Orientation 2016 Schedule

These Orientation events have been designed to inform and encourage new students and introduce them to important faculty, staff, and student contacts. Note that some events are for new students, some are specifically for transfer students, others are part of a program for parents and guests, and others for everyone.

The SPU 2016 Orientation schedule will be hosted this year on the Smartphone app OrgSync.  On arriving at SPU, wi-fi and downloading instructions will be provided.  Printed copies of the schedule will be available on request. 

Note: Schedule details are subject to change.

Wednesday Schedule

All  All-Student Events   |   Transfer Transfer-Specific Events   |   Parents & Guest Parent/Guest Events

1–6:30 p.m.

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).

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 22, 8:30–9:30 a.m. in the Collegium (located on the first floor of the Student Union Building).

Looking for dinner? Explore the food truck options brought in just for you! 5–8 p.m.

1–6:30 p.m.

All Students  Sea Pac Pass Pictures
University Services
Did you register by phone or at an off-site session? Then you probably didn’t get your picture taken for your Sea Pac Pass. University Services is open for you to get this very important piece of business taken care of today.

1–6:30 p.m.

All Students  Computer Network Hookup
Lower Marston Hall
Computer and Information Systems (CIS) staff will be available to assist you in the “Get Connected” program. If you need help 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.).

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Student Counseling and Health Services Open House
Watson Hall
Take this opportunity to meet staff members from the Student Counseling Center and Health Services and ask any questions you might have about their services.

Times to be determined

Campus Tours
Meet at Admissions Office (Demaray Hall 120)
One-hour campus tours will be offered for those arriving to campus for the first time.

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Transfer Students  Special Presentation for Parents of Pre-Health Science Students
Eaton Hall 112
For parents 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.

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Transfer Students  Special Presentation for Parents of Nursing Students
Peterson Hall 302
For parents of a student interested in nursing, come learn what to expect and how to support your student pursuing nursing school.

5:30–7 p.m.

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 in Ross Parking Lot (number 51 on the Campus Map). Enjoy time to connect with old and new friends, peruse yearbooks from your days on campus, and share favorite SPU stories.
RSVP to alumni@spu.edu.

6–8 p.m.

All Students  SPU Bookstore — VIP Event
The SPU Bookstore will be hosting a VIP Event exclusively for all new students.  Swing by for cookies, coffee, music, and prizes.  We will also be offering an event exclusive discount of 25 percent off one SPU apparel item for each new student!  Our friendly staff will also be available to answer any textbook questions students may have.

8–9 p.m.

All Students  Campus Residence Hall Community Meetings
Residence Hall Floor Lounges — 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.

9–10 p.m.

All Students  Residence Hall Welcome Events
Meet in Residence Hall Lobbies
Resident students won’t want to miss these fun kickoff events, which are always a highlight. Come ready to meet your neighbors and floor mates and to enjoy this unforgettable night.

Residence Life Traditions