will be introduced to Handshake, the University's online job search platform.

Sign Up Here

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 4, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Many Faiths, One Campus

  • Are you part of a religious tradition or want to learn more about our multi-spiritual campus? This includes: InterVarsity, Jewish Student Union, Muslim Student Association, and many, many more.

 Sign Up Here

August 5, 3:00 - 4:30 pm | BIPOC Social

  • Welcome new students of color! This is a casual space for you to meet other BIPOC students and meet the OMA staff. We'll play some games together and there will be time for race-alike conversations.

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 6, 3:00 - 4:30 pm | Queer Student Welcome

  • Welcome new queer students! This is a space just for YOU to meet other members of your LGBTQIA+ community, meet members of the OMA staff, and ask any questions you might have about your SU experience.

Sign Up Here

August 9, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Where in the world can you go? Education Abroad Introduction to Study Abroad Possibilities

  • Join us as we introduce you to the world-wide locations in which a Seattle University student can study, intern, and serve.

Sign Up Here 

August 10, 1:00 - 2:30 pm | Costco Scholars Welcome

  • Welcome Costco Scholars! Come learn about the Costco Scholars Network and meet the people who are here to support you at Seattle University. This is a casual time for virtual connection with your peers and staff at SU. This is a closed session for students who are recipients of the Costco Scholarship.

Sign Up Here

August 10, 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Center for Student Involvement (CSI) Social Event - Virtual Escape Room

  • Wanting to escape your room? We know the feeling! Bring your friends or come alone to put your research, teamwork, and puzzle-solving skills to the test in this virtual escape room! You may even learn some new fun facts about Seattle U along the way. You will not want to miss out so be sure to join the Center for Student Involvement for this event!

Sign Up Here 

(REQUIRED) August 11 - August 17 | Orientation Small Group Meeting 

Join a small group of other incoming new students with a current SU student (your Orientation Advisor) assigned to lead you through your transition experience.

  • You will meet with your Orientation Advisor and small group four times throughout the summer. Once in June, July, August, and September.
  • Please sign up for one Small Group meeting session for this month. (Below are the four available options for this month)
    • Wednesday, August 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Thursday, August 12, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    • Monday, August 16, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Tuesday, August 17, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

  Sign Up Here

August 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm & August 13, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | First-Gen Summer Program

  • A summer program for first-year and transfer first-generation college students. The 2-day program provides students the space and tools to be successful at Seattle University. Students will meet other first-gen students, explore their first-gen identity, and get to know campus resources more personally.

Sign Up Here 

August 18, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Getting to know Mechanical Engineering Club

  • Are you interested in learning more about the Mechanical Engineering industry or wanting to develop your resume through projects? Come meet with Mechanical Engineering Club 2021-2022 leadership to introduce yourselves and learn what activities we plan to do this Fall! 

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 23, 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Welcome to UREC! How to Get Involved

  • Join University Recreation in a presentation and conversation to learn all about UREC and the exciting programs, services, and facilities we offer to students. Learn how to get involved as a participant as well as opportunities for student employment!

Sign Up Here 

August 23, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Catholic Community

  • Meet new and returning Catholic students and learn about the many ways we build community and share faith.

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 24, 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Strategies for Ensuring Your Academic Success

  • Join us as we explore strategies to contribute to your overall academic success as you transition to the academic rigor of SU. We'd love to answer questions and offer ideas about how to support you in getting prepared to join our community of learners!

Sign Up Here  

August 25, 2:00 - 3:30 pm | Club Showcase

  • Meet some of Seattle U's student club and organization leaders (current club and org leaders and also club alumni). Hear their experiences with getting involved and being a part of clubs and orgs on campus. Learn how you, too, can be involved with one of SU's 180+ clubs and orgs!

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

August 26, 1:00 - 2:00 pm | Getting Started on ConnectSU

  • Not sure where to start your campus involvement journey? Join us for a quick overview of ConnectSU and get answers to your questions!

Sign Up Here 

August 27, 10:00 - 11:00 am | Just Say Hello: Making Friends at SU

  • Making friends in college can seem daunting. You say hello, they say hello back... and then what? Come to this open and welcoming session to help you get started.

Sign Up Here

August 27, 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Game Night Social!

  • Join us for a fun and relaxing night to play some games and connect with other Redhawks! We'll play games like Skribbl, Among Us, Jackbox, etc.. depending on what the group wants. We can't wait to see you for another Game Night!

Sign Up Here 

August 31, 3:30 - 5:00 pm | Club Showcase

  • Meet some of Seattle U's student club and organization leaders (current club and org leaders and also club alumni). Hear their experiences with getting involved and being a part of clubs and orgs on campus. Learn how you, too, can be involved with one of SU's 180+ clubs and orgs!

 Sign Up Here

 

September 2021

(REQUIRED) September 1 - September 8 | Orientation Small Group Meeting 

Join a small group of other incoming new students with a current SU student (your Orientation Advisor) assigned to lead you through your transition experience.

  • You will meet with your Orientation Advisor and small group four times throughout the summer. Once in June, July, August, and September.
  • Please sign up for one Small Group meeting session for this month. (Below are the four available options for this month)
    • Wednesday, September 1, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Thursday, September 2, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    • Tuesday, September 7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Wednesday, September 8, 3:00 - 4:00 pm (normally the Monday session)

 September Small Group Sign Up will open in August

September 9, 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Trivia Night with your OA's

  • Join us for a fun night of trivia! We'll play several rounds with various topics. Whether you are a trivia wiz or just starting out we can't wait to hang out with everyone before school is about to start. 

Sign Up Here 

September 10, 7:00 - 8:00 pm | KXSU Summer In-Studio

  • Live stream of local artist showcasing new KXSU studios

Sign Up Here 

September 12, 2:00 - 3:00 pm | Join the SU ACM Computer Science Club!

  • Come learn about SU's computer science club, including our plans for this year: hacking labs, personal projects, and hackathons are on the way!

Sign Up Here

September 13, 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Welcome to UREC! How to Get Involved

  • Join University Recreation in a presentation and conversation to learn all about UREC and the exciting programs, services, and facilities we offer to students. Learn how to get involved as a participant as well as opportunities for student employment!

Sign Up Here 

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