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July 18, 2019

The Quad in Summer

Campus Announcements

Check out upcoming events and happenings at Seattle University.

July 17, 2019

Advancement and Alumni Building

SU Joins 2030 District

Seattle University has committed to a collaborative effort to reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations in Seattle.

June 28, 2019

Allison Henrich, Steven Klee and David Neel

Powering Through

SU mathematics professors contribute to a new book for students struggling in the discipline.

June 25, 2019

Admin Rooftop

Seattle University Hires New CFO

Wilson Garone, an accomplished leader and financial professional, will join Seattle University this summer.

June 24, 2019

Undergraduate student celebrates graduation.

Commencement 2019 Central: Relive all the joyful moments!

We present video and photo coverage of the class of 2019 as we bid best wishes to our 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students during commencement ceremonies on June 16. 

June 24, 2019

Father Sundborg and Father Chepe

One Year Later

Father Chepe discusses the crisis in Nicaragua and its effect on our sister Jesuit university.

June 21, 2019

Father Steve - First Citizen

Catching Up with Father Steve

SU's president shares his thoughts on the 2018-2019 academic year, what's ahead for SU, his favorite books from the past year and more.

June 11, 2019

SUURA brochure

Celebrating Student Scholarship

An impressive array of student research was presented at the Seattle University Undergraduate Research Association (SUURA) Conference on May 31.

June 3, 2019

Seattle U Ethics Bowl team members and coach

No Argument Here: Ethics Bowl Team Created Opportunities for its Students

The way Ben Howe sees it, the Seattle U Ethics Bowl team he coaches that finished #6 in the nation this year is a great achievement—but not the be-all and end-all.

June 3, 2019

UW is one of 50 schools nationwide that piloted the College Board’s new ‘adversity index’

Story includes comments by Seattle U Admissions Dean. 

The Seattle Times

June 2, 2019

Groundbreaking on the site of the Center for Science and Innovation

Special Coverage: Celebrating the Center for Science and Innovation Groundbreaking

Hundreds of Seattle University faculty, staff, students and special guests gathered on May 30 to ceremoniously break ground on the Center for Science and Innovation, the university's largest-ever capital project.

May 31, 2019

President's Forum- May 7, 2019

President's Forum

Father Sundborg updates campus community on key university developments.

May 29, 2019

Investing in the Mission

May 29, 2019

Endowed Mission Fund supports initiatives and projects central to SU's identity and values.

Quadstock 2019

May 21, 2019

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Celebration

Honoring Our Own

Staff and faculty receive awards at appreciation event.

May 20, 2019

Seattle University Library and Learning Commons

New Carnegie Classification Recognizes Seattle U’s National Stature

Seattle U's academic profile got a significant boost recently with the elevation by the Carnegie Foundation Basic Classification of Institutions of Higher Education from its “Master’s Colleges and Universities: Larger Programs” category to “Doctoral/Professional University.”

May 20, 2019

Crosscut Festival logo superimposed over image of Seattle

Another Great Crosscut Festival at Seattle University

The Crosscut Festival in early May brought more than 1,600 people to Seattle University.

May 17, 2019

Seattle University students who won Fulbright Grants

Seattle U Produces Record Number of Fulbrights

A record-setting eight Seattle University students and recent alumni have been awarded prestigious 2019-2020 Fulbright Grants to study, research and work abroad.

May 17, 2019

Amazon Fireside Chat

May 16, 2019

Rendering of SU Center for Science and Innovation

Amazon Commits $3 Million to New Center for Science and Innovation

Amazon has made a $3 million gift to the new Center for Science and Innovation. The gift will expand opportunities in computer science education, particularly for women and underrepresented minorities.

May 13, 2019

"Achieving Climate Neutrality" Speaking Event with Microsoft, Seattle Sounders FC, and Seattle University

Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Can it be done at SU? What would it take?

May 6, 2019

Living on Campus: A Guide to College Housing

Story includes comments by Alvin Sturdivant, Vice President for Student Development and president of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

US News & World Report

May 1, 2019

Randy Massengale and Earl Lancaster

Barber’s New Lease Signals Growth Within Central District

Earl Lancaster and other African-American owned small business owners are benefiting from a Seattle U program that is helping them to remain and thrive in the community.

April 26, 2019

34th Annual Alumni Awards 04-26-19

2019 Alumni Awards

On April 26 the Seattle University Alumni Association and the Alumni Board of Governors honored five outstanding members of the Seattle U community at the Alumni Awards. Take a look at our Alumni Awards gallery see the contributions of our winners and how each of them has made an impact on their community.

April 26, 2019

Michael Eric Dyson

The Uncomfortable Truth

Mission Day challenges SU community to confront white privilege.

April 12, 2019

Seattle U Department of Public Safety Office

New Digs for Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety has moved to a new location on campus.

April 1, 2019

Albers Crab Feed

March 28, 2019

That time of year...

March 26, 2019

Seattle U fountain with Admin Building in background

Service in Action

Seattle U ranks among the nation's top producers of Peace Corps participants. 

March 20, 2019

Becoming a Jesuit

March 13, 2019

Bye-bye, stress!

March 12, 2019

Seattle U President Sundborg speaking

President's Forum

Father Sundborg updates faculty and staff on latest at SU.

March 12, 2019

Lent begins

March 8, 2019

Brenda Christensen

Alumni Award Winners Shine

The 2019 recipients reflect diversity of industry & interests.

March 4, 2019

Seattle University students and staff cleaning trash from a bush

Green Champion

Regional coalition recognizes SU’s leadership in sustainability.

March 1, 2019

Ash Wednesday is March 6

February 25, 2019

The Quad at Seattle U covered in snow

Collaborative Planning

Faculty and staff weigh in on university's future.

February 21, 2019

2019 Debate Team

Debate Team Shines

The Seattle U Debate Team continues to earn great results in highly competitive tournaments around the state.

January 29, 2019

Dragon dance performance at the SU International Dinner Event

Let's Make a Month of It!

This year’s celebration of international education is a multi-week affair.

January 18, 2019

Laura Emiko Soltis

"The Urgency of Now"

Featured speaker at SU’s MLK Celebration will address immigration crisis

January 11, 2019

Nancy Mariano, '18

Building a Better Future

First-generation students find support, community at Seattle U.

January 1, 2019

Kubota Japanese Maple in the process of being transplanted

New (but Temporary) Home

Prominent campus trees are moved to the Union Green.

December 19, 2018

Students at The Union Green Park

Looking Ahead

Here are five things to watch for in 2019.

December 14, 2018

Vi Hilbert

To Honor a Legend

Vi Hilbert Hall is officially opened as latest example of SU's deep respect for its namesake.

December 3, 2018

Seattle University students with the gender queer flag

President Sundborg Speaks Out in Support of Transgender Students

Seattle University remains firmly committed to its non-discrimination policies toward all of it students, inclusive of transgender students.

November 2, 2018

Father Stephen V. Sundborg

President's Forum

Father Steve updates faculty and staff on recent news and developments at SU.

October 29, 2018

Dean Michael Quinn with students at a Science Research Open House

Supporting STEM at SU

Murdock Trust announces $1.75 million gift toward the construction of the Center for Science and Innovation.

October 26, 2018

College of Nursing Traditional Cohort 2018 Pinning Ceremony

Among the Best

Seattle U's College of Nursing earns high national rankings.

October 23, 2018

Seattle University's incoming freshman class moving into Campion Hall

Seattle U Welcomes Largest Incoming Class Ever

It’s official. Seattle University has set a new record with its largest-ever incoming class of undergraduates this fall. The 2018 freshmen class of 1,083 students is the highest number ever in its 127-year history.

October 19, 2018

Executive Vice President Tim Leary speaking at the 2018 President's Welcome

Expanding Our We

During the 2018 President's Welcome, EVP Tim Leary invites faculty and staff to do the tough work of building community.

October 5, 2018

Dr. Timothy P. Leary

Expanding Our We

EVP Tim Leary invites faculty and staff to do the tough work of building community.

October 5, 2018

Student March to the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Oct. 4 at Immaculate Conception Church

Radical Inclusion

Lucas Sharma, S.J., delivers homily at SU's Mass of the Holy Spirit.

October 5, 2018

Andrew Prevot

Spiritual Practice

This year’s Catholic Heritage Lectures to explore relationships between spirituality and intellectual life, activism and working on the margins.

October 3, 2018

Father Pat Howell greets students in this photo from the Baccalaureate Mass in 2013

Favorite Stars in a Galaxy of Love

Father Pat Howell eulogizes professor emeritus Gary Chamberlain.

September 24, 2018

Autumn along the upper mall

New Colleagues

The university welcomed more than 100 new faculty and staff for 2018-2019 academic year.

September 24, 2018

Seattle U students hanging out and studying outside in the Spring

Seattle University Board Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuels

The Seattle University Board of Trustees has voted to adopt a pair of recommendations to divest the university’s $230 million endowment from fossil fuels within the next five years.

September 19, 2018

Father Steve Sundborg

The Jesuit Soul of SU's Future

President Sundborg delivers impactful State of the University.

September 18, 2018

Seattle U Homecoming parade

Top-Ranked University

U.S. News and Princeton Review name Seattle University Top 10 in in the West for 18th year in a row and among the best colleges for 16th consecutive year.

September 11, 2018

A Seattle U student worker pruning a bush on campus

How Cool is That? Seattle U Top 10 in ‘Cool Schools’ Green Ranking

Seattle University is a Top 10 school when it comes to being green, according to the 2018 “Cool Schools” rankings published this week in Sierra, the magazine of The Sierra Club.

August 27, 2018

Journalist Steve Coll speaking at Town Hall hosted by Seattle U

Town Hall Events at SU this Fall

An exciting lineup of speakers will visit the city and Seattle U this autumn.

August 27, 2018

Students walking around Seattle U campus in the Fall

Seattle University included in Princeton Review’s Best Colleges

This is the 16th year running that the Princeton Review has recognized Seattle University as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education, according to its latest edition of the Best 384 Colleges 2019.

August 9, 2018

Group of students, alumni and faculty supporting the people of Nicaragua

Seattle University's Central America Initiative

As an expression of its commitment to global engagement in the Jesuit educational tradition, Seattle University formed a successful partnership with the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Managua, Nicaragua.

July 13, 2018

SU Admin Building

Most Read

Here are the stories from the recently completed academic year that got the most clicks.

July 11, 2018

Students hanging out in front of the Student Center

Summer at SU: Top 10 To-Do List

The pace may be slower and the weather warmer, but there’s still plenty to do at Seattle U in the summertime.

June 26, 2018

Gas Works Park in Seattle

Seattle U Releases Seattle Public Safety Survey Results

The survey gauges attitudes around public safety issues, perceptions of police, neighborhoods and crime. Survey findings are used to support the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans (“MCPP”) initiative.

June 22, 2018

Media Production Center in the Lemieux Learning Center

Film Studies Students Earn Valuable Internships

Eight Seattle U Film Studies students are working as volunteer interns with Film Studies instructor and Hollywood screenwriter Jonathan Keasey.

June 19, 2018

Dr. Sonora Jha

Spectator Staff and Dr. Sonora Jha Receive Awards

Professor Sonora Jha, PhD, associate dean for academic community and faculty adviser of The Spectator, was named the Journalism Educator of the Year. 

June 18, 2018

Seattle University Park at night

Let the Games Begin

University serves as venue for Special Olympics.

June 18, 2018

Undergraduate students at the SU commencement ceremony

Distinguished Speakers

Sally Jewell and Samuel Green will speak at SU's commencement ceremonies on June 17.

June 13, 2018

Student Representing Projects Day Project

Projects Day

Students present real-world solutions at College of Science and Engineering's annual event.

June 13, 2018

SU campus in the Spring

Gold Star

SU's sustainability efforts have earned high marks in a leading national rating system.

June 5, 2018

SU student and faculty volunteers hand-sorting compostable waste

RecycleMania

SU places 6th in the nation for its waste-diversion efforts.

April 20, 2018

Kate Hannick

Junior Kate Hannick a Truman Scholar

The economics and public affairs double major has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

April 12, 2018

Students hanging out and studying outside Lemieux Library

Weigh in on Accreditation

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities will visit SU this month

April 10, 2018

Fr. Steve Sundborg speaking with community members

Shaping the World

The 2018 President's Report highlights SU's impact.

April 9, 2018

Jacinta Beckley

Redhawks Continue to Excel in Classroom

Thirty-seven winter Seattle University student-athletes earned Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) recognition for the 2017-18 school year.

April 4, 2018

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Why Sr. Jean and Fr. Rob Matter

Sister Jean Schmidt and Father Rob Hagan got a lot of attention in the national media during the NCAA Final Four tournament. Both showed us a distinctively Catholic way of engaging with sport as an aspect of culture.

March 28, 2018

a candle being lit in commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Eternal Light

SU to commemorate 50th anniversary of MLK's assassination.

March 23, 2018

Computer Science and Software Engineering Professor Mike Koenig works with a combined graduate and undergraduate team of Computer Science students on a summer project.

Latest U.S. News Rankings Cap a Strong Year in Academic Recognition

With four business and law programs in the Top 20 nationally leading the way, several Seattle University graduate degree programs were recognized in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released earlier this week.The rankings continue a trend of high marks for great teaching and student outcomes at the university.

March 22, 2018

Dean Sarah Barbara Watstein

Meet New Library Dean

Sarah Barbara Watstein’s professional life could have ended up much differently. Watstein, the new Dean of the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, chose library management and information studies over law school.

March 1, 2018

Sonora Jha, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Publish and Present

A closer look at some of the recent published works from A&S faculty.

February 23, 2018

Vi Hilbert Ethnobotanical Garden

Sense of Place

With Vi Hilbert Hall, the Upper Skagit elder will be honored on both the north and south ends of campus.

February 12, 2018

Seattle University and University of Washington Students dancing to fundraise to fight cancer

$206K for the 206

Dance Marathon's executive director makes a personal appeal to faculty and staff.

February 7, 2018

New students at summer orientation sitting in the grass outside the Student Center

Seattle University Honored for Transfer Student Program

The national honor society Phi Theta Kappa has recognized Seattle University among four-year institutions for their work in attracting and supporting community college transfer students.

February 5, 2018

Recyclemania 2018 banner

Calling All Recycling Maniacs

SU vies for top spot in the 2018 intercollegiate competition to reduce waste.

February 1, 2018

a crowd of students walking through campus between classes

Accreditation

Attend an information session to learn about the accreditation process SU is undergoing.

January 31, 2018

Father Stephen Sundborg speaking

White Privilege

SU's president addresses racial justice in a talk on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 18, 2018

Student shopping at Seattle U Campus Store

"The Campus Store that SU Deserves"

SU's campus store opens in a gleaming new space on busy corner.

January 10, 2018

Dance Marathon

The Quest for a Cure

Seattle University Dance Marathon strives to raise $80,000 in one day to help cure childhood cancer.

January 8, 2018

Ethics Bowl Representatives

Ethics Bowl

Seattle U team earned its first-ever spot in the national competition with regional win.

December 13, 2017

Pink and red flowers on campus

Top Performer

Seattle University is ranked #8 nationally among master's institutions for its sustainable practices.

November 15, 2017

President Sundborg speaking

President's Forum

Joined by six trustees, Father Steve provides updates on developments at Seattle U.

November 8, 2017

Class on the grass in front of The Chapel

School of Theology and Ministry Selected as a Seminary That Changes the World

The School of Theology and Ministry is among a select group of “Seminaries that Changes the World” for 2017–18, according to the Center for Faith and Service.

November 1, 2017

Liz Wong drawing a cat for preschoolers

Read for the Record

A recent national event promoted literacy and spotlighted the work SU student volunteers do with preschoolers.

October 25, 2017

Pictured l-r: Andrew McAferty, '16, Sister Elizabeth Namazzi and Jim Dooley, '76

Local Design, Global Impact

Civil & environmental engineering students design a center for marginalized mothers in Uganda.

October 25, 2017

aerial view of Seattle U campus in the Winter

This is a Test (But an Important One!)

SU staff members practice responding to a natural disaster.

October 23, 2017

Seattle Skyline from Alki

Seattle Public Safety Survey Open Through Nov. 30

Seattle University is administering the third annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle.

October 16, 2017

looking upwards at the entrance to the Administration building and colorful fall trees

Support Relief Efforts

The SU community is encouraged to assist disaster-stricken areas.

September 29, 2017

Seattle University Student Center and Learning Commons

Wall Street Journal Ranks Seattle U #1 Private University In Northwest

Seattle University is among the best colleges and universities in the nation for producing successful graduates, encouraging student engagement and creating an optimal learning environment, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2018.

September 28, 2017

tulip magnolia blossoms in front of Garrand

State of the University

President Sundborg paints a picture of Seattle University's new chapter.

September 21, 2017

the ramp leading to Admin building entrance

Function and Form Enhanced

The Administration Building gets a new entryway.

September 20, 2017

SU faculty and staff discussing Charlottesville

A Difficult Dialogue

Faculty and staff gather to discuss Charlottesville and race relations.

September 19, 2017

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., and Seattle University's Joe Orlando meet with professors and representatives from St. Joseph's College in Bangalore, India, who visited campus in late spring.

Global Education Expands

Seattle U partners with Jesuit school in India.

September 18, 2017

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

It’s “Go Time”

Faculty and staff gather for President’s Welcome to christen a new academic year.

September 15, 2017

Environmental Science Professor Lyn Gualtievis's field methods class in the woods on Mercer Island.

U.S. News Ranks Seattle U Top 10 for 17th Straight Year

Seattle University was ranked #7 among the West’s best regional universities, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings released today

September 12, 2017

a crowd of students dancing at the 2017 Dance Marathon

Best in the Nation

SU Dance Marathon wins an award for its record-breaking 2017 campaign.

September 12, 2017

Seattle University Reflection Pool at the Chapel of St. Ignatius

Seattle University Featured in the Princeton Review’s the Best 382 Colleges

Students cite strong academics, Jesuit mission and vibrant urban location

July 31, 2017

Albers Students in Class

Albers School of Business and Economics Receives $2.3 Million Estate Gift

Funds will be used to create the Mary Agnes and Raymond Guernsey Endowed Scholarship Fund

July 26, 2017

a lounge inside Vi Hilbert Hall

New Campus Building to Be Named Vi Hilbert Hall

Hilbert is a respected Pacific Northwest Native American who greatly influenced Seattle University’s support for native peoples and their culture

July 20, 2017

Anna Pickett

Two Seattle U Students Are Fulbright Finalists

Both are graduating seniors and will study abroad next year

May 18, 2017

mock up building design of new student dorm and office building

Construction Underway of New 10-Story Dorm & Office Building

The facility is expected to open fall 2018.

May 15, 2017

Student Housing

Construction Underway of New 10-story Dorm & Office Building

When finished in fall 2018, the dorm will provide 303 beds for junior and senior students.

May 15, 2017

Seattle skyline from the north on a cloudy day

Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University Declare Affordable Housing Week, May 15-22

The universities join many King County cities in recognizing the importance of safe, healthy, affordable housing

May 15, 2017

a math professor and two students working on a research project

Spotlighting Student Scholarship

Undergraduate students write a new chapter with an inaugural research journal.

May 11, 2017

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

Why We Give

Faculty and Staff Campaign co-chairs discuss why it’s important to support the institution and its students.

May 11, 2017

Seattle University Admissions Building

Spotlighting Student Scholarship

Undergraduate students write new chapter with inaugural research journal

May 11, 2017

Marguerite Barankitse and Sherman Alexie

Seattle U Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers

Writer Sherman Alexie and international humanitarian Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse will speak at Seattle U’s undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies, respectively, June 11.

May 9, 2017

A student reading in a hammock at the Quad

Planting Our Way to Tree Campus USA

SU will welcome a new grove of trees to the Quad.

April 13, 2017

Students chatting and walking to class

Therefore Be It Resolved...

The Washington House of Representatives recognizes SU's impact.

April 10, 2017

Chapel of St. Ignatius

Seattle U's Iconic Chapel of St. Ignatius Keeps Shining

Campus spiritual center marks its 20th anniversary

April 5, 2017

Kerry Lane , Mechanical Engineering, Shown during Women's Volleyball match versus NMSU October 22, 2016

Science and Engineering Students Garner Recent National Awards & Recognition

Four Seattle U students in STEM & political science programs receive National Science Foundation graduate scholarships

April 4, 2017

David Wasielewski, Braden Wild, Bonnie Buchanan

Albers School of Business and Economics Celebrates 70 Years

The spring 2017 issue of Albers Brief includes student, faculty and alumni profiles and other highlights as it marks a milestone during Seattle U's 125th anniversary

April 3, 2017

Bailey Gatzert Elementary students at a screening of Hidden Figures

Not So “Hidden” Anymore

A field trip for young students and their parents to see the movie "Hidden Figures" included a bonus feature: A panel of women of color who work in the sciences & technology

March 30, 2017

The earth is our first teacher

Business and Law School Programs Earn Top Marks Nationally

U.S. News & World Report ranks programs in Top 25

March 14, 2017

Larry Johnson and Marta Gamez

Seattle University Honored for Transfer Student Program

Honors for Seattle University's transfer student program

March 13, 2017

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

Seattle University Honored for Transfer Student Program

SU is the only institution in the Northwest to be recognized.

March 13, 2017

Father Steve pictured with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bobby Wagner, Pete Carroll, and one other unidentified person on September 9, 2016 at the Seattle Town Hall.

Board Re-appoints Fr. Sundborg to Five-year Term; Acts on Socially Responsible Investing

Seattle University’s Board of Trustees voted to reappoint Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., to another five-year term as president

March 1, 2017

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

Five More Years

SU's trustees vote to reappoint Father Steve to a fifth five-year term and strengthen the university's SRI efforts

March 1, 2017

Students Celebrate the Dance Marathon Success

Big-Time Impact

SU Dance Marathon blows by special anniversary goal, surpasses impressive milestone

February 22, 2017

Fulbright Scholar Hannah Nia at the Earth Day Plant Sale

Seattle University a “Top Producer” of Fulbright Students

Seattle University was among master’s institutions to produce the most 2016-17 U.S. Fulbright students, according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

February 21, 2017

students hanging out outside the Student Center

Birds-eye View

A striking new installation in Student Center inspires playfulness, pondering.

February 17, 2017

west exterior of St. Ignatius chapel features  a Roman ocher paint finish and modern stained glass windows

Mission Examen

SU joins other universities in examining its Jesuit, Catholic identity and mission

February 13, 2017

Students walking to class

Highly ranked

In recent months, Seattle University has garnered high rankings in the areas of sustainability, food service and salaries after graduation.

February 9, 2017

Cover of the City of Seattle Proclamation

Seattle's University

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proclaims Homecoming "Seattle University Weekend."

January 30, 2017

the South Lake Union waterfront from Gas Works park

Donated Beds

Seattle University gives 200 beds to local charities

January 26, 2017

Mark Kennedy Shriver speaks at SU

December 12, 2016

Mark Kennedy Shriver returned to Seattle University on Dec. 7 to speak about his latest book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis.

The fountain at the Quad

Reflection on Election

SU president issues a statement on the 2016 election.

November 9, 2016

Lemieux Library

Burly Gift

The power of the natural world is celebrated in a newly arrived sculpture carved from a redwood burl.

October 24, 2016

SU student worker grooming plants on campus

Seeing a Different Kind of Beauty

Institutions such as SU have a deeper responsibility to model environmental stewardship.

October 11, 2016

Ariel-view of the Quad and surrounding buildings

What a Week!

A dizzying few days leads up to SU's 125th anniversary kickoff.

September 28, 2016

Our Common Endeavors

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., outlined four priorities for SU's 2016-2017 academic year in his welcome remarks to faculty and staff on Sept. 16.

September 26, 2016

looking upwards at the entrance to the Administration building and colorful fall trees

Let’s Celebrate!

University marks important milestone; yearlong slate of festivities planned

September 14, 2016

Seattle University Youth Initiative at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School

Key Support

Funding from KeyBank will support Youth Initiative as it continues to build its partnership with neighboring schools

August 22, 2016

The three murals at a busy Cherry Street Market

Powerful Portraits

New murals in the Student Center celebrate Native American leaders of the Northwest.

August 22, 2016

Ariel-view of campus in the winter

In High Regard

The Fiske Guide lists Seattle University among the "best and most interesting schools" in the U.S. and beyond.

July 14, 2016

Student sitting and reading at the fountain in the Spring

Most Read

The top 10 Commons articles from 2015-2016 reflect an interest in SU's Jesuits, rankings, new directions and more.

July 13, 2016

SU students volunteering

Just Sustainability

The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability gets ready to expand the dialogue on climate change.

July 12, 2016

Yellow flowers and students walking in the background

Spring Update

In his latest video update, Father Steve looks back on Spring Quarter.

June 8, 2016

students soak in the sun on the benches of St. Ignatius chapel and the Reflecting Pool

Chapter of the Year

National Jesuit honor society recognizes SU for its excellent programming and more

May 25, 2016

crowd of students at commencement ceremony

Esteemed Visitors

Two distinguished leaders in education will speak at SU’s commencement ceremonies.

May 10, 2016

Flowers and bikes on campus

Striking Gold, Eyeing Platinum

Seattle University is rated among leading institutions for its efforts in advancing sustainability.

May 10, 2016

Spring blossoming trees with Sullivan Law School in the background

Spirit of Community

The 2016 award recipients represent the best of Seattle U.

April 27, 2016

Mission Day 2016

The Promise and Challenge of Racial Justice

Mission Day sparks a conversation on how the university can better live up to its values.

April 12, 2016

Students walking through campus on a sunny day

Honor Roll

SU is the only institution on West Coast named to inaugural list for community college transfer support.

March 31, 2016

Salad bar at Cherry Street Market

Waste Not...

SU regularly donates thousands of pounds of food to help feed hungry.

March 29, 2016

Student reading in a hammock between trees at the Quad

Our Significant Trees

Campus trees appeal to emotions even as they support the ecosystem

March 15, 2016

attendees at the 2015 Dance Marathon

Mission Accomplished (and Then Some)

SU’s 2016 Dance Marathon establishes new high-water mark for good cause

March 3, 2016

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., giving a speech

Art of Impact

President's Report details a thriving university with bigger plans

March 2, 2016

bright red and white SU umbrella on a rainy day

Ready to Launch

New Alfie Scholars program will enroll transfer students, increase diversity and promote civility

March 1, 2016

Emily Lord, KXSU general manager, puts Seattle University's KXSU live onto the air waves

Dialed In!

For the first time, SU will broadcast on FM radio

February 17, 2016

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

Easing the Transition

Seattle University receives $3 million contract to improve transition outcomes for secondary students with disabilities.

February 16, 2016

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

Search for Meaning

SU's popular book festival will feature 50 regional, national and international authors

February 16, 2016

a red painted steel sculpture by Calder - a Seattle icon on the waterfront on a grey day

Gourmet Mouse

A furry friend with exquisite taste visits Marketing Communications.

February 2, 2016

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

Stress Relief

On-campus massage therapy is now available to faculty, staff and students.

February 2, 2016

Two students walking back to Xavier Hall in the winter

Eventful Times

Winter quarter is a dizzyingly busy time for our university.

January 19, 2016

Students walking to class

SU Moves

Student develops new wellness opportunity at SU.

January 19, 2016

Zheng Performance at the 2016 International Dinner

"Crossroads for the World"

Ryan Greene, director of the International Student Center, previews International Week.

January 19, 2016

The Quad covered in snow

Time of Thanks

President Sundborg counts the university’s many blessings.

November 24, 2015

SU students volunteering at Bailey Gatzert elementary school

"Premier Partner"

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland lauds the impact of the Seattle University Youth Initiative.

November 22, 2015

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

Our Year Ahead

President Sundborg lays out the priorities for 2015-2016 and a vision for more distant future.

September 29, 2015

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

Examining Race

The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak at a free event for the SU community.

September 28, 2015

Admin building roof top and surrounding trees

Excellence Continued

Seattle University again earns a top-10 ranking in U.S. News & World Report's college guide.

September 14, 2015

Students walking near the Student Center with Loo Wit sculpture in the background

Stop, Look, Return and Enjoy

SU welcomes bold new sculpture into its growing collection of artistic treasures. 

September 14, 2015

closeup of bright pink and red flowers on campus

Foot in the Door

Summer internships give young people a shot at honing skills and building resumes.

September 14, 2015

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Necessity of Life

The dry summer has SU gardeners getting creative.

August 17, 2015

Seattle University students working with Bailey Gatzert Elementary School students as part of SUYI

Taking the Initiative…Further

The Youth Initiative’s partnership with area middle school will deepen with support from new grant.

July 15, 2015

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Most Read Stories

From the pope to coffee, top 10 stories of 2014-2015 run the gamut.

July 14, 2015

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

Saluting Scholarly Excellence

The inaugural recipients of the Provost Awards are announced.

June 10, 2015

Exterior view of the SU William Eisiminger Fitness Center

Saving a Life

Fitness Center staff and patrons responded quickly-and successfully-to a life-threatening emergency.

May 21, 2015

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Just Outstanding

This year’s staff award recipients go above and beyond in living out the university’s mission.

May 19, 2015

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

Spirit of Community

The Center for Service and Community Engagement will honor faculty, staff, students, partners and a project.

May 4, 2015

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All about the Students

Mary Sepulveda and Bernie Liang are this year’s Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign co-chairs.

April 8, 2015

The Quad at Seattle U

Powerful Story

SU staff collaborate to enhance a local man's mobility.

April 7, 2015

SU students working on their laptops in the library

Meeting Students Where They Are

Grounded in Jesuit values, SU's Adult Education and Training program goes online.

March 25, 2015

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The Path Less Taken

The President's Report highlights the accomplishments and trajectory of a university on the move.

March 25, 2015

A student preparing to air KXSU

Confessions of a DJ

John Popko--aka "Nigel"--finds humor admidst technical difficulties.

March 9, 2015

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Safer Schools

SU hosts a conference to empower area students and keep them safe.

February 23, 2015

Students dancing during the Dance Marathon

Cause for Dancing

SU students break their fundraising record with the 2015 Dance Marathon.

February 23, 2015

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Happy Anniversary!

SU's Premajor Studies Program celebrates 25 years of serving undeclared students.

February 9, 2015

traditional dance during the international dinner

Going International

International Week celebrates the multiplicity of cultures at Seattle U.

January 26, 2015

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Big Important Survey

All faculty, staff and students are being asked to weigh in on the university's campus climate.

January 13, 2015

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Food With Spirit

Urban agriculture meets service to others with a new program launched by SU students and staff.

December 8, 2014

Seattle University license plate

SU Pride on Your Ride

The new Seattle University license plate provides critical scholarship support for students.

December 8, 2014

Organic mixed greens at Cherry Street Market

Delicious Dilemma

A staffer debates calories or wellness points.

November 24, 2014

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I’m Grateful for…

Seattle University faculty and staff share their gratitude.

November 24, 2014

Bags of Fair Trade coffee

Coffee with a Conscience

SU is the first university in Northwest to achieve Fair Trade University designation.

November 24, 2014

Salad Bar at Cherry Street Market

Full Plate

New general manager of Bon Appétit brings decades of experience.

November 11, 2014

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Unwavering Supporters

University's highest honor is bestowed on dedicated alumni, community advocates.

November 11, 2014

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Land of Plenty

Autumn is a time for counting our blessings and remembering our responsibilities.

October 28, 2014

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Driven to Be Green

SU is lauded for reducing carbon—and saving cash—with its new Night Hawk fleet.

October 24, 2014

A student reading in a hammock between trees in the Quad

Stepping It Up

The university is bolstering its efforts to combat sexual misconduct.

October 14, 2014

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Honor Roll Finalist

The White House has included SU on a short list for a prestigious award.

October 13, 2014

Eric Sype leaning on a large tree

Natural Leader

Student Government President Eric Sype's leadership skills surfaced at an early age.

October 13, 2014

The Quad at Seattle U

Beginning the Conversation

President Sundborg rings in the new academic year by inviting faculty and staff into greater, more inclusive dialogue.

September 29, 2014

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Telling Our Story

Driven by data, the university's new brand concept comes to life.

September 18, 2014

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The SU Brand: A Q&A

Two members of the university's Brand Leadership Group share their thoughts on how SU's brand initiative is going so far.

September 17, 2014

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In High Regard

Seattle University is ranked number 5 in the West.

September 16, 2014

SU Facilities Team helping to repaint the interior of Bailey Gatzert Elementary School

Transforming a School—In One Day

SU teams with a national organization on a day of service at Bailey Gatzert.

August 18, 2014

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Just Sustainability

A key milestone is marked in the life of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability as it hosts its inaugural conference.

July 14, 2014

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Featured in Fiske

Seattle University is listed among the guide's top 300 colleges and universities.

July 2, 2014

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

What You Read

The 10 most read stories of the year featured Jesuits, academics, presidents, bibliophiles, gardeners and, yes, even zombies!

June 17, 2014

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Looking Back

Retiring faculty member Bill Taylor reflects on 60-plus years at SU.

June 16, 2014

students reading at the fountain in the Quad

Opening Doors

Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign co-chair invites colleagues to contribute to SU and its students.

June 16, 2014

Spirit of Community Award winners

Marking a Milestone

The Center for Service and Community Engagement celebrates 10 years and honors key supporters.

May 21, 2014

the crowd at QuadStock at night

Still Rockin'

As Quadstock marks 25 years, its founders reflect on the beginnings of this popular SU tradition.

May 7, 2014

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A "Forever Mission"

Newly released sustainability report highlights progress toward goals.

April 22, 2014

a group of students sitting in a circle on the lawn in front of the Student Center

Inclusive Education

A delegation of five experts from the country Georgia visited SU to learn more about the Center for Change in Transition Services.

April 4, 2014

Students sitting in the Union Green park in the spring

Catching up with Ciscoe

The former SU gardener visits the campus he carefully stewarded for many years.

March 26, 2014

a crowd of people on a tour of edible plants on campus

Examining Sustainability

Mission Day is an opportunity to celebrate the university’s leadership on sustainability, while collectively envisioning a deeper commitment.

March 26, 2014

Government officials and Seattle U representatives holding the new Seattle U License plate after its approval

On the Road!

The Seattle University license plate will soon be making an appearance on the highways and byways of our state and beyond.

March 13, 2014

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Redhawk Rob

James Cashman, '15, discusses the origin and ways of his alter ego.

February 26, 2014

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.

"Seattle's University"

The 2014 President's Report sets the stage for a university more connected than ever to its region.

February 24, 2014

Homecoming Red Umbrella Parade

Reigniting a Tradition

Homecoming 2014 combines old and new to bring the campus community together.

February 11, 2014

SU Men's Soccer Team playing at Championship Field

Field of the Year

As Championship Field garners national accolades, SU's gardeners share some secrets behind its success.

February 11, 2014

a SU student helping to teach Bailey Gatzert students

Up and Running

Two SU staff members launch a running program for girls at Bailey Gatzert.

January 28, 2014

yellow flowers on a tree with students walking through campus in the background

Graduate Education Q&A

Bill Ehmann discusses Graduate Strategic Enrollment Plan’s recommendations and next steps.

January 28, 2014

a group of students talk and sit in a circle in the Lemieux Library plaza

Full Docket

The next couple weeks provide countless opportunities to take in SU life.

January 13, 2014

volume controls for SU's student radio station KSUB

Hey Mr. DJ

University Librarian John Popko moonlights as KSUB disc jockey.

January 13, 2014

Pigott building atrium filled with event attendees

Signature Event

Now a university-wide presentation, the Search for Meaning Book Festival just keeps getting better.

January 13, 2014

main auditorium of the Pigott building

Top 5 SU Moments of 2013

The year included planning and building for the future while marking milestones.

December 10, 2013

view of blue skies and puffy white clouds above the Seattle skyline and waterfront from Alki Beach in West Seattle

Feeding the Hungry

SU students find a creative way to reach out to the region's homeless.

December 10, 2013

Students sitting and talking on the bright green grass outside Lemieux Library

Greenest!

SU is tops in the state among government and academic institutions for its commitment to sustainability. 

November 5, 2013

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Top Producer

Claiming four Fulbright Scholars for 2013-2014, Seattle University is a national leader among master’s institutions.

November 4, 2013

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

A New Era Begins

Rebuilt from the ground up, the new Core curriculum is changing the way our students learn.

October 8, 2013

students hanging out at Union Green park in the Spring

Meet the Green Team

New student group is helping to strengthen SU’s culture of sustainability. 

September 24, 2013

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

One of the Best

SU is lauded for academics and service learning in U.S. News & World Report's rankings.

September 10, 2013

a bee on a pink daisy on campus

The Pollinators' Gift

A critical link to our food supply is in jeopardy

August 12, 2013

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

Energy Detectives

Pat Baldwin-McCurdy and John Schrader of Facilities uncover and eliminate hidden energy waste on campus.

July 15, 2013

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