Faculty and Staff Participation

Thank you for your participation in our New Student Convocation. This event serves 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 2019, we will host one convocation for both new first time in college and transfer students. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact one of the program co-chairs:

Michelle Etchart (etchart@seattleu.edu)
Assistant Vice President
Student Development

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

Common Text

For a copy of this year's common text, So You Want to Talk About Race, please stop by Student Development in Student Center 140.  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

New Student Convocation

Monday, September 23
Redhawk Center, North Court

Prior to New Student Convocation, we will host School and College Inductions for first-year students from 9:00am to 10:45am. Please consult with your Dean for specifics and expectations surrounding the School and College Induction.

Faculty and staff involved with the School and College Inductions should plan to robe prior to leaving their induction, then escort students to the Redhawk Center’s main entrance, and join colleagues in line for the processional at 11:00am.

For those who do not have responsibilities with the Inductions please arrive at the robing area in the South Court no later than 10:50am (doors will open at 10:30am). 

2019 Academic Day Schedule

9:00 am     School and College Meetings (first-year students only)
11:00 am   New Student Convocation
12:30 pm   Lunch
2:00 pm     Common Text Book Discussions