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Quick Facts

  • Fall 2021 End Date: The last day of in-person classes for fall quarter is Tues 11/23 to reduce holiday travel. The remainder of fall quarter/finals will be online unless indicated by the instructor. The academic calendar can be found here.
  • Positive Covid Test: Please email covid-19-report@seattleu.edu if you get a positive test and Public Safety will reach out to you with next steps.
  • Covid Testing Kiosk at SU: Curative offers free Covid tests by appointment from 9AM-3PM M-F at 1300 E. Columbia Street (14th and Columbia). 
  • SU Face Covering Policy: Seattle University requires that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering indoors on campus.
  • Register Your Vaccination here. Find COVID-19 vaccine appointments in WAFor the most up-to-date university communication, please visit this page.
  • Mandatory Surveillance Testing: Students who are not fully vaccinated or who have approved exemptions are required to test weekly. A random sample of 10% of vaccinated students will be selected for testing on a weekly basis. 
  • Undergraduate Student Health Insurance: All students taking undergraduate courses are required to have health insurance. Students are automatically enrolled in the university plan and billed accordingly unless they apply for a waiver with proof of adequate insurance by the deadline. New students starting in Winter Quarter have until 1/10/2022 to apply for a waiver; new students in Spring Quarter have until 4/1/2022. More information here.
  • Winter Quarter 2022 Covid Test Required: All vaccinated and unvaccinated undergraduate, graduate, and law students who will be physically on-campus for classes or activities during Winter Quarter 2022 (Spring Semester 2022 for law students) are required to complete a COVID-19 test between January 2 – January 7, 2022. Upload results to the COVID-19 Test Results Submission form.
    • Exemption: Recent Covid positive: If you test positive for COVID-19 in the 90 days before January 10, 2022 (between 10/12/21 - 1/10/22) report your positive test at covid-19-report@seattleu.edu.  
    • Exemption: Virtual Only students: Request an off-campus exemption between January 2, 2022 – January 10, 2022 here: Off-Campus Testing Exemption
  • Academic Calendar: The academic calendar can be found here.
  • Updates on Campus Covid Response: View new SU announcements here.
  • Daily Health Screenings: The Safe Start Health Check is required each day for any faculty, staff, and students who are coming to campus that day.

Learning Remotely

Students rated their online courses in the spring as equal to their face-to-face classes the prior fall, which says a lot about the intention and effort that faculty have put into moving their courses online.

A key feature of this workshop was a walkthrough of an online class taught during the summer, "The Mathematics of Epidemics." This class offers an example of the rich array of instructional methods, engagement, and learning that can take place in virtual classes. If you would like to see an example of an online class, the class walkthrough begins at 18.40.

Group Study Rooms in the library are open for walk-up and reserved study. Group Study Rooms seat from 4-16.

The Library also offers 40 Zoom Ready Rooms on the 4th and 5th floors, for individual students to use to join hybrid or online classes.

The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons is open for the quarter. You can review our hours and holidays here.

 

We strongly encourage all students to go through Seattle University’s Orientation to Distance Learning. It is full of helpful resources and best practices for academic success and will take about 30 minutes to complete.  

The SU Campus Store has a wide range of headphones and earbuds with mics. Visit their page for the full array of options.

You can find out whether your classes will be online and synchronous, online and asynchronous, hybrid, or in-person by viewing this 2-minute video tutorial.

If you have questions about what hardware, software and internet services you might need, IT Services has some quick links and explanations.

If you are having trouble connecting remotely, the IT Service Desk can answer questions

All online and hybrid classes are taught remotely through Canvas.  Find tutorials for learning remotely in Canvas.

All course packs can be found at SU Campus Store. Go to the SU Campus Store website to order your course materials.  

If you need Canvas help while in Canvas, click the Help icon on the left side navigation bar. Here you will find a link to student-focused Canvas tutorials and a link to chat with the 24/7 Canvas support team. Alternatively, you can call the Canvas Help Desk 24/7 at (844) 668-0893. 

For detailed instructions on how to use Zoom, visit the CDLI Help Center for Student Support on Zoom. You can also call Zoom's 24/7 helpline at (888) 799-0125.

There are a number of things you can do to troubleshoot slow or unstable Zoom connections, ranging from how you connect to the internet to audio and video changes, that can make your Zoom meetings smoother. This article from Seattle U's IT Services has a list of steps to walk through quick ways to improve your connection.

You will see a "Zoom" link in the course navigation bar of your Canvas courses. This is where professors can schedule your class meetings, and where you can find links to attend your remote classes.

For detailed instructions on how to use Zoom, visit the CDLI Zoom support pageYou can also call Zoom's 24/7 helpline at (888) 799-0125.

You can connect with your instructor via Canvas, email, or Zoom meeting. Your instructors may have additional communication channels, which you will learn about in your courses. Visit the CDLI Canvas page for more on using Canvas to communicate.

When a course is delivered synchronously, instructors and students gather online at the same time and interact with a “real time” or “near-real time” exchange between instructors and students.

When a course is delivered asynchronously, students do not meet as a class in real-time and faculty prepare learning activities designed to create asynchronous student-instructor interaction.

Class time listed on the schedule is Pacific time.

Canvas is also available as a mobile app for Android and iOS. Many tasks in Canvas and most features can be accessed via the mobile app. 

Most of your classes can be completed using technology as simple as a Chromebook, but a few classes may have specialized software or high processing requirements. If you are in doubt, please reach out to your instructor and ask.

Reach out to the appropriate student support unit through the normal email and phone channels. If you are having trouble figuring this out, contact our Student Support Center above and we will help connect you to the appropriate support unit.

The Lemieux Library loans cellular hotspots with unlimited high-speed data to help students manage interruptions in their home internet service. You can borrow a bridge hotspot for up to 12 days if you are experiencing, or know you are about to experience an interruption in your home internet service.

You may place a request for a bridge hotspot in the Library’s web catalog, Primo.

If finding affordable home internet service is challenging where you live, any college student who received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year is automatically eligible for the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program which provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households.

If you are not a Pell Grant recipient, you may still qualify for this benefit. 

You may learn more and apply to receive this benefit at the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program website.

This will differ from program to program depending on programmatic accreditation and credential requirements, so please check in with your coordinator or program chair. If you are not sure who to contact, please reach out to the Student Support Center above and we will do the research needed to connect you with the right person for your program.

Technology and Tools

Click here for a step by step guide to log in to Zoom using your SU credentials. 

The Lemieux Library loans Chromebook laptops equipped with web cameras and microphones, and capable of joining Zoom and Teams calls. You can borrow a Chromebook for the quarter to support your online learning.

 You may place a request for a Chromebook in the Library’s web catalog, Primo.

The Lemieux Library loans cellular hotspots with unlimited high-speed data to help students manage interruptions in their home internet service. You can borrow a bridge hotspot for up to 12 days if you are experiencing, or know you are about to experience an interruption in your home internet service.

You may place a request for a bridge hotspot in the Library’s web catalog, Primo.

If you need Canvas help while in Canvas, click the Help icon on the left side navigation bar. Here you will find a link to student-focused Canvas tutorials and a link to chat with the 24/7 Canvas support team. Alternatively, you can call the Canvas Help Desk 24/7 at (844) 668-0893. 

For detailed instructions on how to use Zoom, visit the CDLI Help Center for Student Support on Zoom. You can also call Zoom's 24/7 helpline at (888) 799-0125.

There are a number of things you can do to troubleshoot slow or unstable Zoom connections, ranging from how you connect to the internet to audio and video changes, that can make your Zoom meetings smoother. This article from Seattle U's IT Services has a list of steps to walk through quick ways to improve your connection.

Canvas is also available as a mobile app for Android and iOS. Many tasks in Canvas and most features can be accessed via the mobile app. 

Most of your classes can be completed using technology as simple as a Chromebook, but a few classes may have specialized software or high processing requirements. If you are in doubt, please reach out to your instructor and ask.

When submitting documents for classes, you will likely be asked to use Microsoft Word format. If you don't have a copy of Microsoft Office, Information Technology Services (ITS) provides students free access to Office 365

ITS also provides a virtual desktop that you can use off-campus to access the same software that is loaded onto computers in the labs around campus. 

Academic Calendar and Academic Policy Changes

After consulting with Academic Assembly and hearing from student government leaders, we have decided to begin the fall quarter as scheduled on Sept. 22, 2021, for undergraduate and non-law graduate students, and the fall semester on Aug. 23, 2021, for law students.

 

Following Thanksgiving, with few exceptions, undergraduate and graduate students will finish out the quarter virtually in order to minimize public health risks associated with traveling home and back to campus.

TBD indicates the class is taught on campus and in person but the specific classroom is not yet confirmed. 

Classes listed as “lecture” are all taught in person. 

 

Prepare for registration by visiting Student Planning Support and Videos to plan your degree and potential courses using the short video tutorials. If you are an undergraduate student, share your plan with your advisor for their review before registration begins. 

You will register for classes by using Quicklinks and clicking on "MYSEATTLEU & STUDENT PLANNING."

Yes. You can find a link to the annual academic calendar here.

Academic and Advising Resources

You can find your advisor and make an in-person or virtual appointment to ask them any questions you might have about your classes and your major. 

Pre-major Studies Advising: Connect via phone or email on the right side of the page.

Arts & Sciences Advising: Search for your major on this page to find your advisor. You can click the link under their name to set up an appointment with them or email them for a quick response.

Albers School of Business and Economics: Use the links in the middle of the page to set up an appointment or to do drop-in advising.

College of Science and Engineering: Use the contact information on the right side of the page to schedule an appointment.

College of Nursing: Follow the steps at the bottom of the page to find your advisor or send an email to set up an appointment.

 

You can find out whether your classes will be online and synchronous, online and asynchronous, hybrid, or in-person by viewing this 2-minute video tutorial.

You may search the Seattle University webpage for your college advising resources. Each college has an advising team and you can sign up for appointments on the college advising webpage.

Please reach out to the Student Support Center above if you have any trouble finding your advisor and we can do the research to connect you to the right person to help you make timely schedule changes for your program.

Group Study Rooms in the library are open for walk-up and reserved study.

Group Study Rooms seat from 4-16 people and are equipped for Zoom classes and hybrid meetings.

The Library also offers 40 Zoom Ready Rooms on the 4th and 5th floors, for individual students to use to join hybrid or online classes.

You can review our hours and holidays here.

Please check the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar for withdrawal deadlines. Reach out to the Student Persistence Team to consider all your options, including financial aid. If you just need to change your schedule, contact your advising center.

 

Reach out to your advising center. They can help you get the signatures you need and submit the forms remotely. If you don’t know who your advisor is or your program doesn’t have one, please contact the Student Support Center above and we’ll get you in touch with the right person. 

You can search for classes by instructional type (online or in-person). The Office of the Registrar has a guide for how to do this on their webpage. Scroll down toward the bottom of the page for directions on how to search for classes by instructional type. 

Seattle University provides computer labs offering secure, high-speed internet and campus network access, along with various software packages including the Microsoft Office Suite.

An active Seattle University Campus Card and network account is required to access computer lab stations.

All computer labs include multi-function printer/scanner/copiers, part of the Managed Print Services program.

The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons is home to three campus computer labs, plus the Media Production Center, a dedicated lab for multimedia projects.

There are 7 public printers across three floors of the library, as well as a dedicated scanner on the third floor for scanning bound materials like books and journals.

Yes! Learning Assistance Programs (LAP) will continue to offer individual consulting appointments and online learning resources. Please visit our website for the most updated information about accessing services or e-mail us at learningassistance@seattleu.edu.

The Seattle University Writing Center offers online writing consultations. Visit our website to learn more.

Learning Assistance Programs does not offer math tutoring over the summer, but students can still make individual consulting appointments for issues including math anxiety, study strategies, using your math textbook, how to talk to your professor, and much more. 

Additionally, math faculty offer course support for their classes as well. 
 
Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.

SU Campus Store is offering free shipping for online orders with a $65 minimum purchase. Curbside pickup is also available Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. Learn more here.

SU Campus Store and Course Materials

SU Campus Store is offering free shipping for online orders with a $65 minimum purchase. Curbside pickup is also available Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. Learn more here.

The SU Campus Store has a wide range of headphones and earbuds with mics. Visit their page for the full array of options.

You can buy SU branded face masks as well as plain face masks at the SU Campus Store.

Wherever you purchase your mask be sure that it meets the standard for an acceptable face-covering per the SU Face Covering policy: A proper face covering must fit snugly against the sides of the face; completely cover the nose and mouth; be secured with ties, ear loops, elastic bands, or other equally effective method; include at least two layers of material; allow for breathing without restriction; be capable of being laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape (if made with fabric); be free of holes, tears, or valves that have the potential to release respiratory droplets. Disposable masks meeting these requirements are acceptable. See the CDC’s Guidance for Wearing Masks for more information.”

All course packs can be found at SU Campus Store. Go to the SU Campus Store website to order your course materials.

Yes! Simply mail the book back to us at 1125 12th Ave, Suite A, Seattle, WA 98122 with the receipt that came with your book. Returns must be postmarked within 2 weeks of your date of purchase.

If your book was in digital format, just email Store Manager Marc Parrish with your order number and the title of the digital book you would like to return. If the request is received within 14 days of date of purchase and you have read or "clicked through" less than 10% off the book, we can process a refund for you.

Easy! Just log on to your account online at www.SUCampusStore.com. View your order history and find the rental you wish to keep. Simply click "Convert to Purchase" to initiate the process. The transaction will only be for the difference in price between rental and purchase, and then the book is yours to keep.

Customers have the option to return books in person through curbside dropoff Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 by calling the number on the door. To do so, please bring your books in a box or a bag labeled with your name, phone number, and email address.

Otherwise, customers can return by mail at their own expense (USPS media mail is the most affordable option) to 1125 12th Ave, Suite A, Seattle, WA 98122. Please attempt to return books by the date stated on your receipt.

We know this is a challenging time for everyone, and do not want to make your lives any harder. We are building in a cushion to allow for extended shipping times in order to ensure your card does not get charged if the books are shipped by the due date on your receipt.

Most items we sell in store are available online at www.SUCampusStore.com. Be on the lookout for special offers including additional discounts and free shipping.

Financial Aid Resources

The university will continue charging its published tuition rates. Some fees, including the recreation fee, the graduate activity fee, and many course fees will be suspended. For more details, see this message from 3/19/2020.

Student Financial Services is always available to discuss changing circumstances and needs of students. Please contact our staff if you have any significant changes in your family or individual financial situation. Find us via email at financialservices@seattleu.edu or by phone at 206-220-8020 during our normal business hours.

 

Please contact Student Financial Services if you have any significant changes in your family or individual financial situation due to COVID-19 as you may be eligible for emergency funding. Student financial services can be reached by email at financialservices@seattleu.edu or by phone at 206-220-8020.

 

 

Seattle University has several options to help students who are experiencing food insecurity.

  • Food pantry: The Office of Multicultural Affairs operates a food pantry that offers a once a week pick up. An SU ID is all that is required to put in an order by noon on Wednesdays. More details can be found here.
  • Emergency Redhawk Dining Cards: The Emergency Redhawk Dining Card program provides short-term aid for students experiencing unexpected financial emergency and lack access to food. Students can submit an application on ConnectSU to determine eligibility for the program. The application is available on ConnectSU and more details can be found here.

 

Beyond Seattle U, there are other options that might be helpful:

  • Food banks: This link lists all of the area food banks in Seattle and their location and hours.

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), passed by Congress in December 2020, provided additional COVID-related relief funds to Seattle University, including $1,846,460 for emergency grants to students. 

Students may recall that under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act last spring, the university required students to apply for grant funding. The university did not require or request students to apply for a grant under the new CRRSAA law. This is because, unlike the CARES Act, CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize grants only to students with exceptional financial need. 

The university reviewed student data on file with Student Financial Services, including students’ unmet financial need and expected family contribution levels, to determine which students would receive an award under the new law’s eligibility criteria. In early-mid March 2021, the university sent a communication and an accompanying award of $1,250, $750 or $500 directly to those students identified as having the greatest financial need. 

The Student Emergency Fund Oversight Committee members include Jenna Isakson, director, Office of Sponsored Projects; Irina Voloshin, director, Institutional Research; Joe Cater, Controller; Robert Duniway, associate vice president, Institutional Effectiveness; James Miller, director, Undergraduate Admissions; Melore Nielsen, vice president, Enrollment Management (chair); Jeff Scofield, assistant vice president and director, Student Financial Services; Jordan Talge, associate university counsel; and James Willette, associate vice president and Dean of Students. 

In mid-March 2021, Congress passed another stimulus and relief package, the American Rescue Plan, which included significant additional funds for institutional and student aid across higher education. We will be sharing more information with you on the distribution of the funds after we hear from the Department of Education. 

Library and Learning Commons Resources

The most current information about library services and new access and affordability initiatives can be found on the library blog.

Group Study Rooms in the library are open for walk-up and reserved study. Group Study Rooms seat from 4-16.

The Library also offers 40 Zoom Ready Rooms on the 4th and 5th floors, for individual students to use to join hybrid or online classes.

The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons is open for the quarter. You can review our hours and holidays here.

 

The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons is open for the quarter.

You can review our hours and holidays here.

Group Study Rooms in the library are open for walk-up and reserved study. Group Study Rooms seat from 4-16.

The Library also offers 40 Zoom Ready Rooms on the 4th and 5th floors, for individual students to use to join hybrid or online classes.

Services in the Learning Commons, including the Math Lab, Writing Center, and Learning Assistance Programs are also open for the quarter. See their websites for information about services and to make appointments.

The Media Production Center (MPC) is also open for the quarter. Learn more about the offerings in the MPC and plan your visit on the library’s website.

Seattle University provides computer labs offering secure, high-speed internet and campus network access, along with various software packages including the Microsoft Office Suite.

An active Seattle University Campus Card and network account is required to access computer lab stations.

All computer labs include multi-function printer/scanner/copiers, part of the Managed Print Services program.

The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons is home to three campus computer labs, plus the Media Production Center, a dedicated lab for multimedia projects.

There are 7 public printers across three floors of the library, as well as a dedicated scanner on the third floor for scanning bound materials like books and journals.

The Media Production Center (MPC) is open for the quarter. Learn more about the offerings in the MPC and plan your visit on the library’s website.

We are continuing to offer a number of remote resources to help you with your work, and research.  These services will be outlined and updated on our Library homepage.

Research Services

Research help is available to students at any stage in the research process. Students can schedule a virtual consultation with our team of Research Services Librarians and Student Peer Research Consultants (SPRCs) to get help finding and assessing sources, learn database search skills, and develop research topics.

Check out our Research Services page for more details. Seattle University Librarians will be staffing our 24/7 chat service from 10am - 6pm Monday through Thursday, and 10am - 4pm on Friday. To learn more, or for assistance via chat/phone/email, check out our Get Research Help page or book a Virtual Consultation online.

Online Research Guides

The Library has published multiple subject research guides available to help you explore the online resources available to you and your department.

Yes! Learning Assistance Programs (LAP) will continue to offer individual consulting appointments and online learning resources. Please visit our website for the most updated information about accessing services or e-mail us at learningassistance@seattleu.edu.

The Seattle University Writing Center offers online writing consultations. Visit our website to learn more.

Learning Assistance Programs does not offer math tutoring over the summer, but students can still make individual consulting appointments for issues including math anxiety, study strategies, using your math textbook, how to talk to your professor, and much more. 
Additionally, math faculty offer course support for their classes as well. 
Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.
 

Disability Resources

To find out how to access Disability Services remotely, please contact Disability Services

International Students

Yes.

Due to the current situation caused by the coronavirus/COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is allowing students on an F-1 student visa to take online courses and Seattle University has been designated as hybrid through the end of December 2021 and will most likely apply for an extension as conditions continue. 

Please remember you still need to be registered full-time to maintain status.

Under the current temporary rule, if fall is your first term in F-1 status in the United States, you should be taking at least one course that has an in-person component. 

If you are outside the U.S., you can be fully online but will not be in F-1 status unless you already have a Continued Attendance SEVIS Form I-20. 

Please check with the International Student Center (ISC) for your specific requirements.

You will only need an updated Form I-20 if you have left the country and will need an updated travel signature to return to the U.S. 

If you remain in the U.S. and have a travel signature that is not more than 6 months old, you do not need an updated Form I-20 at this time. 

Please contact the International Student Center (ISC) if you would like an updated document.

If you need an updated Form I-20, DHS is allowing electronic documents to be official so your immigration advisor can send you your updated SEVIS Form I-20 via email.

You should still print the document in color and sign page 1 before using it. 

If you have other documents, such as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for your post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT), your immigration advisor at the ISC can coordinate having that mailed to you.

Yes.

Please contact your immigration advisor at the ISC to coordinate an appointment and we will support you in filing your application through the new online application procedure.

Yes! The fall schedule is still being determined, but for summer hours we are available via email and zoom Monday through Friday and via chat on our website from 1 to 4 pm Monday through Wednesday and zoom office hours Launch Meeting - Zoom from 2 to 3 pm Thursday and 10 to 11 am Fridays.

 

Yes!  We regularly send out updates to our ISC email list.  If you are a current international student and not receiving these emails, please email watanad@seattleu.edu to be added to the distribution list.

Veteran Students

For the most up to date answers to questions about regulations and Veteran benefits and resources, contact va@seattleu.edu or call 206-296-6333 and mention that you are receiving VA benefits.

You can also learn more at the Veteran Community page.

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS is offering tele-counseling for students who currently reside in Washington State. Please note that CAPS staff are licensed to practice in Washington State only. For students who reside outside of Washington, CAPS can assist you with tele-counseling referrals in your area. CAPS can be reached by phone at (206) 296-6090 or by email at caps@seattleu.edu.

Refer the student to the Seattle University CARE Team. The CARE Team is here to help students find resources and support for a range of issues and challenges. Faculty, staff, students, and families can request assistance or direct outreach for a student by making a non-urgent online referral. Whether the concern is about health & wellness, accessing basic needs, or ensuring safety, we are here to help. The CARE Team will review your referral and follow up directly with the student to provide resources and support. Learn more about the CARE Team here.

Check out the CAPS Resources website for tips on Managing Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Adapting to College Life Online.

There are many people available to support you here at Seattle U.  We are in this together.  Consider reaching out to staff in Campus Ministry, Wellness & Health Promotion, or the Office of the Dean of Students for a listening ear and recommendations for ways to get connected. Additional resources include:

  • Housing & Residence Life: If you are a residential student, you can reach out to schedule a Zoom meeting with your building Area Coordinator or Resident Minister in Housing & Residence Life.  Area Coordinators and Resident Ministers are available to listen and offer guidance on ways to stay connected.  
  • Virtual Community Building: Led by the Division of Student Development and facilitated by the Center for Student Involvement, this page contains resources for SU undergraduate and graduate students to reduce social isolation and encourage connections while on-campus opportunities are suspended.

Free Wellness Apps: 

  • Sanvello: CAPS provides all Seattle U students with free access to a Sanvello Premium account.  Simply sign up using your SU email address and you will have 24/7 access to evidence-based self-help tools that target symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression.  Sanvello offers a variety of activities. Since no two people are the same, students can select and use whichever tools are most helpful for them in their personal wellness journey. Download on the Apple App Store.
  • Headspace: Headspace is offering free meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides free Covid testing, as well as links to off-campus locations that offer free tests.

You can buy SU branded face masks as well as plain face masks at the SU Campus Store.

Wherever you purchase your mask be sure that it meets the standard for an acceptable face covering per the SU Face Covering policy: A proper face covering must fit snugly against the sides of the face; completely cover the nose and mouth; be secured with ties, ear loops, elastic bands, or other equally effective method; include at least two layers of material; allow for breathing without restriction; be capable of being laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape (if made with fabric); be free of holes, tears, or valves that have the potential to release respiratory droplets. Disposable masks meeting these requirements are acceptable. See the CDC’s Guidance for Wearing Masks for more information.”

Yes, all students need to be tested for COVID-19 within a 10-day window prior to coming to campus at the start of the quarter.

Please visit Public Health Guidance if you are symptomatic or have been exposed to COVID.

If you are wanting to be seen by a healthcare provider, do not show up at a clinic, urgent care or another health facility without calling first, as providers need to take special measures to protect other patients. Telemedicine may also be is often available through your health insurance provider, enabling you to consult a provider from home. Do not go to an emergency room, as emergency room staff need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you are experiencing significant problems breathing call 911.

Please notify Seattle University Public Safety at covid-19-report@seattleu.edu or by calling 206-296-5990 if you are being tested for COVID-19 or have been asked to self-quarantine isolate.

No, you are only required to have a COVID-19 test if you are planning to come to campus physically.

Yes, the Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm starting the week after Labor Day.

Summer hours are 8:30-4:30 Mon-Thurs and 8:30-3 on Friday.

Visit the Student Health Center website for clinic hours and any schedule changes or updates. 

Most visits are over telehealth visits but some visits will require an in-person visit. Please call the SHC before going into the clinic.

The Student Health Center is offering both in-person and telehealth visits but some visits will require an in-person visit. If you are in Washington you can call the SHC to see what would be needed to address your concerns. Unfortunately, if you are outside of Washington state the SHC is limited because the healthcare providers are not allowed to practice outside of their state of licensure, which is Washington for all the nurse practitioners.

If you are outside of Washington we recommend reviewing your telemedicine options through your health insurance first. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most insurance carriers have increased access and decreased cost for this service.

The Student Health Center has free Covid tests for students and can also recommend testing sites in the community near you. 

If you would like to be tested at the SHC or would like resources, please visit our page for more details.

Students, faculty, and staff, who have been diagnosed, tested, or suspected to have COVID-19, are asked to please notify Seattle University Public Safety as soon as possible by sending an email to covid-19-report@seattleu.edu or by calling at 206-296-5990 

The Seattle University COVID-19 website is updated regularly to reflect the latest developments. We are acting according to public health guidance and directives and the most up-to-date information. 

If you are a Washington resident, free or low-cost Apple Health is available year-round and a Special Enrollment is available if you have certain life changes. If you do not qualify for free or low-cost Apple Health, you may still qualify for a Special Enrollment if you have a qualifying life change. Call 1-855-923-4633 or visit their webpage to learn more.

UREC

University Recreation is very excited to open its facilities back up!

All SU students, faculty, staff alumni and dependents/LDA are welcome. Hours are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday). 

Programs & services can be found on the UREC Website, ConnectSU and Instagram 

Please note:

Starting 10/25/2021 in King County, proof of vaccination will be required for everyone ages 12+ at indoor recreational establishments. To adhere to this mandate, Seattle University will be adjusting questions in the Safe Start Health Check. As a reminder, an approved email from the Safe Start Health Check is required for entrance into the Eisiminger Fitness Center and Redhawk Center.
 
The questionnaire will now ask about vaccination status. If you are not fully vaccinated (2 weeks after the 2nd dose for Pfzier or Moderna or 2 weeks after the first dose of Johnson & Johnson), you will be required to have a negative COVID test within the past 72 hours. In addition to answering these questions, please have proof of your vaccine or negative COVID test on you at all times, in case you are asked to show it. 
 
If you have any additional questions, you can visit the Seattle University COVID-19 Response page, or email UREC at UREC@seattleu.edu
 

Spirituality

Masses in the Chapel of St. Ignatius have resumed, and all are welcome to attend regardless of university affiliation.

Masks are required for all attendees of Mass, whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

There will be a section for anyone who chooses to social distance. 

Masses take place at 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at 4 p.m. on Sundays.

To learn more, visit Campus Ministry.

 

 

Yes! Campus Ministers can accompany and support students as they process their life experiences. Students may be having difficulty adjusting, grieving the changes, looking for community, trying to find meaning, or needing extra support as they navigate this quarter. 

Students can now connect with a Campus Minister through an online form. A Campus Minister will then reach out to the student within one business day to schedule a time together for a video or phone call. Students do not have to identify as religious or spiritual to talk with a Campus Minister.  

Campus Ministry is offering opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in the intersections of faith, community, and social justice in new ways this quarter. Refer to the Campus Ministry main page to learn more, subscribe to the weekly newsletter, and register for programs. 

Offerings include: a faith and justice conversation cohort, an interfaith immersion cohort, a retreat in daily life, religious student group gatherings and holidays, personal spiritual accompaniment, and more.

Housing

University-managed residence halls will return to double-occupancy rooms for the fall. 

We do not anticipate offering triple-occupancy rooms, at least in the fall. There will still be a need to continue setting aside some rooms for isolation and quarantine purposes. 

Students may use their meal plans at one of 7 dining locations. These include: 

  • Cherry Street Market, the main dining venue in the Student Center
  • The Bistro on the 3rd floor on the Student Center
  • The Byte Café in the library
  • The Sidebar in the Law School
  • The Bottom Line in Pigott
  • The Cave Convenience Store in Campion
  • The Convergence Café in the new Senegal Center

Daily menus can be found at the Redhawk Dining websiteDaily hours and station option hours can be found here. 

Currently, students are welcome to have guests on campus. However, as the pandemic continues there may be changing expectations and limitations on guests in the residence hall or on-campus. See here for more information.

Anyone who identifies themselves in these higher-risk categories should strongly consider not staying on campus. If you are a student who needs to live on campus, then it is important for you to be located in a single room with your own bathroom and kitchen. If that is not your current housing situation, please notify the Student Health Center and they can share your need for a private room without sharing any details of your health history with Housing & Residence Life. The Student Health Center can be notified by email at studenthealthcenter@seattleu.edu or by phone at 206-296-6245. If you’re not sure what is considered a high-risk condition, please see here.

We are asking all students to take proactive steps to prevent the spread of illness. These include taking the following precautions: 

  • Get vaccinated! All SU students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional), as well as Faculty and Staff, will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and report it to the university prior to arriving on campus in the fall. For more information: COVID-19 Vaccine Registration - COVID-19 Response - Seattle University.
  • Currently, the University has a mask requirement while on campus. Make sure you have a mask and consider wearing one even when you do not need to!
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If hand washing facilities are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing, then throw out the used tissue.
  • Avoid sharing personal items like drinking glasses, eating utensils, and towels with other people.
  • Get an adequate amount of sleep and don’t forget to exercise.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms, stay in your room to avoid exposing others and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.
  • Do not gather in lobbies, lounges, corridors, or other common areas
  • Students should not enter another student’s building, hall, housing unit, or bedroom. Remember that visitors/guests are now prohibited at all times
  • Use cell phones and online video conferencing to stay in touch with your residential community
  • Keep moving: walk, run, roll, bike, or engage in other outdoor activities while maintaining a six-foot distance from one another

If you test positive or are experiencing any symptoms that have been associated with COVID-19, inform the university as soon as possible so that we may assist where possible. 

In either case, please send a self-report sent to Covid-19-Report@seattleu.edu.  

Visit the Office of the Dean of Students for recent communications regarding housing and student expectations.

We are open and here to help, but please note that we are working remotely at this time.  Please send any questions or concerns to housing@seattleu.edu and include your contact information so we can respond to your questions as soon as possible. You can also reach out to your building Area Coordinator for assistance.

 

Have a great quarter, Redhawks!