For information on employee bus passes, parking, and alternative modes of transportation (described below) please visit the Public Safety website at http://www2.seattleu.edu/safety/. A number of options are also listed on the Sustainability Office's website at http://www.seattleu.edu/sustainability/commuters.aspx.
ORCA Transit Pass
The Seattle University ORCA Pass is an Annual Regional Transit pass that will allow the pass holder the freedom to travel on All Community Transit, Sound Transit, Kitsap & Pierce Transit, in addition to Metro Busses.
Employees that use the Washington State Ferries will be eligible for a 75% transit subsidy on their transit pass each month.
Click here for a complete schedule of fees.
Walkers, joggers and bicyclists
There is a large locker room and showers on the first floor of the Student Center specifically for these commuters. To rent a locker, contact the Campus Assistance Center (CAC) in the Student Center. There are 40 covered bike spaces in the Murphy Parking Garage. All registered walkers, joggers and bicyclists receive a complementary parking card for five days of parking each month on days they absolutely have to drive due to schedule or personal reasons.
Public Safety provides an evening shuttle to students, staff, and faculty who live near campus. This allows those who walk to campus during the short winter months an option to walking home in the dark.
Guaranteed ride home
The University pays for a cab ride home in case of an emergency for any employee that typically commutes to campus by carpool, vanpool, van share, walking, or biking.
Reduced price for carpool parking
Participants in a carpool split the cost of one Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) Parking Permit that’s been reduced by about half and enjoy premium reserved parking spaces.
SOV carpool program
For the times that carpool members are unable to drive together, Seattle University offers as a courtesy Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) Passes to all drivers in the carpool who have registered their cars with the Public Safety Office.
Vanpool and van share
King County Metro supplies a van for a group of students, faculty or staff to commute together. The group shares Metro’s van use fee and SU waives the on campus parking fee. In a vanpool, one group member keeps the vehicle at their home. In a van share, the van is kept at a train station, ferry dock or park and ride where the group meets.
Zipcar, the car-sharing company that rents cars by the hour, has partnered with Seattle University to park two Zipcars near campus on 12th and Columbia. If you become a member, you can reserve a Zipcar online at a moment’s notice. Rates average $10/hour and include gas, insurance, cleaning, maintenance, and 180 miles/day.
Transit itinerary creation assistance
The Public Safety Office will assist any student, faculty or staff with planning their commute using the regional transit system. This includes figuring out bus routes to take and scheduling.