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Commuter Students

Commuter Students

  • Welcome new commuter first year students! Check out New Student and Family Programs. Stay tuned for special departmental events for you this fall.

    The Lynn Collegium, home away from home for first year commuters, has Welcome Events just for you!

    The Lynn Collegium will be offering many activities during Welcome Week just for you - including a SLEEPOVER! Click here to find out  more!

    What is a commuter student?

    A student who does not live on campus; typically, commuter refers to a student living at home with his or her parents, but can also mean any student who lives off-campus.

    • 77% of the total Seattle University student population live off-campus
    • 59% (2500 students) undergraduates live off-campus
    • Over 2400 graduate students attend SU and live off- campus
    • 29% of the undergrad population entered as transfers; 86% live off-campus

    The key to success as a commuter student is taking full advantage of what is available and getting the most out of your college experience by being involved on campus. There are many ways to be involved on campus such as student employment, leadership workshops, Associated Student Government Association, and joining a club or organization.

    Resources for Commuter Students

    The Collegia Program

    Collegia spaces offer home-like environments in which commuter and transfer students can renew themselves between classes, meet with classmates and faculty in a relaxed setting, have conversations with friends, enjoy a snack or join in a special activity.

    Commuter Meal Plans

    We know that commuter students have unique needs when it comes to dining and food services. When you are not able to bring food with you, a flexible commuter meal plan is flexible enough to meet your needs.

    Lockers and Showers

    Seattle University offers lockers and showers for commuter students who choose to utilize these services. Learn more.

    Parking and Transportation

    For students commuting to Seattle University for classes, activities, and programs convenient parking and transportation is a must. We compiled information on both to assist you.

    Biking Resources

    For students that bike to campus, there are resources available such as secure bike racks, maps of Seattle bike routes, and information concerning bike policies and regulations.

    Off-Campus Housing

    The Department of Housing and Residence Life assists Seattle university students by providing a space for students to share off-campus housing opportunities.

    Campus Services

    In addition to programs, events, and services offered by Commuter & Transfer Student Life; the Seattle University community offers a great deal of services and resources to our students.

  • Contact

    Center for Orientation and Transition Programs (COTP)
    Student Center Building, STCN 320
    901 12th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122

     Phone: 206.296.2525 
    Fax: 206.296.6054