Graphic of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Text on top reads: Creating Beloved Community, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Text in center reads: farm. food. freedom. Text at bottom reads: 01.18.22 7p.m.

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mass & Celebration

Seattle University celebrates and remembers Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2022

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Campus Remains Open for Students

Seattle University’s on-campus resources are still available during virtual classes in January.

January 14, 2022

Kent Koth

Kent Koth Receives Community Engagement Professional Award

Executive Director of the Sundborg Center for Community Engagement is honored by Campus Compact.

January 12, 2022

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"Restoring Public Trust in Higher Education"

Seattle University President Eduardo Peñalver provided his perspectives and insights about the importance of institutions of higher education and the unique value of a college degree at an event presented by the University of Washington.  

January 11, 2022

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Remembering Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who passed away Dec. 26, 2021, was celebrated for his tireless work as an anti-apartheid and social justice activist. In 2000, President Emeritus Stephen Sundborg, S.J., conferred an honorary doctorate to Bishop Tutu.

January 7, 2022

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Vera Whole Health to Acquire Publicly Traded Castlight in $370M Deal

Ryan Schmid, '07, founder and CEO of Vera Whole Health, announces the combined company will integrate Castlight's market-leading technology with Vera's purpose-built clinics, health care professionals and strategic partnerships.

January 6, 2022

Group standing alongside Seattle University mascot, Rudy the Redhawk, in center of basketball court at Climate Pledge Arena during SU Homecoming 2021.

A Year to Remember

As we usher in 2022, we take a look back at the stories and people of Seattle University that made news in 2021.

January 5, 2022

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Virtual Classes Extended Through Jan. 30

Seattle University campus, including residence halls, library and other operations, remain open during this period.

January 4, 2022

Catch Up with President Eduardo Peñalver

In this video Q&A, the president shares his favorite highlights from fall, personal and professional growth opportunities for students and a special message for the holiday season. 

December 15, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Seattle University

Share in the joy of the season as students, faculty, staff and friends of Seattle University share their wishes this holiday season. And Seattle University wishes you and yours a joyful Christmas and a happy, prosperous New Year.  

December 15, 2021

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President Peñalver and Alumni Among 100 Influential Business People in Washington

Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes Seattle University President Eduardo Peñalver and SU alumni in its annual list of influential Washington state leaders.

November 15, 2021

SU Men's Soccer Team WAC Champions

Kasim's Save Wins WAC Title

Seattle University men's soccer won the 2021 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament, advancing past Grand Canyon, 4-3 in penalty kicks, on Sunday afternoon. Akili Kasim made the game deciding penalty kick save that won the match for Seattle U at GCU Stadium.

November 14, 2021

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Let’s Get Back to Our Future!

Homecoming returns to Seattle University.

November 8, 2021

Catching up with Eduardo: Some Thoughts on the Academic Year so Far

President Peñalver reflects on the first weeks of Seattle University’s fall term, his conversations with students, a very special personal highlight and what he missed during his time away from the Seattle area.

October 27, 2021

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A Mother's Mission Lives On

Alumni honor the legacy of their mother through a memorial scholarship endowment.

October 25, 2021

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Ellen Whitlock Baker Appointed Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement

Seattle University welcomes Ellen Whitlock Baker, the new assistant vice president for Alumni Engagement. In this Q&A, Whitlock Baker discusses her new role, her goals for the Alumni Association and ways to reconnect with the campus community during Homecoming 2021.

October 25, 2021

Eric Artz

An Evening with Eric Artz, CEO of REI

The Albers Executive Speaker Series returned in-person for the first time since February 2020 with a discussion featuring Eric Artz, CEO of REI. Artz emphasized career and work with a purpose, saying his work is "very much a calling."

October 15, 2021

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Connecting to the World Virtually

Central America Initiative continues its global engagement work despite pandemic.

October 5, 2021

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Rankings Round-Up: Wall Street Journal Ranks Seattle U Among Top 16 Percent Nationally

University Earns High Marks for Academics, Teaching and Sustainability

September 29, 2021

Costco scholars posing with Jim Sinegal, Co-Founder, Costco Wholesale and Retired Member, Board of Trustees, Seattle University; Craig Jelinek, President and CEO, Costco Wholesale; and Ana Mari Cauce, University of Washington President.

More than $3 Million (and Counting) Raised for Costco Scholars

Pandemic doesn’t deter generosity at virtual Costco Scholarship Fund Breakfast.

September 29, 2021

Photo of alumna Desi Caswell standing behind a window at a downtown Seattle store, Corre.

Fashion Forward (thinking)

Apparel company brings an environmentally friendly and ethical approach to couture.

September 28, 2021

Image of Talisa Rhea holding the championship trophy of Seattle Storm.

A Good Sport

Standout basketball alum Talisa Rhea, '12, is the new GM of Seattle Storm.

September 28, 2021

Photo of students in masks sitting in classroom led by professor writing on board.

Taking the Pulse of the New Heart of SU

Students and faculty usher in fall quarter inside the new Sinegal Center.

September 22, 2021

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The New Heart of Seattle U

Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation a hub for STEM and a gateway to campus.

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Seattle U a Top 'Cool School'

Recognition affirms our commitment to being a leading university for environmental sustainability.  

September 14, 2021

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Engineering Professor Receives NSF Grant for Off-Grid Solar Electricity

Collaborative research led by Henry Louie, PhD, focuses on improving access to electricity on Native American reservations.

September 13, 2021

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Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation Dedication

Celebrating the Sinegal Center—the new heart of Seattle University—with a ribbon cutting and guided tours.

September 9, 2021

Will Swenson

Seattle U Alumnus and Medal of Honor Recipient Reflects on End of Afghanistan War

In the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan, Army officers including Seattle University alumnus Will Swenson, ’01, grapple with what the effects of 20 years of conflict mean to them and their military colleagues-in-arms.

September 8, 2021

Image of fall foliage on campus.

Return to Campus Means Return to Events

As Seattle University students get set to start fall quarter largely in-person, the month of September is filled with a variety of special events as we welcome the community back to campus.

September 7, 2021

Princeton Review cover

The Students Have Spoken: Seattle U Earns a Spot in The Princeton Review’s The Best 387 Colleges

For the 19th year running, The Princeton Review recognized Seattle University as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education, according to its new The Best 387 Colleges 2022 guide. Inclusion in the annual guide is based on what students say about their schools when surveyed by the organization. The Princeton Review features only about 14 percent of America’s four-year colleges.

September 1, 2021

Photo on right features four students sitting at an outdoor table on campus while wearing face coverings.

Keeping Students at the Heart of Health & Safety Efforts

Faculty and staff treat students’ overall well-being as a top priority during fall return to campus.

August 31, 2021


SU in the news: What's a 'Woke Racist?"

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Four Redhawks Named to All-Region Team

Four members of Seattle University men’s soccer were named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region team for the fall 2021 season.

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