Commuting to Seattle University

Whether you bike, bus or drive, you’ll find ways to get to campus that align with our shared values—and know that you belong here. With spaces designed just for your needs, you’ll enjoy the comforts and community of campus life.

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Feeling at Home on Campus 

Students live on campus for their first two years, but most live off campus after that. Because so many people commute, we’ve designed community spaces with commuters in mind.  

The Commuter Link is a community and resource space for all commuter students. The space includes a kitchenette, snack bar and study area with printers. Spending time in the Commuter Link is a great way to build community and connect with other students!  

You can also eat, store items and even shower on campus. Learn more about meal plans, lockers and showers. 

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Getting to Campus

Our urban campus at the gateway to downtown Seattle means there are lots of ways to get to campus, from biking to the Seattle Streetcar. 

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Plan Your Route with Sustainability in Mind

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we offer support and reduced rates for those seeking to reduce emissions during their commute.  

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Sustainability Award Winner

Our commuter trip reduction program has been recognized by King County Metro as a Diamond Award Winner for its strong contribution to commute trip reduction. 

Popular Parking Spots

If you’re in evening classes, you’ll find university parking across campus. If you’re taking classes during the day, the most common commuter parking permit is the D-Permit*: Day Commuter.  

Here are some good spots:

  • Broadway Garage (Broadway & E Columbia St)  
  • 13th and E Cherry St & Lot (13th & E Cherry)  
  • Redhawk Center (14th & E Jefferson)  
  • Murphy Garage (11th Ave & E James Way) 
  • Visitor Lot (12th Ave & E Marion St, only after 3:00p.m.)   

Learn More About Student Parking

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Get in Touch!

We’re here to help. For information about commuting to Seattle U, contact:

Transportation and Parking Services

901 12th Avenue, CLMB 002