About Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University is a place where 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students gain a superb education grounded on the gospel of Jesus Christ — and the tools to influence the world for good. Outstanding scholarship and thoughtful faith is a powerful combination that brings about change in the lives of graduates, and in the people and communities they go on to serve.

Mission & Core Themes

Eric Long

SPU’s mission is to engage the culture and change the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our core themes tell how.

Our History

Our History

Now 125 years old, SPU was founded by Free Methodist pioneers in 1891. Today our graduates live and work around the globe.

Seattle & Pacific NW

Downtown Seattle

Seattle is one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S. It's a center of urban opportunity located in the midst of natural wonders.

The Campus

The Campus

Nestled in the peaceful residential neighborhood of Queen Anne Hill, SPU is just 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Seattle.

The Colonel's House at Camp Casey Conference Center

Open House at SPU’s Camp Casey
Friday, June 16, 2017

Visitors will get a rare chance to have historians lead them on guided tours of the Colonel’s House and enjoy a talk by SPU Professor of History Bill Woodward. The historic military fort, built at the turn of the 20th century, was purchased by SPU in 1956 and now hosts school groups, churches, nonprofit organizations, and outdoor education classes.

Flowers on campus

Our Core Themes

Seattle Pacific University’s adopted three core themes to guide us in the coming years — regarding academics, student experience, identity and purpose, resources, and operations.