City University of Seattle to Create an Urban Learning Campus in the Heart of Seattle

Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:12pm EST

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City University of Seattle to Create an Urban Learning Campus in the Heart of Seattle

CityU moves headquarters into Sabey Corporation’s 6th & Wall building

CityU of Seattle, a not-for-profit university, announced today it is moving its headquarters from Bellevue, Washington to downtown Seattle, Washington. Through this move, CityU aims to continue the revitalization of one of the region’s most dynamic communities – South Lake Union – by providing an opportunity for continuous learning downtown. The first floor will predominantly feature student and community-facing amenities such as state of the art teaching facilities and resource centers for students and the neighborhood. The second floor accommodates administrative offices and academic support staff. Combined, CityU will occupy approximately 88,000 square feet of this iconic Seattle building.

“City University of Seattle will help enhance innovation and improve Seattle’s quality of life – two key elements of a city that can compete in the global economy,” said Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.

Since 1973 CityU has been committed to relevant, flexible and accessible education for students managing their education, work and life’s many curveballs. CityU’s new urban campus will provide students and the community with the ability to attend classes in contemporary, interactive and innovative learning spaces, during or after their work day. This Seattle neighborhood offers the perfect learning environment that modern student life requires, such as internship opportunities at innovative companies and a myriad of affordable transportation and living options within a 1-mile radius.

“While online education continues to develop at CityU, the need for a physical campus to meet and exchange ideas and learn face-to-face will never go away. The challenge is: how does one make a higher education facility relevant today and tomorrow? By moving to Seattle and creating this campus, we’re able to offer students a learning environment that is rich with opportunity, increased access, and new ways of learning. To commemorate this announcement, we’re offering City of Seattle employees, downtown Seattle businesses and our alumni 20% off CityU tuition,” said Lee Gorsuch, President of CityU of Seattle.

According to Dave Sabey, owner of 6th and Wall, “Life-long learning is a core value of Sabey Corporation; education is central to our region’s future. We are delighted to play a part in enhancing continuous education in Seattle’s downtown through this fine institution.”

City University of Seattle
Tarsi Hall, 425-709-3518
tarsihall@cityu.edu

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