Family Connections

Seattle University's family e-newsletter - December 2017

May the joy of the season be with all our Redhawk families!

New Provost named

Shane Martin, PhD, of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, has been selected as the next provost of Seattle University. Martin currently serves as dean of both the School of Education and Graduate Studies at LMU and will join Seattle U June 18, 2018. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Martin to the Redhawk community!

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returning after break

We hope your students enjoyed the winter break. Residence halls re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, 1/7 for Winter Quarter.

Internship Fair, 2/6/2018

Internships are increasingly important in a competitive job market. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that over 50% of internships convert to full-time hires. Encourage your student to work with the Career Services Office to prepare for this event.

SU Dance Marathon

Last year SU families helped support our students in their fight to raise $125,000 For The Kids. As a result, Seattle University Dance Marathon raised $148,210 for Seattle Children's Hospital's Uncompensated Care Fund and Strong Against Cancer Research Initiative. Currently, Strong Against Cancer has a 93% remission rate. Pediatric cancer research receives less than 3% of the national cancer research funding, leaving families responsible for the treatment costs, totaling about $80,000 for one child.

This year, SU's Dance Marathon has an ambitious goal of raising $206,000! They are calling on our city of Seattle (the 206) and their supporters nation-wide to make an even larger impact. Donate now, on their "Miracle Day," January 11 or anytime through February 18. Our SU students raise more money for this program than any other college on the west coast!

To donate, please visit

Campus ministry retreats

Could your student benefit from a little time for contemplation? Encourage them to sign up for a Campus Ministry retreat. These are wonderful opportunities to explore faith, one's life purpose and form community.

Discounted tickets for homecoming basketball

Saturday, February 3 is the SU homecoming game against Utah Valley! Join in the fun and cheer on our Redhawks. Special discounted pricing for SU families here. Promo code 17SUFAM.

Campus Happenings/Important dates

Keep track of important academic dates with the Academic Calendar.

Check out upcoming Music, Theater and Gallery Openings.

Show your SU Redhawk Spirit! Info on Athletic Events.

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