Parents and Families in the Loop

Twenty Seattle Pacific faculty members will retire this spring, representing a cumulative total of 593 years of service to the University. Read the story in Response magazine.

The heart of the SPU community is our faculty — not only because of their talent and commitment to students, but also because of their scholarship.

In November 2016, Republican candidate Kim Wyman was re-elected as Washington Secretary of State after a hotly contested race. Her campaign manager? Andrew Bell ’16, a 21-year-old SPU senior.

s your student looking for summer employment? Encourage him or her to apply for on- and off-campus summer jobs through the online job board, Handshake.

A Seattle Pacific education is an investment in your students — and in the future. Learn how families of all income levels pay for college.

Graduating students and their families are invited to the 2019 Falcons Forever BBQ, Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., preceding Baccalaureate.

The public is invited for a behind-the-scenes look at Seattle Pacific’s Camp Casey Conference Center in Coupeville on Whidbey Island, a historic military fort built at the turn of the 20th century.

Upcoming Events

Backstage Theatre: Violet

Directed and designed by SPU theatre and music students, Violet has music ranging from roots to folk to gospel. With score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley, Violet is inspired by Doris Betts’ short story, “The Ugliest Pilgrim.” Purchase tickets online, by phone at 206-281-2959, or at the door.

May 21–24 | 7:30 p.m.
May 25 | 1 p.m.
$10 general admission
McKinley “Backstage” Theatre


Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Symphony Orchestra concert presents a wide variety of musical styles from composers, including Mozart, Beethoven, and modern-day composers in its final performance of the school year. This concert will be livestreamed.

Thursday, May 23 | 7:30 p.m.
Free and wheelchair accessible
First Free Methodist Church
3200 Third Avenue W.


Memorial Day

Monday, May 27

No daytime classes; offices closed. Evening classes meet.


Seattle Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps

Monday, May 27 | 1:30 p.m.
Evergreen Washelli Veterans Memorial Cemetery
11111 N. Aurora Ave., Seattle

The SPU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps will perform at the annual Memorial Day service at the Evergreen Washelli Veterans Memorial Cemetery.


Percussion Concert

The Percussion Ensemble spring concert, under the direction of Dan Adams, features multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles. This concert will be livestreamed.

Tuesday, May 28 | 7:30 p.m.
Free and wheelchair accessible
E.E. Bach Theatre
McKinley Hall


Last day of classes

Friday, May 31

Student reading and faculty in-service day, Monday, June 3.


Final exams

June 4–6


Residence halls close for summer

Friday, June 7 | 4 p.m.

Returning students must vacate housing by Friday. Graduating seniors must vacate housing by Sunday, June 9, 1 p.m.


Ivy Cutting

Friday, June 7
9:30-10:30 a.m. | Tiffany Loop

Ivy Cutting has been part of graduation rites at SPU since 1922. Graduating students and SPU faculty don their academic regalia and assemble in Tiffany Loop. More information.


Falcons Forever BBQ

Friday, June 7 | 5:30 p.m.
$10/person (kids under 10 eat free)
Tiffany Loop

A fun event for graduating seniors, their families, and Class of 2018 graduates. Precedes Baccalaureate. More information.


Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 8 | 7-9:30 p.m.
Alaska Airlines Arena
3870 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle

Tickets are required for entrance into Alaska Airlines Arena. Visit the Commencement website for complete information, including schedules, directions, and more.


Summer Sessions

Monday, June 10 (Session one begins)
Monday, July 8 (Session two begins)

Summer Sessions are four to eight weeks long, allowing students to earn credits during the summer. More information.


Engage events

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

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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.