The health, safety and well-being of our students and university community is paramount. Seattle U continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We are acting according to public health guidance and directives and the most up-to-date information. Our website is updated regularly to reflect the latest developments. Emergency strategies to increase social distancing and slow the spread of the virus are a key regional public health priority.

Help Us Support Public Health Efforts

Social distancing remains our best defense against COVID-19. Students, faculty and staff are asked to please notify Seattle University Public Safety as soon as possible at or 206-296-5990 in the following situations:

  • If you remain on campus or have contact with campus members and develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 even if testing has not been done or has not come back yet;
  • You have been diagnosed, tested or suspected to have COVID-19;
  • You have been asked to self-quarantine because of close contact to a confirmed case or travel from area with a travel warning; or
  • You have been directed to self-isolate but are unable to appropriately separate yourself from your roommates.

Updated information on community members who have a confirmed case of COVID-19 can be found on our COVID-19 Confirmed Cases page.

UPDATED: May 18, 2020 – 12:30 p.m.

Public Health Directive on Face Coverings

Effective May 18, 2020, Seattle & King County Public Health issued a Health Directive on face coverings in most public settings. The university fully intends to incorporate this directive into campus life once our operations expand under the governor’s phased reopening plan. Look forward to receiving more information about wearing face coverings on campus in the coming weeks. In the meantime, all individuals on campus are asked to follow Public Health’s updated directive and wear face coverings over their noses and mouths in indoor settings where others are present and in outdoor settings where social distancing is not possible. Everyone should have a face covering on hand and ready for use at all times when on campus.
May 18, 2020

Fall Reopening Message to Continuing Students and Families

In a message to continuing students and families, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., shared additional information about the university’s goal to reopen in the fall with as much in-person instruction as is safely possible consistent with the state’s Safe Start phased reopening plan and public health guidance.
May 14, 2020

Fall Reopening Message to Incoming Students and Families

In a message to incoming students and families, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., shared additional information about the university’s goal to reopen in the fall with as much in-person instruction as is safely possible consistent with the state’s Safe Start phased reopening plan and public health guidance.
May 14, 2020

Temporary Extension of Vacation Benefit Carryover

Human Resources provided information on a temporary extension of Seattle U’s vacation benefit carryover.  This year, SU will delay the deduction of excess days to September 1, 2020, so that staff are able to take paid time away during the summer months. In an ordinary year, excess vacation accrual hours cannot be carried over as of July 1 each year, but due to this extraordinary COVID-19 situation we are making this one-time extension.
May 8, 2020

Update on Planning for Summer Operations and Fall Reopening: A Message from the President

President Stephen V. Sundborg provided a follow-up to his April 30 announcement that Seattle University intends to re-open for the Fall 2020-21 academic year. “We hope and intend to reopen this fall for the return of students, with a likely mix of in-person and virtual classes, and to discuss the anticipated gradual restart of campus operations later this summer.”
May 4, 2020

Stay Home Order Extended Through May 31

On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued Executive Order 20-25, “Stay Home – Stay Healthy,” to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). On Thursday, April 2, Governor Inslee extended this order through May 4, 2020. On May 1, Governor Inslee extended the order once again, this time through May 31, 2020.

The university circulated guidance regarding the Governor’s original “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” proclamation on March 24. The university is recirculating its prior guidance.
May 1, 2020

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