The Seattle University educational experience prepares students to be leaders who serve the common good through the lens of Jesuit values and social justice. We support alumni in their efforts continue to explore their commitment to the Seattle U mission and a desire for Ignatian spirituality.

ISC and SUAA Partnership for Spiritual Programming

The Seattle University Alumni Association is officially partnering with the Ignatian Spirituality Center (ISC) to offer Ignatian and Jesuit Catholic program offerings directly to alumni. The ISC offers a wide variety of programs and retreats which aim to meet people of all faith traditions wherever they are in their spiritual journey and to help them deepen and explore their relationship with God.

By the River: A Summer Ignatian Retreat in Everyday Life

Seattle U alumni are invited to the annual Summer Ignatian Retreat in Everyday Life hosted by our partner, the Ignatian Spirituality Center (ISC). 

While sitting facing the river Cardoner, St. Ignatius was transformed, coming to an understanding of things in such a way that “everything seemed new to him.” During this challenging time, press pause and turn your face to the “river running deep" through life as you connect with people of faith to pray that God may open our understanding and help us to see things anew.
Monday, July 27-Thursday, July 30
7-8:30 p.m. PST | Presentations and small groups
8:30-9 a.m. PST | Optional morning prayers (Tuesday-Thursday)
Presented by Matt Holland, S.J., Ross Hays and a female presenter
Online via Zoom

In this retreat, the ISC offers you four evenings of presentations based on a modified version of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. You will receive prayer handouts to help you reflect and integrate the content into your life either on your own or within the context of the optional morning prayer on Tuesday-Thursday mornings. The retreat will end with the familiar liturgy where the group can share graces.

Dave Anderson, S.J.

Father Dave serves as the chaplain for alumni and caters to the spiritual needs of the SU alumni community, celebrating life's milestones such as baptisms, weddings and funerals and providing spiritual guidance. He is committed to supporting you throughout your life in spiritual and pastoral ways.

Contact Fr. Dave at

Additional Resources

Summer Small Group Offerings  

Camous ministry is offering opportunities for gathering in community throughout the Summer where you can explore the big questions at the intersections of faith, justice, and community. Summer Offerings include prayer gatherings and small discussion groups.

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Jesuit Friends & Alumni Network 

Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network (JFAN) groups are located in cities around the country, providing networking and fellowship opportunities for alumni of Jesuit high schools and universities who want to learn more about Ignatian spirituality. 

Each city operates its own events. Learn about JFAN events near you.

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Chapel of St. Ignatius

Ecumenical Chapel

Seattle U’s Multifaith Prayer Room and Ecumenical Chapel in Campion Tower offers a quiet place for Christians and non-Christian denominations to reflect and pray.

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Alumni, students and staff answer the question, "What does Jesuit mean to me?"