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Parents & Families

Whether you’re helping your student transition to college or are a Redhawk student with kids, you’ll get the support—and sense of belonging—you need! 

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Alvin Sturdivant, EdD

“On behalf of the entire university, I extend a warm welcome to all families and parents of our new Redhawks. You are both a very important part of our community and a vital support system to your student. We’re here to help you navigate how to buoy your student during this critical time of their growth and development. Please join us in ensuring that your student gets the most out of Seattle University. We look forward to getting to know you!” 

Vice Provost for Student and Campus Life

Help Your Student Transition to College

As a loving and involved parent of a Seattle University student, you already know that helping students grow and develop holistically is at the heart of a Seattle University education.

Even though you know your student is in a safe, supportive environment surrounded by caring adults, having a student in college is still a big transition for the whole family.

Watching your student adjust to a rigorous academic environment while balancing new social interactions can take some practice—and some new skills for everyone.

Our office of Parent and Family Engagement is dedicated to you, the families and parents of our Seattle University community.

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Stay Connected

Welcome to Family Connections, our Seattle University family newsletter. 

Resources for the transition

Frequently Asked Questions 

Find answers to common questions, from weekend activities to tutoring support. 

Parenting Tips for the Transition 

Get insight into common college challenges and transition experiences, with tips on how you can help. 

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Family resources

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Get Involved

We invite you to partner with us as we work to support to all Redhawks on their educational journey.

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Explore resources for undergraduate and graduate student excellence. 

we’re here for You

The Parent and Family Engagement Office is here to support you in balancing family, school and work life.  Let us know how we can support you! 

Laurie Prince

Director, Parent and Family Engagement