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Quick Facts

  • Mandatory Surveillance Testing: Students residing on-campus and at Vi Hilbert and the Douglas will have mandatory weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing throughout Winter and Spring Quarter. In addition, ten percent of commuter students will be tested weekly.

  • Spring Break Travel Advisory: The university highly recommends that students not travel during spring break. Students who decide to travel over break may be required to follow a return to campus process that may include a 14-day in-room quarantine and COVID test.  Student Development is developing virtual activities and events to engage students during spring break.

  • Academic Calendar: The academic calendar will remain the same. There will be no changes to the start date for Spring Quarter. Final exams will occur as scheduled, and spring break will also remain as scheduled. 

  • 21SQ Remote: Spring quarter will be taught in the same manner as prior quarters this academic year, with most classes taught in remote modalities. 
  • Smooth Start to Classes: Having any trouble finding your courses? Send us a text at 206-202-4341 or sign up for virtual help.
  • Virtual commencement 2021: Seattle University will celebrate the 2021 Commencement virtually on June 13. Commencement for The School of Law will also be virtual on May 15. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.
  • Updates on Campus Reopening: View new SU announcements here.
  • Free COVID-19 testing: You can find free COVID-19 testing locations, hours, and requirements at the King County Department of Health.
  • 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.
  • Financial Aid: Up-to-date account balances may be viewed on the Student Account Center.
  • Emergency Funds: If you have had a significant change in your financial situation due to COVID-19, please visit Student Financial Services or email financialservices@seattleu.edu
  • Remote Learning: Set yourself up for success by completing your Orientation to Distance Learning.
  • Learning Technologies: Learn more about how to use Canvas and Zoom in your remote classes.
  • Remote Services: All faculty and staff were directed to work remotely, beginning March 20, unless they have an essential or critical need for being on campus. We are still providing student services remotely.

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.

This workshop was shared with new students and their families in August 2020 to orient them to Seattle University's high-quality virtual courses and the training and support behind every instructor.

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. The class walkthrough begins at 18.40.

Study spaces available in Lemieux Library and Learning Commons on all library floors including group study rooms.

Individual study rooms available for online classes on the 4th and 5th floor on a "first come, first served" basis.

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.

Most classes will be delivered at a distance at the same time they were originally scheduled to meet (Pacific Daylight Time). If it is no longer possible for you to meet at this time, please contact your faculty member as soon as possible to discuss possible accommodations. 

If you were already registered in a fully online, asynchronous course, then that course should still be fully online and asynchronous.

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.

Our student support staff has been working diligently to ensure continuity of student services (such as tutoring, advising, disability services, etc.) while we are all teaching and learning remotely. To find out what is available, 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.

We are closely tracking the guidance of the CDC, the Washington State Department of Health and King County Public Health and will be communicating regularly with updates.

Lemieux Library, Information Technology Services (ITS), and the Campus Store are collaborating on the purchase of materials to support students who do not have a laptop or adequate access to the Internet at home. 

Mobile devices with unlimited high-speed data, and Chromebook laptops capable of running Zoom, Canvas, and connecting to the campus virtual lab computers, are being lent from the library to support students' online coursework.  

If you would like to borrow an internet hotspot to support your online learning during Fall Quarter, please contact the library.

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 Library has a small collection of Chromebook laptops that we will lend for longer periods to students who need to be able to take them out of the library. These computers are equipped with web cameras and built-in microphones.

If you would like to borrow a Chromebook or internet hotspot to support your online learning, please contact the library.

Lemieux Library, Information Technology Services (ITS), and the Campus Store are collaborating on the purchase of materials to support students who do not have a laptop or adequate access to the Internet at home. Mobile devices with unlimited high-speed data, and Chromebook laptops capable of running Zoom, Canvas, and connecting to the campus virtual lab computers, are being lent from the library to support students' online coursework. Students who are interested in learning more about the program can contact library@seattleu.edu with their name and contact information, and the subject line “Internet Access.”

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.

If you are having trouble, try troubleshooting with these tips. You can also contact the IT Service Desk for support.

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

Avoid Non-Essential Travel 

We ask that you refrain from non-essential out-of-state travel and from large group activities during Spring Break. Students who travel out-of-state, gather in large groups, or engage in any activities that could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in their residence hall room or off-campus home for 14 days. The university is also closed for Easter Break (April 2-5, 2021) and we ask that you make these same considerations for that weekend.  

 

Residence Halls: Open for Spring & Easter Breaks 

The residence halls will remain open for Spring Break at no additional cost. Limited dining service will be available. For those who opt not to remain on campus for the break, move-in will occur on the weekend of March 27-28.   

 

Returning for Spring Quarter 

Spring Quarter classes will begin on March 29, 2021. Classes with in-person components will begin meeting right away.  Students who are required to quarantine for 14 days will not be able to participate in any in-person classes or other activities until their quarantine period is complete. If you are required to quarantine at the beginning of the quarter and you have any in-person commitments,  contact your faculty to notify them that you will not be able to participate in-person until the end of your quarantine.  

 

Pre-Arrival Testing 

The university’s free, mandatory weekly surveillance testing program will continue through the end of the academic year, therefore we will not require pre-arrival testing as we did in Fall and Winter Quarter.  

I invite you to explore opportunities for on-campus engagement over Spring Break in ConnectSU. I hope that this information is helpful as you plan for Spring Break and returning for Spring Quarter.  I wish you a great rest of Winter Quarter and look forward to your continued success at Seattle University.   

Spring quarter will be taught in the same manner as prior quarters this academic year, with the majority of classes taught in remote formats. For more details, please see this campus message

The academic calendar will remain the same. There will be no changes to the start date for Winter Quarter and Spring Quarter. Final exams will occur as scheduled, and spring break will also remain as scheduled. 

While we would all prefer to be together in person, our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. As has been the case with every decision we have made during the COVID-19 pandemic, our decision to be primarily virtual through spring quarter is informed by the most current public health guidance and information. 

Registration times for winter quarter will be released on Mon 10/26 and registration for winter quarter will start two weeks later on Mon. 11/ 9. 

Prepare for registration by visiting MySeattleU Student Planning to plan your degree and potential courses and then share that plan with your advisor for their review before registration begins. This page also provides short tutorials on how to use the student planning tool on My SU.

You will register for classes by using MySU and clicking on "myseattleu & student planning."

The last day to withdraw from fall classes is Feb 22, 2021. Please check the 2020-2021 academic calendar or the Academic Important Dates 2020-2021 calendar for deadlines for drop/add, and other important deadlines.

Considering when we can reasonably expect to reach herd immunity and safely return to holding large, in-person gatherings, we have decided to celebrate Seattle University's 2021 Commencement virtually on June 13.

The School of Law has reached the same decision, and it's May 15 Commencement Ceremony will also be celebrated virtually. 

More details to follow.

As the impacts of COVID-19 and national, social, and political unrest persist, you will continue to be afforded the opportunity in 21 Winter Quarter and 21 Spring Quarter to select a CR/F grading option where permitted.

If you have experienced extraordinary circumstances and would like to explore the possibility of changing one or more final grades in Winter or Spring Quarter to CR/F, please take these steps: 

  • If you are an undergraduate student, contact your school/college advising office.
  • If you are a graduate student in the College of Nursing, College of Education, or the Albers School of Business and Economics, contact your advisor.
  • If you are a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences, or College of Science and Engineering contact your school/college advising center.

In these meetings, you will have a confidential discussion of whether the grading option applies to the course(s) you wish to consider and the implications of selecting this grading option. If you decide to proceed with the request, your advisor must complete and submit a form to the Office of the Registrar.

The dates for submission for 21WQ are between March 25 and April 26, 2021 and for 21SQ between June 17 and October 25, 2021. If you are scheduled to graduate in 21SQ, your request must be submitted no later than July 2, 2021.  

To review the published information about classes restricted from this option and more online guidance, see the Covid-19 Grading Accommodation page.

Academic and Advising Resources

You can connect with your advisor through the same email and phone numbers that were in place before moving to remote service. You can also schedule an appointment for a video conference via Zoom. Find more information about our advising services here.

If you aren’t sure who your advisor is, please contact the Student Support Center above and we’ll get you in touch with the right person. 

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.

Yes, we are currently identifying on-campus spaces and establishing protocols for commuter students to log-on and take their online classes. Before the start of fall quarter, we will announce where these spaces are located. 

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. 

The Lemieux Library and Learning Commons has several printers and copiers available for student use including some available in the 24/7 Zone.

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.

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.

Library and Learning Commons Resources

Study spaces available in Lemieux Library and Learning Commons on all library floors including group study rooms. Individual study rooms available for online classes on the 4th and 5th floor on a "first come, first served" basis.

At this time, the Lemieux Library is open for service Sunday through Friday, from 10am – 6pm.  Books and media materials can be checked out during these times. Interlibrary Loan and Summit items can be requested through the Library catalog, though there may be delivery delays at this time.

You may also use the Library Catalog to request items for pickup, prior to your visit to the Library. Select the option “Pickup at SU” from the item record, and your materials will be held at the Circulation desk on the 3rd floor for pickup.

The Lemieux Library and Learning Commons have several printers and copiers available for student use on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, including some in the 24/7 Zone.

 

Our computer labs can be found on the Library Floor plan.

The Media Production Center's physical spaces and equipment lending operations are currently open for limited availability. We will continue to support students, faculty, and staff with media-related projects using all the online learning tools available to us. This includes tutoring and troubleshooting sessions via Zoom, PDF and video-based online tutorials, resource research and sharing, and email and phone consultations.

To schedule a consultation with the MPC, please visit our website and use one of our support request forms to tell us about your project! You can also contact Doug Eriksen, Director of Library Systems, Technology, and Media directly at eriksend@seattleu.edu or 206-296-6207.

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 can either remain in the U.S. or return home. Please remember you still need to be registered full-time to maintain status.

As of August 1, 2020, 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.  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 U.S. 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, but you can contact the International Student Center (ISC) if you would like an updated document.

If you need an updated Form I-20, DHS is allowing scanned documents to be official so your immigration advisor can create the document, sign it, scan it and send it to you 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.

Yes! Although not physically in the office, we are available via email, zoom Monday through Friday and via  chat on our website available from 1 to 4 pm Monday through Thursday.

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.

Virtual Student Communities

Yes, they are.  To learn more, check out the events page on ConnectSU for the most comprehensive student event calendar.  

If you're new to ConnectSU, there's a quick overview video available that walks you through the main features.  To keep in touch with any of the organizations in ConnectSU, make sure to check out their pages and join the group.  That way you'll always get updated with any events posted on that site.

For more information on how to get connected and other important resources, check out the virtual community building page located on the Student Development Division's website.   

 

Yes. Many offices are holding events virtually. The Center for Student Involvement hosts student leader roundtables on various topics, which you can learn more about on ConnectSU. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is offering affinity spaces for students of various identities as well. 

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

You can find free COVID-19 testing locations, hours and requirements at the King County Department of Health.

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

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 Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 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 primarily offering 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 the ability to test students but has limited test kits. Testing will be prioritized for students who are symptomatic for COVID at this time. There are other community resources available for COVID testing as well. If you think you need a test please call the Student Health Center at 206-296-6300.

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

While our traditional operations are currently on hold, University Recreation continues to provide varied opportunities to support the health, well-being and connectedness of our students, staff and faculty.

We look forward to continuing to serve our community through virtual programs, Open Recreation (inside the RAC & at SU Park), and Equipment Rental.

Our current programs & services can be found on the UREC Website, ConnectSU and Instagram. 

 

UREC is currently offering a variety of virtual programs such as live and on-demand Group Fitness classes, educational workshops, Intramural Sports events, Outdoor Campfire Connections, among others.

We are also offering free equipment rental of select sport, fitness, and outdoor gear.

In addition, we offer Open Recreation opportunities daily at SU Park and inside the Redhawk Activity Center (RAC).

Visit the UREC Website for full details.

Spirituality

In-person Masses are being offered at the Chapel, limited to 25 persons. Pre-registration is required and attendance is restricted to current students, staff and faculty only. Unfortunately, no visitors or non-affiliates are permitted to attend.

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

To pre-register, please login to ConnectSU and RSVP to the date you would like to attend. (You must be logged into the ConnectSU portal to access the event RSVP system.)

Registration closes for each Mass by 5 p.m. the previous day.

As a reminder, everyone coming onto campus must complete their Safe Start Health Check screening and abide by the Campus Face Covering Policy.

Outside of these Mass times the Chapel remains closed to facilitate cleaning and sanitizing. Questions can be directed to liturgy@seattleu.edu.

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

Students will get their meals at the Cherry Street Market in the Student Center. Daily menus can be found at the Redhawk Dining website. Daily hours and station option hours can be found here.

Residential students who are here on campus during the stay-at-home order should expect limited campus and residence hall services during this time. Facilities Services will continue to frequently clean and disinfect common areas and high-touch surfaces across campus. Housing & Residence Life has posted contact information at each residence hall desk and sent an email with this contact information to all residential students last week. While staff are available to assist with lockouts and emergencies, they continue to operate following social distancing recommendations at all times. Residents can also call the Department of Public Safety for assistance at any time by calling (206) 296-5990 (non-emergencies) or (206) 296-5911 (emergencies).

Based on the updated guidance and our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, visitors and guests are prohibited in university-owned/leased/managed residence halls at all times. This includes non-affiliate visitors/guests, other SU students who live off-campus, as well as visitors/guests from other residence halls.  The prohibition on all visitors/guests applies to all resident rooms/apartments, lobbies, lounges, and other common areas of the residence halls. 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:

  • 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
  • Keep your germs to yourself
  • 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

Stay Home! With the Stay Home – Stay Healthy order from Gov. Jay Inslee, everyone, even those who are young and healthy, must stay home to slow the spread of this virus. You should:

  • Stay at home and avoid all non-essential contact with others
  • Limit trips for groceries, gas and other essentials only
  • If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times
  • 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

We ask all students who remain on campus to engage in daily self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 and to inform the university if they are experiencing any symptoms so that we may assist where possible. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever of 100.4°F or above, cough [not chronic], and shortness of breath), or are awaiting or have received a COVID-19 test result) 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.

 

Fantastic, have a great quarter, Redhawks!

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