1,644 Seattle University community members participated in the 2020 campus-wide commuting survey! Learn more about the SU commuting survey here.
Seattle University provides employees and students with financial incentives to bike, bus, car/vanpool and walk to campus. See the many benefits for each below!
Commuter Collegium: "The Commuter Link"
The "Commuter Link" is a community and resource space for all commuter students, staffed by current SU students. The Collegium provides a welcoming "home away from home" environment that supports the day-to-day needs of the complex lives of commuter students through study space, kitchen facilities and snack system, access to campus resources, computers, books and newspapers. Learn more about the Commuter Link here.
Electric Vehicle Stations and Campus Fleet
The university has 10 level 2 electric vehicle recharging stations. With a valid university parking permit, the electric vehicle chargers may be used at no additional fee. Learn more about electric vehicle charging at SU here.
Electric vehicles make up one-third of our SU campus fleet.
Employees pay $12.54per month for a university subsidized Transit Pass that includes bus and train travel across three counties and an emergency taxi ride home if needed.
Transit Pass holders receive a complementary virtual parking card for up to 15 days of parking per quarter should they need to park on campus.
A 72% subsidy is offered to employees using walk-on ferry service. Car ferry service is not eligible for subsidy.
The university subsidizes student Transit Passes at 50%.
A limited number of daily ORCA bus passes for students are available for check out at the Student Center (ConnectSU Hub). Daily ORCA passes are meant for short-term transportation needs and to reduce the environmental impact of a student's trip in the Seattle area.
The university offers a guaranteed ride home program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation. The university pays for a taxi ride or Lyft ride home in case of an emergency for employees who do not take their car to work - these employees are typically Orca Transit pass users, or are of part of a carpool, vanshare, or vanpool. For questions, call Public Safety at (206) 296-5990. Learn more.
King County Metro supplies a van for a group of employees and students to commute together, or provides access to other institution's vanpools commuting between similar locations. The group shares Metro's van use fee and Seattle University waives the on-campus parking fee for vans parked on campus. Learn more