First-Year Students

Welcome New Redhawks!

As you begin your journey to becoming a Redhawk, Orientation Programs will be here alongside you each step of the way!

All new first-year students are required to participate in Orientation to launch their educational careers at Seattle University. Orientation is a hybrid experience, offering both virtual and in-person events to help you have a successful transition to college life at Seattle University. Please review our timeline for important dates this summer:

First-Year Student - 2024 Orientation Timeline

In-Person Events - Save the Date!

In-person events for first-year students are an opportunity for you and your family to join us on campus to connect with current Seattle U students, faculty, and staff, learn more about what it means to be a Redhawk, and get ready for classes to start in September! These include the following:

  • July 1-2: Summer Orientation Session 1
  • July 15-16: Summer Orientation Session 2
  • July 18-19: Summer Orientation Session 3
  • August 22: Commuter Connections Family BBQ
  • September 17-19: Early Bird Immersions
  • September 20: Summer Orientation Session 4
  • September 21-28: Fall Welcome

More details about in-person events will be shared via email on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Virtual Components

Virtual components include:

  • New Student Checklist tasks
  • Online Orientation Modules
  • Academic Advising and Course Registration workshops
  • Campus resource workshops hosted on Zoom
  • Social opportunities hosted on Zoom

Virtual components for Orientation will begin launching on Monday, May 6, 2024.

Finding Community On Campus

Looking for a space on campus to find community once you arrive? Check out The MOSAIC Center's Links for spaces that provide welcoming environments to support the day-to-day needs of the complex lives of commuter, transfer, graduate, and adult learner students through study spaces, kitchenettes, access to campus resources, computers, and printers! Click here to see a map of the Links across Seattle U's campus: MOSAIC Center Links Map.

New Student Checklist | First-Year Students

The New Student Checklist is your to do list of tasks to complete over the coming months in order to start successfully at Seattle U. Please look through the list below to learn more about the New Student Checklist items you will need to complete before you arrive on campus.

Click the + sign next to each section to expand the information.

Orientation Essentials