Information for Self-Isolation

If you have a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, you will be asked to self-isolate. If you live on or near campus, you may be directed to self-isolate in designated on-campus isolation housing. Information about self-isolating in on-campus housing is provided below:

Basic Rules:

  • Stay in your room. Only leave your room to do laundry or to pick up a food delivery. Please do this only after 5PM.
  • Do not leave your residence unless directed to do so.
  • Wear a face mask when you go if you need to go into any area outside of your room.
  • Please disinfect any surfaces you touch outside of your room.
  • Students experiencing worsening symptoms while in isolation may be referred to the emergency department of local hospitals for consideration of hospitalization. Contact Public Safety’s emergency line at 206-296-5911 if you experience severe symptoms while in self-isolation.
  • Please be in contact with the Student Health Center to do regular check-ins. The Student Health Center will reach out to you via phone or email.
  • If you feel ill and feel you need medical attention, please contact Public Safety at 206-296-5990 before leaving the building.
  • You will be provided with a large red moving bin to move into your isolation space. When you are done with your red moving bin, please leave it in the building lobby.


  • You may use your food plan to get food deliveries from dining.
  • To order groceries and boxed items from campus dining please utilize the Boost mobile app. More information can be found here.
  • To order meals, use the special link emailed to you. You will also receive contact information for the dining services managers upon starting your self-isolation.
  • We encourage you to bring, if possible, a day’s worth of food/snacks until you are able to submit orders mentioned above.

Items to Bring:

Your room will come with basic linens, but we suggest bringing extra pillows and blankets. Please bring:

  • Toiletries
  • Clothing for multiple days
  • Laptop/computer
  • Any food you want to bring with you
  • Books
  • Cleaning supplies

Remember, you may need to be in the isolation space for 10 days or more. Bring what will help you to be comfortable.


  • If you wish to use the Internet in your room (or you use streaming services, play online games, etc.), we recommend using the ethernet cable provided to you.

Student Health Center:

  • The Student Health Center will be monitoring your symptoms Mon-Fri while you are in isolation and help determine when you can end isolation. You will need to complete a daily questionnaire at the Student Medical Portal Click on the header COVID-19 to access the questionnaire. If you have any questions, call the SHC at 206-296-6300.

Public Health Contact Tracers:

  • You will likely be contacted by a Public Health contract tracer. Your cooperation is important in keeping our community safe.
  • Click here to read what you can expect.


  • Communication with your faculty and college is important if being in isolation will impact your attendance or class requirements. They will not be automatically notified, so please reach out to them as necessary.
  • If you would like assistance from the Dean of Students office, please contact them at
  • The cell phone number of your primary point of contact on the case management team will be emailed to you. They can assist you with any questions, concerns, or needs. Outside of their working hours, contact the on-duty case management team at 206-296-6475 (answered by Public Safety after-hours).


  • Office of the Dean of Students 
    In support of Seattle University's mission, the Office of the Dean of Students is committed to helping all students at Seattle University be fully engaged and successful in their educational experiences inside and out of the classroom. Our office connects students with support services, such as referrals to emergency resources for food, emergency housing, and wellness.  Visit to learn about how we can support you, or contact the Dean of Students directly at   
  • Counseling & Psychological Services 
    CAPS provides confidential short-term group and individual psychotherapy for students and referral services for those requiring specialized longer term care.  These services are provided free of charge to enrolled students.  Due to the current stay-at-home order, CAPS has transitioned to tele-counseling options for students who currently reside in Washington State. CAPS staff are licensed to practice in WA state only. For students who reside outside of WA, CAPS can assist you with tele-counseling referrals in your area.  All clinical services are confidential.   
  • Sanvello App 
    Download in the iOS or Android App Store 
    All Seattle University students get free, premium access to this very helpful app that provides daily tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community. The app includes features that are based on cognitive behavioral therapy & mindfulness meditation. 
    Available 24/7 
  • Campus Ministry 
    Campus Ministry provides an open and hospitable community to gather in friendship, conversation, discernment and understanding of what one’s purpose is in life, regardless of one’s faith background.  Campus Ministry is so much more than an office. We're a community made up of people like you. During these days when we're physically distant from one another, our relationships remain strong. There's still many ways to engage in the big questions with Campus Ministry, from one-on-one conversations with a member of our team, to retreat offerings, scripture reflections, small groups, and weekly hangouts together (from your own) couch. We remain committed more than ever to being your companions and conversation partners.  Visit the Campus Ministry website for more information at 
  • Wellness & Health Promotion and Health & Wellness Crew (HAWC) 
    Wellness and Health Promotion along with the student based Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) empower healthy decision making through education, prevention, and peer support. We think about wellness holistically with physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social components central to how we approach our work. At Seattle U there is more to being healthy than eating right and exercising! Staff are available via phone and Zoom in Spring Quarter to discuss physical wellness, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, as well as healthy relationships. We work with students individually to provide resources and help develop a plan for sustainable wellbeing. Learn more about how to engage with our team and strategies to stay well at 
  • COVID-19 Updates & Information 
    Find updates and information about the university’s response to COVID-19 and what you can do if you are experiencing symptoms at 
  • Virtual Student Support Center 
    206-202-5907 (Call) or 206-202-4341 (Text) 
    Find answers to frequently asked questions about programs, services, and resources available to support you at the newly-created Virtual Student Support Center.  You can find answers related to distance learning, financial aid, housing, wellness resources, commencement, and many other topics on this page.  Visit to learn more. 
  • Food Security Resources 
    Office of Multicultural Affairs Food Security Initiatives: 
    List of Off-Campus Food Security Resources: 

Crisis Resources 

If you are experiencing an emotional or psychological crisis and need immediate assistance, please call the Department of Public Safety at 206-296-5911, call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.