ConnollyRendering_360Connolly 2.0

Now undergoing the most significant renovation in its history, Connolly Center will reopen as a dramatically improved home for our student-athletes and a great place for fans and visitors, too. Find out how Connolly will be enhanced, what the radiating structure in this rendering is all about and how all members of the SU community will benefit from the remodel.


Early Birds

Student-athletes arrive on campus and get ready for the fall season.

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Necessity of Life

The dry summer has SU gardeners getting creative.

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Invaluable Experience

SU student Alaina Bever participates in a prestigious scholars program.

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Answer Me This

What are the final results of the 2015 Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign?

Answer Me This is a forum for addressing questions about working at Seattle University and campus life.

All Things Jesuit

Fearless leader

Tom Lucas, S.J., rector of the Arrupe Community, unpacks the complex man that St. Ignatius was on the Jesuit founder's feast day.

SU Snapshot


Well, well, well, what's going on here? Is someone (illegally) lighting up in the bell tower of the Admin Building? Guess again. Or click here for the full picture.

It's never too early to send photos of your summer exploits. These traditionally are shown at the President's Welcome and  also appear in The Commons.


The Watercooler

In anticipation of the Pope's visit to the U.S. next month, the Association of Jesuit College and Universities has developed a page to which students, alumni, faculty and staff can submit essays on what it means to be Jesuit educated. The link to the Medium publication, Jesuit Educated , can be found here. You will see examples of the kinds of submissions others have made. The web page is part of a larger social media campaign sponsored by AJCU that you can read about at

The Seattle U community is encouraged to participate. Please send your proposed essays with any accompanying photos and videos to Dean Forbes at Essays should be about 500 words in length. AJCU will review all submissions for grammar and spelling. AJCU will promote a selection of essays each Friday that reflect a mix of institutions and roles.


Colleen Frakes of library staff has book coming outColleen Frakes, library technician in Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, is also a cartoonist and has completed a book, Prison Island: A Graphic Memoir. Published by Zest Books, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint dedicated to young adult nonfiction, the book is about the author's experiences living on McNeil Island, home to America's last island prison only accessible by air or sea. Visit Prison Island for more information.
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