We are working to ensure that students are cared for in all dimensions of their Seattle University experience—academically, socially, spiritually and otherwise—whether those facets of campus life are delivered in person (at an appropriate distance) or virtually.
Seattle University will reopen campus for single occupancy housing in our university-managed residence halls. We previously announced plans for singles and doubles. While two students may still request to be roommates with one another in a double occupancy room, there will be limited exceptions granted. This change in student housing will allow for approximately 950 students to live on campus in single rooms, all billed at the lower double occupancy rate for the fall term. Student housing is also available through the privately owned and managed Vi Hilbert Hall and the Douglas apartments at their standard rates. If there is an unmet housing need beyond these options for the fall, students should contact Housing and Residence Life.
Residents will be assigned specific day/time appointments for check-in/move-in activities to better insure a safe, timely and controlled process. The move-in period will occur from August 31 to September 4 and, if necessary, extended forward a few days. The number of persons assisting a student move in will be two adults plus the student.
Residence hall floor lounges, study rooms, computer labs and game/TV rooms will be closed until Phase 4 status is achieved. Service desks will be retrofitted to create physical distancing between workers and students (i.e., plexiglass barriers, signage).
Rooms will be set aside for isolation and quarantine cases in the Yobi Apartments, Murphy Apartments and Chardin Hall.
Updated July 30, 2020
We are working with Redhawk Dining to provide a safe environment for students to eat on campus. There will be a significant emphasis on physical distancing and cleaning protocols. Capacity in dining areas will be limited and measures will be in place to control the flow of students in and out of dining areas. Many of the same features and offerings students have come to expect will still be available, although health guidelines will result in minimal made-to-order or self-serve meals. Grab-and-go options are being significantly expanded to help ensure plenty of variety on a daily basis.
Note that only roommates are permitted to sit at two-person tables with one another. Diners are not permitted to sit at two-person tables with another person unless that person is a roommate. Diners are limited to dining with one roommate, for a maximum of two persons at the same table.
Face coverings can be removed while eating but must be worn at all other times on-campus, whether indoors or outdoors.
Seattle University is designated with ICE/SEVP as hybrid for the fall term, and new international students who cannot physically attend in the fall may begin their program online and defer the beginning of their F-1 student visa status to a later term.
Updated July 30, 2020
We plan to employ as many student workers as possible on campus or remotely while maintaining a safe and healthy workplace consistent with public health guidelines and the university’s Return to the Campus Workplace plan.
For more information on what is expected of faculty and staff employing student workers, please visit Remote vs. On-Campus Student Employment.
Updated July 30, 2020
Students will receive more detailed information in the coming weeks from the Division of Student Development on the full range of student life, care and engagement issues.
The Student Support Center is your one-stop area for more information and support.
The NCAA and Western Athletic Conference continue to plan for the resumption of sports this fall. A phased return to campus for conditioning and training activities will begin with basketball, soccer, volleyball and cross country student-athletes prior to the start of the fall term. Either Phase 2 or Phase 3 guidance will be applied as those sports begin activity depending on King County’s status. All athletic-related activities, including conditioning, training and home competition, will be conducted in coordination with state, local and university guidelines. COVID-19 surveillance and testing protocols for student-athletes will be in place as and where needed.