Fall Move-In


Welcome home!  We are working hard to get the residence halls ready for your arrival on campus.  Please take some time to read this newsletter to help you prepare for your transition to living on campus.   

Move-in for our new residents occurs on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 for our continuing students. Move-in appointments will open on the Housing Portal starting August 5. We utilize move-in appointments to manage the flow and safety of our residents moving into the residence halls and to reduce congestion in places like elevators, hallways, and parking lots.

Orientation will also offer Early Bird Immersions on September 17 - 19 for students who want to start their life on campus a few days early.  

Some Reminders Before Moving onto Campus:

Prior to arrival on campus or attending classes in the Fall, undergraduate students are required to provide proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). Check out more details about immunizations here and submit your information via our Online Student Health Immunization Form. All new students are required to submit their immunization records prior to your move in date. 

Residence Hall Move-in

Move-in for new students is on September 21, 2024.  Continuing students move-in on September 22, 2024. Please look for more information regarding Fall Welcome events and opportunities to connect with your fellow students.  

Make your Experience a Success!

  • Report to your assigned residence hall and check in with Housing, get your key, and move-into your room.
  • You have a Resident Assistant (RA) living on your floor.  This person is a great resource and can help you get adjusted to Seattle University and campus life. Make plans to meet your RA ASAP!
  • Look for more information on floor meetings and plan to attend.
  • Become familiar with the Resident Handbook.
  • Learn fire and emergency procedures as soon as possible. Locate all emergency exits closest to your room.
  • Remember that each roommate and fellow student, including you, is an individual with unique beliefs, opinions and experiences.
  • Adjusting to a roommate requires compromise and negotiation. This is a two-way adjustment.
  • If you have chosen to live with a roommate, complete your roommate agreement with your roommate. Your RA will go over the agreement with you during the first few weeks of the Fall Quarter.
  • Don’t keep to yourself. There’s a new, wide, exciting world out there. Reach out and make new friends on campus!
  • Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Housing and Residence Life staff are here to help you become comfortable in your new surroundings. 
  • Participate in all University Welcome events. Participating will allow you to meet more people!

How to Make Your Move-In Appointment

Make appointments on the Housing Portal for Fall Move-in.  To choose a move-in appointment time please follow these steps: 

  • Log onto the Housing Portal
  • Click on “My Housing Plan” on the top user bar 
  • Open your Academic Year 2024-2025 Housing Application 
  • From the dropdown box on the next page click on “Fall 2024 Move In Appointments” 
  • Choose the move-in time you wish to select.  
  • You will receive an email confirmation once you select your move-in time. 


  • You will only be able to choose ONE (1) time slot (appointment) .
  • If you need to change your move-in time, you can do so by cancelling your confirmed time slot. Click “cancel” next to your time slot and you will then be able to choose another time.
  • If you request reassignment to a different residence hall, your move-in appointment will also change. Please take this into consideration when requesting a room change.

What is Provided?

There are common features among the halls. Each residence hall offers quiet study rooms, lounges, and computer labs. Washers, dryers, and vending machines also are provided in each building.  Students use the PayRange app for laundry services. Each residence hall is smoke-free. Please consider that your residence hall room is probably not as large as your bedroom at home and that you will need to share space with a roommate. 

All rooms are carpeted and furnished with the following:

  • Twin beds that can be bunked or lofted (about 30 inches maximum).
  • Modular closets with drawer space for two
  • Bulletin boards
  • Bookshelf space
  • A sink and mirror
  • Micro-fridge (combination microwave and refrigerator)


Wireless and Residence Hall Network Access

Wireless network service is available throughout the residence halls.   For more information or assistance please contact the ITS Help Desk at (206) 296-5571 or helpdesk@seattleu.edu or visit www.seattleu.edu/support/.

Service Desks

There is a front service desk in each residence hall.  Students may pick up their mail and packages, check out equipment, ask questions, or receive assistance with a variety of issues at their community’s front desk.

Work Orders

If something is broken or if you just want your beds bunked, you may submit a work order here: http://dlweb.megamation.com/seattleuniversity. Be sure to check with your roommate first before submitting a request to bunk or loft beds!

Housing Portal

This is your one–stop shop for requesting meal plan changes, late departures, etc.  You may access the portal here: Housing Portal

Meal Plans

All first- and second-year students living on campus are required to have the Residential meal plan, or higher.  Students may add a supplemental plan or request a change to their meal plan through the Housing Portal. Students have until the 10th class day of each quarter to request a change to their meal plan.  For more information on Dining and hours go to: https://dineoncampus.com/seattleu.

What to Bring

Remember that your residence hall room is probably not as big as your bedroom at home. So don’t bring all your belongings—they won’t all fit!


  • Sheet sets (XL twin)*
  • Pillows
  •  XL Bedspread or comforter
  • Mattress topper
  • Reading pillow


  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Brush/comb
  • Shaving needs
  • Shampoo
  • Bath soap/body wash
  • Toiletry caddy
  • Shower shoes (flip flops)
  • Towels: bath, hand, washcloths
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Clothing Care

  • Laundry soap
  • Laundry basket
  • Hangers
  • Iron (with auto shut off only)


  • Under bed storage
  • Painter’s tape/blue tape
  • Umbrella
  • First Aid Kit
  • Dish sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Backpack/bookbag
  • Raincoat


  • Fan
  • Desk Lamp (halogen prohibited)
  • Sewing kit
  • Cold/flu medicine
  • Bike/bike lock
  • Mini trash/recycle bags
  • Air purifier
  • Water filter and pitcher
  • Sleeping bag (for retreats)
  • Battery powered flashlight
  • Earthquake kit (flashlight and radio, batteries, bottled water, first-aid items, Non-perishable food, supply of prescribed medication)

Health and Well-Being Supplies

Please consider bringing the following supplies:

  • Face coverings/masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Cleaning solution/spray bottle
  • Cleaning rag
  • Thermometer

Please note that all residence hall rooms come equipped with micro-fridges.

*XL bedsheets recommended for all residence halls

**Do not put holes in walls.  Use only materials that do not leave holes or marks

What Not to Bring/Prohibited Items

For your safety and the safety of others please do not bring the following:

  • Candles
  • Oil lamps
  • Electric cooking equipment
  • Weapons/ammunition of any kind
  • Halogen lamps
  • Toaster ovens
  • Bed risers
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Check out the Resident Handbook for more dos and don’ts in the residence halls: 


Frequently Asked Questions

May I mail my belongings to campus early? Yes, however we have limited space to store items, so please do not mail any packages prior to September 11. Students’ packages will be waiting for them at their residence hall front desk.

Are there micro-fridges or kitchens available? Bellarmine, Campion, Chardin, and Xavier have micro-fridges in each room as well as kitchens in each residence halls.   Apartments have kitchens in each unit.  

How do students change their meal plan? In compliance with the on-campus living policy, freshmen and sophomore students living on campus are required to have at least the Residential Meal Plan. Students can change their meal plan by submitting the Meal Plan Change Request form through the Housing Portal on the HRL website within the first 10 class days of each quarter. 

What if something needs to be fixed in a room? Students submit work requests online to fix any problems that arise in their room and to request for their beds to be bunked, lofted, or un-bunked. This can be done online through the Work Order portal found on our website (http://dlweb.megamation.com/seattleuniversity). 

How may a student request a change to their room assignment? Room changes and other requests may be made via our Housing Portal.  Please note room change requests are based on space availability. If we are able to process your request, we will contact you via email.  Our office will process room changes until September 1, 2024. To request a change:

  • Log onto the Housing Portal 
  • Click on "Requests" on the top user bar
  • Open your Academic Year 2024-2025 Housing Application
  • Choose “Room Change Request” from the dropdown box on the following page
  • Fill out the form and click "submit" 

Please note room change requests are based on space availability. If we are able to process your request, we will contact you via email.  

Can students bring a car? A bike? What are the public transportation options? Yes, on-campus residents can bring a car on campus but will need to purchase a parking pass through Transportation and Parking Services. First year students will need to fill out a 1st Year Resident Parking Waiver Application found on the Transportation and Parking Services site.  Students are allowed to bring bikes and we provide both outdoor and covered bike racks. 

There are numerous Metro bus stops on the campus perimeter and Transportation and Parking Services provides discounted bus passes.

What happens if roommates don’t get along? We encourage roommates to communicate over the summer about sleep habits, study habits, favorite music, etc.  During the first few weeks of the fall quarter, roommates will craft a roommate agreement outlining their agreed upon expectations for their living situation. Learning to live with someone is an important life skill, and we provide both student and professional staff support to residents as they navigate this opportunity.  Resident Assistants (RAs) are there to help mediate conflicts and students should contact their RA first with any issues that arise. If necessary to come to a solution or to determine if a room change is needed, the RA staff will refer students to HRL professional staff. 

Seattle U ID

All incoming first-year students are required to upload a photo to the Seattle University campus card system for your Seattle U ID card to be printed and ready to pick up at Check-In in your residence hall on your move-in day. Check your SU email for an invitation from “SU’s Campus Card Office, SuperCopy” (onlinephoto@blackboard.com) for more details and to click the button to Upload Your Photo.  Please contact SuperCopy at (206) 296-6117 or supercopy@seattleu.edu if you cannot find the invitation in your SU email or if you have any other questions. 

Directions to Campus for Move-in

Traveling by Air: Sea-Tac International Airport is the region’s primary service center and is located approximately 15 miles from campus. All variety of information may be found on their website at https://www.portseattle.org/. The light rail combined with the streetcar is a convenient way to travel to campus from the airport.

Traveling by Train: The Amtrak station is located at 303 South Jackson Street, at the King Street Station, in Seattle. Take a taxi or the streetcar from the station; it’s less than a mile away (but it is uphill, so we do not recommend walking).

Driving to Seattle University

From the north

  • Head south on I-5
  • Take exit 165A to James Street
  • Left onto James Street
  • Left onto 12th Avenue
  • Left onto East Marion Street

From the south

  • Head north on I-5
  • Take exit 164A to James Street
  • Right onto James Street
  • Left onto 12th Avenue
  • Left onto East Marion Street

From the east (I-90)

  • Head west on I-90 toward Seattle
  • Take exit 2C toward I-5 North
  • Take the James Street exit
  • Right onto James Street
  • Left onto 12th Avenue
  • Left onto East Marion Street

From the east (520)

  • Head west on WA-520
  • Merge onto I-5 South toward Portland
  • Take exit 165A to James Street
  • Left onto James Street
  • Left onto 12th Avenue
  • Left onto East Marion Street

Bellarmine Hall

1111 E. Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98122

Desk Telephone: (206) 296-6280

Bellarmine Hall is located between East Columbia Street and East Cherry Street.

Bellarmine move-in day: If the Bellarmine Turn Around is at capacity, turn into E. Marion off 12th Avenue (main campus entrance).  There will be Public Safety      Officers to direct you to Bellarmine. After unloading, parking will be in the Murphy Garage or Broadway Garage.

Campion Hall

914 E. Jefferson Street, Seattle, WA 98122

Desk Telephone: (206) 296-5600

Campion is located between East Jefferson Street and East James Street on the south side of campus. The main entrance is on the north side of Campion Tower and just past the 11th & E. Cherry garage.

Campion move-in day: Use the Murphy Apartments address for mapping directions to Campion for move-in[1001 East James Way]. Turn into the Murphy Garage entrance off E. Cherry Street.  Unload at the top of the turnaround.  After unloading, parking will be in the lower floors of Murphy Garage.  

Murphy Apartments 

1001 East James Way, Seattle, WA 98122

Desk Telephone: (206) 398-4984

Murphy is located on Cherry Street in between Broadway and 12th Avenue.

Turn into the Murphy Garage entrance off E. Cherry Street.  Unload and park in the Murphy Garage.

Xavier Hall

1110 East Spring Street Seattle, WA 98122

Desk Telephone: (206) 296-6320

Xavier Hall is located between Madison and Marion Streets

Xavier move-in day: Turn into E. Spring off 12th Avenue There will be Public Safety Officers to direct you to Xavier. After unloading, parking will be in the Main parking lot.