Support for Students Impacted by Wildfires in Hawaii

Posted: August 9, 2023

This message was sent today to students and families impacted by the wildfires in Hawaii.

Aloha, Students:

As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, I am writing on behalf of Seattle University to express our support for our students and their families who have been impacted by the wildfires burning in several areas across the Hawaiian Islands, with Western Maui experiencing particularly devasting impacts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are now embarking on a long and difficult road to recovery. If you and your family have been impacted by this disaster, there are several resources available to you at Seattle University to support you during this difficult time.  

Support Resources

For university support and resources, please visit  Some of the many resources available to you include Counseling & Psychological Services, Campus Ministry, the Office of the Dean of Students, and more. As a reminder, TimelyCare provides 24/7 support for enrolled students from anywhere in the United States at no additional cost.  Incoming students will be able to use TimelyCare starting on August 21.

Housing & Residence Life (Campion Hall 100 : 206-296-6305)

For residential students who may need to arrive early or remain in campus housing over break periods due to displacement, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at Short-term emergency housing may also be available for non-residential students displaced by these events. Your building Area Coordinator, Assistant Area Coordinator, and RAs are great resources for additional support and care throughout the year.

Academic Support

For academic support and resources, please contact your academic advisor or the dean’s office of your school/college. Contact information for the schools/colleges can be found here:

If you are not sure which resources might be helpful, please reach out to me directly at and we will set up a time to meet to discuss your needs and how Seattle University can support you during this difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by this disaster. Please let us know how we can help and support you during this difficult time.


James Willette, Ph.D.
Associate Provost & Dean of Students