Family Connections

Seattle University's family e-newsletter - October 2019

Please make sure to include this email address:, to your safe senders list to keep the newsletter from ending up in your "junk mail."

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Family Weekend, October 25-27 registration open

Family Weekend is right around the corner! It is our opportunity to welcome you back to campus to enjoy a number of events with your student. Pick and choose what works for you! Registration is open and should be completed by October 17. A number of events fill up quickly so register soon if you have not already done so. Find details at

Please note: Pre-registration is required. There is no on-site registration.

Not able to attend Family Weekend?

Not able to make it to Family Weekend, but would like to participate from where you are? Send a letter to your student! There’s no minimum or maximum length. Write until you feel like it’s complete. Please send your letter by October 18. Please include your student's address.

Submission Options

· Email your letter to You can write your message to your student in the body of the email or include it as an attachment.

· Mail your letter via USPS to the following address:

Student Success and Outreach

901 12th Ave

PAVL 150

Seattle, WA 98122

If you have any questions, please contact Student Success & Outreach, at

Important housing dates

We know the quarter has just started but please note these important dates from housing if you are making travel plans for your student. The fall quarter exam schedule is here.

October 9th, 2019 - Meal Plan Request Deadline

November 11, 2019 - Veteran's Day (campus closed)

November 15, 2019 - Winter Late Departure Deadline

November 27-29, 2019 - Thanksgiving Break (campus closed-halls open)

December 14, 2019 - all residence halls close at noon

December 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020 - Winter Break

December 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020 - campus closed

Winter 2020

January 3, 2020 - Move in day for students after 10 AM

January 6, 2020 - Classes Begin

New student retreat

New Student Retreat is an exciting opportunity for your student to get away from campus, to meet new people, and to mix reflection with fun, all in the beautiful setting of Camp Indianola across the Puget Sound. Attendees can expect to hear talks from fellow SU students, to spend time in personal reflection, and to build community through small group sharing. Students will be invited to reflect on themes like community, discernment, spirituality, and love for self and others and will have ample opportunity for fun and community-building.

In 2019, NSR will be offered November 1-3 and November 15-17. Scholarships are available to cover the $30 retreat fee as needed. Encourage your student to learn more about the retreat and to register here:

Graduating this spring

Does your student expect to graduate in Spring 2020? They must apply to graduate by November 1.

Career Engagement

It's never too early for your student to take advantage of the opportunities from our Career Engagement Office. They have everything from on-line tutorials, individual advising appointments, job and internship help and assistance with grad school prep. Encourage your student to seek them out.

SU Dance Marathon

Seattle University Dance Marathon (SUDM) is a student run organization dedicated towards raising funds for Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Strong Against Cancer Research organization. Seattle Children’s Hospital is only one of many hospitals across the country that are part of the Children’s Miracle Network, dedicated to treating and researching children illnesses. With the outpour of fundraising and support from individuals, businesses and organizations like SUDM, Children’s Miracle Network hospitals are able to help and improve the lives of over 17 million children.

So how do we help make miracles happen? Each year, SUDM strives to educate and engage with the greater Seattle community through various events. Some of our events include a community-based Miracle Day when businesses/organizations partner to raise funds and the family fun Color Me a Miracle 5K in the spring! Our biggest event is a 16-hour dance marathon, happening on February 15, 2020, where SUDM gathers to celebrate Miracle Kids and their families.

In honor of Seattle Children’s 113th year, SUDM is aiming to register 700 participants and raise $113,000! Education and fundraising go hand in hand, so whether you donate $10 or volunteer 2 hours of your time, you are making a difference! If you are interested in learning more, registering or donating today, please visit:

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.

Student Events/Campus Happenings: ConnectSU


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