Dear SU Parent,

On behalf of the entire university, I extend a warm welcome to you. We are delighted to have your student here at Seattle University, and we welcome you as important members of our community.

As you know, college is a critical time of growth and development. At Seattle University, students have every opportunity—both in and out of class—to stretch intellectually, personally, and spiritually. We want students to take full advantage of Seattle University’s transformative Jesuit education.

During their time at SU, we want students to:

  • Connect with mentors and peers;
  • Challenge themselves to move beyond their comfort zones;
  • Create and integrate their experiences; and
  • Commit to living out their values, gifts, and talents.

Please join us in ensuring that your student gets the most out of Seattle University. Your involvement in the Seattle University community is critical to the overall success of the university and to the quality education of your student. We applaud your participation and look forward to getting to know you!

We value our relationship with you, and have provided this website for you. Here you will find everything—from transition issues and on-campus resources, to where to stay when you visit campus—you need to help you be successful in your role as the parent of an SU student. If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Welcome to Seattle University!

Alvin Sturdivant, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Development

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