First Year Resources

Welcome to our collection of on demand content for your orientation experience. Explore recorded information sessions and other resources to learn more about the offices and options at Seattle University that can help you make the most of your first year as a Redhawk. Some content is from 2020 and will be updated once an event takes place in 2021. Be sure to check out the First Year Orientation Timeline to learn about upcoming events and how to attend. 

2021 Orientation Videos

 

Redhawk Launch

 

Planning for Moving In @ Seattle U

 

Searching and Selecting Roommates with Housing and Residence Life

 

How to Redhawk - SU Traditions

 

Migration Justice Immersion - Information Session

 

Collegiate Mental Health

 

How Careers Influence Choosing a Major

 

Academic and Wellness Resources Panel

 

Get Hired: Student Employment Opportunities

 

Ask a Financial Aid Counselor

 

 

Where in the world can you go? Education Abroad Introduction to Study Abroad Possibilities

 

Healthcare in Seattle

 

Academics

Seattle U’s holistic approach to education nurtures more than just the mind – it cares for the whole person. From Academic Advising Services, to Learning Assistance Programs, to Disability Services, and more, SU staff and faculty are eager to support you and help you excel in the classroom and beyond.

Academic Support Resources

Writing Center

College Transition Essentials for Students with Disabilities

Additional Resources from Disability Services

How Careers Influence Choosing a Major

  • Students, we encourage you to watch this recording on how careers influence choosing a major. 

Getting Involved

Involvement outside the classroom is vital to the Seattle U student experience and adds a dynamic element to the university’s core values of Academic Excellence, Diversity, Service, Leadership, Justice, and Faith. The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) supports over 100 student-led clubs and orgs and students can check out these opportunities and get involved through the CSI’s online platform ConnectSU. SU’s Center for Community Engagement serves as the main entry point for students who want to engage in the local community. This includes service-learning opportunities, university-assisted community schools, direct service, community-based advocacy, and more.

Connect SU

 

Center for Community Engagement

Finances

An education at Seattle University is an investment in your future success. The Student Financial Services Office awards over 91% of undergraduate students with financial aid each year. The Student Financial Services and Financial Aid website contains information for items related to bills and payment, scholarships, completing a FAFSA, student employment, and more.

Financial Services

How to Pay Your Bill

How to View Your Financial Aid Package 

 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records and establishes rights for students relative to the disclosure of these records. Learn more here.

Giving a Supporter Access to Student Financial Information

 

Student Employment 

  • Handshake is the premier destination for job and internship opportunities for Seattle University students. Thousands of companies utilize Handshake to post their opportunities across the country. Students can even search for on-campus and part-time positions through the system.
  • Get started by visiting this link.
  • Learn more about on-campus employment by visiting this link.

Additional Financial Resources

  • Click here for resources from US Bank on smart financial habits, including budgeting, building credit, financing your education, and more.
    • Learn more about a promotional program from U.S. Bank where students can win scholarship funds: usbank.com/scholarship
  • Click here to view the U.S. Bank Student Financial Webinar Series.

Transition Support

The transition to college is often a big step for both new students and their families and supporters. Change is a process, and everyone needs support. Check out the resources below for more information and to help with this transition.

2020 Academic and Wellness Resources Panel

Coaching for Resilience

  •  Click here to learn more about Student Academic Persistence.

 

Mental Health Resources

For questions about mental healthcare resources in the Seattle area, please call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (206) 296-6090 for information, referrals or to schedule a brief phone consultation.

Collegiate Mental Health - 2021

 

Health Care Resources

For questions about health care on campus, health insurance, immunization requirements, and more, please visit the Student Health Center web page. You may also contact the Center at studenthealthcenter@seattleu.edu and 206-296-6300.  

Healthcare in Seattle

 

First Generation College Student Life at SU

 

  • At Seattle University, we define first-generation students whose parents or guardians have not received a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Some first-generation college students may have siblings who have completed a bachelor’s degree. Click here to learn more about resources to support first-generation college students. 

 

Commuter Student Life at SU

  • Whether you drive from across the lake, take the LightRail from the south or trek in while getting some exercise, commuter students are an integral part of our campus. Click here to learn more about resources to support commuter students. 

Questions

Still have unanswered questions? We are here to help! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for common questions and answers. If you have additional questions or if there are other ways we can help you as you make the transition to Seattle U, please don't hesitate to contact us at orientation@seattleu.edu or 206-296-2525. A member of our team can help or assist in getting you connected to the right resource.