Family Connections

Seattle University's family e-newsletter - October 2018

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

Family Weekend, October 26-28 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 18. A number of events fill up quickly so register soon if you have not already done so. Find details at

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.

Submission Options

· Email your letter to Gretchenrae Campera at 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:

Gretchenrae Campera

901 12th Ave

PAVL 150

Seattle, WA 98122

If you have any questions, please contact Gretchenrae Campera, Assistant Director for Student Success & Outreach, at

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 2018, NSR will be offered November 2-4 and November 16-18. Scholarships are available to cover the $30 retreat fee as needed. Encourage your student to learn more about the retreat and to register here:

important housing dates

If your student lives on campus, please note these important dates:

October 10: Meal plan changes deadline

December 15: residence halls close for Winter Break. Students should leave campus 24 hours after their last exam.

January 4, 2019: residence halls open at 10:00 a.m. for Winter Quarter

To learn more about our housing policies, please see the Resident Handbook

2019-2020 FAFSA

The 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open for filing at Make sure the 2019-20FAFSA is completed before Seattle University’s February 1, 2019 priority deadline.

Graduating this spring

Does your student expect to graduate in Spring 2019? They must apply to graduate by November 1.

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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