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.

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 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 find out what is new and exciting 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 can pay at the door with cash or credit card | $10.65 for parents and guests / $5.32 for kids under 12 / kids 3 and under dine free

12:30 p.m.

Communion Service

Alexander Hall Chapel Hall

Join us for 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 Parents Campus Tours

Leave from Demaray Hall Main Lobby

See new buildings and find out what is new and exciting around campus.

2 p.m.

Parent Session 1: Financial Aid Tips for Parents

Weter Memorial Hall, Room 201

Parents and students, join us at this session focused on financial aid for continuing students, additional financial resources, financial education opportunities, and loan repayment.

3 p.m.

Parent Session 2: Guide to College & 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 to include in your time in college that will lead to awareness of calling and a satisfying career.

3 p.m.

Fine Arts Tour

Front steps of McKinley Theatre

See what the music and theatre departments are up to and visit the brand new Nickerson Studios building.

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. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Pay at the door | $7

7:30 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre Production: An Ideal Husband

McKinley Bach Theatre

Join us for Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, a classic comedy about how society’s expectations affect us all.

Purchase tickets at the theatre box office | $15 adults / $12 students

*All Access Pass holders receive a voucher for ONE performance out of the 3 available

Saturday, February 11

8 a.m.

Crew Regatta

Royal Brougham Pavilion, Shellhouse

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

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Check-in

Gwinn Commons, Upper Gwinn (Check-in moves to Royal Brougham after 2:00 p.m.)

Pick up your name tag, all pre-paid tickets, schedule, map, and more.

9:30 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.

10 a.m.

Parent Prayer Meeting


Ames Library, Library Seminar Room

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

11:30 a.m.

Alumni Awards Luncheon

Gwinn Commons, Upper Gwinn

Join us as we honor the 2016 Alumnus of the Year, GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Alumnus of the Year, and Medallion Award winners. Pay at the door | $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

Join us for Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, a classic comedy about how society’s expectations affect us all.

Purchase tickets at the theatre box office | $15 adults / $12 students

*All Access Pass holders receive a voucher for ONE performance out of the 3 available

2 p.m.

Women's Basketball Game vs. Simon Frasier

Royal Brougham Pavilion

Pay at the door | $7 / $4

4:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball Game vs. Central Washington

Royal Brougham Pavilion

Pay at the door | $7 / $4

6:30 p.m.

All Athletics Reunion

Royal Brougham Pavilion

The first-ever all-athletics teams reunion is here. Following the men’s basketball game, athletes, managers, coaches, and trainers from every sport SPU has ever offered will gather on the Brougham Pavilion floor. Falcon fans past and present are also invited to interact with current and alumni athletes.

7:30 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre Production: An Ideal Husband

McKinley Bach Theatre

Join us for Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, a classic comedy about how society’s expectations affect us all.

Purchase tickets at the theatre box office | $15 adults / $12 students

*All Access Pass holders receive a voucher for ONE performance out of the 3 available

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.