Summertime in Seattle
Campus and city glisten with progress and possibility

It may be the dog days of summer but there is much happening on and around campus. We welcome our new president, Eduardo Peñalver, undergraduates are conducting important research in the labs, the finishing touches are being put on the new Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation—opening in September—and preparations are underway as students are set to return to campus (and in-person instruction) in the fall. Oh, and we marked the successful conclusion of our largest comprehensive campaign, The Campaign for the Uncommon Good.

Here’s a slice of what’s happening at Seattle U and some postcard-worthy views of the city we call home. 

Photography by Yosef Chaim Kalinko*
(*unless otherwise noted)

Student Shefali Menezes is pictured in a lab on campus as part of a research fellowship.

Undergraduate student Shefali Menezes, ’22, is spending the summer conducting research as the first recipient of the Peter L. and Patricia A. Lee Fellowship for Excellence in Student Research. 

Student with mask on studying in library

Theatre Arts major Genique Clark, ’24, studies for a test in the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons.

Banners promoting the Campaign for the Uncommon Good line 12th Avenue

The university recently concluded its largest comprehensive campaign ever, The Campaign for the Uncommon Good, which raised $302 million for the construction of the Sinegal Center and funding of scholarships and mission-focused programs.

Exterior of the Jim and Janet Sinegal Center of Science and Innovation

The Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation, the new hub of STEM education at Seattle U, opens this fall.

Photo by (c) Kevin Scott

Students admiring the view of the Space Needle from a nice spot on Alki Beach

While a destination anytime of the year, Seattle—and that iconic skyline—really shines in the summer.

Student studies with book(s) in the Quad

Seattle U’s campus has many green spaces and tranquil areas for study, reflection or just to hang out with friends. The Quad is one of those spots.

Student, wearing a mask, does some writing in a notebook in one of the residence halls.

Evans Brackenbrough, a Residential Advisor, finds a quiet moment in Vi Hilbert Hall.

Four students stand next to the solar energy panels created at Yesler Terrace

Four senior electrical engineering students showcase their work as a team to design a solar-powered energy project for a community garden greenhouse at Yesler Terrace. The team worked with the Black Farmers Collective, which operates a two-acre urban farm at Yesler Terrace.

Photo by Abel Fong

Student Adeline Ong sits at a table on campus.

College of Nursing student Adeline Ong takes a moment between studies to relax.

Two graduates of the Sports Leadership program pose at Lumen Field

Its central location, in one of the top cities in the world for industries—from tech to health care, aerospace to the arts—means Seattle University offers majors in programs that link graduates to major organizations. Take the Master in Sports Leadership program, which prepares students for a variety careers within the sports industry.


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