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 16 and Sunday, September 17 for our continuing students. We also have an early move-in for students who would like to move-in on September 15 or 16. Spaces are limited, and students may place a request to move-in on these dates via the Housing Portal by Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 3PM PST.
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 and all students are required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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 no later than Monday, August 15.
Move-in for new students is on September 16, 2023. Continuing students move-in on September 17, 2023. Please look for more information regarding Fall Welcome events and opportunities to connect with your fellow students.
Make your Experience a Success!
Make appointments on the Housing Portal for Fall Move-in. To choose a move-in appointment time please follow these steps:
ITEMS TO CONSIDER/REMEMBER:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.seattleu.edu/support/.
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.
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!
This is your one–stop shop for requesting meal plan changes, late departures, etc. You may access the portal here: Housing Portal
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.
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!
Health and Well-Being Supplies
Please consider bringing the following supplies:
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
For your safety and the safety of others please do not bring the following:
Check out the Resident Handbook for more dos and don’ts in the residence halls:
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 7. 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. For Fall 2023, the 10th class day is October 3, 2023.
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. Our office will process room changes until September 1, 2023. To request a change:
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? First year students are not allowed to bring cars to campus and will not be given a parking pass. 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.
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” (email@example.com) for more details and to click the button to Upload Your Photo. Please contact SuperCopy at (206) 296-6117 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot find the invitation in your SU email or if you have any other questions.
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
From the south
From the east (I-90)
From the east (520)
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.
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.
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.
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.