COVID-19 resources for law students

The School of Law is committed to our students' physical and mental health and general well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. We also remain committed to providing a high-quality, personalized legal education.

UPDATED: Nov. 17, 2021

COVID-19 protocols

  • Vaccination and reporting of vaccination status is mandatory for all faculty, staff, and enrolled students, unless an exemption has been granted by Seattle U, or a student is in a fully online program and has attested that they will not be coming to campus.
  • All vaccinated and unvaccinated students who will be physically on-campus for classes or other university activities during spring semester 2022 are required to complete one (1) COVID-19 screening test at the beginning of the term. Upload your results no later than Jan. 17, 2022.
  • You can get tested with your health care provider or any testing site of your choice. A Seattle University Curative testing kiosk is also available on campus.
  • You are exempt from entry testing if you will not be physically on-campus during spring semester 2022. Request an off-campus exemption here: Off-Campus Testing Exemption. Even if you filled out this form last semester, you need to fill it out again to renew your exemption.
  • Face coverings are required at all times while indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings may be removed only when eating/drinking.
  • Every individual, regardless of vaccination status, must complete the Safe Start Health Check survey every day before coming to campus, through the end of the fall semester.
  • There are no physical distancing requirements in effect for those in our community who are fully vaccinated.
  • Unvaccinated individuals who have received a university exemption have been notified of additional safety requirements, including physical distancing.
  • Sanitation stations (wipes) will be located in central locations within Sullivan Hall and hand sanitizer is located at the entry doors.
  • Community members are required to self-report suspected or confirmed COVID-19 illnesses or possible COVID-19 exposure by using the Safe Start Health Check, emailing to report directly to Public Safety staff, and alerting Associate Dean Rick Bird or another trusted staff or faculty member.
  • In the event of confirmed or suspected COVID infection, highly trained staff in Public Safety will do all of the contact tracing and provide appropriate notification and instructions to those who were in close contact with someone with a confirmed or highly suspected case of COVID.
  • Seattle University conducts randomized surveillance testing of students.
  • The University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 public health situation, and federal and state public health guidelines, and will update policies and procedures as necessary.

Financial assistance

  • Our Student Financial Services Office will work with you to review your financial aid options and provide financial counseling.
  • Emergency funding: Law students may apply for emergency financial support from the Student Emergency Fund, administered by the law school.
  • Seattle U Food Pantry

Physical health

  • The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Please call the SHC before going into the clinic.
  • Seattle University Recreation: The UREC facilities will remain closed until further notice. The UREC team continues to work remotely to create virtual ways for you to connect to us and each other. For at-home workouts and ways to stay engaged and motivated, follow UREC on Instagram @su_rec.

Emotional and mental health

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers tele-counseling options for students who currently reside in Washington state. Please note that CAPS staff are licensed to practice in Washington state only. For students who reside outside of Washington, CAPS can assist you with tele-counseling referrals in your area. Please contact CAPS to inquire about tele-counseling options & referrals. CAPS can be reached by phone at (206) 296-6090 or by email at