Orientation 2016

Orientation Home 2016

Orientation 2016 will run from Wednesday through Sunday, September 21–25. Further information and details will be updated throughout the summer.

Check-in and Move-in

Students living on campus will be assigned check-in/move-in times later in the summer between 1–6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21. Off-campus students will be able to check in on Wednesday, September 21, or the morning of Thursday, September 22, before the program begins.


Parents and guests are invited to join us for the check-in/move-in process and then for programming on Thursday, September 22.  Student programming will run Thursday through Sunday, September 22–25.

Transfer Express, a condensed orientation for transfer students who cannot attend the full orientation program, will be held on Sunday, September 25 (time to be decided). After the program concludes, students and guests are invited to attend Big Party, a free dinner and community event hosted by the Student Union Board (STUB), and Involve-O-Rama, where students can learn more about clubs and activities on campus.


All registered students will receive an invitation to register mid-summer.

Please also note that all students and parents/guests must register for Orientation 2016. Students are able to register via Banner (similar to the New Student Advising registration process). During the Orientation registration, students will list parent/guest names and their email addresses. Parents and guests will then automatically receive an email inviting them to register as well.

Orientation Resource Guide 2015

Resource Guide

The Orientation 2016 Resource Guide is coming soon, but feel free to browse last year's Resource Guide.

Download the guide »


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.

The farther in advance of the event that you submit requests, the more effectively SPU can respond. (It’s best to send requests at least two weeks in advance.) For general disability accommodation requests, contact us at 206-281-2272, 206-281-2224 (TTY), or dss@spu.edu.


If you have any additional questions about Orientation, contact orientation@spu.edu

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Students at the Table

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