Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Seattle University Dorms Bellarmine Campion Xavier

Dad and son review:

Campion - Upside: the big tower has a 12th floor study area which looks like an observation deck with kitchen and computer lab, and has been updated with same furniture, carpet and hall paint scheme as other dorms. Some of the rooms have skyline views on one side or mountain range views on the other side to die for. It's not the tallest tower in Seattle but because it is up on top of a hill, the view is nearly as good as the top of the Columbia tower, especially looking south towards Mount Rainier and the stadiums. Downside - it's now an older tower building from the 1960s cold-war era underneath all the new renovations. It uses dated baseboard heating It's so old it has actual phone booths where the pay phones have been recently removed.


Campion 12 Study Center / Observation Deck South and West



Historic Phone Booth less phones

Guide to Residence Hall Living  pdf

Quarterly/Annual Rates

Bellarmine, Campion and Xavier
(efficiency triple rooms) $1,635 $4,905
Bellarmine, Campion and Xavier
(triple rooms) $1,745 $5,235
Bellarmine, Campion and Xavier
(double room)  $2,050 $6,150


Campion Hall is on the south side of campus, across the street from the Lemieux Library and next to the Archbishop Thomas Murphy Apartments. This 12-story building houses 650 residents who enjoy beautiful views of Seattle, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic or Cascade mountain ranges from its 12th floor lounge. All floors have lounges equipped with cable TV and VCR, as well as a kitchen. An ecumenical chapel and multifaith prayer room are located off the main lobby. "The Cave," a convenience store, is in the building's lower level and provides a wide range of products, from soap and toothpaste, to sandwiches, beverages and snacks. Micro-fridges are not provided in this building; however, you are allowed to bring a mini refrigerator (less than 5.5 cubic feet).

Video Bellarmine
Located in the center of campus, Bellarmine Hall houses approximately 420 residents. Residents enjoy easy access to all campus locations. Rooms contain modular furniture and micro-fridges (combination microwave/refrigerators). All floors have student lounges complete with cable TV and VCR. Residents have access to a kitchen located in the lower level of the building. The Bellarmine Advising Center, Health Center, and Housing and Residence Life departments are all located on the first floor off the main lobby.
Recently renovated by fancy architecture firm 


Video Talk show Xavier Residence Hall 
Xavier Hall is located on the north end of campus and houses Xavier Global House. Roughly 180 
residents choose to live in Xavier. Because of its size, Xavier residents enjoy a noteworthy sense 
of community and find it easy to know each other by name. Each room has modular furniture 
and a micro-fridge. Home to Modern Languages and Literature and the Education Abroad office, 
Xavier has a distinctly global feel. Located in the first floor lobby are a TV and a DVD player that 
has a satellite connection with a global perspective package. On the lower level is a state-of-theart education suite with two classrooms, a seminar room, a computer lab and a large kitchen. An 
adjacent basement lounge/game room is equipped with cable TV and a DVD player and is ideal for 
planned or spur-of-the-moment gatherings. 

Randomness at Xavier

Chardin Hall

Chardin Hall is located on the south side of campus adjacent to Campion hall. Approximately 140 sophomores enjoy four-person suites that include two pretty large double rooms adjoined by a private bathroom and private shower Residents have access to a multimedia education center complete with computer lab, study lounge, and private study rooms. Each floor has student lounges and full kitchens. Cable TV and a micro-fridge are also provided in each room.(with space for another)

College Prowler

College Prowler Review Page (Warning, stereotypes....) Some reviews found: It really can’t be said that there is a bad dorm at Seattle University, though opinions about which is the “best” and which is the “worst” do vary. You are required to live on campus during your freshmen and sophomore years, though sophomores are sometimes able to get exemptions that allow them to move off campus, and many would probably like to see this requirement lifted as a means of reducing the housing problem on campus. And it can be a problem, as it is rare for a floor in any dorm not to have to have its lounge turned into a quad for half of the year. There are rarely any hard feelings because of this, however, as students who live there are mostly required to let people have access to the cooking facilities. It’s up to residents to clean their own rooms, and the maintenance staff are not your nannies. Frequent damages or problems get added to a bill that everyone on the floor has to contribute to at the end of the year when the person directly responsible can’t be identified. As for the dorms themselves, Bellarmine is generally rated the highest due to its centralized location on campus. Campion is generally seen as the “social dorm,” with its large population and greater propensity to party than elsewhere. Xavier is seen as off the beaten path, and its residents tend to form their own sub-community with rather intense social bonds. Chardin is still a bit new to have any hard perceptions about it, but some would say the people there tend to be a bit quieter than elsewhere. And for upperclassmen there are always the Murphy Apartments and Logan Court, which offer the independence of apartment living but are still connected to campus. The dorms all come well equipped, and many people end up bunking their beds so they’ll have the room to put in anything from a couch to a large TV. The bathrooms can be interesting, especially when people stumble back from a party at 1 a.m. on a Saturday, but they are almost always clean and well-maintained (thanks to the amazing support staff). You might look forward to getting out on your own, but once you leave, you’ll realize how important dorm life is to the Seattle University experience. Read more:

 zkamine Seattle University '13 Chemistry Because Seattle University is a private school, dorm life isn't so bad. Each room comes fully equipped with a dresser, bed, desk, sink, and, depending where you live, usually a micro-fridge. All the on-campus housing also comes complete with wifi access and cable television, as well as telephone service (telephone not provided). The food here is decent, with a different variety every day. Also, Seattle University has ben expanding in recent years, and as a result, there is a new dorm opening up fall 2011. So that'll be exciting. Read more:

 jkry60 Seattle University '14 Political Science and Government Dec 01, 2010 Efficiency Triples and other SU Dorm inadequacies This year, Seattle U let in more students they had room for, leading to an absolute fiasco. Students were crammed into "efficiency triples," which just means squeezing three students into a double room and transforming all the student lounges into quads. Housing is incredibly expensive for 9 x 11 foot rooms and little to no amenities. The windows need to be replaced, do not open all the way, and ooze water when it rains. The heater is sporadic and there is never any internet connection. The desk chairs are actually rocking chairs and the rooms are so tiny, don't bother bringing any other furniture with you, it actually will not fit. Read more: 

Anonymous Seattle University Student The dorms are okay. Some are nicer than others. Bellarmine is the best, then Xavier, then Campion. Read more:

 Xavier is quiet and cultish. It is a place to make friends and talk late into the night. It is where the nerds roam. Campion is big and loud with tons of people. It is where to go if you want to rub elbows with the proletariat and the bourgeoisie at the same time. It is also known as ‘the Scene.’ Bellarmine is chock full of girls. It’s like a big sorority. It is less wild than Campion, but it’s endowed with its own creepy vibe, much like Xavier. Read more: