2019–20 Academic Event Schedule

*Faculty attendance required.

**Faculty please dress in academic regalia.

Autumn Quarter 2019

New Faculty Orientation

Day One:
TBD
Library Seminar Room

Day Two:
TBD
Library Seminar Room

Teaching Essentials I & II

TBD
Cremona 101

Faculty Retreat*

Day One:
Monday, September 9, 2019
Camp Casey, Whidbey Island
Registration begins in late July.

Day Two:
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Camp Casey, Whidbey Island
Registration begins in late July.

Faculty/Staff Breakfast

TBD
Upper Gwinn Commons

Opening Communion and State of the University Address

TBD
First Free Methodist Church Sanctuary

New Student Convocation*

TBD
Royal Brougham Pavilion
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up in the Falcon Club (RBP) at 3:45 p.m. All faculty are expected to attend.

Opening Academic Convocation*

TBD
First Free Methodist Church (adjacent to campus)
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. All faculty are expected to attend.

Day of Common Learning / Faculty In-Service Luncheon* 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Upper Gwinn Commons
Theme: Bending toward Shalom: Public Theology through the Lens of Liturgy
Speaker: Dr. James K.A. Smith
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Autumn Faculty In-Service*

TBD
Upper Gwinn Commons

Winter Quarter 2020

New Faculty Seminar

Winter Quarter: Thursdays 12:30–2:50 p.m. (lunch provided) 
Library Seminar Room
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Palmer Lecture

TBD
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: TBD
Title: TBD

Marston Lecture

TBD
Demaray Hall 150
Lecturer: Dr. Owen Ewald
Title: TBD
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Spring Quarter 2020

Emeriti Tea 

TBD
Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons

Weter Lecture 

TBD
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: TBD
Title: TBD

Retirement Dinner

TBD

Walls Lecture

TBD
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: TBD
Title: TBD

Spring Faculty Awards Luncheon*

TBD.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Ivy Cutting*

TBD
Tiffany Loop

Faculty Instructions
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 9:15 a.m.

Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

Friday, June 12, 2020
Various times and campus locations, prior to the Graduate Commencement Ceremony (Please contact your school or department’s main office for details.)

Graduate Commencement*


Friday, June 12, 2020
2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Tiffany Loop 

Faculty Instructions
*All faculty must attend either Graduate or Undergraduate Commencement.
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 1:45 p.m.

Baccalaureate

TBD
Location: Royal Brougham Pavilion
Academic regalia not required.

Undergraduate Commencement*

Sunday, June 14, 2020
7–9:30 p.m.
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena

Faculty Instructions
*All faculty must attend either Graduate or Undergraduate Commencement.
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Arrive by 5:00 p.m. to the Don James Center on the north side of Husky Stadium for dinner and processional line-up.

University Calendar

Find out about academic deadlines, the dates and times of upcoming events, and more in the searchable Seattle Pacific University Calendar.

Holiday Schedule

View a complete list of all 2019-20 SPU holiday closures.