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.
The university’s residence halls will be open for single and double occupancy with an assigned bed capacity of 1,732 students (about 90 percent normal capacity).
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).
The Yobi Apartments, which includes 45 beds in single occupancy rooms, will be set aside for isolation and quarantine cases.
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.
The International Student Center intends to apply for and expects to be granted an extension for international students who have a need to access their education virtually until they are able to attend in person.
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.
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.