Through a series of online events and activities throughout the summer, all new students - both first-year and transfer - will learn important information and make valuable connections to prepare to join our Redhawk community in September. During Fall Welcome there will be additional orientation events for students to get acclimated to the Seattle U campus and you will receive Fall Welcome details later in the summer.
Check out the First Year Students web page to learn more. As we continue to finalize details, we'll update this page and keep you informed via email with more information and next steps.
Check out the Transfer Students web page to learn more. As we continue to finalize details, we'll update this page and keep you informed via email with more information and next steps.
Check out the Family and Supporters web page to learn more. As we continue to finalize details, we'll update this page and keep you informed via email with more information and next steps.
You don't need to sign up for an orientation session this summer. Instead, you'll participate in online activities and events all summer long. You will be required to sign up for some specific online orientation events, like your academic advising session, but you'll be able to explore a lot of orientation resources at your own pace and decide which optional events you want to check out. More information will be coming soon and you'll receive these details and next steps, including how to sign up for required events, via email.
For all new students - both first-year and transfer - there will be a few mandatory activities and events culminating in registration for your fall quarter classes. Other online events, like your bi-weekly Orientation Group with your Orientation Leader (a current student), are highly encouraged because you'll be able to meet some of your new classmates, get answers to just about any question, and have some fun! Still, more events will be optional and you'll be able to join in as you're interested and your schedule allows.
Yes, our orientation program this summer will include several online events designed especially for families and supporters of new students. Visit the Family and Supporters web page for more information. As we finalize details, we'll update that page and keep you informed via email.
Yes, all undergraduate first-year and transfer students (both on-campus and off-campus) will participate in Fall Welcome events. Our programming is important to your transition to Seattle U and will help prepare you for your first quarter and beyond as a Redhawk.
To align with Seattle U’s aspirations toward sustainability, we will not be printing our schedule. The digital option also allows for adjustments as needed. However, you can view our schedule at a glance here.
No! Fall Welcome is included as part of your transition to SU and we plan for all students to participate.
Programming for parents, families, and supporters includes a Family Hospitality Area during new student move-in on Saturday, 9/17 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm and the Fall Welcome Kickoff later that day from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. At the Kickoff event, President Peñalver and others will welcome new Redhawks and their supporters to our community while facilitating a farewell moment before students join their first Orientation Group meeting.
On Saturday, 9/17, we welcome all new students to campus! New residents check in at their residence hall, while commuter students check in at the Student Center. The Student Center will be a central hub for key resources and engagement opportunities. You can learn more about on-campus move-in here.
Here is the address to get to Seattle U.
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
You can find detailed instructions on how to get to campus by driving or using public transportation here.
You can find all of the details on how to get to Seattle U by air, train, or national bus routes here.
There are dozens of options near Seattle U and downtown Seattle for overnight lodging. All of our suggested hotels are within one mile of the university. Expect a 10 minute drive (~30-minute uphill walk or bus ride) from the hotels nearest the waterfront. Several offer discounts for SU friends and family, so be sure to check with the concierge before booking! You can find a list of participating hotels that offer discount rates to the university for employees and visiting guests here.
You can view the interactive campus map here.
There is also a Printable Campus Map and High Contrast Map available on the interactive map page. On a computer, these options will be on the right-hand side of the webpage. On a mobile device, you will click the three lines at the top of the screen and the options will be at the bottom of that window.