Campus Community

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

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

a student reading in front of a large tree on campus

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

exterior view of the Casey building atrium

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

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

Just Outstanding

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

May 19, 2015

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