Events for Parents and Families

We hope you will attend — or perhaps volunteer at — one of our popular upcoming events. Questions? Email

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Upcoming Events

Tent City 3 returns

November 18, 2017–February 10, 2018
SPU campus

Tent City 3 first encamped on SPU's campus in 2012; the community returned in 2015. Now campus is preparing for the next visit. For the latest news about TC3 and SPU -- including ways students, faculty, staff, and community members -- can volunteer, visit

Thanksgiving holiday

November 23–24

No classes; Gwinn Commons closes Tuesday, November 22, 6 p.m., and reopens Sunday, November 26, 5 p.m.

Sacred Sounds of Christmas

Sunday, November 26
7 p.m.
Benaroya Hall, Seattle
$22 and $25, general admission

Now in its 18th year, the Sacred Sounds of Christmas features the best of sacred Advent music, as well as Christmas carols. For more information, visit

Homecoming and Family Weekend

February 2–3, 2018

Save the date, and make plans to come to campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend! Watch for more details to come.

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.