Student Blogs

What is life at Seattle University really like? How do SU students balance the demands of school, work, and a busy personal life? Read below to meet some of our students in their own words and find out.



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Communication Studies

Alex is a girl from a city where it never rains, finally able to live out her days in overcast weather! She hails from the beautiful city of Pasadena, California where the sunshine never stops. You can often find her at a local coffee shop, chatting up the baristas at Starbucks, or doing a little retail therapy at the Crossroads Trading Co. on Broadway (10 minute walk from campus)! Alex always wants to be involved and is constantly busy, but enjoys the crazy experiences college has brought. Being a part of SU's Rotaract Club, she spends her Saturday mornings doing various community service projects around the city. Her favorite hobby, when not busy with the world that is college, is to sit down with friends, order take-out, and watch movies!

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Humanities for Leadership

A Seattle native, Joseph never would have guessed he’d be staying in the Emerald City for another four years entering college. When he experienced a taste of Seattle University, however, he realized just how diverse the city truly was. Now a junior studying Humanities for Leadership, Joseph finds himself falling more and more in love with Seattle every day. When he’s not shopping downtown, he can often be found playing League of Legends or making a new Spotify playlist which he’d probably describe as “the most incredible thing ever.” His mission in life is to walk down the runway of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but until then, he’ll settle for watching the newest episode with his closest friends.

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Strategic Communications

Gilly is trading her shorts for a slicker! Coming from Phoenix, AZ, this cat-loving Strategic Communications major is very excited to start her new life at Seattle University. As a world traveler, Gilly dreams of one day going to all seven continents and she's already crossed North America, Europe, and Asia off her list. She hopes to go to attend law school after graduating from SU. If Gilly's not busy studying, you’ll find her playing with cats at the Seattle Meowtropolitan, hanging out with her friends (either playing in the rain or soaking up the sun), or watching Netflix with her roommate!