Transfer Connections

News for the Week of May 6, 2013

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Fellow Transfer Students,

I continue to be amazed and gratified by the greetings and head nods we exchange as we traverse the campus. Of course, with the beautiful weather, I am often distracted by the beauty of the day, so forgive me if I didn’t return your hello.

I had the pleasure of interviewing several transfer students who applied to continue the tradition of service to new transfer students. Even though the program is evolving, I am sure that the spirit of building community will continue with the new crop of Transfer Success Leaders. I don’t envy the folks in the Commuter and Transfer Student Life office who have to make the hard selection decisions.

As we enter week six of this quarter it seems like things begin to move lots faster. There will be additional deadlines for other important events on top of the full load of class work, so work hard to manage your time well. Please also remember to attend the events around graduation and year-end celebrations by clubs and organizations – these events are part of the incredible richness that is SU!


Jaime Yslas

Transfer SUccess Leader

Upcoming Events

End-of-the-Year Transfer Luncheon Celebration

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | STCN 160

This is the end of the year celebration, with Dr. Jacob Diaz, Vice-President for Student Development, joining us as a special guest.

This is your chance to give yourself a break during this busy time of year with a complimentary lunch and giveaway prizes.

Last, but not least, Commuter and Transfer Student Life will be honoring and celebrating our graduating transfers at this special luncheon.


Reservation policy:

Deadline to reserve: Space is limited so please reserve your space by Thursday, May 9th, 5:00 PM (or earlier), to (Please let us know of any dietary/food restrictions)

Graduating transfers: Please let us know if you are graduating this year and your major

New & current transfers: Please provide us with your major

Change in reservation: In the spirit of sustainability, we ask that you notify us by May 9th so we can make proper and immediate changes to our catering. Please e-mail

Accessibility: We make every effort to create accessible programs and events. If you have any questions about the accessibility of this event, please contact Commuter & Transfer Student Life at 206.296.6291.

Commuter & Transfer Student Life

Transfer Talk

Wednesday, May 8th | 12:20-1:20 | Pavilion Living Room (click here for more information)

Transfer Talk is a monthly transfer student discussion group led by a Transfer SUccess Leader. Join us for food, fun, and conversation. This is the perfect time to meet your fellow transfer students, learn about Seattle University resources, voice your opinion, and share your experiences. Registration is open to all SU transfer students. A meal will be served. Reserve your spot to

Transfermation Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, May 23 | 12:20-1:20 | Pavilion Living Room

A quarterly brown bag lunch event (CTSL Provides desserts & beverages) to encourage campus connections. This quarter's session will be led by the LEAD team from the Office of Leadership Development. Reserve your spot to

Campus Events

For a full list of Campus Events, please visit the campus calendar at:

Stressbusters Workshop

Thursday, May 9 | 11am-noon | PAVL 122

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers weekly Stress Buster Workshops for enrolled SU students. Students will create an individualized plan to reduce and prevent stress.

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes

Friday, May 10th

Career Explorations Session: StrengthsQuest

Monday, May 13 | 3:45-5pm | Pigott Pavilion for Leadership, Career Services Office (Room 110)

This session is designed to provide insight into your unique strenghts and the ways in which you can enhance and more fully express them. It provides you with the opportunity to complete a self-assessment instrument, receive a report of your results and consider its career and occupational applications. In addition to making the instrument accessible to you online, CPP charges us for your score. The generation of your report thus includes a charge of $15 for students and $30 for alumni. Please complete the survey online and pay for your report when you arrive for your session.


Saturday, May 18 | noon-10pm | Quad

SEAC's annual Quadstock is an all day music event. First, the entire campus comes together for some carnival-like festivities on the green, along with the Student Music Stage, which allows Student talent to showcase their skills. The day culminates with a huge concert on the quad. True to Seattle, Quadstock offers music of all different genres, and has something for everyone.

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