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    Student life at Seattle University extends well beyond the classroom.

    Seattle is an entrepreneurial city, tech hub and a learning laboratory. There are plenty of success stories at SU that begin with internships and end with careers in the Puget Sound region, home to businesses such as Microsoft, Boeing, Costco, Starbucks, Eddie Bauer, REI, PACCAR, Nordstrom, UPS, the Gates Foundation and many more local organizations with a global impact.

    Hundreds of SU students take advantage of the location and the university’s close proximity to major hospitals and biotech companies, internationally known music and theater venues, eclectic museums, acclaimed restaurants and more. Plus, outdoor enthusiasts can get their fix at one of several ski resorts -- most under an hour from the city -- or by taking in the majestic beauty of the region through a day hike.

    If you prefer getting around on two wheels, Seattle has you covered: bike paths weave throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods like an intricate tapestry. If you’re a shopper, downtown is minutes from campus and offers high-end retailers amid locally owned businesses, plus the iconic Pike Place Market. Then there’s the coffee, synonymous with Seattle, with inviting cafes on most every corner.

    Seattle is a mammoth music city with so many choices, it’s tough to pick just one concert a weekend. (Be sure to save the date for Battle of the Bands, a popular campus tradition Feb. 28 in Campion Ballroom that offers student bands an opportunity to compete for prizes and bragging rights; and in the spring, Quadstock, an annual outdoor music and arts festival on campus.)

    If sports are your game, consider SU basketball at KeyArena at Seattle Center in the shadow of the Space Needle. 

    Seattle University feeds off the energy of the Emerald City, creating learning experiences and adventures year-round.