Housing and Residence Life
About Us

Vision and Mission

  • Mission

    The Department of Housing & Residence Life at Seattle University provides safe, secure, and well maintained residential communities that support the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional development of our students.


    We will be a cornerstone of the Seattle University student experience and the model housing and residence life program of our profession.

    Commitment To Diversity And Social Justice

    We are committed to providing an inclusive community that promotes understanding and appreciation for all races, religions, national origins, socio-economic classes, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, physical and learning abilities, and ages. We are dedicated to recruiting, selecting, and retaining a competent staff that reflects the cultural and personal diversity of the residence hall population. Recognizing the essential role diversity plays in educational excellence, we intentionally provide students and staff with diverse educational and social opportunities so that they may become leaders for a just and humane world.


    These are the steps we are actively taking in order to realize our vision.


    • Highest quality custodial and maintenance services are provided to our students. We strive for same day response to requests and to provide the cleanest housing facilities in the nation.
    • Personalized service to meet a variety of needs and respect each student as an individual.
    • Integrate technology to enhance the resident experience and improve the delivery of services.


    • Provide opportunities for students to engage in leadership development opportunities through training and student governance.
    • Assist residents in the formation and understanding of their leadership philosophy and skills through the framework of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.

    Learning Communities:

    • Explore connections between in-class and out-of-class learning.
    • Access to faculty outside of the classroom.
    • Provide events and thought-provoking activities to all first-year students.

    Community Development:

    • Create welcoming and inclusive residential communities through development of community standards and establishing a sense of identity.
    • Involvement, interaction and investment in the residential community is encouraged through interactive programming, events and leadership opportunities.
    • Residents gain the skills required to be positive community members within the residence halls and as they transition to the greater community.

    Social Justice:

    • Students engage in our diverse community through intentional peer-to-peer small group dialogues.
    • Professional and student staff reflect the diversity of our student body.
    • Educate our students and staff around issues of social justice through training, dialogue, and experiential learning.
  • Housing and Residence Life Calendar

    • Spring Quarter Housing Application Opens 2/14/2016 All day event
    • Housing Portal Opens for Fall 2016 3/1/2016 All day event
    • Late Departure/Early Arrival Requests Due 3/10/2016 All day event
    • Spring Quarter Move-In 3/28/2016 All day event
    • President's Commencement Brunch 6/11/2016 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Contact Us

    Housing and Residence Life
    Campion Hall 100
    901 12th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090
    Phone: 206.296.6305
    Fax: 206.296.2212