Welcome to your guide to success as a commuter student at Seattle University! Within this page, you can learn about helpful on-campus and off-campus resources that are available for you. We are here to support you along your way to various destinations during your educational journey!
The Commuter Resource Guide includes information about helpful apps, study spots, transportation, and more. To download a version with graphics, click on the link located on the right hand side of this page.
Visit King Street Center to buy monthly passes, permits, ORCA cards, and more!
Tip: You can take the street car (First Hill) from Seattle University to get there!
There are a variety of on-campus resources for commuter students such as meal plans, locker rentals, showers, and transportation services.
Commuter students can add a commuter meal plan to their SU ID card. It is a convenient way to pay for food on campus.
Seattle University offers commuter students several dining options:
For more information, check out the commuter student meal plan offerings.
Need some on-campus storage? Lockers are available to rent. To sign up for one, visit or stop by the Redhawk Resource Hub Desk.
Whether you are a bicycle commuter or taking a break to get a run in, being able to take a shower on campus might be just the ticket. There is a locker room with showers available on campus specifically for commuter students.
These showers are located at the west end of the first floor of the Student Center. To get access to these showers, please contact Public Safety, let them know you are a commuter student and to add the shower access to your card. Once you are in the system, just swipe your card to get in.
There are additional showers available at the Redhawk Center, the recreation/athletics center, located at the corner of 14th and E. Cherry. Bring your SU ID Card for access.
In addition to protecting persons and property, Seattle University's Transportation and Parking Services is your key contact for parking and transportation.
Parking at Seattle University is regulated and a valid parking permit is required to park on campus property. Parking permits and Transit passes (bus, train, ferry) can be purchased at a discounted rate from the Public Safety Office.
Additionally, Public Safety offers a security escort service and the Nighthawk nighttime shuttle program.
Commuting may be tiring, but there’s always a good thing that you can get out of it! Make sure you find out what time and what bus to use a day before your commute so you know what time to get ready and be excited for your day!Beatrice Sanusi, '20 Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and Business Analytics, Economics Minor
Don't be afraid to reach out and confide in your Link community. I made many friends just by branching out to the people that used the same space as me. You'd be surprised to find out how many amazing people there are that study right next to you!Julian Saturno, '22 Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Minor in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics
Spend time in the Link and talk to the other students in your class about where they are coming from. You'll be surprised how many students actually commute and then you can find ways to meet up during your travels.Christina Laviano, '20 Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science and Technology, Chemistry Minor
Commuting has made me more adventurous in a way. I learned how to navigate my way through the city and find new places that I can hang out at with my friends or even study.Andrea Callista, '21 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science