Who Should Attend

First-Year Students

All first-year students (freshmen) are expected to attend summer orientation and fall welcome week.

Parents and Families

We strongly encourage families to attend Summer in Seattle with their students to gain a deeper understanding of Seattle University, the educational environment, and the transitions their student(s) will be encountering during his/her first year on campus.  There is a concurrent family schedule with presentations geared specifically toward their needs and questions.

International Students

Not all international students are able to attend due to distance and cost, which we understand.  Please note that international students will participate in the International Student Center's New Beginning Program.  The New Beginning Program is mandatory for all international students and serves as your orientation to Seattle University.  

For students all international students "new" to the USA your mandatory orientation in September, in addition to attending the general welcome week.  For transfer/international students, you must attend orientation in September.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are mandated to attend the university wide transfer orientation in September. Click here for more info.