Housing and Residence Life
Applying for Housing

Students with Unique Needs

  • Student Preferences

    Housing & Residence Life will work to fulfill the preferences of each student for room types and roommates. Housing assignments are made on a case-by-case basis that recognizes the variability of individual needs and preferences and that some housing options and availability may be limited. While committed to fulfilling as many requests as possible,  no guarantee can be made that all stated preferences can be met. Since some of the most popular choices fill first, it is most helpful if students follow the timelines provided in the room selection process.

    Special requests should be made in writing to Housing & Residence Life.

    Disability-based Requests

    SU encourages students with disabilities to participate in all campus activities and commits to providing supportive services that assist students in fully engaging all aspects of an SU education.  This includes, of course, meeting specific housing needs of students with disabilities whenever possible.  Students with disabilities are assigned roommates in the same manner as all other residence hall applicants unless they are specifically recommended for a single room and one is available at the time their application is processed.

    How is "disability" defined?

    A disability is any physical or mental condition that significantly interferes with learning or with participation in classes and campus activities.

    Examples of disabilities include:

    • mobility limitations
    • learning disabilities
    • brain injuries
    • attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
    • sensory impairments (hearing, sight, etc.)
    • chronic medical conditions; chronic pain
    • psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders

    Making Disability-based Housing Requests


    Students who are new to Seattle University

    Students who are new to Seattle University and applying for housing should note their intention to request accommodations on the application form.  The students will need to meet with staff in Disabilities Services, Loyola Hall suite 100, (206) 296-5740, and provide documentation of their condition and resulting needs. (See Requirements for Documentation of Disability)

    Current Students

    • Students currently receiving accommodations for disability-based needs should notify HRL staff of a request to continue accessing the same accommodation in the next year during the room selection process.
    • Students NOT currently accessing accommodations for disability, or requesting a change to their current accommodation should complete this form and deliver it to Disabilities Services in Loyola Hall, suite 100, (206) 296-5740, along with documentation of the condition and specific needs that require the accommodation (see Requirements for Documentation of Disability).  After delivering the form and documentation, students will be asked to make an appointment to discuss their needs with a Disabilities Services staff member.
    • All requests and any required documents must be submitted to Disabilities Services by March 2 for the room selection process.

    The information provided to Disabilities Services will be shared only with other relevant staff in a discreet and confidential manner and will be used only as permitted under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This information will have no bearing on students' general eligibility for housing.

    Housing accommodations for disabilities may take time to arrange and Housing & Residence Life receives many such requests. For this reason, it is important that accommodation requests for pre-existing conditions be made at the time of application or as soon as possible in the annual room selection process.

  • Housing and Residence Life Calendar

    • New Student Housing Applications Due 6/1/2015 All day event
    • Last day to cancel Fall Housing without $1000 penalty 6/1/2015 All day event
    • Last day to move out for non-summer residents 6/13/2015 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Halls close for Summer Break 6/13/2015 All day event
    • President's Commencement Brunch 2015 6/13/2015 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Guide to Residence Hall Living

  • Contact Us

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