Campus Tours

In order to support public health efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, campus tours and in-person information sessions are suspended until further notice. Our highest priority is the health, safety and well-being of our students and university community.

Take a virtual tour or sign up for a virtual information session.

On a campus tour, our student guides will spend an hour sharing what it's like to live and learn in our distinct urban setting. Campus tours start and end at Vi Hilbert Hall, 1107 E Madison, on the Campus Map. You'll see:

  • classroom spaces,
  • a residence hall room,
  • our award-winning Chapel of St. Ignatius,
  • the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons,
  • dining facilities,
  • and more

All Seattle University visitors are welcome to join a campus tour, though the information shared is focused on the undergraduate student experience. 

Information Sessions

At the beginning of the campus visit, information sessions will take place in the Seattle University Vi Hilbert Hall (where the campus tour begins/ends). These information sessions are designed to give you a brief overview of the university, as well as our admissions and scholarship process. 


We offer campus visits year-round Monday through Friday, starting at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

From October to June, campus visits are also offered most Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and noon. 

Making the most of your visit

Visiting a college is crucial to making your final decisions on which university you will ultimately attend. Here are some helpful tips to make the most of your visit to Seattle University:

Eat on Campus

Grab a bite to eat at one of our on-campus eateries! Our student employees also love to recommend their favorite neighborhood lunch spots.

Read the school newspaper

Pick up a copy of The Spectator for a truly unique student perspective.

Talk to everyone and ask questions

Our students are more than happy to share their SU experience with you! Here are some questions we recommend you ask our tour guides:

  • What does it mean that Seattle University is a Jesuit university?
  • What is Quadstock?
  • Tell me more about your Outdoor Adventure and Recreation program.
  • What are your favorite places to hang out on and off campus?
  • What is the Core Curriculum? Do you have a favorite Core class?
  • I heard Seattle University has small class sizes; what has your classroom experience been like?
  • Someone explained that SU's campus is like "an oasis in the city." What does that mean?
  • Does it really rain all the time here? (spoiler alert: it doesn't!)
  • What will my professors expect of me academically?
  • What is your favorite aspect of attending Seattle University?
  • What is De-Stress with Dogs?
  • Do I have to declare a major when I start at SU?
  • What is advising like at SU and how would I choose my classes?

Parking and Additional Details

Parking is complimentary in the visitor parking lot across the street at 12th Avenue and E Marion St, or limited street parking is available (parking limits enforced). If parking on campus, please tell the attendant that you are a guest of admissions and plan to show your tour confirmation email. 

Your confirmation email will have further details regarding timing, directions, and parking instructions. 

Attend a Remote Information Session

Alumni leading a summer info session