*Transportation Update*

Through university restructuring, Transportation and Parking Services has been transferred from Public Safety to Facilities & Campus Services. Transportation is still located in the Public Safety office: 206.296.5992.

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 4:00pm

Friday - CLOSED

Saturday-Sunday - CLOSED
University Holidays - CLOSED

Seattle University offers several programs that were created and/or modified specifically to encourage SU community members to use alternative transportation. The University's CTR program has been recognized by King County Metro as a Diamond Award Winner for its strong contribution to commute trip reduction.

Biking at SU

The university offers access to secure commuter bike storage, access to shower and locker space.

Online Transit Planners

King County's Trip Planner | Google Transit | Rideshare Online  

Employee ORCA Transit Pass

Benefit eligible employees can enroll into the Employee Orca Program to utilize the university-subsidized ORCA Transit Pass. This pass includes bus and train travel across four counties, van pools and van sharing, Seattle water taxi and an emergency taxi ride home if needed. ORCA Transit Pass holders are also eligible to register for a ORCA Flex parking permit which provides up to 15 days of parking per quarter.  Once enrolled for the ORCA flex parking permit, a rider can redeem a day of parking by login in and validating their parking through the permit store webpage. For those who also use the Washington State Ferry System, Seattle University offers a 72% subsidy to employees using walk-on ferry service. Car ferry service is not eligible for subsidy.


Employees and students have access to a wealth of benefits and resources for reducing the impact their commute has on their wallets and the environment, including carpooling, ridesharing and local vehicle rentals.

Student Orca

Option 1:  Orca LIFT.  Launched by King County Metro in 2015, the ORCA LIFT card is a reduced fare transit pass for eligible riders.

Option 2:  Non-LIFT Orca.  Purchased through the SU Transportation and Parking Services office.   

Guaranteed Ride Home

The university pays for a cab ride home in case of an emergency for employees who do not take their car to work. Contact with questions, or visit our office if you need to take advantage of this program.

Transportation and Parking Services
901 12th Avenue
CLMB 002
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-5992


Business Office HOURS

Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM