Student Development
Graduate Students

Graduate Students

  • Under the auspices of the Office of the Vice President of Student Development and the offices throughout Seattle University, the SU staff provides outreach to graduate students through a variety of programs, services, and advocacy efforts. Working together with faculty, staff, and student organizations, the university administration provides both academic and non-academic support to the graduate student community, in the service of developing the whole person and furthering the University's mission.

    The Graduate Student Services website is designed to be a resource for graduate students in their academic pursuits and co-curricular experiences.


    Athletics aims to champion the holistic development of student-athletes to inspire a vital and engaging campus community through the development and maintenance of a premier, nationally prominent Division I athletics program, in the spirit of the Jesuit tradition.

    Campus Ministry

    Campus Ministry provides many opportunities to grow spiritually, learn more about yourself, share your gifts and talents, and build community with others. We welcome and support persons of all faith traditions.

    Career Services

    Career Services at Seattle University welcomes undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni. We invite you to take advantage of our services. Whether you are starting on the path toward your first career or your fifth we are devoted to making sure you have the skills, information and resources you need to succeed. The goal of Career Services is to partner with you through your career journey and be of any assistance possible, while encouraging you along the way.

    McGoldrick Collegium

    The McGoldrick Collegium, in the Hunthausen Buillding, is a home-like environment for graduate students. It is a place to study, to renew yourself between classes, or to meet with classmates in a relaxed setting. The colleigum includes a small kitchen, comfortable sofas, reading lamps, study tables, computers, printers and access to snacks from an honor bar.

    Counseling & Psychological Services

    CAPS' mission rests upon the Jesuit and humanistic values of self-reflection, life-long learning and the development of the whole person. Our services enable students to fully participate in and contribute to the academic and community life of Seattle University. CAPS promotes the psychological health of students and the campus community through preventative programming, clinical interventions and professional consultation.

    Disabilities Services

    The Disabilities Services office coordinates appropriate accommodations, assisting students to deepen their self-knowledge, academic competence and advocacy skills. It also promotes a campus environment that is welcoming and accessible to persons with disabilities. Students can consult with the Disabilities Specialist prior to and while enrolled in a graduate program.

    Graduate Student Council

    The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is a representative group of graduate students from across campus that volunteers their time to improve graduate student life at Seattle University. The mission of the GSC is to enhance the graduate student experience, foster development of a diverse graduate student community and support the mission of Seattle University. We are also a source of funding for graduate student organized events such as community service opportunities, social networking activities (i.e. Grads at the Garage) and professional development events. In addition, we work to build alliances with Student Government of Seattle University, the School of Law Student Bar Association, and Seattle University Administration.

    Housing & Residence Life

    Due to increased undergraduate enrollment, there is no SU-owned housing available for graduate students. The Douglas, Seattle University's newest housing option, opened Fall2011. 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. Offering apartment suites with one to five bedrooms,the Douglas is an option for 257 upperclassmen, graduate, and law students desiring the convenience of on-campus living but the privacy and independence of off-campus housing. Head to to schedule a visit. The Douglas is a privately owned and managed property for Seattle U students.

    The International Center.

    The ISC is a focal point for activities and programs of a cultural, educational and social nature, and is a gathering place for graduate and undergraduate students and student organizations. The ISC provides assistance to our international students in all matters pertaining to immigration, visa status, document certification, employment authorization and more. Every year, the ISC sponsors several workshops on immigration-related issues. Our office also offers cultural adjustment and academic assistance to our international students. The ISC lounge offers SU graduate and undergraduate students a place to relax, meet new people from all over the world, and watch a large satellite TV to enjoy sports, movies and more.

    Leadership Development

    Leadership Development believes that all SU students have the capacity to lead, whether in their career, their family life, their community or on campus. Our mission is to support students in their development as leaders through self-knowledge, skill building, practical application and reflection. Grounded in a specifically Jesuit Catholic tradition, we integrate elements of the formation process, such as reflection and a community approach, as well as purpose for leadership, such as service to others and as an expression of one's vocation.

    Lemieux Library

    The Lemieux Library offers services to help students in preparing class assignments and research, including inter-library loans, on-line bibliographic searches, on-line and CD-ROM databases, photocopiers, and quiet places to study.

    Multicultural Affairs

    The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is responsible for providing advocacy, education, and celebration around multiculturalism and diversity to the entire campus community, including the graduate student population! The majority of OMA programs are inclusive and open to all members of the Seattle University campus community.

    Office of Public Safety

    The Seattle University Public Safety Department is committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for the university community. The Public Safety Department team operates on a philosophy that promotes the positive nature of the urban education and living experiences for our students, faculty, staff and guests, and strives to be "model neighbors" to the local community where we work and live. The Office of Public Safety also handles all parking permits.

    University Recreation

    University Recreation offers programs, services, and facilities that contribute to the holistic development of the individual. Students, faculty, and staff of the university are able to access facilities for informal recreation at no additional charge to the participant. Some recreational facilities available for usage include the Connolly Center, Championship Field track and tennis courts, and Logan Field. University Recreation is a vital component of life on the campus of Seattle University as it provides the community with opportunities to recreate in a positive and socially responsible manner.


    The Registrar bears the ultimate responsibility for the operation and functioning of the University Registrar's Office. This includes, but is not limited to employee and budget management, annual planning, representation on University committees and task forces. Additionally, the Registrar is responsible for understanding and applying legal and governmental regulations, such as FERPA, as they apply to student records and academic policies.

    Student Financial Services

    Student Financial Services strives for the efficient administration of student accounts and financial aid and to offer a flexible array of services to students pursuing their educational dreams. The different services that they provide include registration information, student accounts, financial aid, and student employment.

    The Student Health Center

    The Student Health Center provides primary care to all enrolled students regardless of type of insurance or lack of insurance. The Health Center is staffed by Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioners and Medical Assistants. A small fee is charged for services requiring laboratory testing and prescription medications are available at a minimal cost. The Student Health Center also provides most immunizations to students at cost. All services are confidential and no information is released without student permission, unless required by law

    Office of Wellness and Health Promotion

    The Office Wellness and Health Promotion promote good health practices through education, prevention, collaboration and peer support. Feel free to drop by and learn about health and wellness issues, attend an event or workshop, or contribute to a healthy campus environment by joining other students on the Peer Health Action Team (PHAT). Issues and activities include nutrition and physical activity, alcohol awareness, managing stress and finding balance, substance abuse awareness, sexual health and safety, disordered eating, healthy choices and more.