Graduate Student Life

When you come to Seattle U as a graduate student, you also get to experience Seattle as one of the top-rated cities in the US. After classes, explore the city and engage with all it has to offer. 


Life in SeattleThere’s a lot to love about Seattle - natural beauty, diverse cultures, fun neighborhoods, art, music, sports, and great places to eat, shop, and explore the outdoors. It's a great place!

Explore the greater Puget Sound and Seattle area by map.

Students look across the Puget Sound to view the city of Seattle from Alki

Photograph of the outside of Stumptown Coffee and Rudy's Barbershop

Capitol Hill Neighborhood:  

  • Seattle U is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, known for its vibrant food and music scene, eclectic boutiques, LBGTQ+friendly atmosphere, leafy parks, and neighborhoods. 
  • For some in-depth descriptions, check out TripSavvy and Wikipedia. 
  • Check out the #capitolhill vibe on TikTok. 
  • Explore the campus area interactive map.

Transportation: There are a lot of easy ways to get around in Seattle. Graduate students get discounts on the public transit ORCA card through Seattle U. 

Community EngagementSeattle University’s Center for Community Engagement provides opportunities for graduate students to get involved and volunteer with over 150 community partners.  

Grad students with families: Seattle U’s Center for Community Engagement compiles lists of summer camps, free classes and activities and museum passes. 

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