Family Connections

Seattle University's family e-newsletter - August 2019

Welcome to Seattle University's family e-newsletter. Please make sure to include this email address:, to your safe senders list to keep the newsletter from ending up in your "junk mail."

Welcome families of the Class of 2023!

Welcome to the Redhawk family! We look forward to welcoming you and your student to SU.

The Parent & Family Engagement Office is here for you! Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Do you have a topic you would like us to cover? Let us know at

Laurie Prince, Director-Parent & Family Engagement

Student Financial Services info

Do you have questions about student accounts, bills and payment plans, etc? Once classes begin, the university cannot share your student's information with you without student provided access because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

For more information on this please consult this webpage:

Move-in info, 9/21

Campus is in a burst of activity getting ready to welcome our new Redhawks! Some new students are already on campus but the main move-in day for first year students is Saturday, September 21. Please take a look at this short video to help you understand the flow of the day. (The video opens best with Firefox or Chrome.)

Summer orientation presentations

Did you miss our Summer in Seattle orientations or need a refresher on all the information presented? You can find the PowerPoint presentations from sessions here.

Dean of Students message

On behalf of the Office of the Dean of Students, welcome to the Redhawk family! We are enjoying a beautiful, sunny summer in Seattle while eagerly awaiting your student’s arrival on-campus. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about the resources available to your student through the Office of the Dean of Students. We work in partnership with staff and faculty across campus to cultivate a safe, healthy, and engaged living and learning environment where students can thrive both inside and outside of the classroom.

Sometimes students face difficult circumstances in their personal or academic lives that become a potential barrier to their success. When faced with these challenges, our CARE Team offers help, support, and referrals to resources with the goal of helping students overcome barriers to their full participation in campus life. You can refer a student to the CARE Team by sending a brief email to We look forward to partnering with you to support your student’s success in the years to come.

Family Weekend, October 25-27 registration email coming soon

In a few weeks we will send an electronic invitation/registration email about Family Wekend. We hope many of you can join us for these activities. Please note that per-registraiton is required for attending the events.

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. Students 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. Plus, between opportunities for bonfires, hikes, games, and free time, there’ll be no shortage of fun!

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:

Hawk talk-SU Lingo

Is your student starting to use acronyms and phrases about Seattle University that you haven't heard before? Get in the know with "Hawk Talk," a list of some of the terms commonly used on campus.

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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