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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

Rainbow by the fountain in the Quad

SU Divests--Now What?

Director of Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability shares thoughts on university’s decision.

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 mayoral candidates release policy plans ahead of Tuesday debate

Story is a preview to candidates' debate at Seattle U. 

The Seattle Times

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

Father Steve in office

Q&A with Father Steve: 2016-2017

President holds forth on a wide range of subjects, including Seattle U, faith, lighthouses and licorice.

June 7, 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

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