The SPU 2018 Orientation schedule will be hosted this year on the Smartphone app, OrgSync. Upon arriving at SPU, Wi-Fi and downloading instructions will be provided. Printed copies of the schedule will be available upon request.
Note: Schedule details are subject to change.
All-Student Events | Transfer-Specific Events | Parent/Guest Events
New Residential Student Check-in/Move-in
Arnett, Ashton, Emerson, Hill, and Moyer Halls: Check-in starting at the times assigned below by last name at the main lobby of your residence hall.
- Starting at 1 p.m. A–G
- Starting at 1:45 p.m. H–P
- Starting at 2:30 p.m. Q–Z
Campus Apartments: Check-in at Orientation Central (located on the first floor of the Student Union Building – building 24 on the campus map).
Commuter Students are still expected to attend the full Orientation program and can check in Wednesday to explore the open houses that afternoon or can check in on Thursday, September 20, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Collegium (located on the first floor of the Student Union Building – building 24 on the campus map).
Looking for dinner? Explore the food truck options brought in just for you! 5 –8 p.m.
Falcon Card Pictures
Did you register by phone or at an off-site session? Then you probably didn’t get your picture taken for your Falcon Card. University Services is open for you to get this very important piece of business taken care of today.
Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Open House
Lower Marston Hall
Computer and Information Systems (CIS) staff will be available if you need assistance or have any questions. Visit spu.edu/help, call CIS at 206-281-2982, or stop by the HelpDesk in Lower Marston Hall (M–F 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.).
Student Counseling and Health Services Open House
Meet staff members from the Student Counseling Center and Health Services, and ask any questions you might have about their services.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Meet at Admissions Office (Demaray Hall 120)
One-hour campus tours will be offered for those arriving to campus for the first time.
Special Presentation for Parents of Pre-Health Science Students
Eaton Hall 112
As a parent of a student interested in health sciences, there are things you can do to help your student. Come find out how to be supportive and what to expect as your student embarks on the health sciences journey.
Special Presentation for Parents of Nursing Students
Otto Miller Hall 109
As a parent of a student interested in nursing, there are things you can do to help your student. Come find out how to be supportive and what to expect as your student embarks on the nursing school journey.
Legacy Family Dinner: Alumni and Their New Students
Ross Parking Lot
Alumni whose children are new SPU students this fall are invited to connect with fellow legacy families. Enjoy time to connect with old and new friends, peruse yearbooks from your days on campus, and share favorite SPU stories. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPU Bookstore – VIP Event
The SPU Bookstore will be hosting a VIP Event exclusively for all new SPU students. Swing by for cookies, coffee, music, and prizes. We will also be offering an event-exclusive discount of 25% off one SPU apparel item for each new student! Our friendly staff will also be available to answer any textbook questions students may have.
Campus Residence Hall and Apartment Community Meetings
Residence Hall Floor Lounges; Campus Houses and Apartments – Check with RA for location
At this required residential student gathering, meet your neighbors and floor-mates, receive important information about your housing area, and learn more about what you can expect and what is expected of you while living in community.
Residence Hall Welcome Events
Meet in Residence Hall lobbies
Resident students won’t want to miss these fun kick-off events, which are always a highlight. Come ready to meet your neighbors and floor-mates. Bring your camera for snapshots of this unforgettable night.