The Collegia Program creates caring and diverse learning communities of commuter students that provide a broader educational experience steeped in the Jesuit values of Seattle University. Collegium staff offer a variety of educational and social programming opportunities to integrate learning, present leadership opportunities, and promote a sense of belonging.
Our collegia provide beautiful and welcoming "home away from home" environments that support the day-to-day needs of the complex lives of commuters through study space, kitchen facilities and snack system, access to campus resources, computers, books and newspapers.
The Collegia Program is committed to:
'Collegium' is from the Latin root meaning 'gathering place.' The Collegia (plural) Program was the inspiration of a former president of Seattle University, Fr. William J. Sullivan, SJ. ('78-'98) Fr. Sullivan envisioned groups of commuter students having a place of belonging, a "home away from home," that would support a sense of connection to the wider University community, and provide a broader overall educational experience.