Housing registration opens at 9:00am on Monday, April 5th. Registered Summer Course students will receive additional Housing information and registration instructions via email.
Housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, as demand exceeds capacity. The residence fee includes daily transportation to and from the PNB studios and three full meals per day.
2021 Residence Cost: $4,675 (Single Rooms only)
PNBS provides safe, supervised housing for Summer Course students ages 12–18 in Levels IV through VIII. The Residence is a secure building located on the picturesque campus of Seattle Pacific University in a quiet residential neighborhood approximately 1.5 miles from PNBS. We are the only group occupying the Residence. Cable TV and wireless internet access are provided. Other features include a comfortable main lounge with grand piano, a theater-style TV lounge with big-screen TV, separate lounges and kitchenettes with refrigerators on each floor, a large, well-equipped laundry room, and an ice machine. Access to all of the above will be limited based on strict COVID protocol. All students will be assigned to single rooms, with students on separate gender-specific floors and counselors living on each floor. Each student will share an adjoining bathroom with one other student, and common areas and bathrooms will be cleaned frequently by University staff. Daily transportation to and from the Residence and PNB studios is provided. Meals are served in SPU’s Gwinn Commons cafeteria (eaten in small dining areas with the student’s cohort).
The Residence is staffed by experienced adult counselors who live on-site during the entire 6 weeks to ensure a safe, congenial atmosphere and individual attention given to all residents.
Depending on what COVID restrictions are in place at the time of Summer Course, Residence students may have extremely limited activities outside class. Our usual calendar of optional group outings will likely not take place, and students may be required to remain in their class cohorts at all times in order to minimize exposure. In this scenario, students should anticipate spending a lot of down time in their rooms or outdoors with other members of their cohort. A laptop computer or tablet will be required for zoom classes, entertainment, communication, and all-house meetings.
In the event that restrictions have been lifted before Summer Course begins, we will add whatever optional group outings we feel are safe and practical, and will contact you with information about signing up for them. If feasible, we will also reinstate house meetings, craft nights, birthday celebrations, the Dorm Dance, the Talent Show, and other in-house activities.
The Residence’s location in a thriving, world-class city is a tremendous asset for Summer Course students. Seattle is surrounded by water and mountains, providing daily photo opportunities with seagulls, bridges, ferryboats, and snow-capped peaks. Public transportation continues to be available in the city, and students will be able to explore the city (masked at all times) via walking and/or Metro Transit (bus). Just up the hill from campus is a village-like avenue with coffee-shop and eateries. Other neighborhood attractions within walking distance of the Summer Residence include the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Fremont neighborhood, featuring public art and local boutiques.