Seattle University

Aerial view of Seattle University with available residences marked
Aerial view of Seattle University with available residences marked
Seattle University Spin class (stationery bicycle)
Seattle University Spin class (stationery bicycle)
Space Needle, Seattle, and Mount Rainier (Space Needle is 2 miles from campus) Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash
Space Needle, Seattle, and Mount Rainier (Space Needle is 2 miles from campus) Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash
Seattle University Room in Bellarmine Hall
Seattle University Room in Bellarmine Hall
Concert at WaMu Theater in Seattle (1.6 miles from campus) Photo by Dominic Hampton on Unsplash
Concert at WaMu Theater in Seattle (1.6 miles from campus) Photo by Dominic Hampton on Unsplash
Seattle University Quad Apartment Living Room and Kitchen
Seattle University Quad Apartment Living Room and Kitchen
Snoqualmie Falls (28 miles from campus) Photo by Dave on Unsplash
Snoqualmie Falls (28 miles from campus) Photo by Dave on Unsplash
Seattle University one bedroom apartment
Seattle University one bedroom apartment
Seattle Waterfront (1.5 miles from campus)
Seattle Waterfront (1.5 miles from campus)
Seattle University Quad and Flowers
Seattle University Quad and Flowers
Seattle University Chardin Double - one side
Seattle University Chardin Double - one side
Chihuly Garden and Glass (2.1 miles from campus) Photo by Jonathan Meyer on Unsplash
Chihuly Garden and Glass (2.1 miles from campus) Photo by Jonathan Meyer on Unsplash
Seattle University Bellarmine Study Lounge
Seattle University Bellarmine Study Lounge
Pike Place Market (1.4 miles from campus) Photo by Zoi Palla on Unsplash
Pike Place Market (1.4 miles from campus) Photo by Zoi Palla on Unsplash
Space Needle lit with Seattle University's color for 125th anniversary
Space Needle lit with Seattle University's color for 125th anniversary
Seattle University lawn and chapel
Seattle University lawn and chapel
Mount Rainier and wilderness (62 miles from campus) Photo by Gibran Hamdan on Unsplash
Mount Rainier and wilderness (62 miles from campus) Photo by Gibran Hamdan on Unsplash
Seattle University Bellarmine Lobby
Seattle University Bellarmine Lobby
Blue Angels jets fly over Lake Washington and a ferry (3 miles from campus)
Blue Angels jets fly over Lake Washington and a ferry (3 miles from campus)
Seattle University Bellarmine Floor Lounge
Seattle University Bellarmine Floor Lounge
Diablo Lake, Washington (125 miles from campus)
Diablo Lake, Washington (125 miles from campus)
River in Olympic National Park (111 miles from campus) Photo by Jachan DeVol on Unsplash
River in Olympic National Park (111 miles from campus) Photo by Jachan DeVol on Unsplash
Chardin Deluxe Residence Hall Kitchen
Chardin Deluxe Residence Hall Kitchen
Seattle University Redhawk Dining Salads
Seattle University Redhawk Dining Salads
Rock Climbing near Leavenworth, Washington (118 miles from campus)
Rock Climbing near Leavenworth, Washington (118 miles from campus)
Seattle University Bannan Arboretum
Seattle University Bannan Arboretum
Seattle Nightclub Photo by Alexander Popov on Unsplash
Seattle Nightclub Photo by Alexander Popov on Unsplash
Seattle University Patio
Seattle University Patio
Chardin Deluxe Residence Hall Common Room
Chardin Deluxe Residence Hall Common Room
Seattle University Casey Patio
Seattle University Casey Patio
Seattle University Tennis Courts
Seattle University Tennis Courts
Poo Poo Point Trail in Issaquah (18.3 miles from campus) Photo by Dave on Unsplash
Poo Poo Point Trail in Issaquah (18.3 miles from campus) Photo by Dave on Unsplash
Seattle University Centennial Fountain
Seattle University Centennial Fountain
Alki Beach, Seattle (8.2 miles from campus)
Alki Beach, Seattle (8.2 miles from campus)
Seattle University Summer
Seattle University Summer
Lighthouse and Patos Island (83 miles from Seattle) Photo by Ryan Stone on Unsplash
Lighthouse and Patos Island (83 miles from Seattle) Photo by Ryan Stone on Unsplash
Seattle University Bellarmine Hall
Seattle University Bellarmine Hall
Kitchen in Murphy Apartments
Kitchen in Murphy Apartments
Seattle University Administration Lawn
Seattle University Administration Lawn

ABOUT US
1111 E. Columbia Street
Seattle, Washington 98122

Housing is available from June 19 through September 6.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. The campus boasts an oasis of green in an urban setting, and is an official Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary.

Conveniently located, we are within walking distance of the vibrant Seattle downtown core. Public transit serves our campus, which is surrounded by interesting and engaging restaurants, nightclubs, parks, museums, and more! 

Intern housing includes standard residence halls and apartments: we offer private or shared rooms.

A long-term discount of 10% off is offered for stays of 42 nights or more in any of the facilities.

Seattle is an exciting city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty, also home to live music, nightclubs, movies, shopping, and outdoor adventures like biking, rock climbing, hiking, beach-combing, or river rafting.

We want you to feel comfortable and well cared-for during your stay at Seattle University in the Emerald City. Drop by the desk to ask our service team for help with directions, suggestions, or anything and we will be sure to help!

Nearby Transportation

Bikes
Bus
Rideshare
Metro
Taxi
Train
Rideshare

Housing Availability

  Minimum Length of Stay: One week
  Maximum Length of Stay: 10% discount for stays of 42 nights or more
  First Check In: June 19, 2020
  Last Check Out: September 6, 2020

Housing Options

1) Standard Residence Halls
Sink in each room, and separate private bathroom in addition to standard multiple stall bathrooms per gender on each floor
2) Apartments
**Studios (single occupancy)
**Quads (four bedrooms share a kitchen, living room, and two bathrooms)
**Doubles (one-bedroom apartment with two beds, one bathroom, and kitchen)

Residence Types:
Residence Halls
Suite/Apartment
Bathroom Types:
Communal
Private
Shared

Archbishop Thomas Murphy Apartments

Seattle University Archbishop Thomas Murphy Apartment Complex

Apartment options include (rates updated 3/9/2020 at 3 p.m.):

Any stay in university facilities requires a meal fee of $11.29 per night stayed. The funds are deposited all at once on your account and you can spend them on meals, grab-n-go items, coffee, or order products in bulk.

  • Studio
    • For one person in a large space with kitchen, sitting area, and bed; bathroom is a separate room
    • $74.95 per night, plus meal allotment
    • A 10% discount will be applied for stays of 42 nights or more
       
  • Quad Apartments
    • For three or four people. Each person has a separate private bedroom; the four bedrooms share a kitchen, living room, and two bathrooms.
    • $58.95 per person, per night, plus meal allotment
    • A 10% discount will be applied for stays of 42 nights or more
       
  • Double Apartments
    • For two people to share a bedroom (in separate twin beds). The apartment also has a full kitchen, sitting area, and bathroom.
    • $49.95 per person, per night, plus meal allotment
    • A 10% discount will be applied for stays of 42 nights or more

Apartment amenities:

  • Every apartment has a full kitchen, including stove, full size refrigerator, and microwave
     
  • Full linen service is provided. Beds are made up with sheets, blankets, and pillows; towels are provided as well. Custodians provide fresh linens weekly, but guests may exchange towels or request additional linens at any time. Apartments also receive a light cleaning each week
     
  • Each apartment has one or two private bathrooms
     
  • Laundry facilities are in the complex; machines can be reserved and are paid via app
     
  • There is a large TV lounge in the same area as the laundry
     
  • Although there is no desk in the apartments, interns may visit nearby Chardin Hall or Campion Hall for assistance from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Staff are on call every night for lockouts or other assistance from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Residence Type: Suite/Apartment
Occupancy Type: Double, Single
Bath Type: Private Shared
Fully Furnished: Yes
Kitchen Utensils Included: No

Bellarmine Hall

Bellarmine Hall and 2nd Floor Patio

Any stay in university facilities requires a meal fee of $11.29 per night stayed. The funds are deposited all at once on your account and you can spend them on meals, grab-n-go items, coffee, or order products in bulk.

In Bellarmine, a standard residence hall:

  • Single occupancy rate: $45.50 per night, plus meal allotment
     
  • Double occupancy rate: $34.60 per person, per night, plus meal allotment
     
  • A 10% discount will be applied for stays of 42 nights or more
     
  • The building front desk is staffed from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the Conference Assistants can answer questions about the area, provide travel and transit directions, and provide general assistance. 

    Every night from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., someone is on call for emergencies, and Seattle University Public Safety officers patrol
     
  • Every bedroom has a sink and mirror
     
  • Every bedroom has a compact microwave and refrigerator
     
  • Every floor has a men’s bathroom, a women’s bathroom, and a separate third bathroom for anyone who wishes a bit more privacy. This gender-neutral third bathroom has a sink, shower, and toilet and lockable door; it is entirely separate from other bathroom facilities
     
  • Laundry facilities are in the building; machines can be reserved and are paid via app
     
  • An ice machine is in the laundry room in the building
     
  • A small kitchen is in the laundry room as well. It has some equipment (plates, flatware, pots/pans, cooking tools, etc.) and small appliances (blender, toaster, rice maker, and tea pot), as well as a microwave, refrigerator, and stove
     
  • Every floor has a small TV lounge; the lobby has a large-screen TV lounge

 


Residence Type: Residence Hall
Occupancy Type: Double, Single
Bath Type: Communal Private
Fully Furnished: Yes
Kitchen Utensils Included: Yes
Washer/Dryer: Yes

On-site Amenities

Eisiminger Fitness Center exterior view
Red carts for moving belongings in and out of residences
Free wifi Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash

AMENITIES FOR ANY TYPE OF HOUSING:
• Wi-fi, both wired and wireless, is provided at no charge
• The Eisiminger Fitness Center has access for interns for a small fee
• Full linen service is provided. Beds are made up with sheets, blankets, and pillows; towels are provided as well. Custodians provide fresh linens weekly, but guests may exchange towels or request additional linens at any time.
• Additional amenities may be rented if desired: ironing board with iron; hair dryer; and/or Keurig Coffee Maker (this comes with coffee or tea, sweetener, creamer, and mug you may keep)
• Computer labs are available for interns to use at no charge
• Public bus lines are 0.2 miles from the building in one direction and 0.3 miles in another direction. The Seattle Streetcar stop is 0.2 miles away, and the Light Rail station is 0.9 miles.
ADA Accessible
Business Center
Coffee Shop
Common Area
Desk
Dining Options
Dresser
Fitness Center
Food Court
Microwave
On-Site Parking
Pillow and Linens
Refrigerator
Soccer Fields
Swimming Pool
Tennis Courts
Toaster
TV
Wi-Fi

Around Us

Seattle University is in an ideal location for those who wish to travel and take advantage of sightseeing opportunities while in Washington State!

Our campus is located in a neighborhood with all kinds of wonderful food options, and the nearby Seattle music scene is thriving as well. We are walking distance from both visitor destinations and major Seattle companies, and public transit runs on three sides of campus and connects to major transportation hubs including Sea-Tac International Airport, the train and bus stations, and even the largest ferry system in the United States (and ferries that run to Canada as well).

Blessed with both urban exciting activities and gorgeous natural locations, both Seattle and Washington State have SO much to offer our visitors. And all of this with an average summer temperature of 70ºF for the high and 56º for the low, with comfortable humidity!

Banks
Beaches
Dining Options
Gas Stations
Grocery Shopping
Medical Facilities
Nightlife
Post Office
Shopping

Payment Methods

Cash
Check
Credit Card

Requirements

Age 18+


"It was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed meeting the interns and also the accessibility of the city. The staff were all so kind and accommodating." - Sammy T.

"My stay was amazing. Th staff was friendly, the people where great and everything was easily manageable. I had no trouble at all during my stay." - Wayne G.

"Ended up getting an above expected experience." - Nicolas B.


Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash


FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What department manages intern housing at Seattle University?
The intern housing program is operated by Conference and Event Services (“CES”).

Do I have to be an intern to stay with you?
In order to be part of this housing program, you must be enrolled in an internship program and be a current student at an institution of higher learning. Seattle University may contact your institution to verify enrollment. If you are a visitor who is not part of an internship program, Seattle University has housing programs to offer you as well! Visit our website at https://www.seattleu.edu/ces/attend-an-event-or-conference/registration-programs/ for more information.

Can I check in earlier than June 19?
We are sorry, but we have no housing available earlier. Seattle University is on the quarter system, and Commencement is not until June 14 this year. We are offering what we can as early as we can! 

How do I register for intern housing at Seattle University?
Once you submit the information form (below), a notification will be sent to CES. If we have availability for the dates you wish and the option you prefer, we will send you the link to our registration site. If not, we will respond with information on what, if anything, is still available.

If I register, when I will I have to pay?
At the time of registration, you will need to pay $400. Of that, $100 is non-refundable but will be applied toward your bill; $250 is a fully refundable security deposit that will be refunded to you after check-out as long as there are no problems with your rental. The remaining $50 is our registration fee.

During the registration process, you will be provided with the total amount that will be due for your entire stay. In order to confirm the registration we must receive the $400 deposit. The entire balance owed is due prior to check-in, but you have some options on timing. When you register, you will create an account in the registration software; after that, you can log in any time to make payments. You can also send checks or money orders to CES in advance of the program, or pay your balance due when you arrive on campus. You can pay in installments of any amount as long as the entire balance is paid before you check in.

What are the different ways I can pay?
For credit cards, we are able to accept only only Visa and Mastercard. These may be used in our online registration system without any additional fees.

CES can accept payments by check or money order without any additional fees, whether mailed in advance or presented at check-in. If you pay by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) when you arrive to campus, a 4% convenience fee will be assessed. (This fee is not assessed to credit card payments online.)  

If you pay your entire balance online, CES will be notified so that you will not be charged on your arrival. 

We are sorry, but CES cannot allow you to check-in until payment is received in full.

What is provided in the way of meals/food/board Plan, etc., and is it required?
The meal plan is a requirement. The amount is about only $11 per day, and it is not intended to replace all the meals you would possibly want to have. All the funds for your entire stay are deposited on your card for you to access as soon as you check in. Our food service is set up so people may purchase items à la carte, and you can purchase grab-n-go items, full meals, coffee only, or anything they offer at any of their open locations in any combinations. You may also make arrangements to buy some food in bulk.

Redhawk Dining has one food service station devoted to food that does not have the nine biggest allergens – like soy, wheat, dairy, nuts, etc. – and they have vegan and vegetarian options for all meals.

For meals you for which you will not use your meal plan, there are a number of options:

  1. Every apartment has a kitchen (though kitchen tools and equipment other than built-in appliances are not supplied). For people staying in the Standard Residence Hall, the building has a full kitchen. It has some equipment (plates, flatware, pots/pans, cooking tools, etc.) and small appliances (blender, toaster, rice maker, and tea pot), as well as a microwave, refrigerator, and stove.
  1. There are a number of grocery stores in a reasonable distance: Whole Foods, QFC (it’s is like a high-end Albertsons/Kroger/Giant/Safeway); Trader Joe’s; neighborhood markets; and Seattle University has a campus store with some grab-n-go food options, beverages, and snacks; we also provide 15% off coupons at the front desk.
  1. There are LOTS of food service establishments right along the street that the residence borders (12th Avenue). Within a couple blocks in either direction are:  Starbucks; Mr. Saigon Bahn Mi sandwiches; a bakery; Taco Del Mar; Byrek and Baguette; Oma Bap Korean food; Subway Sandwiches; Panwa Thai; Cherry Street Coffee House, and more!

Our exclusive campus dining provider, Chartwells, is an award-winning culinary service that focuses on serving food that is not only delicious, but also sustainable, locally sourced, environmentally conscious, and ethically aware.

We are sorry, but there are no refunds for unused funds.

Is there a fitness center on campus, and am I able to use it?
Eisiminger Fitness Center is located a short walk from campus residences and includes indoor courts, fitness equipment, and an indoor pool. A special rate has been extended for interns: it is $8 per day, $45 per week, or $65 for the entire summer quarter. Eisiminger is only available to persons 18 years and older, and users must complete and submit a waiver before they are allowed access.

Is there wifi? What is the cost?
Free high speed internet is provided throughout campus. A login name and access password will be provided to you at check-in to log in to the Seattle University guest network. Rooms do not come equipped with any connection cables or computers. If you require an Ethernet cable, you will need to provide it. Interns are able to use special computer labs upon request at no charge.

How do I get my mail and packages?
Mail and packages that are properly addressed will be delivered to the CES-staffed residences on weekdays only. Please be sure senders allow at least one extra business day for delivery to you. Mail is not delivered to residences on weekends. Mail that is not retrieved by you during your stay will be returned to the sender.

Where can I do laundry?
Machines are available in the building or complex. Payment is required through PayRange, a Bluetooth-to-machine payment method downloadable as an app onto your smart device. Through this service, machines may be reserved. The current cost for laundry is $1.25 to wash and $1.00 to dry. Detergent is not provided.

What does the university provide to interns as part of their rent?
The following list shows what most rooms contain. Note that if you are in a single room, you might have furniture for two occupants – it does not mean you will be assigned a roommate, though! If you are assigned a single room that has bunk beds, the lower bed will be made up for you. Seattle University does not intend for lofted or upper beds to be used by summer guests.

Sink/mirror
Compact microwave/refrigerator combination
2 twin sized beds
2 desks, each with a chair
2 wardrobes
2 bath towels per person
1 hand towel per person
1 washcloth per person
1 plastic wrapped cup
1 small bar of soap
1 recycling bin
1 trash bin

Most units also have composting bins.

Apartments have a full bathroom (with toilet, sink, shower) and kitchen (with microwave, full-sized refrigerator and stove). Quad apartments have a kitchen, small living room and two bathrooms.

Full linen service is provided. Beds are made up with sheets, blankets, and pillows; towels are provided as well. Custodians empty trash and recycling and provide fresh linens weekly, but guests may exchange towels or request additional linens at any time. Light cleaning is provided weekly to the apartments.

A telephone is on each floor and in each lobby. Local calls are complimentary. You will need to bring your own calling card with a toll free access number if you wish to make long distance calls from the phone.

Are there any additional amenities available?
The front desk offers the following equipment for rent by the week on a first-request basis.

  • Iron with ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Keurig coffee/tea maker with tea/coffee supplies, and a mug you are welcome to keep. While you are renting the Keurig, you may request your complimentary tea and/or coffee, plus sweetener and/or creamer, at the front desk.

What if I need special accommodations?
The University’s facilities comply with all applicable laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, which require reasonable accommodation of persons with disabilities. You are responsible for notifying the University of any requests for reasonable accommodation that would require modification of University facilities. Such notification must be made at least six (6) weeks in advance of check-in so that the University can consider the request, determine whether the requested modification constitutes a reasonable accommodation or creates an undue hardship, and can enter a dialogue regarding the requested accommodation, if necessary. Not all campus facilities are equipped to accommodate individuals with special needs. The University reserves the right to assign persons needing special accommodations to appropriate facilities that may be separate from other interns. If notice is not provided by the deadline, the University may not be able to accommodate requests for special accommodations. If you have any questions, please contact Conference and Event Services at register@seattleu.edu.

What time can I check-in?  When do I have to check-out?
Regular check-in begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. However, if you know you will arrive later than 11 p.m., you may make advance arrangements for a late check-in. If you arrive after 11 p.m. without notice, you will still be able to check-in; it might take a bit longer while we notify our on call staff.

Large bins will be available for you to borrow to assist you in moving your belongings from a vehicle into your intern housing (and back again when you depart).

Check-out is by 10 a.m. Limited luggage storage is available. Any intern staying past noon on their day of check-out without prior arrangement will be assessed an additional night’s lodging fees plus a $25 late check-out fee.

How do I access my building and bedroom?
When you arrive, you will be issued a room key and a Conference Card. Your room key will open your room door and is specifically assigned to you; if you have a roommate, that person will have their own specific key.  The charge for a lost or unreturned key is $175 + tax; for security purposes, Seattle University completely changes locks when keys are lost.

Your Conference Card will open the exterior doors of your residence building and give you access to the elevators as well if applicable (for security purposes, the elevators can only go to residence floors if a programmed card is used). Your Conference Card will also be programmed with your meal plan funds. The cost to replace a lost card is $20 + tax.

What if I need to cancel?
Requests for refunds must be received, in writing, by the Seattle University Conference and Event Services office by no later than 21 days prior to your check-in date. (For example, if your check-in date is June 22, 2020, you may not request a refund after June 1, 2020.)

Refunds will be granted less the $100.00 non-refundable deposit, and will be given in the same tender in which they were received. No refunds will be made for requests received after 21 days prior to your check-in date.

What about alcohol/smoking/marijuana/cannabis?
Only interns who are 21 years of age and older are permitted to consume alcoholic beverages, and they may only do so private bedrooms of residences. Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed in lounge areas of residence halls or anywhere else outside the residence halls on campus.

Seattle University is a non-smoking campus. The use or sale of Tobacco Products is prohibited on and within all Seattle University property. Products approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the uses of mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease are permitted under this policy. “Tobacco Products” includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes, and any other smoking devices that use tobacco (e.g., hookahs), and nicotine delivery devices that simulate the use of tobacco (e.g., electronic cigarettes, vaping).

Use and possession of marijuana/cannabis in any form, either on campus or during any university-sponsored or affiliated activity, is prohibited.

Are pets allowed?
Animals are generally prohibited in all campus buildings. Exceptions to this general prohibition include animals that qualify as “service animals” under the Americans with Disabilities Act and animals considered “emotional support animals” under the Fair Housing Act. Animals that qualify as “service animals” under the Americans with Disabilities Act are generally allowed in campus buildings. Animals that qualify as “emotional support animals” are generally prohibited from all campus buildings, with the limited exception that they may be allowed in campus residence halls in certain circumstances as a reasonable accommodation for a disability. “Service animals” and “emotional support animals” must meet all requirements for such animals under university policy, including appropriate documentation from a healthcare provider explaining the need for the animal as well as appropriate documentation regarding the animal’s training and health history. The Registrant must obtain permission in writing in advance of check-in if planning to bring any animal on campus. For information on requirements for bringing Emotional Support Animals to campus, please see the policy at Policies.

What are the options for transportation to Seattle University and around the area?
Seattle University is in a great location for a number of transportation options: bus, light rail, streetcar, and commuter train are all within a mile of campus, most of them with stops right along the edges of campus.

For a great tool to use local public transit, try the King County Washington Metro Trip Planner, found here: https://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/

They also have an app you can download for your phone.

Lyft and Uber service the university; airport shuttles do so as well.

For those who are driving, Seattle University is within easy distance of Interstate 5 (north-south) and Interstate 90 (east-west). Most map apps provide excellent guidance to campus without complications.

If I bring my car, is there parking available?
Yes. A valid permit must be purchased for all times your vehicle is parked in campus lots. Permits may be obtained at CES-staffed front desks, as long as you provide the accurate number and state of the vehicle's license plate. Permits for interns are offered at the special rates of $10 per day or $255 for the entire summer quarter; be sure to let the CES staff member know you are with the intern program to get the special rates. All vehicles must be parked in campus parking areas designated by the University. The University is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to vehicles or their contents.

How will CES communicate with me before and during my stay?
CES communicates mostly via email, especially in advance of check-in, but also during your stay. A valid email address is important for notifications, reminders, etc. In addition, a Facebook page is offered as a place to provide information, ideas, and assistance to interns staying in Seattle University housing. It is monitored regularly for questions and suggestions, and information is posted weekly on visitor opportunities and local visitor activities.

Do you have any questions not answered here?  Contact us at register@seattleu.edu! 





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