Graduate Student Services

There is more to graduate school than academic classes. We hope that you will find belonging through new friends, engaging in activities, and feeling connected to faculty, staffand fellow students.  

For the most rewarding graduate experience, be willing to be challenged, be open to new experiences, stretch beyond what you are used to and ask or receive help when you need it. 

Prearrival checklist: Newly admitted graduate students can download this helpful checklist with links to make sure you are ready to start. 

Graduate Welcome and Orientation: This is a great place to hear from current students and to get questions answered. You will receive emails to your SU email inviting you to the official Graduate Student Orientation (university services and expectations) and to your Program Orientation (meet faculty and students in your program, information about courses and events.)  

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Photo of the front of the Douglas apartments


  • On-campusSeattle University offers a limited array of on-campus housing for single graduate students. There is currently no on-campus housing for students with partners or families. 

ParkingGraduate students who drive to campus will need to purchase a parking permit. 

Public TransitGraduate students can purchase a subsidized ORCA card for light rail and bus. 

Biking at SU: Bike commuters can get access to secure commuter bike storage, showers, and locker space. 

Bikes are parked in front of the Bannon Building

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McGoldrick CollegiumThis is the center for graduate and adult students to relax and study, with an outdoor patio, kitchenette, and printers. 

Disability AccommodationsDisability Services partners with the university community to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity and to embrace access as a significant component of social justice. Reach out to learn more about academic accommodations. 

Student Involvement/ClubsBrowse through this list of 100s of clubs and organizations to find ways to connect and grow. 

Campus ID CardUpload your photo and order your ID card for in-person pickup at the SuperCopy Center on campus. You’ll use this card to access buildings, check out materials and equipment, and for discounts at area businesses. 

Meals and Meal Support: Graduate students living off-campus can arrange to buy food at on-campus dining locations. Seattle U also has a Food Security Initiative with a food pantry, emergency dining cards, and off-campus resources.

A student hands their ID card to another student to check in

A group of graduate students stand in front of a Christmas tree at night

Campus TraditionsGraduate students can start the year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit in the nearby Central District, join us for our Tree Lighting Ceremony, listen to important keynote speakers at the annual MLK Jr Celebration, and participate in the Ignatian Silent Retreat. 

Graduate Student Council: Connect with the GSC, your student representatives who will keep you informed, advocate for your concerns, and offer resources like conference funds. Run for a position yourself!