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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

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

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

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

students sitting on the grass outside Lemieux Library

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

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

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

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

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

students walk through campus on a rainy day

Big Important Survey

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

January 13, 2015

a student grabbing a small planter with sprouts

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

students at the quad and fountain in the spring

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

bright red and white SU umbrella on a rainy day

Unwavering Supporters

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

November 11, 2014

the fountain at the Quad with Fall trees in the background

Land of Plenty

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

October 28, 2014

plant leaves sprouting from the dirt

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

campus tree with leaves illuminated by sunlight

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

Seattle U fountain with Admin building in background

Telling Our Story

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

September 18, 2014

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

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

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

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

What used to be in the nooks that can be seen in the Bannan stairwell?

What used to be in the nooks that can be seen in the Bannan stairwell?

August 18, 2014

a bird perched atop a tree with fall leaves

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

IDIP garners raves

July 2, 2014

students walk through campus on a rainy day

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

exterior view of the Casey building atrium

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

Mass of the Holy Spirit 2013

Presidential Perspective

Father Sundborg reflects on the soon-to-be-concluded academic year, and more…much more.

June 3, 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

a bike in a bike stand next to pink flowers

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

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

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

What's new with the Help Desk?

What's new with the Help Desk?

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

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