to SU, was accepted, and
I have completed
the “Declaration of
Finances” form. When should I
set up an appointment at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in
my home country to apply for
Congratulations on your acceptance to SU! This
is a very exciting time to be at the University. You cannot set up your
atthe US Embassy/Consulate until
have been assigned a SEVIS ID Number,
which can be found on your
Form I-20, also known as
the “Certificate of Eligibility for a Nonimmigrant Student”.
For more information on how
to pay the SEVIS fee, visit www.fmjfee.com. You must bring proof of payment to your
US Embassy/Consulate Interview.
Make an appointment for
a visa interview
bycontacting the nearest US Embassy/Consulate. You’ll
find that information
at http://www.usembassy.gov/. The waiting time for an interview
appointment for applicants can vary, so
early visa application is strongly
encouraged. Visa wait times for
interview appointments and visa processing time for
eachUS Embassy/Consulate worldwide is available on the US Department of State’s
website, and on most embassy websites.
You’ll find that information at http://www.usembassy.gov/. Most interviews
with the US Embassy/Consulate require you to bring SEVIS fees proof of payment,
the interview appointment confirmation receipt, and necessary identification
If you are a new student to SU, the Admissions Office will
issue your Form I-20. If you are transferring to SU
another school within the US, the International
Student Center will issue your
Form I-20, once we have access to your
SEVIS record. Transfer
students must request a transfer
of their SEVIS record to SU in their
final term at their current school. Your
bemailed to you with a packet of welcome materials. The Form I-20 packet is critically
important. Please be sure to
everything we send you prior to arrival.
The “Education USA” website has information to help prepare
experience studying in the United States,
from planning to your arrival. The site can also assist
youin connecting with resources
in your home country.
Information for international students can be found here: http://www.educationusa.info/pages/students/getready.php
initial entry Form I-20, you are only allowed to enter
theUnited States 30 days prior
the “Program Start Date” as stated on your
FormI-20. For example, if you were beginning your studies at SU
in the fall, you would be permitted to come to Seattle as early
as late August, 30 days prior to Program Start Date on item #5 of your I-20. When
you first enter
the US to come to SU, you need to bring your
I-20, passport, admissions
letter, and visa to present at
your port of entry. These are also the documents you need to keep with you
each and every time you leave and then re-enter
the United States.
Once you begin your studies
SU, your I-20 must have a current signature from an
International Student Advisor (Designated School Official)
prior to travel outside of the US. You should come to the International Student Center
to have page 3 of your
I-20 signed every 6-8 months. The process for getting a signature takes 3-5 business days, so
you bring your I-20 to the ISC a week
before you plan to leave the United States.
Since your residence hall room will
be your home during the academic
year, you will want to have all the comforts
supplies you need day-to-day. Listed below
are items important to have when you arrive, as well as
items that are
What to Bring:
Sheets (standard twin in Xavier & Campion; extra
longin Bellarmine and Chardin)
Blankets and comforter
Desk lamp Telephone Clock Laundry
What Not to Bring:
Candles Oil lamps Blenders
Weapons and ammunition of any
Yes. Seattle University is located in the Capitol Hill and First Hill neighborhoods, close to downtown and the
International District. Around SU
youcan find grocery stores,
banks, restaurants, and shops. In downtown there are
department stores, including a “Bed Bath and Beyond” store, and you can take a bus to the Southcenter and
Northgate shopping malls.
To plan a trip on the bus, visit http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
Seattle University requires all
students/staff/faculty enrolled in undergraduate courses to provide
documentation that they have had two doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
(MMR), a Tetanus booster in the last 10 years, and the 3 doses of the Hepatitis
B series. In addition to the above immunizations,
it is strongly recommended that you complete the usual childhood vaccine series
and consider the Meningococcal vaccine. Immunization experts have issued a new
vaccination recommendation for the meningococcal disease, stating that all
first year students living in residence halls should be immunized against the
meningococcal disease, a rare, but potentially fatal, bacterial infection
commonly referred to as meningitis. Seattle University, however, at this time
does not require the vaccine. The Student Health Center, like other primary
care clinics, offers all of the required vaccines. Please enter your mandatory immunization records online at SU Online
Student Health at https://osh.seattleu.edu/.
Once you enter your records please send us a hard copy for verification. We
will also accept photocopies of official immunization records from your primary
care health provider’s office or records from your high school. Many of you may
be unaware that your high school already has this information and is an
excellent resource for obtaining these records.
Graduate students are not
required to provide immunizations.
Each dependent must have an I-20
issued in his/her own name. Designated School Officials can do this in SEVIS,
as they are creating a record for initial attendance. Keep in mind that the “Financial Information” section
must be completed before the “Add Dependent” section, which means that
dependents’ financial information must be gathered prior to creating their
must present their 1-20 and other required documents (such as proof of
relationship to the F-1 student) to the embassy or consular office. Once the application is approved, dependents
should then present their visa and 1-20 to the immigration officer as they enter
the United States.
If English is your first
language, then the TOEFL or IELTS exams are not required. Most applicants for
whom English is a not the first/native language must demonstrate English
Proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence
in the United States or other English-speaking countries, or immigration
status. See the International Student Admission Requirements Page
for more information on exceptions to the TOEFL requirement.
Graduate and post-baccalaureate
applicants who have earned a bachelor or advanced degree at Seattle University
or at a recognized college or university in the United States, Canada, Great
Britain, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, and who have continued to reside in
countries where English is the primary language for at least two years prior to
submission of the application, will be considered to have met the English
proficiency requirement. For other
exceptions to the English proficiency requirement, see the International Students Admissions Requirements page.
are some of the traditions of the university?
Jesuit Tradition: St.
Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus—the Jesuits, as they are
commonly called—more than 450 years ago. Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit
universities in the United States and more than 100 around the world. The Jesuits are well-known and respected as
educators. A Jesuit education challenges students to think clearly, think for
themselves, and test commonly accepted knowledge. Academic curiosity becomes a
lifelong habit. However, Jesuit education means more than acquiring knowledge.
The Jesuits believe what you do with that knowledge is just as important. At
Seattle University, students are encouraged to grow personally and spiritually,
testing their values, developing a sense of responsibility for themselves and
their community, and learning about making ethical choices in their lives. They
learn to balance self-reliance with interdependence, knowledge with
spirituality, and mind with heart.
The main student life
traditions at Seattle University revolve around the Annual Christmas Tree
Lighting, the roll-out of our successful Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams at
Midnight Madness, Wearing Red Clothing on Friday’s to symbolize your SU pride,
a massive music festival in the Spring called Quadstock, SU Homecoming Weekend,
the SU Film Festival, and the 450 person International Dinner in January!
Arrival & International Student Orientation
When you arrive in the United States and go through Immigration/Customs, you must be prepared to show the
Immigration Officer your
passport, I-20 (for J-1 students, you must show your
DS-2019), visa stamp from
the US Consulate, letter
acceptance to SU, and documentation proving your
everything is in order, the
Immigration Officer will stamp the date of your
arrival on your I-20 and will
staple a small white card,
called the I-94 card
(Departure Record) in your passport.
The Officer will return your I-20 (DS-2019 for
to you. If you
any problems while you are being inspected by Immigration, please contact the International
296-6260. Also, please be sure to bring these items to the International Student Center
as soon as
you arrive on campus
so we can copy all
ofthese materials for your immigration file.
Sea-Tac Airport is located approximately 15 miles south of downtown Seattle, just
Interstate-5. Taxis, shuttle
services, light rail, and buses run regularly between Sea-Tac Airport
and the city. Since several hundred international
students arrive each year it is impossible for staff to pick students up at the
Airport as we are a small office staff.
Taxis (Yellow Cab 206.622.6500)
$35for a one-way trip.
Shuttle Express (425-981-7000 or www.shuttleexpress.com)
will take you to the University for $36. Shuttle
Express is next to the Airport's Ground Transportation Office.
Link Light Rail (www.portseattle.org/seatac/ground/rail.shtml) connects to the fourth floor
of the Airport Garage.
The Link Light Rail
runs from 5 am to 1 am Monday-Saturday and 6 am to midnight on Sunday. Trains arrive and
depart every 7 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day.
Metro Buses (http://metro.kingcounty.gov/) stop on International Boulevard (State Highway-99) and South 176th Street by the Link Light Rail Station. Departure times are displayed
atthe bus stop. Pick up printed bus timetables at the Ground Transportation Information Booth on the Baggage Claim level.
Yes. There are several
that stop at Seattle University:
the 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 43, 49, 60, 43, and 49. To
plana trip on the bus, visit http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/. A discounted transit pass (55% off full price) or ORCA card
($300) is offered only
to students without a parking permit
fromthe Department of Public Safety and Transportation. An ORCA
card request must be submitted by the 10th day of the month prior to the month you begin using the pass. Transit
a minimum of three months at a time. Submit your ORCA
order and payment form here:
There is also the Night Hawk
Safety Escort/Patrol program that provides a safe and convenient way
oftraveling throughout the surrounding community for
SU students and affiliates during evening hours. The Night Hawk
is afree shuttle to all addresses within 6 blocks
ofcampus. The service currently offers
from6 pm to Midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and the service time extends from 6 pm to 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
oroff-campus, you must report in-person to the International
Student Center (ISC) in
C. Pigott Pavilion for
Leadership, Room 160, upon your
arrival. You must bring your I-20 from
Seattle University; all I-20s previously issued by other US schools you have attended; your
passport, visaand I-94 card; and
your overseas and Seattle addresses. We will photocopy these documents and ask you to complete an information sheet. In addition, you will attend the mandatory New
Beginning Program (NBP), international student orientation, which
will help prepare you for your
experience at SU. Information on the NBP orientation and check-in process will
emailed to you prior to your arrival and available on our
the“New Students” tab.
complete a math placement test upon arrival
determine math course selection.
Students with TOEFL scores
in the CLB
range will also take an essay placement test upon arrival. Some students may
havetheir CLB requirement waived based upon the results
Do I have to come to the New Beginning
When is NBP?
The New Beginning Program is
Required & Mandatory for
students, and it is an extremely
beneficial orientation for
all new international students. NBP provides important information to help you meet you educational
goals and to make the most of your experience at Seattle University. You will learn all you need to know about SU,
youwill make new friends from all over the world! Fall NBP orientation is a full week
andis usually held in the week prior
to the start
ofclasses and will include time off-campus at a comfortable retreat center. Winter
andspring orientation programs start before classes begin, on campus, over a 1-2 day period.
Currently, Seattle University’s
international student population includes 700 students
50 countries around the world. International
students add to the rich cultural
diversity of the campus
which is greatly celebrated at
is temperate, with mild winters (average temperature of 45° F/7° C) and warm,
dry summers (average temperature of 75° F/24° C). As you’ve probably heard, Seattle is cloudy
and rainy, particularly in the winter months.
You do not need to
have your immigration documents with you at all times. However, you need to
keep your I-20, passport, admissions letter, and visa with you each and every
time you leave and then re-enter the United States. Once you begin your studies
at SU, your I-20 must have a current signature from an International Student
Advisor (Designated School Official) prior to travel outside of the US. You
should come to the International Student Center to have page 3 of your I-20
signed every 6-8 months. The process for getting a signature takes 3-5 business
days, so make sure you bring your I-20 to the ISC a week before you plan to
leave the United States.
International students must be full-time in their
studies. Undergraduates must maintain a minimum course load
of 12 credits and
graduate students must maintain a minimum course load
of 9 credits. Do not take less
required course load for any reason without first consulting with
theInternational Student Center. Studying less than full-
stay in the United States and may disqualify you from
receiving practical training, travel
authorization, employment, school
transfer, and an extension of your I-20. There are legitimate reasons
why you might
need to drop below
full-time status, but you need to get approval
from the ISC before you reduce your
undergraduates will be pre-registered for
classes upon arrival. Transfer students and graduate students will need to
meet with an Academic Advisor to register for
classes and this is encouraged – transfer students will
hear from the Office of Commuter and Transfer Students as they often run their
own orientation program that gets transfers registered prior to the term. After your first quarter, you can register on SUOnline: www.suonline.edu. Under
the “Registration” category, you can find your registration time (“My
Registration Dates”) and
check whether you have any
holds that prevent you from registering (“Student Restrictions”). Undergraduates should be aware
that throughout the freshman year
anadvising restriction is
placed on your
account until meeting with an advisor.
You will not be able to register for
classes until the advising restriction is removed. Transfer students will have an advising restriction in place for
second and third quarters
oruntil they have completed 30 credits. Once you have seen your advisor, you will have your
advising restriction lifted.
Not yet, but we are moving in the direction of establishing a
program, and right now students are supported by the English Language Learning Center (ELLC) In
addition to your TOEFL score, you are required to take a written essay
placement test to indicate your academic success at SU. The courses offered in the Program
arehighly advanced, with a specific focus
reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Upon completion of the CLB courses,
students are able to enroll into the reading and writing core curriculum
courses. For more information check out their website at http://www.seattleu.edu/bridge
If you are
looking for an internship a great place to start is to
talk with your academic
advisor and/or an advisor in the
Career Services Office, located in PAVL 110. Career Services is a fantastic resource
all students seeking an internship or a full-time job upon completion of your studies. The Career Services staff can advise you on internship search strategies, your resume and cover
letter, interview techniques, and other
job search tools. Career
alsoorganizes helpful workshops and several career fairs throughout the school year. The Office also has databases
that can specifically assist
students in their job search process.
Practical Training (CPT)is available to students who must work as part of their degree requirements, either
non-credit or for
credit. You should speak with your academic
advisor about your degree requirements, and if you are planning to do CPT, you will need to meet with an ISC advisor
for the CPT application process. If you would like to do a paid internship related to your
but not as part of a degree requirement, you must apply for
Optional Practical Training (OPT). Each quarter there is one Curricular
Practical Training/Optional Practical
Training workshop offered by the International
Student Center that provides more information.
Yes, Seattle University has two computer
available to students: Engineering (ENGR) 310 and Pigott (PIGT)
206. All computers have student internet and network access
(including file and print server), and email. Both labs are open Monday-Thursday 7:00 am-11:00 pm, Friday
7:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am-11:00 pm.
An active Seattle University
Campus Card and network
account is required to access
lab stations. There
arealso two computers available for student use in the student lounge located in the back of the International
Yes, most major buildings on campus have ample 802.11g wireless coverage. Connecting to Seattle University wireless
is very similar
to connecting to any
hotspot. When viewing available wireless
networks you should see
Seattle University's wireless network advertised as 'SU_Wireless'. Once connected to 'SU_Wireless'open a web browser
andyou will automatically be directed to the login page. Enter your SU network
account user name and password.
has a wide variety of courses. Please see the University’s course
catalogue for course options, or speak to an advisor about specific
cultural classes that you may be interested in taking.
are automatically assigned to you by Seattle University, and are chosen from
within your specific department of study.
You will be notified of your academic advisor through an email sent to
your Seattle University email account.
You can also find the name of your academic advisor on SU Online by
following the instructions below:
Log into SU Online
Select the Student Menu
Select “My Profile” under the Academic Profile section
Your advisor’s name will be listed in the “Academic Information”
You can find his/her email, phone number, and location in the Online
Yes—you can set up
an appointment with your advisor by contacting them using the contact
information provided to you in the automatic email sent to your Seattle
University email account. If you are a transfer student and happen to be in the
area of SU prior to the quarter you are enrolling you are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to
come see you advisor early so you can register for classes. The earlier you can
register the better.
Financial aid is primarily just available to US citizens and permanent residents,
however anywhere from 10%-15% of all international students receive
scholarships. New international students, both
incoming freshman and undergraduate transfer students, are
eligible for merit scholarships
which are selected by
Office of Undergraduate Admissions. These scholarships
are based on the strength of a student’s
extracurricular record. No application is
required. We encourage international
students to investigate all available options
in their home countries and outside funding organizations. International
students may also get useful
To find out how to pay your bill students
are encouraged to visit this website:
convenience, the University offers a variety of payment options. Payments
may be made by Visa, MasterCard, or
electronic check through SU Online, 24 hours
7 days a week. Please note credit card payments will include an additional
3%cost for processing. In addition, payments may
besubmitted by mail or in person at Student Financial
Building, Room 105. For more
detailed information about making a payment, please visit: http://www.seattleu.edu/sfs/.
PAYMETS IN CASH ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Yes, to ensure
that you will
beable to get the medical care
youneed, you will be required to purchase the health insurance offered at Seattle University, unless you provide proof of insurance under a comparable plan. The insurance premium will
becharged to your account at the beginning of your first quarter when you register for
classes. We have an annual premium, so if you enroll in the fall term you will be covered from September
1st through September 1st
of the following year.
To receive a waiver of the insurance requirement, you must provideproof that you have other
insurance with comparable coverage. Your
insurance must include
having Primary Care & Emergency Services within a 25 mile radius of Seattle
University. Your personal plan would also need to have coverage for Inpatient
and Outpatient Mental Health benefits & prescription drug coverage.
Furthermore, you will need to have a maximum annual benefit maximum that is
unlimited per accident or illness and an annual deductible not to exceed $100
per accident or illness. Finally, for a policy to get waived it will need to
have repatriation of remains coverage in the amount of $25,000 and coverage for
medical evacuation to your home country in the amount of $25,000. Again, please
feel free to contact the Wells Fargo Customer Care Line with any questions.
will be emailed a link from the International Student Center if they wish to
waive SU’s policy. Each quarter there is a deadline to fill out the waiver and
the deadline is a firm deadline so be sure to waive prior to the deadline date
which is usually the end of the first week of classes.
While WE CAN NOT
ENDORSE or SUPPORT YOUR USE of any of the banks below as we are a private
institution that does receive federal financial aid and we are not in the
business of supporting local banks - international students have told us they
use the banks listed below. There are quite a few banks and credit unions in
the area. The following are closest to
1300 E Madison St.
1429 Broadway Ave.
1001 Madison St., Ste.
1224 Madison Street
401 Broadway East
(ATM in University Services Building by the Bookstore)
Yes, all international
students can work
on-campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week. F-1/J-1 students who are
in status and taking classes
eligible to work on-campus part-time during the school year and full-time during
vacation periods. To find listings
ofon-campus jobs, go to SU Online and search the “Redhawk Network,”under the “Financial Information” category: www.suonline.edu.
The priority for
on-campus jobs goes to "work-study"
students. Work-study students
are American students who are
receiving a financial aid package from the government which requires them to work on campus. International
not eligible for work-study. Some offices
may only be able to hire work-study
students, while others may have a budget for
hiring non work-study students. Working on campus does not require getting any
written permission from the International
or the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), and you can start working as
soon as you begin your
studies at Seattle University. Working off campus is only possibleunder certain conditions
from the BCIS and/or
the ISC. Do not work off campus without prior authorization!
Yes, you need a Social Security number to work. Social Security numbers are
generally assigned to people who are authorized to work
in the United States and are used to report your wages to the government. To apply for a Social
Security number you will
from your supervisor, a letter from the International Student Center, a completed
Application For A Social Security Card (Form SS-5),
passport and immigration documents. First, you must request a job offer
or hire letter
from your supervisor, which you will bring to the International Student Center to request a
separate verification letter
Security. We will also provideyou with a handout with further
details on how to obtain your Social Security Card.
Yes and no. The only
way an international student may participate in a paid internship experience is through Curricular
Practical Training (CPT), and in order
to do Curricular
Practical Training you must receive credit which counts
towards your degree or
OPT. If you are volunteering and it is
position which does not include compensation of any kind – including parking, bus
stipend – then you do not need to apply for
students, working off campus is only possible under certain conditions and
always requires prior approval from the BCIS and/or the ISC. International
students can, however, work on-campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week.
F-1/J-1 students who are in status and taking classes full-time are eligible to
work on-campus part-time during the school year and full-time during vacation
Working on campus does not require getting any written permission
from the International Student Center or the Bureau of Citizenship and
Immigration Services (BCIS), and you can start working as soon as you begin
your studies at Seattle University. The best resource for finding jobs
off-campus is the Redhawk
Network, which has listings of off-campus jobs and internships in the
community. For on-campus positions, as well as guidance on resume drafting and
interview preparation, see the Seattle University Career
all international students can work on-campus for a maximum of 20 hours per
week. F-1/J-1 students who are in status and taking classes full-time are
eligible to work on-campus part time during the school year and full time
during vacation periods. To find listings of on-campus jobs, go to SU Online
and search the “Redhawk Network,” under the “Financial Information” category: www.suonline.edu
priority for on-campus jobs goes to “work study” students. Work-study students
are American students who are receiving a financial aid package from the government
which requires them to work on campus. International students are not eligible for work study.
Some offices may only be able to hire work-study students, while others may
have a budget for hiring non work-study students. Working on campus does not
require getting any written permission from the International Student Center
(ISC) or the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), and you can
start working as soon as you begin your studies at Seattle University.
off campus is only possible under certain conditions and always requires prior
approval from the BCIS and/or the ISC. Do
not work off campus without prior authorization!
The residential experience is
considered an important part
ofa student’s college education, and at Seattle University, all full-time freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. While living on campus, you are more likely to take
advantage of campus resources,
bemore involved in campus activities and educational programs, and have a much
better chance at achievinggreater academic success.
students to live on campus for six
consecutive quarters, not including summer terms. If you are turning 21 years
of age prior
to opening day of fall quarter you areeligible to live off campus. Exemptions to this requirement are limited to four categories: medical reasons, commuting from
home, married students, and study abroad. The Request
for Release from Housing Agreement Form must be submitted with documentation before decisions are made on the request. Graduate students and those not required to live on campus should check out the off campus housing and
information site at: http://www.seattleu.edu/housing/offcampushousing.aspx
Yes, after Seattle University has
received your enrollment confirmation, you must complete the online Housing
Application at http://www.seattleu.edu/housing/applying/.
SUBMIT A HOUSING APPLICATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Submitting this information will
helpthe Office of Housing and Residence Life determine your roommate and room assignment. Room assignment priority is based on the date of deposit and application.
Please note that all full-time freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
and purchase a meal plan.
Early move-in is
extended only to students deemed to be in legitimate need by Housing and Residence Life. In order to request an early check-in, you will
need to submit an Early
Move-In Request form to Housing and Residence Life, located in Campion Hall, Room 100, for consideration.
For students entering in the Fall Seattle University operates a number of
summer conferences that use up our available housing space in the Summer so
early move-in prior to the Orientation dates is usually very tight. Students
attending Fall orientation can often enter their on campus residence halls 2-3
days prior to the Orientation. Moving in prior to that is usually not allowed
due to summer conferences.
If you are interested in learning more about the residence halls, we recommend you visit the Housing and Residence
Life website at: http://www.seattleu.edu/housing.
Bellarmine, Campion, and Xavier are Seattle University’s
three traditional residence halls
thatprovide a variety of learning communities for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Many international students are placed in the learning communities of Xavier Global
House, which focuses on global
issues and cross-cultural
Each residence hall offers quiet study
rooms, lounges, and computer
labs. Washers, dryers,
and vending machines are also provided in each building. Students may use money placed on their campus
to operate these machines. Each
residence hall is smoke-free.
arethe most common residence hall room. There are a limited number of triple
rooms, and single
rooms, and are
ona space-available basis.
that your residence hall room is
not as large as
your bedroom at home and that you will be sharing space with a roommate.
All double occupancy
andfurnished with the following:
o Two twin
beds that can be bunked. Beds in Bellarmine and Chardin Halls are extra long twin beds.
o Two modular closets with drawer space for two people
o Two bulletin boards and a mirror
o A sink & a Micro-Fridge (combination microwaveand refrigerator in Bellarmine, Chardin, and Xavier only)
Services include wireless and residence hall network access, telephone capabilities, and basic cable TV. Residents must provide their own phone and television.
Yes, students are
only permitted to cook only in the kitchen areas of each residence hall. If your
room does not come with a micro-fridge, you are allowed to bring a mini refrigerator
(less than 3.5 cubic feet). Common area kitchens
are equipped with an oven, stove, and/or
The standard sizebed in the residence halls is known as a twin size bed. The measurements of a twin size bed are
approximately 39 inches
wide and 75 inches
long. Some beds may be up to 80 inches long if they are “extra long” twin
beds. A twin bed is
alsoknown as a single bed.
A Resident Assistant is an SU student who lives in the residence hall and provides leadership and support to the floor. Your
RA is there to serve
as a student resource, plan social
and educational activities, and help to build community
on the floor.
Inaddition to the RA staff, there is afull-time professional
Residence Hall Director (RHD)
in each hall with extensive training and education in student learning and development. If you are interested in being an RA, talk
toyour RA or RHD.
All students living in the residence halls
must choose a meal
oftheir Housing Application. Freshmen and sophomore students are required to have at least the Preferred Club meal plan. (Meal-plan changes may be made during the first
five class days of every quarter through Housing and Residence Life, located in Campion Hall, Room 100.)
Commuter students can put meal dollars on their Campus Card
any amount at a Value Transfer Station, the
Campus Card Office or
All food service at Seattle University
is managed by
Appétit, an award-winning company known for
its standards of
excellence and innovation in sustainable food service. Bon Appétit operates
five different food service locations
on campus: Cherry
Street Market, Hawk’s
NestBistro, The Cave, The Sidebar, and The Bottom Line. Bon Appétit encourages customer feedback
and gladly works with individual
students to meet special dietary
needs. For more information on Bon Appétit’s food service, menu and hours,
visit www.seattleu.edu/bon_appetit. Questions
canbe directed via the webpage or the office (206) 296-6310.
The Seattle University
is a very active one! We have many undergraduate and graduate clubs that students
participate in. These clubs vary
service, cultural/religious, political and sports
clubs. SU has an active International Club with members
from 40 different cultures that
organize many community
events. If there is not a club that meets your
needs, you may even form one of your own if you have enough interest.
Students may also choose to participate in the Student Events and Activities Council (SEAC) and student government organizations, the Associated Students of Seattle University
Graduate Student Council (GSC). For more information on Student Activities,
Aside from clubs
and organizations, SU
Recreational Sports has an extensive intramural sports
schedule where students have the opportunity to play flag football, soccer,
softball, basketball, and much more! They also offer outdoor
adventure trips, and there are
in the Connolly Center. For more information on Recreational Sports, visit: http://www.seattleu.edu/recsports/.
Finally, a great way to stay active and involved is
toclick on the “Upcoming Programs” link in the ISC website as that
is consistently updated with upcoming ISC programs. During each academic year the ISC
plans International Student Orientation (New Beginnings), the United Nations
Luncheon, The International Thanksgiving Dinner,
International Education Week, The International
in January, The I-Buddy Global
International Dinner Series, trips to Vancouver and other cities, Ski
Trips and other recreational sports.
Yes—the on-campus health
care center is located in Bellarmine 108. The health center offers on-campus
healthcare at minimal cost for many of your healthcare needs. The Student
Health Center provides the following specific services: wellness physicals,
women's annual exams, diagnosis and treatment of acute illness, management of
chronic medical problems, treatment of injuries, treatment of skin problems,
STD and pregnancy testing, medication management for depression, immunizations,
allergy shots, eating disorder management, laboratory services, and medical
Due to increased
undergraduate enrollment, there is no SU-owned housing available for graduate
students. In order to provide more housing for University students on our
campus, the University has entered into a cooperating arrangement with the
owners of The Douglas. The Douglas offers apartment suites with one to five
bedrooms, and is an option for upperclassmen, graduate students, and law
students. Head to www.thedouglasatseattleu.com to schedule a
visit. In addition more resources on off-campus housing are on the ISC website.
Seattle University has
many events that take place both on and off campus. The International Student
Center has its own events (such as I Week), which are advertised on the ISC
home page. There are also many non-ISC
events that take place over the course of the year—please see the campus calendar
for a schedule of upcoming events on the main Seattle U wbsite.
Seattle is a big city with
a lot of fun things to do. There are 25
neighborhoods in Seattle so be sure to explore them all while you are studying
abroad at SU. Some good things to see in Seattle are Pike Place Market, the
space needle, and the ferris wheel on Pier 57. There are also many good restaurants and
cafes, as well as art museums. For those
who like the outdoors, Seattle has lots of national forests with good hiking
and camping. For more information on things to do in Seattle, go to the Visit Seattle home page