Front Desks

Welcome to the Front Desks, the heart and hub of your building. This focal point of information and activity brings residents together to create a more dynamic residential living environment. The staff invites you to stop by your front desk to visit, get information, share your day, and see what is happening. Throughout the year, you will find a variety of activities going on at the desk so visit frequently.

To get involved or to plan a program in your building, please contact your desk to reserve a space.

Front Desk Contact

For contact information see the page for the Residence Hall.

Desk Hours (please check the front desks for changes in desk hours during holidays and breaks)

Bellarmine, Campion, Xavier and Chardin

Monday-Friday: 9 am to 10 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Murphy and Douglas

Monday-Friday: 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm

Break Hours

Break hours are posted at each community front desk. Need to know the desk hours? Contact Housing & Residence Life at or call 206.296.6305.

Lost and Found

Each residence hall and building complex provides a lost and found service through its Front Desk. If you have found something in the building, please bring it to the nearest desk as soon as possible so its owner can retrieve it. Additionally, the Department of Public Safety tracks lost and found goods.

Games, Carts and Vacuums

Your Community Desk may have carts, vacuums, and board games available for your use. Please check with the desk staff if you are in need of any of these items.

Room Lockouts

As a courtesy, each residence hall's Front Desk offers temporary keycards free of charge to assist with room lockouts. Please return the temporary card promptly to ensure that other students will have access to the keycards and keys if necessary. Additionally, each resident can check-out the spare key to their room.

As a courtesy, they each resident receives one free lock out per quarter. After the first lock out, residents will be charged $20 for each additional lock out. When the Front Desk is closed, contact the RA on duty or the Department of Public Safety.

Lost Keycards

If you lose your keycard, please speak with the Front Desk staff to receive a temporary keycard. Additionally, if you need a replacement Seattle U ID please visit Campus Card.

If you find that you are having frequent lockouts or have lost more than one keycard, please speak to the Front Desk for helpful tips on how to keep track of your keycard.