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. 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
We offer campus tours year-round Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Most campus tours last about 60 minutes. From October to June, tours are also offered most Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and noon.
Admissions Counselor information sessions are also available, taking place in the Seattle University Admissions and Alumni Building (where the campus tour begins/ends) 30-minutes prior to the start of the campus tour. These optional information sessions are designed to give you a brief overview of the university, as well as our admissions and scholarship process.
All Seattle University visitors are welcome to join a campus tour, though the information shared is focused on the undergraduate student experience.
Campus tours start and end at the Admissions & Alumni Building, marked ADAL on the campus map (see button below to download). The physical address of our office is 824 12th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122. 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.
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 - Our admissions office staff will happily provide each prospective student with a meal voucher so you can see why our campus dining service is rated so highly. 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 had 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?
Get to campus using Lyft!
If you're visiting from out of town, the Seattle University Admissions Office has partnered with Lyft to bring you an affordable ride in minutes. Download the app, request a ride (824 12th Ave), and you're on your way. Use the code SUADMISSIONS to enjoy up to $5 off your first 3 rides in ride credits. Visit www.lyft.com/i/suadmissions to learn more! Valid for new Lyft users only. Code valid for 15 days.