Computer and Information Systems

Stairs at Marston Hall
Computer and Information Systems oversees Seattle Pacific University’s software systems, servers, network, and telecommunications. CIS also provides technology-related support for SPU faculty, staff, and students.

Incoming Students

We want to help you prepare for your first day on campus — including helping you access the Banner Information System and your SPU email account.

Find complete information here, including tips to purchase a new computer and downloading software before you arrive.

New Faculty and Staff

We want to make sure you’re prepared for your first day on campus — including accessing the Banner Information System and your SPU email account.

As a new SPU employee, you will have a computer provided by your department. Work with your department’s administrative assistant or budget manager to get the computer and other departmental permissions you need.

Find complete information here about accessing campus resources, prepping your work computer, and more.

CIS News and Alerts

Campus closure: Dec. 24–Jan. 4

HelpDesk and CIS will close at noon on Thursday, December 24, and remain closed until 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 4. In case of a campuswide emergency, contact Safety and Security at 206-281-2922. On-call CIS staff will be notified.

Weekly scheduled downtimes

Routine server maintenance is scheduled for 4–7 a.m. (PST) on Wednesdays.


CIS HelpDesk

P: 206-281-2982


Academic year

Walk-ins, phone calls, emails:

  • Mon–Fri, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Except during finals, we also respond to phone calls and emails:

  • Mon–Thu, 5–9 p.m.
  • Sat, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Summer and academic breaks

Walk-ins, phone calls, emails:

  • Mon–Fri, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.