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Orientation 2015


Orientation 2015 will run from Wednesday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 27th.  

Residential student check-in/move-in will run from 3:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23rd.  Commuter students can check in on Thursday, September 24th from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Parents and guests are invited to attend September 23rd, to assist with move-in (please note current student leaders will also provide move-in support) and September 24th, for programming tailored specifically to their needs and interests—programming concludes at 5:00 p.m. when parents and guests typically depart. 

Transfer Express, a condensed orientation for transfer students, will be offered on Sunday, September 27th from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Students and guests are then invited to Big Party, a free dinner and community event hosted by the Student Union Board (STUB), and Involve-O-Rama where they can learn more about clubs and activities on campus. 

Please also note that all students and parents/guests will need to register for Orientation 2015.  Students will be contacted with an invitation to register via Banner (similar to the New Student Advising registration process).  During the Orientation registration, students will list parent/guest names and emails, who will then automatically receive an email inviting them to register as well.

The full schedule will be posted in August.

Seattle Pacific University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and activities for individuals with disabilities.  SPU makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least two weeks.  For general disability accommodation requests, contact us at: 206-281-2272, 206-281-2224 (TTY) or via email at

If you have any additional questions, contact

In the meantime, check out the photo gallery of students arriving on campus in Autumn 2014.

We'll see you soon! 

You’re invited to visit SPU’s campus. We’d love to show you around!

SPU students in a physics class

Students at the Table

Students are using active-learning classrooms, complete with “smart tables,” to put collaboration at the center of their learning.