Seattle University seeks to provide on-campus living for students at the most reasonable rate possible. For this reason, the University operates housing and dining services on a full academic year contract basis.
Each student who resides on campus must agree to the terms and conditions of the Resident Handbook, Code of Conduct, and University Bulletin.
As a residential campus committed to the education of the whole person, the residential experience is considered an integral part of a student's education. Research over the past 50 years shows that students who belong to a campus residential community have a more productive and more satisfying college experience than those who live off campus. Students who live on-campus are more likely to:
All undergraduate student who fall into any of the categories below are required to live on campus and purchase the Residential meal plan ($1,600/quarter) for the full academic year.
If student status (class year, age etc.) changes during the academic year, they will not be released from this housing requirement until the following academic year. The summer quarter is not included in the residential requirement.
If a student wants to request to be excused from living on-campus, the student will go through the Housing Exemption process.
Your 2021-2022 Housing Agreement, a contract, spells out what we will do for you -- and what you agree to in return. Once you sign it, the contract is legal and binding and cannot be broken except in very specific situations.
The Resident Handbook 2020-2021 is legally binding adjunct to your Housing Agreement. Signing your contract signals your agreement to abide by the rules, policies and regulations.