Engage With the SPU Community

Engage! 2015–16 Public Events

Renowned national and international speakers, some of Seattle's most engaging theatre performances, memorable concerts, outstanding athletic competition. SPU hosts many opportunities for you to connect with others and enrich your life. Explore upcoming events and get involved.

David Crowder

David Crowder in Concert
Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Grammy-nominated artist has been called a worship leader, creative genius, and mad scientist. Don't miss one of Christian music's most original and exciting performers in a special performance. Learn more.

Dr. Alondra Nelson

Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dr. Alondra Nelson, dean of social science at Columbia University, will discuss material from her recent book, The Social Life of DNA, as part of SPU's annual Day of Common Learning. She will examine genetic genealogy as a new tool for addressing old and enduring issues of social inequality. Learn more.

theatre light

November 10-12; 17-19, 2016

The SPU Theatre Department presents this modern retelling of the famous Greek love story of Orpheus from the point of view of his wife, who is living in the underworld with her father. A new twist to the story is revealed as Orpheus makes his way to bring Eurydice back to the world of the living. Learn more.

Sacred Sounds

Sacred Sounds of Christmas
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This much-anticipated annual event at Seattle's McCaw Hall features the best of sacred Advent music and Christmas carols from around the world, performed by the Music Department's nationally recognized student and faculty musicians. Learn more.


Changing the Conversation About Race
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and a professor of law at New York University School of Law, Bryan Stevenson has received national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller and memoir Just Mercy, which personalizes his many fights against injustice. He comes to Seattle as part of the Seattle Arts & Lectures series, and his talk is presented by Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, and the University of Washington. Learn more.