University Recreation

Facility Rentals

  • Seattle University, the Connolly Complex, and the William F. Eisiminger Fitness Center welcome non-profit tax-exempt organizations. Event programming must be educational and/or recreational in nature and consistent with the mission and values of the University. Because Seattle University is exempt from property tax, and Washington State has strict laws governing how we use our tax-exempt property, non-University entities seeking to use University facilities must meet these requirements to ensure Seattle University's property tax-exempt status is not jeopardized.

    Eligible to Rent:

    • Non-University Non-Profit Organizations

    Documents Needed:

    • A letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) verifying their non-profit status.
    • Certificate of Liability Insurance.
      • The Organization must carry a comprehensive general liability insurance policy, that does not exclude coverage for acts of sexual molestation, with the minimum coverage of $1,000,000 per occurrence and name Seattle University as an additional insured.
      • A copy of the certificate of coverage must be submitted to the UREC office within 30 days.
      • Groups that are unable to obtain proof of coverage through their agents can purchase the necessary coverage through University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA). To purchase insurance, please follow the following process by clicking here.
      • Groups that do not obtain insurance by the deadline, or cancels insurance coverage at any time prior to the Program start date, UREC will cancel the Program and the Organization agrees to pay all cancellation fees. 
    Hourly Fees:

    Connolly Complex

    • North Court - $75 
    • Astro Gym - $110 
    • South Court- $60 
    • West Pool- $80 
    • East Pool- $80 
    • Group Exercise Studio - $50
    • MAT Room- $50
    • Racquetball Court - $15 
    • Squash Court - $15 

    Championship Field Complex

    • Tennis Court - $15 

    Seattle University Park

    • SU Park North - $125 


    To ensure availability and access to equipment if you do not have it, be sure to include what you need in your space request. However, our equipment selection is limited and may require a small usage fee.

    Equipment such as tables, chairs, podiums, etc. are not reserved through our Department. All equipment requests must be made through Conference and Event Services. Contact CES for a quote that is specific to your needs and situation at 206.296.5620.

    Rental Request:

    We need at least 15 business days prior to the event date in order for your request to be considered.

    Requests for national or regional events requiring additional lead-time should be submitted at least thirty 30 business days in advance. That time also allows for any further communications needed to properly prepare for the event and make any necessary changes/adjustments to the rental agreement.

    Confirmation/rejection of events and programs will be made as time permits, generally no more than 5 business days after the request is received, or within 5 business days of the date(s) of the event. However, confirmation of each request is dependent upon the finalization of schedules within all higher priority levels.

    Upon confirmation, details related to the planning of the event will be provided and a written estimate of fees will be made available upon request.

    Rentals may be made within normal business hours. However, after-hours rentals are available on a limited basis. Additional staffing fees may apply due to the operation of the facility outside of normal facility operational hours.

    Due to the high usage of the Connolly Complex and William F. Eisiminger Fitness Center by our University Recreation Department, Intercollegiate Athletic teams, and students of Seattle University, facility rentals may not always be available during the academic year.

    More Information

    For additional information please contact Jama'l Chukeke