Travel Plans

When to Make Travel Plans

Beginning early May, reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis through the New Student Preferences, but space is limited at each session so please do not make any travel plans until you have received a session confirmation from us.   

Changing a Reservation

Contact Center for Orientation and Transition Programs at or (206)296-2525. We will do our best to accommodate a change. 

Changes cannot be accommodated after Monday, June 24th at 4:30pm for those attending the first or second and until July 1st at 4:30 for the third or fourth sessions in Seattle. 

For those attending the fourth session in Honolulu, changes cannot be accommodated after Monday, July 15th at 4:30pm. 

Lodging for Parents and Families

Parents can find a list of hotels close to the Seattle University campus. 

There will also be limited on-campus housing option for students' families in the Teilhard de Chardin residence hall.  If you are interested in this option, follow this link.


During summer orientation, complimentary parking is available in our Broadway and Columbia Garage (across the street from Swedish Hospital).    

Airport Transportation

Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA) serves the greater Seattle area.  The airport is located about 15 miles south of SU.  To get to SU, take a taxi (fare is approximately $40), a shared van ride with Shuttle Express (approximately $37) or Light Link Rail to Pioneer Square Station and then a Metro bus.