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Rainier Scholars logo with graphic that reads 20 Years of Impact

Seattle U and Rainier Scholars Partner on New Scholarship Program

University pledges full-need scholarships for underrepresented students of color.

September 25, 2020

Celebration of Spirit

September 24, 2020

Masses at the Chapel

September 23, 2020

Image of people volunteering with a quote superimposed over the photo.

Staying the Course

Nonprofit leader Gary Davis, '10 MNPL, embraces change while supporting communities.

September 21, 2020

Student on SU campus

Wall Street Journal Ranks Seattle U Among Top 16 Percent of Universities in the Nation

Seattle University was ranked in the top 16 percent of universities nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2021 and received high marks in the latest U.S. News rankings for academics and service learning. 

September 18, 2020

Seattle U alumna Noe Merfeld

Costco Scholarship Fund Event Goes Virtual to Raise Funds for Scholarships

The Costco Scholarship Fund Breakfast, held virtually on Sept. 17, brought in almost $4.4 million from generous donors for scholarships benefitting students at Seattle University and University of Washington.

September 17, 2020

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Seattle U Builds Community in First Virtual Welcome Week

Student Development team took its annual orientation offerings online for first-year and transfer students.

September 16, 2020

Business Programs Earn High National Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Three Seattle University undergraduate business programs achieved high national rankings in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2021” rankings.

September 15, 2020

Public Affairs Corner: Independent Colleges of Washington

Seattle U is the largest member of ICW, an organization that represents 10 institutions of higher education in Washington.

September 14, 2020

The New Washington College Grant and Seattle University

Formerly known as the State Need Grant, the legislation that renamed and created the Washington College Grant has immediately benefited students and families throughout the state, including at Seattle University.

September 14, 2020

Seattle University Needs You on Its Life Saving Team: Give Blood

We are bound by blood. Please help those in need by participating in SU's virtual drive from October 4 to 17.

September 14, 2020

This Year's Common Text program addresses racial justice

Each year the university selects a text or texts to launch the academic year for incoming students. Incoming students receive the year’s Common Text over the summer, and the issues it raises are incorporated into some classes and pursued in a year-long series of programs built around the themes. This year, rather than having just one text, organizers selected a number of resources.

September 11, 2020

State colleges grapple with fewer international student enrollments

Story includes details about Seattle U's enrollment outlook, remote learning and COVOD safety measures.

Northwest Asian Weekly

September 9, 2020

Official seal of Seattle University

LIFT SU Bolsters Seattle U’s Inclusive Excellence Action Plan for Racial Justice and Anti-Racist Education

Natasha Martin, JD, vice president for Diversity and Inclusion and associate professor of law, created and delivered the university’s latest action plan during the President’s Welcome, laying the framework for the university to continue advancing inclusive excellence and align antiracism to its strategic direction and purpose.

September 9, 2020

President Stephen Sunborg

President Sundborg Welcomes Faculty and Staff to a New Academic Year Unlike Any Before

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., gave his annual President’s Welcome for an academic year unlike any experienced before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some key takeaways from his welcome remarks.

September 4, 2020

Newest Redhawks move in

September 2, 2020

Professor Mary Alberg Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Mary Alberg, professor of physics, was recently awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project “Hadron Structure and Interactions.”

September 2, 2020

Arrupe Seminar an opportunity to learn more about Jesuit education

August 31, 2020

In an e-mail today, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., invited faculty and staff to participate in the Arrupe Seminar. 

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Seattle U Earns a Top Rating in Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll

Seattle University is the only college in the Northwestern United States to earn a spot in the Princeton Review’s 2021 Green Honor Roll of 30 colleges that earned the highest scores by the publication.

August 26, 2020

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Faculty Inspire Next Generation of Leaders

New digital space launched for current and prospective students to get to know SU faculty.

August 25, 2020

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Seattle U Leads the Way in Highly Engaged Online Learning

Care of the whole student no exception, even in remote instruction.

August 21, 2020

The Future Is in Sight

August 20, 2020

Where Higher Education Fits in the Congressional Stimulus Negotiations

Congressional leaders are debating three overarching proposals to continue COVID-19 pandemic-related emergency assistance, including funds for higher education.

August 18, 2020

Best Colleges 2021 magazine cover

Seattle University Included in 2021 Edition of Princeton Review’s The Best 386 Colleges

The Princeton Review continues to recognize Seattle University as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education, according to its Best 386 Colleges 2021. Students surveyed for the rankings noted strong academics, close community, urban location and commitment to justice and sustainability.

August 18, 2020

Seattle U's reopening plan

The segment on the station's The Record program featured an interview with Seattle U Provost Shane Martin.

KUOW-FM

August 17, 2020

A different kind of celebration in an extraordinary year

August 10, 2020

Every year, the Seattle University community gathers on or around July 31 to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits. But 2020 has been no ordinary year.

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Seattle University Announces Changes to Fall Reopening Plans

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J, today sent the following message to students, faculty and staff of Seattle University:

July 23, 2020

St. Ignatius Feast Day Celebration

July 23, 2020

Seattle University is joining with the wider Jesuit community in the Seattle-Tacoma area to virtually celebrate St. Ignatius Day.

Summer at SU

July 21, 2020

Sculpture with Space Needle in the background, photographed at Seattle's Kerry Park.

A Great Place to Land

New career mentorship platform connects students and alumni.

July 16, 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

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.

June 25, 2020

Engage Your Mind

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

June 24, 2020

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.

June 19, 2020

AJCU welcomes DACA decision

June 18, 2020

Jesuit colleges and universities express relief over Supreme Court decision and urge Congress to pass DREAM Act.

2020-2021 Ignatian Leaders

June 17, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 cohort of Seattle University's Ignatian Leaders.

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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

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Honoring the Class of 2020

Although Seattle University’s in-person commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions, virtual events organized by various departments across campus will celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class.

June 11, 2020

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.

June 10, 2020

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).

June 10, 2020

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.  

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

Father Steve 2020 Q&A

Q&A with President

Father Steve reflects on an academic year unlike any other.

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

Affirming Black Lives

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

June 5, 2020

"At This Wrenching Hour"

June 5, 2020

The Arrupe Jesuit Community reflects on the recent killings of African Americans.

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

Remembering Paul Milan

SU mourns the passing of a beloved colleague who "contributed greatly to fabric of the university."

June 2, 2020

Bannan Scholars

Science and Engineering Dean Michael Quinn announces 2020-2021 recipients. 

June 1, 2020

Students sitting in the sun on the lawn in front of the Library

Reopening Update: Fall Quarter Dates Announced

Planning is ongoing to reopen the Seattle University campus for the return of students this fall. The decision has been made to begin fall quarter classes on Sept. 9 and the quarter will end on Nov. 24, a shift of two weeks sooner than the traditional start and end of the quarter.

May 28, 2020

Student Awards

Provost Shane P. Martin announces the 2019-2020 recipients of the President’s Award, Provost’s Award and Provost’s Award for Graduate Student Excellence. 

May 26, 2020

Tenure and Promotions

Provost Shane P. Martin announces tenure and promotions for 2020-2021.

May 26, 2020

Brick by brick...

May 21, 2020

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.

May 20, 2020

Seattle U fall session could be a virtual experiment — and a sign of things to come

Puget Sound Business Journal (subscriber content)

May 19, 2020

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.

May 19, 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

SU Among Top 10 Schools in the Nation for Waste Diversion Efforts

Seattle University took sixth place out of 145 schools across North America in the waste diversion category of this year’s RecycleMania.

May 8, 2020

Seattle University Among First to Get Government Relief Funds to Students

International and DACA Students Supported Through University’s Emergency Fund

May 8, 2020

Remembering John Morford, Former Education Dean

John Morford, former dean of the School of Education and founding director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, died this past Monday, May 4.

May 7, 2020

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.

May 7, 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

Infographic displaying Seattle U's sustainability efforts

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

Graphic of a woman sitting with a laptop

Campus Widens Support of Students Virtually

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

April 20, 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

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