Fall 2020 Reopening Updates & COVID-19 Information

Details and FAQs on the COVID-19 Response website.

Illustration graphic depicting world map and technological devices.

Going the Distance

When Seattle University announced its plan to transition to online learning in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Rubiná Mahsud, PhD, of Albers School of Business and Economics had to quickly redesign her courses while stuck in a time zone 12 hours ahead of Seattle.

June 23, 2020

Winning photos

A View of the World: Winners of 4th Annual “Imagining the World” Photo Competition announced

The Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition highlights the college’s and university’s participation in the global community.

July 1, 2020

Community-engaged program sites

Faculty and Students Focused on Community-Engaged Learning

One of the hallmarks of academics at Seattle University is community engagement. Professors design courses that get their students involved in local organizations, while students take classes in science, math, criminal justice and the humanities, among others.

June 23, 2020

Female nurse wearing face mask stands with arms crossed.

Nursing Grad Student Establishes COVID-19 Training and Policy Programs

With intensive experience in the health care field, Sarah Welch, ’21, is working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis as a STAT registered nurse, while pursuing a doctorate at Seattle University’s College of Nursing.

June 22, 2020

US Supreme Court building

The Dream Lives on for DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upholds the eight-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a “significant victory for Dreamers, who are valued members of campuses and communities across the nation who make many positive contributions to our country,” says President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

June 18, 2020

A group holding signs marches during protest

Continuing the Work of Standing in Solidarity

As a Jesuit university, Seattle University is called on and committed to creating a just and humane world. It is imperative that we use all the resources we have as a university to seek understanding and address complex issues through teaching, research, discourse and engagement.

June 16, 2020

Members of the Space Needle student project team

COVID-19 Reengineers Projects Day

Pandemic forces senior science and engineering projects to pivot

June 11, 2020

Photo of Albers faculty member Jeffery Smith.

The Business of COVID

Albers faculty research ethics around data privacy amid push for contact tracing as businesses and organizations reopen.

June 9, 2020

Flyer that reads Black Lives Matter

Standing in Solidarity and Affirming Commitment Through Action

Seattle U collectively stands in solidarity and renews its commitment to better support and educate its students and community on racial justice and systemic racism.

June 9, 2020

MLK quote

SU Hosts Vigil and Teach-In For Racial Justice

Seattle University sponsored two events this week to bring attention to the recent murders of Black Americans and the need for racial justice.

June 5, 2020

Computer science student Arya Mathew is this year's winner of these

An Entrepreneurial Idea That Sticks

Meet this year’s Grand Prize Winner of the annual Business Plan Competition.

June 5, 2020

Campus-oriented mentorship program eases transition to college life for first-year students.

Igniting a Community

Mentoring program eases college transition for first-year students.

June 3, 2020

College of Nursing student in training with a patient.

Training Future Frontline Health Care Workers Remotely

College of Nursing replicates in-person clinical work in a virtual model.

May 18, 2020

Illustration of people taking part in a Zoom meeting.

Fostering Scholars Program Continues Support of the Whole Person

Strong connections among the community remain steadfast during trying times.

May 8, 2020

Fall colors on campus

Seattle University Intends to Re-Open for Fall Quarter

Seattle University intends to reopen campus in the fall for the 2020-21 academic year, President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., announced today.

April 30, 2020

A bicycle in front of the Student Center

Ahead of schedule, Seattle University halfway to full divestment from fossil fuels

Seattle University has reached its halfway point nine months ahead of schedule to divest its endowment portfolio of companies owning fossil fuel reserves by 50 percent.

April 29, 2020

Faculty are using creativity and flexibility in remote instruction. (Photo features students walking on campus near the Quad fountain.)

Whether In-Person, Virtually or a Hybrid, Care and Excellence Hallmarks of Faculty-Led Teaching

Creativity and flexibility drive remote instruction among schools and colleges.

April 29, 2020

Zoom meeting with librarian Chris Granantino

Lemieux Library Virtually Supports Academic Success

Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons equip students for success during COVID-19.

April 28, 2020

Students on campus

Adaptability and Creativity Boost Recruitment & Retention

Number of new spring transfer students exceeds projection

April 23, 2020

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Earth Talks Webinar Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

A leader in sustainability, Seattle University takes part in global event by encouraging action and participation in initiatives that focus on the urgent need for environmental protection and climate solutions.

April 21, 2020

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Campus Widens Support of Students Virtually

Supporting current students in every possible way remains an important priority for Seattle University.

April 20, 2020

Natasha Martin

SU’s Natasha Martin Named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program has selected 38 emerging college and university leaders for the 2020-21 class, including Natasha Martin, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University.

April 17, 2020

Seattle U is doing its part to fight food insecurity.

OMA Food Pantry Adapts to Challenging Times

OMA pantry satiates and destigmatizes food insecurity.

April 17, 2020

flowers float in the reflection pool in front of SU's iconic St. Ignatius Chapel

Fr. Steve’s Easter Homily, “Jesus met them on their way”

This Easter holiday, as we share with you our greetings and prayers online, Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., presents his Easter homily in a video to the campus community.

April 12, 2020

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Seattle University Business, Nursing and Law Earn High Rankings Nationally in Latest U.S. News ‘Best Graduate Schools’ Rankings

Seattle University business, nursing and law graduate programs made the rankings in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools 2021,” including several ranked in the Top 25 nationally.

April 3, 2020

Naomi Diggs, MD

Care on the Frontlines: An Alumna's Expertise with COVID-19

Naomi Diggs, MD, ’04, '20 is a physician and leader at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle where she is part of the coordinated COVID-19 response team.

April 3, 2020

Screen shot from virtual orientation

SU Admissions Receptions Virtually Welcome Class of 2024

Through Admitted Students Virtual Receptions, the class of ’24 has the opportunity to celebrate their admission, connect and ask questions. More than 530 students participated during the inaugural live-streaming event.

April 3, 2020

First-Gen-Forward

SU Receives First-gen Forward Designation

Seattle University's Outreach Center is recognized nationally for its service to first-generation students.

March 5, 2020

Brianna Ballard, pictured inside one of Chartwell's dining spaces, is advocating for the link between what we eat and how we create a better world for all.

Healthy Eating, Healthy Being

Chartwell’s Wellness & Sustainability Manager Brianna Ballard is helping students and the campus community make smart eating choices that fit with the university's overall commitment to sustainability.

February 27, 2020

AI4All comes to Seattle University campus

Seattle University Is The Only University In The Northwest Selected to Partner with AI4ALL to Offer Summer Program in AI to High School Students

Seattle University has partnered with the national nonprofit organization AI4ALL to offer a summer residential program for high school students in grades 9-11 who want to learn about artificial intelligence through the lens of criminal justice and ethics.

February 21, 2020

Seattle U 2020 Alumni Award winners.

2020 Alumni Awards: 5 Leaders Impacting our World

The 2020 Alumni Award recipients span generations but share a commonality as trailblazers and groundbreakers in the fields of politics, entrepreneurism, social work, sports and community engagement.

February 7, 2020

Carnegie seal

Carnegie Foundation Selects Seattle University for 2020 Community Engagement Classification

Seattle University has been awarded renewal of its Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, a recognition of the university’s national model for community-engaged learning.

January 31, 2020

SU softball team

Seattle U Softball Named WAC Preseason Favorite

The Seattle University softball team is the preseason favorite in the 2020 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Coaches' Poll, released on Wednesday morning

January 29, 2020

Black bears

Zoo and Seattle University invite the community to assist with wildlife research

Are you interested in becoming an armchair scientist to help save wildlife from the comfort of your home or anywhere? Would you like to identify wildlife in photos? Then join Seattle University and Woodland Park Zoo in important wildlife research on wolverines and other local carnivores!

January 28, 2020

Seattle University - Future Look

Shaping the Future of Seattle U

Seattle University officially embarked on a new era when the campus community recently assembled to launch the Seattle University Strategic Directions 2025. 

January 21, 2020

A women's co-op in Cuernavaca

A Journey to Mexico, A Ministry to the University

For almost 25 years, Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, has organized an annual winter trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico, for faculty, staff, alumni and community members to participate in the Guadalupe Faith and Hospitality Experience. It's become her ministry to Seattle U.

January 16, 2020

CPL lab technician checks the vitals of one of the baby simulators.

Putting the Care into Health Care

Nursing students get new real-world teaching aid in high-tech, life-like package.

January 16, 2020

Roshanak Roshandel

A Year as an Amazon Scholar

Computer Science Department Chair and Associate Professor Roshanak Roshandel, PhD, spent a year-long sabbatical as an Amazon Scholar. The benefits of her experience— both professionally and for her students—are many.

January 6, 2020

photo collage of 50 years of OMA

Office of Multicultural Affairs Turns 50

Looking ahead with a nod to the past.

January 3, 2020

holiday reindeer at the Seattle U Christmas Tree Lighting

A Festive Time of Year

Check out scenes from this season's Christmas events, plus a special holiday story with Rudy the Redhawk!

December 18, 2019

Fall hits campus

Sustainability at Seattle U

Co-chairs of the President's Committee for Sustainability share their insights on SU's progress toward becoming an even greener university.

December 5, 2019

Newsfeed

Seattle U in the News: How to Recognize if You're Being Racially Gaslighted

Associate Professor of Political Science Angelique Davis, JD, is the primary source for a story in Mashable that defines and explains racial gaslighting

Academic Year Ends on a High Note for Student Athletes

Student athletes racked up a cumulative grade point average of 3.585 to achieve some of the best academic marks in program history.

Seattle U in the News: Lara Branigan profiled in Blueprint

Blueprint, a trade journal for facilities professionals, featured a profile of Seattle U's Lara Branigan, director of design and construction, and her work on the new Center for Science and Innovation.

Engage Your Mind

Register by June 26 for free, virtual summer course that pursues intersection of city, Seattle U & social justice.

Nursing Faculty Member Awarded Parkinson’s Foundation 2020 Nurse Faculty Grant

The Parkinson’s Foundation has awarded the third Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Award to three nurses, including Mo-Kyung Sin, PhD, RN, an associate professor of nursing at Seattle University.

Juneteenth and Social Progress: A Message from the VP for Diversity and Inclusion

1619. January 1, 1863. June 19, 1865. During this profound moment in our history as a nation and a university, it is important that we take note of the significance of these dates.

Seattle U’s Korematsu Center among advocates filing suit on behalf of Black Lives Matter

Legal advocacy agencies filed a lawsuit in federal court this week on behalf of Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County against the Seattle Police Department for its use of force against crowds that gathered to protest the death of George Floyd

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awards $120,000 in grants to Seattle University for scientific research

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust recently awarded Seattle University with $120,000 for two research projects, one that will help improve maternal and child health and another that will increase understanding of beneficial insects in urban gardens.

In Support of Black Lives Matter Day of Action This Friday

Seattle University honors and affirms all Black lives and, in this small way, join in the day of action as part of our renewed commitment to reimagine and bring forth a more just and humane world.

Seattle University and the Seattle Police Department

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., responds to questions raised about Seattle University’s relationship with the Seattle Police Department (SPD).

Affirming Black Lives—Staff Council Statement

We stand beside our black SU community members and all who are feeling the pain and weight of these times.  

Affirming Black Lives

Messages of solidarity for Black lives from President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., and Natasha Martin, vice president of Diversity and Inclusion. 

Seattle U in the News: Faculty expert talks about police use of force data and research

Matthew Hickman, PhD, chair of the Criminal Justice Program, and research partner Bob Scales, spoke with NBC News Bay Area about the need to track use of force data so that police officials can learn about unrecognized bias and more effective techniques, achieving better, less violent results.

The Significance of Laudato Si’ at Seattle University on its 5th Anniversary

Three faculty members reflect on the continued importance of the papal encyclical and resources for celebrating the anniversary observance.

Seattle U in the News: What does COVID-19 mean for the future of college admissions?

Seattle University Provost Shane P. Martin was among those interviewed for a PBS NewsHour story about the impact of the pandemic on standardized tests for college admissions.

Changing Business in the Wake of COVID-19

Seattle U double alumni Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, vice president of business development at UMC, is driving an innovative solution to help at-risk communities stay healthy while keeping employees in the workforce by designing and manufacturing portable handwashing stations

Responsible AI starts with higher education

A guest op-ed co-authored by the dean of Seattle U's College of Science and Engineering and an alumni who works in AI at Microsoft say we need to ensure that those entering careers in technology have studied how technology can impact society.

Seattle U in the News: Psychology senior instructor Kira Mauseth, PhD, speaks on the potential psychological effects of the pandemic

Dr. Mauseth is the co-lead of the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health. She specializes in disaster relief work in her clinical role as a practicing psychologist.

Seattle University Among First to Get Government Relief Funds to Students

International and DACA Students Supported Through University’s Emergency Fund

Seattle University to Receive Award for Work with Surrounding Neighborhoods

Seattle University will be recognized for its commitment to its adjacent neighborhoods next week by Campus Compact, which will bestow its Richard Guarasci and Eduardo J. Padrón Awards for Institutional Transformation.

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