Faculty and Staff Participation

Thank you for your participation in our New Student Convocations. These events serve as the first official welcome of new students into the community of learners at Seattle University. It also provides us the opportunity to communicate academic expectations for newly-matriculated students and introduce them to the SU community.  For 2018, the two convocations will take place on the same day.  This frees up time during Welcome Week for a more extensive program for each school and college.

For any questions or additional details, please contact either Convocation Co-Chair:

Michelle Etchart (etchart@seattleu.edu)
Senior Director, Student Success and Outreach
Student Development

Susan Meyers, Ph.D (meyerss@seattleu.edu)
Associate Professor and Director, Creative Writing Program
Department of English

Academic Regalia

Details will out in mid-July about how to order your regalia.

Common Text

For a copy of this year's common text, Tulalip: From My Heart, please stop by Student Success and Outreach in Pavilion 150 (across from Lemiuex Library).  While we would appreciate more faculty and staff serving as book discussion leaders, you're welcome to take a copy of the text for any use in your work this year with students.  Please consider integration into courses or program.

Convocation Event Details

First-Year Student Convocation
Tuesday, September 25th
Redhawk Center, North Court

  • 8:30 am: Faculty and staff gather in the Redhawk Center South Court for robing. Coffee and tea available. Please be ready by 9:00am.
  • 9:00-9:20 am: Faculty and staff processional begins at 9:00 am.
  • 9:20-10:25 am: Program
  • 10:10 am: Faculty and staff will be excused to quietly leave their seats and begin to line up along one side of the walkway outside the Redhawk Center.  Students process by faculty and staff.
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm:
    • Book Discussions on the common text, Tulalip: From My Heart. We are still looking for faculty and staff discussion leaders. Please contact Dr. Susan Meyers to sign up.
    • Faculty and staff members not leading book discussions proceed to Campion Ballroom for Transfer Convocation.

Transfer Student Convocation
Tuesday, September 25th
Campion Ballroom
RSVP for New Transfer Convocation (helpful for meal numbers)

  • 10:30 am: Faculty and staff gather in Ecumenical Chapel in Campion Hall for robing. Please be ready by 11:00 am.
  • 11:00 am: Faculty and staff stand on one side in the hallway entrance to Campion Ballroom.
  • 11:00-11:15 am: Students gather in Campion Lobby and process by line of faculty and staff and remain seated at tables.
  • 11:45 am: Following students, faculty and staff enter Campion Ballroom and disperse to tables to remain standing with students. There should be at least one faculty or staff person at each table.
  • 11:55 am-1:00 pm: Program (includes lunch).
  • 1:00 pm: All are dismissed.