Homecoming & Parents Weekend 2017

Alumni, parents, students, and friends of SPU, you are invited to join us on campus for the 125th Anniversary Homecoming and Parents Weekend.

There is a new and much easier way to register! 

Purchase an ALL ACCESS PASS for yourself or an ALL ACCESS FAMILY PASS for up to six family members and enjoy all of what Homecoming and Parents Weekend has to offer. For one low price, an ALL ACCESS PASS includes: Talent Show, Parent Sessions, Tours, Academic Sessions, One Play Performance, Double Header BB Game, Homecoming Concert, and All Athletics Reunion.

Falcon Hall of Fame Brunch and Alumni Awards Luncheon sold separately.

Highlights

Plus all your favorite Homecoming traditions!

  • Student Talent Show
  • Alumni Awards Luncheon
  • Homecoming Concert Choir
  • Mainstage Theatre Production, and
  • Men's and Women's Basketball Doubleheader
Schedule of Events

Friday, February 10

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Alumni and Parents Check-in

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Walls Advancement Center. (Check-in moves to Royal Brougham after 5:00 p.m.)

Pick up your name tag, All Access Pass, all pre-paid tickets, schedule, map, and free gifts.

9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Class Visits for Parents

Classrooms around campus

Sit in on some of your student’s favorite classes and meet their professors. Pick up a list of available classes at Check-in.

11 a.m.

Alumni and Parent Campus Tours

Leave from Demaray Hall Main Lobby

See new buildings and discover what is current and innovative around campus.

11:15 a.m.

Lunch in Gwinn

Gwinn Commons

Sample your student’s favorites and enjoy a healthy buffet-style lunch. Parents and guests $10.65 at the door with cash or credit card; $5.32 for kids under 12; free for kids 3 and under.

12:30 p.m.

Communion Service

Alexander Hall Chapel Hall

A 30-minute liturgical service of prayer and communion. 

 
1 p.m.

Academic Department Info Sessions

Locations around campus

Hear the exciting things happening in several of our top programs. Pick up a list of all available sessions and locations at Check-in.

2 p.m.

Alumni and Parent Campus Tours

Leave from Demaray Hall Main Lobby

See new buildings and find out what is current and innovative around campus.

2 p.m.

Parent Session 1: Financial Aid Tips for Parents

Weter Memorial Hall, Room 201

Opportunities for parents and students to focus on financial aid for continuing students, additional financial aid resources, financial education opportunities, and loan repayment.

3 p.m.

Parent Session 2: Guide to College and Career Success

Weter Memorial Hall, Room 201

College offers more than a degree. It is a time to explore interests, strengths, and gifts and learn how they translate into the world of work. Come learn about SPU resources, and the activities and experiences that lead to personal awareness of calling and a satisfying career.

3 p.m.

Fine Arts Tour

Front steps of McKinley Theatre

See what's happening in the music and theatre departments, and visit the brand new Nickerson Studios facilities.

7 p.m.

SPU Talent Show

Royal Brougham Pavilion

Produced by STUB and ASSP, this annual favorite is back featuring top-tier student performances and local celebrity judges. Tickets required. Pick up your All-Access Pass at Check-in. Additional tickets $7 at the door.

7:30 p.m.

Theatre Presentation: An Ideal Husband

McKinley Bach Theatre, E.E. Bach Theatre

Oscar Wilde's comedic play about the wealthy and influential of London in the 1890s. Tickets required. Pick up your All-Access Pass at Check-in*. Additional tickets $15/$12 at the door. 

*All Access Pass holders receive a voucher redeemable for one performance.

Saturday, February 11

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Alumni and Parents Check-in

Upper Gwinn Commons. (Check-in moves to Royal Brougham after 2 p.m.)

Pick up your name tag, All-Access Pass, all pre-paid tickets, schedule, map, and free gifts.

8 a.m.

Crew Regatta

Royal Brougham Pavilion, Shellhouse

Crew alumni, please join the current team for a reception, meet the new coach, and enjoy the Alumni vs. Novice crew race. Contact Andy Derrick for details, (206)281-2931 or derricka@spu.edu.

9:15 a.m.

Falcon Hall of Fame Induction Brunch and Ceremony

First Free Methodist Church, Fine Center

The Falcon Hall of Fame is back! Inductees include Cliff McCrath, winningest soccer coach in SPU history; Virginia Husted, pioneer women’s track athlete and multi-sport coach; John Glancy, basketball/track record holder; and the 1978 NCAA Division II champion Falcon soccer team. Tickets required. Pick up your pre-ordered tickets at Check-in. Additional tickets may be available for purchase at the door for $20.

10 a.m.

Parent Prayer Meeting


Ames Library, Library Seminar Room

All are welcome to join the Parent Prayer Team to lift up the SPU students and community.

11:30 a.m.

Alumni Awards Luncheon

Gwinn Commons, Upper Gwinn

Honor the 2017 Alumnus of the Year, GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Alumnus of the Year, and Medallion Award winners. Tickets required. Pick up your pre-ordered tickets at Check-in. Additional tickets may be available for purchase at the door for $25.

2 p.m.

Homecoming Concert

First Free Methodist Church

Seattle Pacific’s Concert Choir is joined by alumni voices in a joyous concert celebrating director Professor David Anderson’s 25 years at SPU.

2 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre Production: An Ideal Husband

McKinley Bach Theatre, E.E. Bach Theatre

Oscar Wilde's comedic play about the wealthy and influential of London in the 1890s. Tickets required. Pick up your All-Access Pass at Check-in*. Additional tickets $15/$12 at the door. 

*All Access Pass holders receive a voucher redeemable for one performance.

2 p.m.

Women's Basketball Game vs. Simon Fraser Clan

Royal Brougham Pavilion

Cheer for the Falcons as they take on the Simon Fraser Clan. Tickets required. Pick up your All-Access Pass at Check-in. Additional tickets $6/$3 at the door.

4:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball Game vs. Central Washington Wildcats

Royal Brougham Pavilion

Cheer for the Falcons as they take on the Central Washington Wildcats.Tickets required. Pick up your All-Access Pass at Check-in. Additional tickets $6/$3 at the door.

6:00 p.m.

All Athletics Reunion

Royal Brougham Pavilion

Following the men’s basketball game, athletes, managers, coaches, trainers, cheer squads, and Falcon Fans from every sport SPU has ever offered will gather on the Brougham Pavilion floor for the first-ever All Athletics Reunion. Enjoy complimentary light refreshments while catching up with old teammates and friends.

7:30 p.m.

Theatre Presentation: An Ideal Husband

McKinley Bach Theatre, E.E. Bach Theatre

Oscar Wilde's comedic play about the wealthy and influential of London in the 1890s. Tickets required. Pick up your All-Access Pass at Check-in*. Additional tickets $15/$12 at the door. 

*All Access Pass holders receive a voucher redeemable for one performance.

Sunday, February 12

10 a.m.

Homecoming Worship

First Free Methodist Church

All are welcome to join in First Free's Sunday worship. Visit ffmc.org for details.