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: 206.296.5992. Transportation is available for in-person customer service Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4pm.
Seattle University Public Safety and Transportation supports our campus community with a limited number of vans available to rent in support of student and academic programs.
When community demand exceeds our van resources, we have partnered with Enterprise Rent-a-Car to coordinate additional rental vehicles. Vehicles rented from Enterprise will have to be picked up and dropped off at the Enterprise office off campus during their business hours. To pick up the Enterprise reserved vehicle, the confirmed authorized driver will need to go to the Enterprise Capitol Hill office located at 1605 Boylston Ave. Seattle (Just North of Boylston and Pine St. by the Seattle Central parking garage). The Enterprise office is open Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM and Saturdays 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM to pick up and drop off vehicles.
All rental vehicle drivers must complete the steps to become a university authorized driver and all vehicle rentals are paid via department budget.
Rental rates and requirements
Trainings and application forms
Reserve a vehicle
SU is currently using a mix of Enterprise vehicles and SU-owned vehicles. Current minimum driver ages are as follows:
|Vehicle Type||Enterprise Vehicle||Seattle University Vehicle|
Additionally, all drivers must complete an application and training to be considered for approval as an Authorized Driver. Only Authorized Drivers will be able to drive vehicles. Find out more about becoming an Authorized Driver by clicking here.
SU Van Charges (Subject to Change):
|Mileage Fee||$0.55 Per Mile Driven (1st 100 Miles Per Day Free)|
For trips over 250 miles, ONE-WAY, a second driver will be required to be authorized and present when picking up the rental.
Your driver authorization is valid until the end of the current academic year. All drivers must reapply for each academic year they wish to continue being a driver. All rental vehicle drivers must be at least 19 years old and complete the following steps to become a university authorized driver:
In order to book a rental, you will need to take the following steps:
Seattle University departments may book First Student Charter Bus rentals, payable from departmental budgets. School bus rental prices range from $60 to $125 per hour (Prices vary based on distance and duration. Minimum trip time and other restrictions may apply).
A First Student Charter Bus can fit up to 48 adults per bus.
First Student Charter Bus Rental is a great way to transport large groups for events like retreats, conferences, and more. If you are interested in receiving a quote, please fill out the Seattle University Bus Rental Request Form.