Parents and Families in the Loop

Beginning this autumn, students (and SPU families) have access to the Student Resource Hub, a portal to the departments and offices vital to help students succeed at Seattle Pacific University.

To get answers to her career questions, Grant, then a junior communication major with a minor in business administration, went to the SPU Mentor Program. Read her story.

Study tables in the Center for Learning combine academics and community to help students excel. These students explain how in a short video.

What is FERPA, and what does it have to do with SPU parents? A representative from Student Financial Services explains in this brief video. Then find out how to receive FERPA authorization and set yourself up here as an authorized payer.

Visit the SFS Deadlines web page for a month-by-month breakdown of the deadlines you need to know about.

Tune in every first and third Thursday of the month and learn about the inspiring journeys of SPU alumni, students, faculty, and staff. 

Upcoming Events

Study Abroad 101 Info Sessions

Thursdays, October 17, 24, 31, 11:15 a.m.–noon
Marston Hall, Classroom 5

Students learn basics about SPU’s many study abroad programs, including the different types, financial aid, and how to apply.

Faculty Artist Series Concert

Wednesday, October 23
7:30–9 p.m.
Nickerson Studios

With SPU guitar faculty Julian Catford and Argentine virtuoso guitarist and composer Hernan Reinaudo. A program of Tango, Valse, Choro, and more — featuring classic and original compositions, with a few surprises. Free and wheelchair accessible.

2019 STEM Mega Meet-Up (Career Fair)

Thursday, October 24
2:30–5 p.m.
Eaton Hall and Otto Miller Hall

A casual gathering of employers in science, technology, engineering, and math is part career fair, part networking event. Students will meet professionals, learn about the work they do, and possibly find a job or internship. Students in all majors are welcome.

Men’s Soccer vs. Concordia-Portland

Saturday, October 26
7 p.m.
Tickets $7 (ages 18+); $5 (ages 3–17 and 55+) Interbay Stadium, 3027 17th Ave. W.

SPU students, faculty, and staff with valid ID admitted free. Advance tickets available.

Women’s Soccer vs. Western Oregon

Saturday, November 2
1 p.m.
Tickets $7 (ages 18+); $5 (ages 3–17 and 55+) Interbay Stadium, 3027 17th Ave. W.

SPU students, faculty, and staff with valid ID admitted free. Advance tickets available.

Jazz/Percussion Concert

Tuesday, November 5
7:30–9 p.m.
First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W.

A co-produced event with the Jazz Ensemble led by pianist Dan Kramlich, and Percussion Ensemble led by percussionist Dan Adams. This concert features highlights of modern percussion music and jazz repertoire in a multitude of styles from traditional, be-bop, and contemporary styles. Free and wheelchair accessible.

Chamber, Concert, and Women’s Choir Concert

Friday, November 8
7:30–9 p.m.
First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W.

Join directors Ryan Ellis (Chamber and Concert choirs) and Beth Ann Bonnecroy (Women’s Choir) for an evening of choral music. Free and wheelchair accessible.

Veterans Day

Monday, November 11

No classes.

Celebrating 20 years: Sacred Sounds of Christmas

Sunday, November 24, 7 p.m.
Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle
Tickets: $22 and $25. Buy 10 or more, $20 each.

Featuring the best of sacred Advent music from around the world, Sacred Sounds includes traditional Advent and Christmas carols, performed by the Music Department’s nationally recognized student and faculty musicians. Visit the website for more information.

Academic calendars

SPU academic calendars include important deadlines, final exam schedules, holidays, and academic highlights for 2020–21.

Engage Events

Renowned national and international speakers, some of Seattle’s most engaging theatre performances, memorable concerts, outstanding athletic competitions. Explore upcoming events and get involved.

E-newsletter signup

Sign up to receive In the Loop, our monthly (except July) e-newsletter for parents and families.

Visit the archives for  current and past issues.

Orientation Guidebook

See the Guidebook

Just getting started at SPU? Here’s everything you need to know, from food to parking to getting involved. This guidebook has it all.

Undergraduate admissions, students talking on campus

Falcon Formation

Whether you are a prospective or current student, a parent, or a faculty or staff member, discover how vital “Falcon Formation” is to student life and learning at Seattle Pacific.

Response Magazine

Our print and online magazine helps you be an informed voice for global Christian engagement.

What’s coming next?

When do residence halls open and close? When does Autumn Quarter begin? How about Orientation or finals? Academic year highlights for the coming year are now posted.