In 1891, Adrian Sweere took over a small parish near downtown Seattle at Broadway and Madison. At first, the school was named after the surrounding Immaculate Conception parish and did not offer higher education. In 1898, the school was named Seattle College after both the city and Chief Seattle, and it granted its first bachelor's degrees 11 years later.
Seattle University offers an extensive array of programs: eight colleges and schools offer 64 undergraduate programs, more than 31 graduate programs and 28 certificate programs.
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Career Services at Seattle University serves all students and alumni in their career development, offering resources to connect with internships, jobs and networking opportunities.
We specialize in working with students from the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Nursing, the College of Science & Engineering, and the School of Theology and Ministry and encourage students from other areas of campus to connect with their specialized career services offices.
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The International Student Center (ISC) is a focal point for student activities and programs of a global, cultural, educational and social nature, and is a gathering place for Seattle University’s international and domestic students and student organizations.
The ISC plans large-scale events like International Education Week and the International Dinner while providing assistance to our international students in all matters pertaining to immigration, visa status, document certification, employment authorization and more.
Lemieux Library, originally built in 1966, was renovated, expanded, and transformed into Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons in 2010.
As the intellectual, educational, and physical heart of campus, the library provides a wide range of services and collections primarily to support the teaching, research, and learning goals of the Seattle University community.
Seattle University's network may include access to not only the Internet, but also personal and team drives (P: and T: drives), as well as crucial databases like Colleague or SUDDS. The Network Services team manages the wired, wireless, and remote network access for our students, faculty, and staff.
On campus, our facilities are state-of-the-art. Here’s some of what you have to look forward to in your surroundings at Seattle University: