Family Connections

Seattle University's family e-newsletter - November 2019

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In this season of gratitude, we want to express our thanks for the families that support our Seattle University students and the university itself. Happy Thanksgiving Redhawk families!

Family Weekend

Thanks to the 280+ families who attended some part of our Family Weekend in late October. We enjoyed having you on campus and know that the most important thing to you was spending time with your student!

First-Gen Families – The Outreach Center wants to better support you!

Please share your experience with us through our short questionnaire, so we can help you and your student be successful.

At Seattle U, we define first-gen students as those whose parents or guardians have not received a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

If you have any questions, please contact Gretchenrae Campera at

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important housing dates

Please note these important dates from housing if you are making travel plans for your student. The fall quarter exam schedule is here.

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

campus ministry sponsored retreats

A student's life is hectic and fast-paced. Taking time for reflection and being in community feeds a sense of purpose and belonging. Campus Ministry sponsors a number of retreats and immersion experiences each year. Encourage your student to participate in one or help lead one they have attended. See the options here.

Career engagement opportunities

Has your student been to the Career Engagement Office or attended one of their events? Check out some of their upcoming programs. Scroll down to see winter quarter events here.

2020 High School Summer Camps

Pre-Collegiate Summer Camps are a residential academic experience for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to explore college while earning college credits. Our high school summer camps are an exciting opportunity for your child to live in a Seattle University dorm, partake in campus dining, meet new people, and mix learning with fun. Your child will be able to participate in either our weeklong Albers’ Summer Business Institute focused on social entrepreneurship, two week Transformative Technologies program focused on criminal justice and artificial intelligence, or participate in both! Your child will receive hands on experience while earning college credits and previewing college life at Seattle U.

Albers’ Summer Business Institute: July 5 – 10, 2020

Transformative Technologies: July 12 – 24, 2020

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Campus Happenings/Important dates

Keep track of important academic dates with the Academic Calendar.

See club events and student activities on ConnectSU.

Check out upcoming Music, Theater and Gallery Openings.

Show your SU Redhawk Spirit! Info on Athletic Events.


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