*Transportation Update*

Through university restructuring, Transportation and Parking Services has been moved from Public Safety to Facilities & Campus Services. Transportation is still located in the Public Safety office until moving to a new office location at a future date. Transportation: 206.296.5992Transportation is available for in-person customer service Monday - Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm. 


ORCA Pass for Students

Please verify the cost of your transit trip. To learn more, please visit the King County Metro site and the Sound Transit site.

There are two ORCA programs for SU students, Non-Lift and ORCA Lift. Please click here for more information.

  • Each Student is only allowed one active Seattle University Orca Card at any time.
  • Please note that Transportation Program Policies are subject to change at any time.
  • Click here to read more about Seattle University's Orca Lift eligibility requirements.
  • Click here to read more about Seattle University's Non-Lift Orca Puget pass or Ferry pass requirements.

ORCA Pass for Employees

Benefits eligible employees are eligible to enroll into the employee Orca program which is completed in person in the Public Safety Business Office [Columbia Building office 002] during business office [please bring with SU ID card].  The Seattle University ORCA Pass for Employees is a 72% subsidized Regional Transit pass that allows the pass holder the freedom to travel via Community Transit, Sound Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, and King County Metro buses. Employees that use the Washington State Ferry system can add the walk-on passenger ferry pass for their route to their SU Orca card for an additional monthly charge [contact Public Safety to add ferry].  

Switching to Orca from a parking permit requires filling out the virtual permit cancellation form.

Please note that Transportation Program Policies are subject to change at any time.

Card Support | Program FAQs

Public Safety & Transportation
901 12th Avenue
CLMB 002
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-5992


Business Office HOURS

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


Parking Questions may be answered 24 hours a day by calling the Public Safety Communication Center at 206-296-5990