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

Spring Break
March 16–24

Residence halls close Saturday, March 16. They reopen Sunday, March 24, at 1 p.m.

Mountain Pacific Sport Federation Gymnastics Conference Championship
Saturday, March 23
6 p.m. | Royal Brougham Pavilion
Adults/$10; Seniors & youth/$5

Purchase tickets online or at the door. 

Spring Quarter
Monday, March 25

Classes begin.

Business and Government Mega Meet-up
Wednesday, April 10
2:30–5 p.m. | Weter Lounge

A casual gathering of employers that’s part career fair, part networking event. Students meet professionals (many are SPU alums) in these fields, learn about the work they do, and possibly find a job or internship.

Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase
Tuesday, April 16
2–6 p.m. | Upper Gwinn Commons

Student teams develop an entrepreneurial project to tackle a felt social need while proposing a way to provide sustainable funding through a business activity. Business people and other community partners evaluate and score the plans. Teams with the highest cumulative scores from the two phases of the competition win cash prizes.

Good Friday
Friday, April 19

Classes end at noon.

Easter Monday
Monday, April 22

Classes begin at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, June 7–Saturday, June 8

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