Commuting to SU

Commuter Collegia

  • Five Collegia provide beautiful and welcoming "home away from home" environments that support the day-to-day needs of the complex lives of commuters through study space, kitchen facilities and snack system, access to campus resources, computers, books and newspapers.
  • One Collegium serves freshmen commuters from all programs enabling a focus on that important transition to college and building relationships with other students.
  • Other Collegia serve particular academic populations, such as the Reidy for junior and senior students and the McGoldrick collegium for graduate, adult learner undergraduates. Learn more.

ORCA Passes and Public Transit

  • Seattle University has partnered with King County Metro's ORCA LIFT program to make discounted ORCA cards easily accessible to SU students, faculty, and staff! Learn how to get yours.
  • ORCA passes work on the Seattle...
    • Metro 
    • Light Rail
    • Streetcars
    • Sounder Train
    • Water Taxi
    • Ferries
    • Pro tip: Input your destination into Google Maps, click the 'bus' icon, and it will give you route options, taking into account all of the above transportation options. You can even set your departure and arrival times!

Bike Commuting

  • Register your bike, plan a safe bike route to campus, find a map of campus bike racks, sign up for the secure, covered bike lot; rent a locker in the Student Center and use the shower.  Learn more.

Walkers Incentives

  • Employees who are registered walkers receive a complementary parking card for five days of parking each month should they need to park on campus. Learn more.

Carpool and Rideshare Services

  • Interested in car- or vanpools? Discounted carpool parking permits are available!
  • Zipcar is a car-sharing company which rents cars by the hour. A car is reserved at a moment's notice or in advance through an online reservation. Hourly rates include gas and insurance. Leave your car at home and use the Zipcar for occasional trips. A variety of cars are parked near campus. 
  • Car2Go is a car-sharing company that provides a fleet of free-floating, Smart ForTwo cars distributed all over Seattle. Members use the car for as long as they like without committing to a specific return time or location. They can finish the trip in any authorized parking space within the car2go Home Area. By-the-minute rates include fuel, insurance, parking and maintenance.




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