There’s a lot more to college than the classroom. At Seattle University, we bring together an amazing group of students in a close-knit community. Living on campus, you’ll have the chance to explore your interests together and make friends for life.
Residence Halls and Apartments
We guarantee you housing in campus residence halls your freshman and sophomore years. Many students stay on beyond their sophomore year. Juniors and seniors can also live on campus at the Archbishop Murphy Apartments, which provide greater flexibility for upper-class students. Each residence hall is its own unique community with a distinct personality.
Residence halls and apartments are safe, secure and comfortable social hubs. You’ll enjoy a whirlwind of activities within the briefest of walks—a movie on one of several big screen TVs, open mic in the Hawk’s Nest Bistro, a late-night ice cream run to the Cave in Campion. Be warned: it is possible to have too much to do. Not recommended but possible: getting from bed to class in five minutes.
Our Campus - an urban oasis
If location is everything, then we have it all. Seattle University is a beautiful backyard sanctuary (really!) tucked into an urban neighborhood. On campus, our facilities are state-of-the-art. Here’s some of what you have to look forward to in your surroundings at Seattle University:
- The completely redesigned Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, with a high-tech information commons so you can collaborate whether you’re working with someone in your residence hall or across the planet; and a multimedia development center with production, editing, and screening facilities for creating your work and research
- A 64,000-square-foot Student Center, an active hub of student life, built using eco-friendly design and materials; in 2005, working in conjunction with Seattle City Light, four of our senior engineering students equipped the building with solar energy
- Lee Center for the Arts, a 135 seat showcase for theatre and musical performances with a prop room, dressing room, costume shop, and support for professional lighting and sound booths where arts students can build their technical skills
- Award-winning landscaping with tree-lined malls, colorful Japanese gardens, rare plants, and plenty of green space, all maintained in an environmentally friendly way that relies on beneficial insects instead of pesticides
- A 20,000-square foot laboratory at the James Tower Life Sciences Building, part of Swedish Medical Center’s Providence campus just steps from our campus, where nursing students train with the latest health care equipment while caring for patients in a real-life health career environment
- The Chapel of St. Ignatius, the university's spiritual center, is a creative and riveting structure that draws visitors from around the world; the understated, elegant, award-winning architecture evokes a contemplative environment that draws the faithful and the curious to prayer