Orientation 2017 Schedule

Thursday Schedule

All  All-Student Events   |   Transfer Transfer-Specific Events   |   Parents & Guest Parent/Guest Events

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

All Students  Breakfast
Gwinn Commons
No cost to students on a meal plan … just bring your Sea Pac Pass! Group 1-7, 8:00–8:40 a.m.; Group 8-13, 8:40–9:20 a.m.; Group 14-19, 9:20–10:00 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

New Commuter Student Check-in
Commuter Students: Check in at the Collegium (located on the first floor of the Student Union Building— building 24 on the campus map), meet other Commuter Students, and grab a cup of coffee before heading over to Opening Welcome.


8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

All Students  Sea Pac Pass Pictures
University Services
Did you register by phone or at an off-site session? Then you probably didn’t get your picture taken for your Sea Pac Pass. University Services is open for you to get this very important piece of business taken care of today.


8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

All Students  Computer Network Hookup
Lower Marston Hall
Computer and Information Systems (CIS) staff will be available to assist you in the “Get Connected” program. If you need assistance or have any questions, visit spu.edu/help, call CIS at 206-281-2982, or stop by the HelpDesk in Lower Marston Hall (M–F, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.).


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Opening Welcome
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Welcome to the SPU community! Join us for an official introduction and welcome from President Daniel Martin.


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Parents & Guest  Student Success at SPU
Upper Gwinn
Learning happens all around the SPU campus. This session will be an overview of SPU’s curriculum, programs, and services that lead to your student’s success in and out of the classroom. Cindy Price, vice provost for Academic Affairs, and Jeff Jordan, vice president for Student Life will lead this session and will provide time for questions.


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

All Students  Meet your Orientation Welcome Team and Mapping Out
Wallace Field (adjacent to Royal Brougham Pavilion) & Around Campus
Come meet your Orientation Welcome Team (OWT) and start building life-long relationships!!! They will then take you on a tour of the campus — come prepared by looking at your fall quarter schedule to see where your classes will be held.


12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch in the Loop
Tiffany Loop
Enjoy a variety of local flavors as you meet other students and families at this complimentary lunch. Students meet back up with their OWT leaders at 1:30 p.m.


1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

All Students  Falcon Experience 101 – Session 1
Day one of all the tips and tricks you need to know to thrive and be successful at SPU.

Group1-4:  Bach Theater
   “Taking the Journey”

Group 5-8: Demaray Hall 150
  “Taking the Journey”

Group 9-10:Otto Miller Hall 109
  “Taking the Journey”

Groups 11–19: Fine Center, First Free Methodist Church
  “Cracking the Code”


1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Parents & Guest  Academic Forum | Coffee & Conversations
Upper Gwinn Commons& Martin Square
Provost Jeff Van Duzer invites parents and guests to learn more about the purpose and unique qualities of an SPU education. Take the opportunity to connect with faculty after the Academic Forum! Refreshments provided.


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All Students  Falcon Experience 101 – Session 2
Day one of all the tips and tricks you need to know to thrive and be successful at SPU.

Groups 1–10: Fine Center, First Free Methodist Church
  “Cracking the Code”

Group 11-14: Bach Theater
  “Taking the Journey”

Group 15-17: Demaray Hall 150
  “Taking the Journey”

Group 18-19: Otto Miller Hall 109
  “Taking the Journey”


3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Parents & Guest  Leaving the Nest
Upper Gwinn Commons
Dr. Steve Maybell, director of the SPU Student Counseling Center, shares a heart-to-heart reflection on the transition that parents, families, and students face as the college years begin. An open time for discussion follows.


4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

New Student Convocation
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Join faculty robed in traditional academic regalia for this formal ceremony of initiation and adoption into the SPU community.

(Parent and guest program concludes while student programming continues.)


5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

All Students  Falcon Fest
Meet at Tiffany Loop and head to Interbay
Meet in the loop for music, giveaways, and a pep rally; then head over to Interbay for dinner and a soccer game.  Along the way be ready to pick up lots of Falcon swag and once at the game get your official The Nest student shirt!
*Dinner will only be served at Interbay tonight.


7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

All Students  Men’s Soccer Match & Incoming Class Photo
Interbay Stadium
Enjoy the game and support the SPU men’s soccer team! During halftime, we will take the incoming class photo — so be sure to wear your school pride! Buses will bring you back to campus.


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