Reopening & COVID Policies

Seattle University continues to base its decisions and policies on the latest public health guidance. Any changes to the university’s policies and practices relating to Fall Opening and COVID-19 will be shared as soon as the university reviews the updated guidelines and determines what steps will be needed or remain in place to continue protecting our campus community as we return to an in-person learning environment.

COVID-19 Face Covering Policy

Seattle University’s COVID-19 Face Covering Policy is adopted pursuant to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L &I) workplace requirements for preventing COVID-19, the Washington State Department of Health Order of the Secretary of Health, and Governor Inslee’s Proclamation for Institutions of Higher Education. Seattle University’s Face Covering Policy is intended to help control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the Seattle U campus and broader community.

UPDATED: Policy on Face Coverings

The following information applies to vaccinated individuals. Current public health guidance and university policy requires unvaccinated individuals to wear face coverings indoors. Read More

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Seattle University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an authorized vaccine, unless the individual has an approved authorized exemption. 

Our policy is in place in an effort to help protect the health and safety of the Seattle University community and general public by preventing the transmission of COVID-19 through effective and safe authorized vaccines and to allow the University to engage in in-person instruction, lectures, research, operations, co-curricular activities and other activities by being a “fully vaccinated campus” under Governor Inslee’s Proclamation for Institutions of Higher Education (20-12.3).

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Interim Guidance for On-Campus Gatherings

This guidance applies to general on-campus gatherings of students, faculty, staff and visitors from the date of publication through September 6, 2021. After September 6, this guidance will no longer apply, but Seattle U’s COVID-19 Face Covering Policy will remain in effect. This guidance does not apply to Athletics or academic programs. This guidance replaces all previously-issued COVID-19 guidance for on-campus gatherings of students, faculty and staff, including the Division of Student Development’s In-Person Programming Requirements and C-CAP’s Interim Guidance for Essential Business Gatherings.

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Travel Policy

Effective August 5, 2021, per CDC guidance on domestic and international travel, Seattle University related travel is permitted for fully vaccinated individuals.

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