Sullivan Leadership Award
Sullivan Finalists’ Day

Sullivan Finalists’ Day

  • Friday, February 26, 2016
    12:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

    Invitation Only

    Participation is open to all invited Sullivan Leadership Award finalists.

    Student Check-In

    Sullivan finalists will be welcomed and registered in the Casey atrium inside the main door of the Casey building beginning at 11:45. Click here for a printable map of campus

    Family Member Arrival

    Up to two family members are invited to join their students in the Student Center Hearth at 5:00 PM for a reception followed by a dinner. During the afternoon when your student is participating in Finalists' Day activities, we encourage you to explore the many great restaurants, coffee shops and stores surrounding our campus. Use our handy Things to Do in Our Neighborhood to find your way. 


    Suggested dress for Finalist's Day is "smart casual." 

    The Speech and Interview

    Finalists have been sent a copy of Locked Down, Locked Out and a speech prompt.  Finalists will present a five-minute speech on the speech prompt included with the book and will also interview with a subgroup of Sullivan Selection Committee members. Finalists should also be prepared to answer a few short questions about their speech after presenting. You may have note cards in hand for your speech, but no other presentation media will be allowed. We encourage you to prepare for the interview as you would a job interview by practicing spoken responses to questions about your interests and experiences.


    Travel Planning

    Should coming to Seattle on the 26th prove to be a financial hardship, please contact the Admissions Office to request assistance with on-campus housing, transportation, and/or meals for Finalists before February 16th.

    Hotels: Seattle is located between First Hill and Capitol Hill in Seattle and is in close proximity to the downtown hotel corridor.  Here are a few of our recommendations near campus:

       Hotel Name   Distance from SU   Address 
       Silver Cloud Hotel - Broadway 0.1 mi. 1100 Broadway Ave 
       Sorrento Hotel      0.4 mi.      900 Madison St
       Homewood Suites by Hilton 0.7 mi.      1011 Pike St     
       Crowne Plaza Seattle      0.9 mi. 1113 6th Ave     
       Sheraton Seattle Hotel 0.9 mi      1400 6th Ave     
       Motif Seattle      1.0 mi      1415 5th Ave
       The Westin Seattle 1.4 mi 1900 5th Ave
       SpringHill Suites Seattle       1.4 mi      1800 Yale Ave  
    Transportation:  Airport Light Rail | Shuttle Express 

    The Murphy Garage is on James St. between Broadway and 12th Ave. Tell the attendant that you will be joining us for Sullivan Finalists' Day. The Broadway Parking Garage entrance is located at Broadway and E. Columbia. Click here to download a map of campus

    Airport: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) serves the Seattle metropolitan area with more than 30 airlines. The airport is located about 15 miles south of downtown and Seattle University. To travel to SU from the airport, you can take a taxi (fare is approximately $40-50 one way) or use the Link Light Rail and King County Metro (total fare would be approximately $5.50 one way, per person).

    Amtrak Train: Three Amtrak routes serve Seattle: Empire Builder, Coast Starlight and Amtrak Cascades. Trains stop at King Street Station, located at 303 S. Jackson St, about one mile from campus. To get to SU from King Street, take a Metro Bus or short taxi ride.

    Greyhound Bus: Seattle's Greyhound bus station is located at 811 Stewart Street, about 1.5 miles from Seattle University. 

    Questions about Sullivan Finalists' Day?


    Should you have questions about Sullivan Finalists' Day, please contact Lisa Smith via or call (206) 296-5803.