First Year Resources

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.


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

Click here to get started with Connect SU.

Center for Community Engagement

Connect SU: Serve Local | GivePulse: Service Opportunities


An education at Seattle University is an investment in a student’s 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 

Using the Out-of-Pocket Costs Worksheet 

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 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 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:
  • 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.

  • New Student Orientation Modules
  • Check out our new transition modules for new students. Please note, this link takes you to a public copy of the content. Students should contact to get access to the student version for more interaction and communication tools. 

Academic and Wellness Resources Panel


Coaching for Resilience

  • Click here to learn more about Student Academic Persistence.


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.


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


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 and 206-296-6300.  

Healthcare in Seattle

First Generation College Student Life at SU

Commuter Student Life at SU