Student Development
Graduate Students

Preview Days

  • Seattle University Student Development Preview Days FAQ's

    When are the Preview Days Sessions?

    Session 1: February 26 - 27, 2015
    Session 2: March 5 - March 6, 2015

    How are Preview Days sessions assigned?

    Each admitted student will receive an official Seattle University communication via email notifying you of your assigned Preview Days session. You are highly encouraged to attend the session to which you are assigned. If you have a conflict with the Preview Days you are assigned to, please contact Jane Billbe via email to request a change. We will accommodate each request if possible, pending session availability. 

    If I apply for admissions does that automatically mean I apply for a Graduate Assistantship (GA)?

    To apply for a Graduate Assistantship you must apply through the application for the SDA program. You should include your resume and a cover letter which will be reviewed by all hiring Graduate Assistantship supervisors. If you have further questions please contact Jane Billbe, Administrative Coordinator for the Office of Student Development.

    What is the Preview Days agenda?

    Preview Days provides an overview of the Student Development Administration academic program and SU's Division of Student Development and the opportunity to apply for a graduate assistantship. Admitted students will also be given the opportunity to connect and interact with current SDA students, and have all of their questions answered. The agenda is subject to change. Please click here to view this year's tentative agenda.

    • Day 1 Overview of academic program, Division of Student Development, program community building  
    • Day 2 Graduate assistantship interviews and closing program

    What meals are included during Preview Days?

    • Day 1 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • Day 2 Light morning snacks and lunch

    What travel costs am I responsible for?

    You are responsible for air travel, additional meals not covered in the Preview Days schedule and any additional spending costs. Accommodations with a current student, airport pick up/drop off and meals during the Preview Days events will be covered for all students.

    How long should I plan to stay in Seattle?

    • If you are applying for an assistantship, please plan to be in Seattle until 3 p.m. on Day 2 of your Preview Days session.
    • If you are not applying for an assistantship, please plan to be at Seattle University until 8 p.m. on Day 1.

    What are the housing arrangements?

    Each prospective student will receive an online housing and travel form to fill out providing your travel arrangements and housing preferences. You will be assigned a current SDA student who will host you during your time at Preview Days. You will not be required to pay any fees.

    How should I dress for Preview Days?

    Admitted students are highly encouraged to dress business casual for Day 1.

    If you will be applying for a graduate assistantship position, you are highly encouraged to dress interview appropriate for Day 2.

    Who chooses which Graduate Assistantship (GA) I interview with?

    If you have applied for a GA position, you will be offered the opportunity to interview with departments the Division of Student Development and University. GA supervisors will review and determine candidates from the cover letter and resumes that have been submitted. It is highly encouraged to submit a broad cover letter to increase the number of interviews you are assigned, as specific cover letters tend to restrict the number of interviews you may get. We will provide you with your interview schedule on your first day at Preview Days. At that time you will also have an opportunity to read more about the position description, as well as do more research about the office and the Division of Student Development. There may also be the potential to interview for additional GA opportunities during Preview Days.  If you would like to begin to preliminarily research, feel free to review these opportunities at on the Student Development Administration website.