News & Updates

Support for Students Impacted by Hurricane Ian

Written by James Willette, Ph.D.
October 3, 2022

Dear Students:

As we begin the academic year, the Office of the Dean of Students is writing to express our support those impacted by Hurricane Ian. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are now embarking on a long and difficult road to recovery. If you and your family have been impacted by these disasters, there are several resources available to you at Seattle University to support you during this difficult time.  

Academic Support

For academic support and resources, please contact your academic advisor or the dean’s office of your school/college. Contact information for the schools/colleges can be found here:

Housing & Residence Life (Campion Hall 100 : 206-296-6305)

For students who may need to arrive early or remain in campus housing over break periods due to displacement, please call Housing & Residence Life. Short-term emergency housing may also be available for non-residential students displaced by these events. Your building Area Coordinator, Assistant Area Coordinator, and RAs are great resources for additional support and care throughout the year.

Food Security Resources

Health & Wellness Resources

TimelyCare (Virtual/Online)
Available 24/7

Seattle University offers access to 24/7 medical and mental telehealth for enrolled students from anywhere in the United States through our partner, TimelyCare. This service provides a great supplement to our existing on-campus health and wellness services with no out-of-pocket cost or insurance requirement. Access TimelyCare using your Seattle University credentials at

Campus Ministry (Student Center 120 : 206-296-6075)

Campus Ministry is one of the many resources on campus that provides an open and hospitable community and is committed to caring for students as whole people. All students, of any religious, secular, or spiritual background, can talk with Campus Ministers as they process life experiences such as: grief or loss of any kind, major life adjustments, spiritual or religious questions and practices, stress, interpersonal challenges, finding community, and more.  Fill out the form on our website or stop by our office (Student Center 120) to connect with a Campus Minister. We welcome all undergraduate, graduate, and law students to seek support from a member of the Campus Ministry team or other ministry partners at any point during their time at SU.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) (206-296-6090)

CAPS provides confidential short-term group and individual psychotherapy for students and referral services for those requiring specialized longer-term care.  These services are provided free of charge to enrolled students.  CAPS currently offers to tele-counseling options for students who currently reside in Washington State. CAPS staff are licensed to practice in WA state only. For students who reside outside of WA, CAPS can assist you with tele-counseling referrals in your area.  All clinical services are confidential. 

Office of the Dean of Students (Student Center 140 : 206-296-6060)

The Office of the Dean of Students is available to offer support and to help students identify on- or off-campus resources that may be helpful during this difficult time. Limited financial assistance may be available for those needing to replace basic school supplies, personal care items, identification cards, and other smaller items. The Office of the Dean of Students can also assist in identifying off-campus sources of support for food, transportation, and other basic needs. Email for assistance.

 Crisis Resources

If you are experiencing an emotional or psychological crisis and need immediate assistance, please call the Department of Public Safety at 206-296-5911, call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.

CAPS Mental Health Resources

CAPS has compiled a helpful list of resources related to mental health support on their website at

Crisis Connections (Off-Campus Crisis Line)


Crisis Connections connects people in King County with physical, emotional, and financial crisis to services that will be of help.

Available 24/7

Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Off-Campus Crisis Line)


The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Available 24/7

Crisis Text Line (Off-Campus Crisis Text Line)

Text HOME to 741741

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. 

Available 24/7

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by these disasters. Please let us know how we can help and support you during this difficult time.


James Willette, Ph.D.
Associate Provost & Dean of Students