Event Details


Driving directions

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From the north

  1. Head south on I-5
  2. Take exit 165A to James Street
  3. Left onto James Street
  4. Left onto 12th Avenue
  5. Left onto East Marion Street

From the south

  1. Head north on I-5
  2. Take exit 164A to James Street
  3. Right onto James Street
  4. Left onto 12th Avenue
  5. Left onto East Marion Street

From the east (I-90)

  1. Head west on I-90 toward Seattle
  2. Take exit 2C toward I-5 North
  3. Take the James Street exit
  4. Right onto James Street
  5. Left onto 12th Avenue
  6. Left onto East Marion Street

From the east (WA-520)

  1. Head west on WA-520
  2. Merge onto I-5 South toward Portland
  3. Take exit 165A to James Street
  4. Left onto James Street
  5. Left onto 12th Avenue
  6. Left onto East Marion Street

Public Transportation

For public transit options please use Metro Transit's Trip Planner.


Complimentary parking is available at Murphy Garage (11th Ave & E James Way) and Broadway Garage (Broadway & E Columbia St.).



Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel

The Silvercloud Broadway Hotel, located on the corner of Broadway and Madison, is the closest hotel to Seattle University. Search for Meaning guests receive a discounted rate when using the group ID "SEARCH" of "Search for Meaning"


$149.00/King Room, plus tax
$159.00/Double Queen Room, plus tax


  • Jimmy’s on Broadway, on-site restaurant
  • Complimentary High speed wireless internet
  • Complimentary Shuttle to designated locations
  • Complimentary guest laundry facilities
  • Fitness Center, Indoor Pool and Spa

On-site Parking:

$25.00 per night plus tax
*parking charge is subject to change

Make a Reservation Online

  • Visit the Silver Cloud website
  • Select the desired arrival and departure dates and search for availability
  • Enter group ID "SEARCH" or "Search for Meaning"
  • Complete reservation with your credit card information

Make a Reservation Via Phone

  • Call the Silver Cloud hotel directly at (206) 325-1400 or Toll Free at (800) 590-1801
  • Provide Group ID "SEARCH" or "Search for Meaning" during booking


Seattle University's campus has a variety of eating options for the day-of the Festival. There are additionally some wonderful eateries just steps away on Broadway, as well as 12th Avenue, and other streets within the Capitol Hill neighborhood (Pike St., Pine St.) and downtown Seattle.

Bon Appétit Campus Cafes 

Seattle University’s nationally ranked dining program (17th Best in the Nation!) is run by Bon Appétit Management Company. Food is purchased with the highest ethical standards and environmental impact in mind: eggs are cage-free, beef is range-fed, fish adheres to Seafood Watch guidelines, and produce is organic and grown locally whenever possible. For more information on Bon Appétit’s mission, principles and standards, visit www.bamco.com. (Photo by John Lok, The Seattle Times)

Campion Hall | The Cave

The Cave offers hot food, sandwiches, made from scratch soups and a wide variety of convenience foods, sundries, snacks, hot and cold beverages. Open 2 to 11 p.m. 

Student Center | The Cherry Street Market & The Bistro

The Cherry Street Market, located on the 2nd Floor, is the largest café on campus and is open from 8 to 10:30 a.m. for extensive continental breakfast, and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch. Dinner offered 5 to 7 p.m.

The Bistro is located on the 3rd floor and offers personal house made pizzas and flavorful entrees from our open-hearth oven, salads, sandwiches, made from scratch soups, house-made desserts, smoothies, Caffé Vita espresso and assorted beverages. Open 2pm to Midnight.

Pigott Building Atrium | The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with hot and cold sandwiches, made from scratch soups, pre-made salads, house baked goods, Caffé Vita espresso, and a wide variety of beverages.

Sullivan Hall | The Side Bar

The sidebar offers grilled sandwiches, salads, made from scratch soups, pastries, assorted beverages and local espresso. Open 8am to 5pm. 

Mobile Mavens Food Trucks

Biscuit Box

The Biscuit Box offers flaky and buttery biscuits smothered in local flavor, and are made using Washington-based Shepherd’s Grain flour. These hearty biscuits that have a hint of crunch are finished with a unique blend of toppings, including selections of nostalgic homemade jams, local honey, Beecher’s flagship cheese featured in a fondue, locally foraged mushrooms, and humanely raised meat.


Gai is the Chinese word for chicken and the Japanese word for “outside”. Together they seemed to be a perfect fit for one of our newest mobile food concepts. Chicken & Rice is a signature dish around the globe. GaiBox nods to Nong’s Khao Man Gai in Portland, Oregon. Every time we head south to visit our sister city, we have to eat some of her delicious Thai heritage.