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Quick Facts

  • Fall 2021: The plan for the fall academic term is to return to a primarily in-person mode for both instruction and the student experience. 
  • Fall 2021 Start Date: Fall quarter will start on Wed, Sept. 22, 2021 for undergraduate and non-law graduate students, and the fall semester for law students will start on Mon, Aug. 23, 2021. 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.
  • Pre-arrival testing for on-campus residents: Complete your pre-arrival test in the 72 hours prior to your arrival for move-in. Upload your pre-arrival test results to COVID-19 Test Results submission and select “Fall Quarter 2021 Pre-Arrival testing (Students)”. Pre-arrival testing should be completed in your local area prior to your arrival on-campus. Pre-arrival testing is not available on-campus.
  • Pre-arrival testing for off-campus residents: Complete your pre-arrival test in the 72 hours prior to your first day of classes. Your pre-arrival test results must be uploaded between September 16 – September 21.
  • Move-In Weekend Requirements for Family Members: Visitors accompanying students for move-in are encouraged, but not required, to complete a pre-arrival test in the 72 hours prior to arrival. Visitors coming to campus for move-in must wear a face covering at all times when inside university buildings regardless of vaccination status. Visitors are also required to complete and receive approval through the Safe Start Health Check whenever coming to campus.
  • SU Face Covering Policy: Seattle University is requiring that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering indoors on campus. The policy will remain in effect through Sept. 6, at which time we will reevaluate the requirement for those who are fully vaccinated. For more details, see the full policy. Individuals should register their vaccination here*A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after they have received all recommended doses of an authorized vaccine.
  • Vaccine Policy Change Regarding Exemptions: All SU students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and report it to the university prior to arriving on campus in the fall. After a new proclamation from WA Governor Inslee in late August, SU’s allowable vaccine exemptions are now limited to medical and religious grounds only. Philosophical exemptions will not be allowed. The university has reached out to students, faculty, and staff who had been granted exemptions for philosophical reasons to notify them of the policy change and of their deadline for compliance. For the most up-to-date university communication on vaccines and vaccine registration, please visit this page. Find COVID-19 vaccine appointments in WA.
  • Vaccination Deadlines: Students (non-law) must register and be fully vaccinated by Sept. 3 or have submitted their exemption form by the Aug. 16 deadline to be considered for an approved exemption.
  • Vaccine Exemption: Students (non-law) seeking an exemption must submit a completed exemption form signed by a healthcare provider to the Student Health Center no later than Monday, Aug. 16, by 5 p.m. Exemption forms and instructions are available here. International students or those coming from areas where vaccines are not available will receive assistance accessing the vaccine upon arrival and will be required to follow enhanced safety protocols until fully vaccinated.
  • Register Your Vaccination here. 
  • Mandatory Surveillance Testing: Students residing on-campus and at Vi Hilbert and the Douglas will have mandatory weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing. In addition, ten percent of commuter students will be tested weekly. Fall quarter plan is pending and students will be notified as soon as decisions are finalized.
  • 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 of 9/30/2021. More information here.
  • Academic Calendar: The academic calendar can be found here.
  • Updates on Campus Covid response: View new SU announcements here.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing: You can find free COVID-19 at the Student Health Center.
  • 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.
  • Hybrid Student Services: SU is planning to provide hybrid in-person and virtual student services beginning Fall Term 2021.

Fall Quarter 2021

As we continue to monitor the course of the pandemic and follow public health guidance, our plan for the fall undergraduate academic term is to return to a primarily in-person mode for both instruction and the student experience. 

While most of our campus-based graduate programs will be back in the classroom in fall quarter, in order to comply with current COVID-19 room capacity guidelines and public health protocols, some graduate courses will remain hybrid or online.

A key component to opening safely and returning to in-person consistent with public health guidelines is the requirement that all SU students—undergraduate, graduate, and professional—be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and report it to the university prior to arriving on campus in the fall. Students with documented medical, religious, or philosophical exemptions will be accommodated and not required to receive the vaccine. We will work with international students and others who are unable to be vaccinated before arriving in the fall to help them meet the university’s requirement. For the most up to date university communication on vaccines and vaccine registration, please visit this page. Find COVID-19 vaccine appointments in WA.

 

Students (non-law) must register and be fully vaccinated by Sept. 3 or have submitted their exemption form by the Aug. 16 deadline to be considered for an approved exemption. This includes students who are enrolled fully online but will be accessing campus in person. Students must report their vaccination status even if they are not planning to access campus.

Students, faculty and staff are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the final dose of their vaccine series. Please factor this into your plans and if you are receiving a two-dose vaccine, be mindful of the recommended intervals between doses one and two (21 days for Pfizer and 28 days for Moderna).

For vaccine locations, visit 
King Countyvaccines.gov or text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find a location near you. Once fully vaccinated, students, faculty and staff must register here.

Seattle University will be considered a fully vaccinated campus for the fall, as spelled out in the proclamation Governor Inslee issued June 30 on institutions of higher education. This means we will essentially be able to return to normal, in-person campus operations with fewer restrictions and limitations than campuses that are not fully vaccinated. Consistent with the governor’s proclamation regarding achieving fully vaccinated status, exemptions can be requested for medical, religious, and philosophical reasons.

Students (non-law) seeking an exemption must submit a completed exemption form signed by a healthcare provider to the Student Health Center no later than Monday, Aug. 16, by 5 p.m. Exemption forms and instructions are 
available here. International students or those coming from areas where vaccines are not available will receive assistance accessing the vaccine upon arrival and will be required to follow enhanced safety protocols until fully vaccinated.

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more information on additional measures that will be required of SU community members who have received exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine. These may include requirements on daily symptom monitoring, regular testing, face coverings, social distancing and other protocols applicable to those who have not been vaccinated.

 

Because the School of Law begins its activities for fall semester in mid-August, earlier deadlines apply to law faculty, staff and students and these will be communicated separately in the next few days.

 

Anyone who: (1) chooses not to receive a vaccine for medical, religious, or philosophical reasons; (2) is otherwise not fully vaccinated; or (3) fails to report their vaccination status to the university as of the established deadlines will be considered unvaccinated. Anyone found to be falsely claiming to be vaccinated is subject to disciplinary action.

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more information on additional measures that will be required of SU community members who have received exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine. These may include requirements on daily symptom monitoring, regular testing, face coverings, social distancing, and other protocols applicable to those who have not been vaccinated.

Specific fall safety protocols have not yet been determined. 

While COVID rates in the region are declining and many areas are reopening, the health of our university community remains our highest priority and we continue to follow evolving public health guidelines. 

To ensure we offer our in-person classes in a manner that best protects our students, faculty and staff, we will continue to employ a comprehensive strategy that includes both vaccinations and other measures as needed, such as ongoing wellness checks, heightened cleaning, and where appropriate personal protection and social distancing and other measures.

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.

Seattle University is teaching approximately 90% of its undergraduate courses in person this fall quarter.

This figure is close to the average for a typical (non-COVID) term, as we always have a small number of courses taught virtually, particularly asynchronous courses for students with particularly challenging schedules. 

A small number of additional courses are being taught virtually for cases where the instructor is unable to teach in person for health-related reasons or the course pedagogy does not allow for masking or other protective measures that may be required.

 

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.

Seattle University has made the difficult decision to suspend all Fall and Winter Break 2021 education abroad programming.
 
The decision is based on several factors including the ongoing health pandemic, the US Department of State Travel Advisories, which has moved 80% of the countries around the world to advisory level 4, its highest level, and many remaining countries to a level 3, and the Center for Disease Control.
 
For any students who were planning on Education Abroad at this time, please work with your academic advisors to determine which SU courses you should take at SU in FQ 21. Additionally, connect with your Education Abroad Advisor (Kirsti Ruud or Jenn Chan) if you would like to discuss deferring your education abroad until SQ 22.

Please note that this decision cannot be petitioned.

Here is additional information you need to know based on the type of program you were planning to participate in:

SPONSORED AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS PARTICIPANTS

 

We will inform your program provider of your withdrawal. You will not be charged for your study abroad program. Inform your EAO advisor if you wish to defer participation to Winter/Spring Quarters 2022 or beyond.

 

NON-SU PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

Inform your program provider that you are withdrawing your enrollment based on your home institution’s decision to suspend participation in study abroad programs in Fall 2021 (typically a Fall Semester). Failure to do so may result in unrecoverable deposits and other payments. SU will not honor transfer credits earned during a Fall 2021 study abroad program. Inform your EAO advisor if you wish to defer participation to Winter/Spring Quarters 2022.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

As we continue to monitor the course of the pandemic and follow public health guidance, our plan for the fall academic term is to return to a primarily in-person mode for both instruction and the student experience. 

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.

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 21SQ between June 17 and October 25, 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.

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.

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 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 will be Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday). 

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

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!