Guest Access

Temporary guest accounts can be requested for short-term access to select Seattle University resources by non-affiliate individuals. The following guest account types are available:

  • Guest- Provides access to select internal systems including classroom podium computers, lab computers, the guest wireless network (SU-guest), and the Internet.
  • Wireless Internet Only- Commonly used for event attendees that only need wireless access to the Internet.
  • Vendor- Commonly used for contractors. Provides access to select internal systems, select department-specific systems, guest wireless, and VPN. 

The life span of a guest account is as follows:

  • Guest and wireless Internet: default is 7 days, 30 days maximum.
  • Vendor: default is 7 days, 180 days maximum.

All guests must change the password before using the account. Go to pwreset.seattleu.edu/change.aspx to change the password. Additionally guests must follow and abide by the Computer Acceptable Use Policy published at https://www.seattleu.edu/policies/.

Request a Guest Account

A Seattle U staff or faculty member must request and sponsor the guest account. To request an account, please submit an email to the Help Desk with the guest's full name, dates they will be on campus and the sponsor's email address.

The table below indicates what resources can be accessed by each account type. 

 Access by Account TypeAuthentication Type
Resource To Be Accessed

Guest

(g-)

Wireless Internet

(m-)

Vendor

(v-)

Resource Requires Valid Login IDResource Requires Login at Web Portal*
Classroom podium computer, includes internet access Yes No No Yes No
ITS Lab computer, includes internet access Yes No No Yes No
Internet via SU-guest (from any wifi location except Douglas Apartments) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internet via SU-guest: Sub-letters of Douglas Apartments Not allowed per security policy Not allowed per security policy Not allowed per security policy Not Applicable Not Applicable
Internet only from wired connection Yes  Yes Yes No No
Select internal SeattleU services from wired connection (non-ResHall) Yes  No Yes No No
Select internal SeattleU services from wired connection (ResHall) Yes  No Yes Yes Yes
 SU-guest access to select internal systems (from any wifi location) No No Yes Yes Yes
SU-guest access to other SU-guest devices Not allowed per security policy  Not allowed per security policy  Not allowed per security policy  Not Applicable  Not Applicable 
Virtual desktops at desktop.seattleu.edu (from any wired or wifi location)  Yes  No No Yes No
Select internal systems via VPN (special restrictions apply) No  No Yes Yes No
Printing to Managed Print Services (MPS) network printers from any wired location (requires account setup by Reprographics)  Yes  No No Yes Yes
Printing to Managed Print Services (MPS) network printers from SU-guest (requires account setup by Reprographics)  No  No No Yes Yes
Printing to event-specific client-provided network printers (any location, print host and print drivers to be configured by customer)  Not Applicable Not Applicable  Not Applicable No No
        *Web Portal is the authentication page for SU-guest wifi. Successful authentication is required for internet access.


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Summer Service Desk Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am-5pm
Friday: 7:30am-3pm
Weekends: Closed 

Contact the Service Desk:
206-296-5571 
helpdesk@seattleu.edu