Check out the our website for a great collection of important and helpful information about living on campus for the coming year.
For pictures of our residence hall rooms see the floor plans and gallery. Most campus tours throughout the year provide a tour of a double room as well as the rest of the campus. For information on planning trips and setting up a tour of the campus check out our page about visiting Seattle University.
For detailed travel information and tips check out our visitor's page.
All University payments go through Student Financial Services (SFS). For questions or concerns about your ability to make payments and learn how to go about paying your bill, contact SFS at email@example.com or (206) 220-8020. To discuss the meaning behind certain housing related charges, contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 296-6305.
First year students are not allowed to bring cars to campus and will not be given a parking pass. Second-year students and older can purchase a parking pass through the office of Transportation and Parking Services.
Students are allowed to bring bikes and we provide both outdoor and covered bike racks. We recommend using a U-lock to lock your bike and registering your bike with Transportation and Parking Services.
Transportation and Parking Services offer discounted ORCA cards (Metro bus pass) to students.
No, the University’s property insurance only covers property that is owned by the University. It does not cover damage to students' personal property. It is highly recommended that students insure their own personal property via their parent’s homeowners insurance or a renters/tenants insurance policy. It is important to confirm with your homeowner’s insurance carrier that student’s property (including computers and other electronics) will be fully covered for loss while housed outside of the family dwelling.
The University assumes no legal obligation to pay for loss of or damage to items of student’s personal property occurring on campus, however, it is important to report any lost or stolen items to Public Safety to help prevent theft in the future and increase the chances of having your item(s) returned.
For your reference, the following is a list of insurance companies that specialize in renters/tenants insurance to college students. Please note that the University does not endorse any of the companies listed below:
|National Student Services, Inc.||http://www.nssi.com|
|CSI Insurance Agency||http://www.collegestudentinsurance.com|
Please contact Conference and Event Services (CES) at (206) 296-5620 or visit their website. CES manages the residence halls over the summers and will be able to work with groups to provide accommodations.
There are several reasons why a student might be exempt from the Housing Requirement. For more details, see at our Housing Policy. If you have further questions, contact our Housing Office at email@example.com or (206) 296-6305.
For detailed information on how to cancel your housing and to avoid cancellation fees, look at our Housing Cancellation page. If you have a meal plan and would like to discontinue that as well, please submit a Meal Plan Change Request through the Housing Portal as well.
All information regarding a housing release request can be found on our Housing Exemption page. Mid-year housing releases are only approved for certain reasons so make sure you are also well acquainted with the Housing Policy section of the Housing Agreement.
Students under the age of 21 or with roommates under the age of 21 may not possess, consume, furnish, manufacture, sell, exchange or otherwise distribute alcohol. Find more details on this policy in the Resident Handbook.
Guests of residents are welcome in the residence halls at Seattle University but are expected to follow University policies. Residents are responsible for conduct of their guests. The individual rights of the resident(s) of the room take precedence over another resident’s decision to host a guest in the room or building.
The following visitation hours are established to support these rights while facilitating positive social and educational interaction:
Resident hosts are responsible for the actions and behavior of their guests and must escort guests while in the residential community. Guests must remain with their host at all times while in the building.
Only guests of the same gender as their resident host are permitted to stay overnight in the residence halls, provided that the guest is not in an amorous relationship with the resident host. It is expected that anyone housing an over-night guest has received explicit permission from their roommate(s). Find more details on this policy in the Resident Handbook.
Unfortunately, SU does not offer family housing. Although men and women can live on the same floor of a residence hall, they cannot share a room. However, if you are a first or second year student and are married then you are exempt from living on-campus; therefore you may reside together off campus. Visit the Housing Portal and fill out the Housing Release Request.
Unfortunately, we do not have the housing capacity to offer housing to non-SU students.
However, the Douglas Apartments and Vi Hilbert Hall are university affiliated and directly adjacent to our campus and they sublease to non-SU students over the summers. Contact their leasing office for availability:
The DOUGLAS: (206) 860-3024
VI HILBERT HALL: (206) 939-5677
For new students attending Fall Quarter, more information can be found on the Admitted Student site. Our housing application process is done online through the Housing Portal. Until you are confirmed and accepted, you will not be able to access the portal.
For new students attending Winter Quarter or Spring Quarter, follow our timeline for New Student for Winter and Spring Quarter. Once you have confirmed and accepted, you will be able to access the Housing Application through the Housing Portal.
Current students will start their Fall Quarter housing selection during the previous academic year. Please see the Returning Undergraduate Housing Selection Process for important information and deadlines.
Please make sure you are logging in with your Seattle University username/password to the Housing Portal. If you have run into issues, contact our office at (206)296-6305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freshmen typically live in one of our traditional residence halls: Bellarmine, Campion, and Xavier . These rooms are usually double occupancy, and include bed and mattress, desk and chair, wardrobe, sink, shelving Internet access, and all utilities. Residence Hall floors are usually co-ed, but rooms are gender specific. Many of the residence hall buildings also include: lounges with kitchenettes and TVs, an educational Center equipped with a computer lab, study rooms, and presentation space, a community kitchen, laundry room, vacuum and recreational equipment checkout services. See more about Housing Options and On-Campus Services and Amenities.
Current students can find more information about the room types in the Returning Undergraduates Housing Selection page.
Students who plan to return to Seattle University after studying abroad can fill out a housing application prior to their return. We usually recommend that students fill out a housing application a month or so prior to the start of the quarter they are planning to return. Students should also be aware that while we do our best to honor your preferences for housing placement, it is based on what is available.
Yes. The housing policy includes all freshmen and sophomores under the age of 21, all first and second year students under the age of 21 as well as students still within two years of high school graduation who are under the age of 21. If this is your first year, and you are under the age of 21, you are still required to live-on campus for another year.
The housing policy applies for students who turn the age of 21 after the start date of the term. For fall quarter, if your birthdate falls after Fall Move-in Day you are required to live-on campus for another year.
Keep in mind exemptions are limited and require supporting documentation. Students applying for an exemption to the residential requirement are required to submit a request by the application deadline; late requests are not accepted. Please visit the Returning Undergraduate Housing Selection timeline for important dates and deadlines.
New students should go to the New Student Housing Timeline for important dates and deadlines.
More FAQ for current students can be found on the Returning Undergraduate Housing Selection FAQ page.
All new students for Fall will receive their Housing Assignments via email in the month prior to move-in (see New Student Housing Timeline). If you have missed the priority application deadline, your Housing Assignment may come at a later date.
New students starting in Winter or Spring Quarters will follow the dates on the New Student Winter and Spring Quarter section.
Current students will begin their housing selection process in the previous academic year. More information and important dates can be found on the Returning Undergraduate Housing Selection Process page.
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, so please apply on the Housing Portal as soon as possible. Upperclassmen are not guaranteed housing however they are encouraged to apply. If we are currently working off of an extensive waitlist for the upperclassmen housing units, we are sometimes able to place willing students in our other residence halls. Upperclassmen can also email our office to request resources to aid their search for Off-Campus Housing.
Returning and new students have the option to find their own roommates. Optional roommate searching will be available only during housing selection process for returning students and during housing application process for students starting Fall Quarter.
We encourage roommates to communicate over the summer about sleep habits, study habits, favorite bands, etc. We spend considerable time matching roommates based on their responses to the housing form. During the first week, roommates will sign a roommate agreement form outlining their agreed upon expectations for their living situation. This includes questions about noise & activity level as well as what students are willing to share; this is a tool to help get residents communicating about their expectations. Resident Assistants are there to help mediate conflicts and will refer to the original roommate agreement if applicable. 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 challenge.
It is possible to change rooms under certain circumstances. Incoming students/new students can request a room change by emailing email@example.com.
Returning students can find information regarding room changes here: Room Change Request Policy. The general process will be to talk to the Area Coordinator for your building about the possibilities of changing rooms.
You can use your roommate's name to search for them in the Global Address Book of SU. This can be done by logging onto your SU email and searching them in the 'Find Someone' bar. Many students have also been successful in finding their roommate on Facebook. There is also usually a group for each graduating class where you could meet not only your roommate but other students as well.
We work closely with Disability Services and follow the recommendations of their office. Please contact Disability Services at (206) 296-5740 or at DS@seattleu.edu to discuss your accommodations for the residence halls and any other support you may need on-campus. Accommodations can include but are not limited to: a single room request, access to a handicap-accessible bathroom, etc. Please discuss with Disabilities Services what you think you will need to be successful at Seattle University.
Our office has been processing those requests as space has been available and as they have been received. Any changes that can be made will be reflected in the periodic housing update emails. You will be notified of your final placement and roommate before you arrive on-campus.
We are offering early-bird check in this year. Please make sure to read emails sent to you about move in! Check out our Important Dates page for deadlines.
Move-in appointments will be staggered to accommodate physical distancing guidelines. Students will sign up for their own move-in day/time. To continue campus efforts to ensure physical distancing guidelines are followed, students/families are asked to arrive on time to your selected date/time.
Students commuting from home must live with the family member in their primary place of residence (approx. 20 miles or less from campus, please see map with approved commutable areas). “Family” is defined as a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, spouse, or children. “Primary place of residence” is defined as a person’s true, fixed, and permanent home and place of habitation, to the exclusion of all others. It is the place where the person intends to remain permanently. Also keep in mind that students applying to live with family must submit the following documents (by May 1st for returning students, or August 10th for new students):
A full step-by-step process with screenshots of the Housing Portal pages can be found here: Housing Exemption Process.
Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Douglas Apartments prioritize juniors/seniors and students who are over 21 since spaces on-campus is limited. The Douglas offers one, two, four, and five bedroom options. Students living on this property will sign a lease directly with The Douglas. Contact the leasing office at (206) 860-3024 or email at email@example.com for more information regarding this property.
Vi Hilbert Hall prioritize juniors/seniors and students who are over 21 since spaces on-campus is limited. They offer studio, one, two, and four bedroom options. Students living on this property will sign a lease directly with Vi Hilbert Hall. Contact the leasing office at (206) 939-5677 for more information regarding this property.
If you already have a roommate picked out, the best way to sign-up is by creating a roommate group. If you do not have a roommate picked out, make sure you accurately answer the housing profile questions; you may also search for a roommate by these questions when you are selecting a room.
Ways to search:
As a reminder, based on the gender identity profile question you answered earlier you will be able to see other students who have the same gender expression/identity as you do.
Once you submit a housing application you will be able to search for potential roommates and form roommate groups (you will have to click "update application" to enter back into the roommate search process). When you are back in your application click on the top scroll arrow to click on "roommate request". Here, you can:
Whoever has the earliest time in the roommate group will be able to pull in the other members of the roommate group during room selection.
REMEMBER: if you wish to be part of a roommate group you must be a confirmed member by the start of the room selection process in order to be assigned with your desired roommate group. You can always contact our office to see if you are a confirmed member or you can look at the next page to see if you belong to a roommate group.
Fall Quarter new students sign up for a Move-in appointments to alleviate congestion. Students will sign up for their own move-in day/time. To continue campus efforts to alleviate congestion, students/families are asked to arrive on time to your selected date/time.
Early Arrival Requests deadlines can be seen under Important Dates. Early arrivals are generally approved for students traveling internationally or overseas, and for students involved in campus affiliated activities such as student employment/leadership, academic commitments, or athletic teams. If the latter applies to you, make sure your supervisor/coach/hosting department contacts our office on your behalf. The early arrival request form can be found on the Housing Portal under 'Housing Forms' and further questions about this process can be directed to our Housing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 296-6305.
Bring: Sheets (XL are recommended), blankets and comforter, pillow and pillowcase, mattress pad (if needed), towels, hangers, desk lamp, alarm clock, laundry bag.
Please do not bring: everything you own, anything flammable, cooking appliances (oven toasters, air fryers, etc.), weapons, halogen lamps, space heaters, toaster ovens, microwave/refrigerator (already provided)
Please discuss with your roommate(s) who will bring: TV, stereo, etc.
*Coffee makers with auto shut off are permitted.
Fall Quarter only: Students receive detailed information about Move-In and Welcome Week in late summer, be sure to check your SU email frequently for your appointment time.
If you are moving in during Winter or Spring Quarters, you will receive an appointment time by email.
Fall Quarter only; you may move in at your appointment time or anytime thereafter. Please do not arrive before. Appointment times help move-in go smoother for everyone as it decreases foot & car traffic.
During Fall Move-In week, the mall near the Bellarmine Turnaround (12th Ave. and Columbia St.) is open to new students and families to unload.
Campion residents can park temporarily near the Murphy garage. Please avoid Campion's Jefferson address on Move-in Day.
Xavier residents will find temporary parking around Xavier Hall for Move-in.
We are always willing to accept new Housing applicants. Please contact our Housing Office at email@example.com or (206) 296-6305 for more information.
We ask that you ship items so that they arrive no earlier than 10 days before you move in. Please understand that Mailing Services and our Front Desks receive many package during move in. Your patience is appreciated as we process mail/packages as quickly as we can.
Residents will need to leave the residence halls for Winter Break and move out at the end of Spring Quarter. Residents are requested to leave 24-hours after their last finals for the quarter. By the Saturday at noon after finals week all residents should be moved out of their unit. *Spring break is the exception; residents can remain on-campus.
Check the Important Dates for move out dates.
If you are leaving the University, we typically request that you leave your residence halls within 24 hours. Please contact the Housing office at (206)296-6305.
Unfortunately, the University does not provide any on campus storage options due to our various events, cleaning of facilities, and high occupancy over the summer. Students can look at any local options for storage, but there are 2 nearby recommended options:
|Bed||Twin/XL Twin: 75-80" L x 39" W x 12" H|
|Desk||42-48" L x 24" W x 30" H|
|Wardrobe||24 13/16" L x 40 3/4" W x 73 7/8" H|
|Shelves||15" L x 30" W x 12" H; Also 2 shelves 14'' Tall|
There is no need to bring a fridge or microwave! Starting June 2014, Campion, Xavier, Chardin and Bellarmine are equipped with micro-fridges. This includes a 3.2 cubic feet mini-fridge as well as a microwave. The Murphy Apartments are equipped with full size kitchens, including a refrigerator and microwave.
A Triple Plus and Double Plus rooms are rooms that are larger than a standard double room in Bellarmine or Campion Halls. Each room will come with sets of furniture (wardrobe, chair, desk, and mattress) and beds that align with the number of occupants. The Triple Plus will come with a bunked bed as well as a third, separate bed. In most triples the third bed comes lofted (raised to 64 inches).
To loft a bed, students may submit a Work Order Online. Students in double rooms may only raise their bed to about hip-height. This set up provides about 31" of clearance between the floor and bottom of the bed frame a lower bed provides about 8".
Beds will only be bunked if facilities receives permission from all students in the room. Our facilities staff also asks that you be as detailed as possible when requesting a lofted bed (meaning which side of the room and what height - some bed frames provide more flexibility to be raised in 6" increments).
Coffee makers (or other small appliances) with automatic shut off are allowed in the residence halls, however, not small grills or Panini makers, etc. Keep in mind, though, that all of the six eateries on campus serve a variety of local coffee and coffee makers can take up much valued space. For storage purposes, you may want to consider bringing a French press or pour-over coffee maker instead. As always, we recommend discussing these decisions with your roommates.
Bring: XL Twin Sheets, blankets and comforter, pillow and pillowcase, mattress pad (if needed), towels, hangers, desk lamp, alarm clock, laundry bag.
Please do not bring: everything you own, anything flammable, cooking appliances* (toaster oven, air fryer, etc.), weapons, halogen lamps, space heaters, toaster ovens, microwave/refrigerator (already provided)
Please discuss with your roommate(s) who will bring: TV, stereo, etc.
*Coffee makers, rice cookers, appliances with auto shut off are permitted.
The rooms in Campion and Bellarmine are approximately 12'x15' feet. The rooms in Xavier are about the same square footage but the rooms are slightly squarer measuring approximately 14'x13.5'. The triple rooms (regular triples, not efficiency triples) located at the end of each floor are slightly larger. For more details, see the floor plans and gallery.
Yes, all Freshman, Sophomore, 1st year, and 2nd year students living on-campus must choose a meal plan option. In concert with the on-campus-living policy, freshmen and sophomore students living on-campus, including our affiliate housing at The Douglas and Vi Hilbert Hall, are required to have at least The Residential Meal Plan.
Meal plans work as a declining balance, like a debit card or a gift card. A student's full balance of their requested meal plan will appear at the beginning of the quarter and it is up to the student's discretion how much they spend per day based on their eating habits. Students can manage their meal plan funds online by registering for an eAccount.
Meal plans are automatically renewed for the next quarter. During the academic year, an amount of $250 may be rolled into your meal plan rollover fund. At the end of the quarter, any remaining funds, excluding the $250, will be removed from the meal plan. At the end of spring quarter, no funds will be rolled over to the next academic year and all remaining funds will be removed from the meal plan. Remaining funds are not refundable. Additional money can be added to your account at any time. To add money to your Seattle U ID, students are allowed to submit Supplemental Meal Plans through the Housing Portal. Students may also request to change their meal plan during the first two weeks of each quarter. Go here for more information about the Meal Plan policy.
It is our policy that all freshmen and sophomores living on campus are required to have at least . If you would like to make any changes to your meal plan within policy, you can do so on the Housing Portal in the 'Housing forms' section. These requests are generally processed within 3-5 business days but can take longer for changes to appear on students' accounts/Seattle U ID. Students wishing to make changes outside of policy will need to go through the Meal Plan Exemption process which is explained in further detail on the Meal Plans page. Meal Plan Exemptions may be submitted on the Housing Portal but require students to answer some additional questions found on that form.
The residence halls close on Saturday after Finals Week in December. (Please refer to our important dates page for the timeline.) Residents do not need to move out their belongings as long as they are returning Winter Quarter.
Late departure and early arrival requests for winter break are due on November 10th. Students can request to be approved for a late departure or an early arrival online through the Housing Portal. Students who are generally approved are students traveling internationally and students involved in campus affiliated activities such as student employment/leadership, academic commitments, or athletic teams, who may need to stay later or arrive early. If the latter applies to you, make sure your supervisor/coach/hosting department contacts our office on your behalf. Any further questions about this process can be directed to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 296-6305.
The residence halls do not close for spring break.
Students need to check out for summer break no more than 24 hours after their last final. Move out information will be emailed to students during Spring Quarter. The residence halls close for summer break on Saturday of finals week.
Students who arrive early when the desk is not open will receive check in instructions when their early arrival approval is emailed. You can call the Housing Office at 206-296-6305 and we will connect you to the Area Coordinator or you can email us at email@example.com and we will pass on your message.
All University payments go through Student Financial Services (SFS). For questions or concerns about your ability to make payments and how to go about paying your bill, contact SFS at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 220-8020. To discuss the meaning behind certain housing related charges, contact our office at email@example.com or (206) 296-6305.
For answers to all other questions or concerns you may have, please contact the Seattle University Housing Office via phone at (206) 296-6305 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.