Commuter and Transfer Student Life
Students Who Are Parents

Students Who Are Parents

  • Access and success is here for you! Whether you are a new student-parent at Seattle University or a current one, we can provide you with the support you need to achieve your educational goals.

    Commuter & Transfer Student Life has put together a brochure packed with helpful resources, both on and off campus, for students who are parents. You can pick up a copy in our office located in the Pigott Pavillion for Leadership Suite 180, or download the brochure.

    As an undergraduate or graduate student with children, you have many responsibilities. Take advantage of these resources to help you succeed as a student and parent.

    Students Who Are Parents (SWAP)

    SWAP is a loose organization of Seattle University's undergrads, graduate students and law school students who gather occasionally for advocacy, coalition building, and friendship. SWAP urges Seattle University to develop or support a day care facility for its students, faculty and staff. SWAP stands for Students Who Are Parents, a student organization that assists non-traditional students who have children. Kerani Mitchell is this year’s representative.

    For questions about SWAP, please contact , or call Commuter and Transfer Student Life at 296-6291 for more information.  

    Resources for Students Who Are Parents

    Child Care Resources.Org

    Child Care Resources (CCR) provides several options so your family can find the best solution to fit your particular needs. The CCR database includes licensed child care centers, family child care programs, license-exempt preschools and school age programs.

    Lactation Space

    There is now a primary location for the campus lactation room, located in a shared space in the University Services Building, 201b. Please contact Public Safety ahead of time at 206-296-5990 to coordinate use of this room. The Student Health Center also offers a lactation space as is allowed when all of the clinic rooms are not in use. Please call the SHC at 206-296-6300 or contact the SHC at to arrange use of our clinic rooms.

    Diaper Changing Tables

    There are now changing tables in the library bathrooms as well as the first floor men's and women's bathrooms of the Student Center (STCN).

    Tender Loving Care (Sick Child Daycare)

    NOTICE: Unfortunately, we received notice that Virginia Mason will be closing this service on March 31.
    Conveniently located to Seattle University, Virginia Mason's Tender Loving Care offers a warm and nurturing place to take your sick child, giving you the confidence that he or she will be well cared for while you are on campus. There is a one-time registration fee of $10, but otherwise Seattle University fully subsidizes the costs for eligible students. Registration Form (PDF)

    SWAP Listserv

    A listserv for students who are parents to connect, share resources, and find support. If you would like to have your email address added to the SWAP listserv, please notify us at .

    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

    Commuter and Transfer Student Life (CTSL)
    Pigott Pavillion for Leadership, Suite 180
    901 12th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122

     Phone: 206.296.6291 
    Fax: 206.296.6054