Events for Parents and Families

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

Ivy Cutting

Upcoming Events

Autumn Quarter 2018 registration begins

Monday, May 1: returning students
Friday, May 18: incoming students


Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

Thursday, May 24
7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church
Live streaming available

Under the direction of Julia Tai, the Symphony Orchestra will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Flos Campi with violist Amber Archibald-Sesek, and include combined SPU choirs.


Memorial Day

Monday, May 28

No day classes. Evening classes meet.


Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 29
7:30 p.m. | E.E. Bach Theatre
Live streaming available

Under the direction of Dan Adams, the Percussion Ensemble spring concert will feature a variety of chamber ensembles from the percussion studio.


Last Day for Classes

Friday, June 1


Spring Quarter Finals

Friday, June 5-7


Ivy Cutting

Friday, June 8
9:30 a.m. | Tiffany Loop
Live streaming available

Since 1922, Ivy Cutting has symbolized graduating students’ tie to the University and their fellow alumni, as well as a newfound independence that comes with graduation. For complete information about 2018 graduation events, visit spu.edu/commencement.


Falcons Forever BBQ

Friday, June 8
5:30 p.m. | Tiffany Loop
$10 per person; kids under age 10 eat free

The Class of 2018 and their families, as well as Class of 2017 alumni are invited to gather for BBQ cuisine, music, and inspiration. To register, visit spu.edu/falconsforever. For complete information about 2018 graduation events, visit spu.edu/commencement.


Residence halls close for summer

Friday, June 8
4 p.m. | All campus


Baccalaureate

Friday, June 8
4 p.m. | All campus
7:30 p.m. | Royal Brougham Pavilion

An informal worship service shared by graduates and their families, friends, and professors. For complete information about 2018 graduation events, visit spu.edu/commencement.


Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, June 9
1 p.m. | Key Arena, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
7:30 p.m. | Living streaming available

This year’s Commencement speaker is Bob Goff, professor, attorney, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does, and founder of Love Does, a nonprofit human-rights organization serving in Nepal, Iraq, and Somalia. Tickets are free to graduating students, and tickets are required for admittance for anyone age 3 and up. For complete information about 2018 graduation events, visit spu.edu/commencement.


2018 Special Olympics gymnastics

July 3-5
1 p.m. | Key Arena, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
Royal Brougham Pavilion

SPU will be a host venue for the gymnastic events of the 2018 USA Special Olympics games. For more information, visit the Athletics Department.

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.

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