Housing and Residence Life
Applying for Housing

Transfer Students

  • Transfer Student Application Process

    There is a two year on-campus living requirement for all Seattle University students, for more information see the University Housing Policy.

    Transfer students may apply for housing online and are placed in housing based on the number of credits they have when they are join the Seattle University community. Students are encouraged to confirm the number of credits that Seattle University has approved as it is instrumental in determining their eligibility for placement.

    Students Under 21 years of Age

    Transfer students will have the option to preference a building, room, and/or roommate. There is a two year on-campus living requirement for all Seattle University students, for more information see the University Housing Policy.

    Freshmen transfer students who are under the age of 21 will be placed in one of our traditional residence halls. These are Campion, Bellarmine, and Xavier Halls. Sophomore transfer students under the age of 21 will be placed in either one our aforementioned Residence Halls or in our Sophomore Engagement Learning Communities located in Chardin Hall and the Murphy Apartments.

    Priority for housing assignments will be given to transfer students who are transferring from out of state and for students not living in a commutable distance.

    Students Over 21 years of Age

    Transfer junior, senior, and students over 21 years of age are not required to live on campus. Applications for these students will be placed on a space availability basis.

    We recommend that junior, senior, and students over 21 years of age explore all of their options in housing since we are not able to guarantee housing for these students. Placement will be based on availability, need, and date the application is received.

    Application Process

    Applications are accepted as soon as May 1st, on an on-going basis throughout the academic year. If an application is received prior to May 1st, the student will have a May 1st priority (i.e. an April application would receive May 1st priority, as opposed to the date they turned in the application).

    Transfer Student Services

    Commuter and Transfer Student Services / Collegia Program staff is available to assist commuter students identify available resources and to provide housing, transportation and parking information. Click here for additional support and resources.