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

Graduate business programs open houses
February 26; March 6; May 22
4–6 p.m. | McKenna Hall Conference Room

Take this opportunity to speak with faculty, current students, and admission representatives about SPU's six graduate business and information systems programs designed for working professionals. RSVP and find out more.

An Evening of Orchestral Music by African Americans
Friday, February 28
7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church

With Dr. Nse Ekpo directing, the SPU Symphony Orchestra will feature the work of George Walker, J. Rosamund Johnson, Alvin Singleton, and Florence Price. This event will be livestreamed.

“The Politics of Fear” special event with Tim Wise and SPU faculty
Friday, March 1
7–9 p.m. | Upper Gwinn Commons

Tim Wise is a nationally acclaimed speaker and a prominent anti-racist essayist and author of the best-selling memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son. His talk about politics in America today will be followed by a panel discussion with SPU faculty and a book signing.

Vocal ensembles Winter Concert
Friday, March 1
7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church

The Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Women's Choir will feature selections of old and new from the vast choral repertory in this winter concert. This event will be livestreamed.

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, March 5
7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church

The Percussion Ensemble winter concert features multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles, you will travel through a world of different grooves and sounds. This event will be livestreamed.

MPSF Gymnastics Conference Championship
Saturday, March 23
6 p.m. | Royal Brougham Pavilion
Adults/$10; Age 55+ and Ages 3–17/$5

Purchase tickets here.

2019 Commencement
Friday, June 7–Saturday, June 8

Find complete information at, including schedules, events, tickets, and more.

Immerse Summer Intensive for High School Students
Sunday, July 14–Saturday, July 20
Seattle Pacific University campus and Camp Casey Conference Center

SPU’s School of Theology again offers this seven-day summer intensive for high school students who are ready to explore how God is calling them deeper into Christian community, leadership, and service. The first 25 students to submit nonrefundable deposits will receive a reduced tuition. Scholarships are available. More information and registration.

Game Creation Studio for beginners
Monday, July 15–Friday, July 19
Seattle Pacific University campus

A one-week summer camp introduces ninth to 11th graders to the world of game development. No coding experience necessary! Learn more.

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.

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.