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Sacred Sounds

Limited Sacred Sounds Tickets Still Available

Sacred Sounds of Christmas offers the best of sacred Advent music from around the world, performed by our nationally recognized SPU student and faculty musicians. As a special part of SPU’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, this inspiring concert ushers in the Christmas season.

Since this event usually sells out, parents should act quickly — particularly if you have a student performer.

Date: Tuesday, November 29
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.

Video: Celebrating 125 Years at SPU on YoutubeVideo: Celebrating 125 Years at SPU

When Free Methodist founders broke ground for Seattle Pacific, they planted a powerful dream that young graduates would help change the world. This dream is still very much alive today.

125 Ones to Watch

For more than a century, SPU has graduated individuals who have carried out our mission to engage the culture and change the world. Our 125 Ones to Watch list consists of notable GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni. These individuals demonstrate remarkable leadership and success in their professions — ranging from founding their own businesses to working in the arts to ministry.

125,000-hour Service Challenge

As part of our 125th anniversary celebration, SPU has set the goal of 125,000 hours of community service during the 2016–17 academic year. We invite you to join students, faculty, staff, and alumni in volunteering, and to watch for good things happening all around. Learn more about 125,000 hours of service.



An SPU Student and his mom

Mom’s Day Recap

This year Mom’s Day — hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parents Relations — took place November 5. Despite a rainy Pacific Northwest day, moms and their students enjoyed fun-filled experiences both on campus and across the greater Seattle area.

Mom’s Day began with SPU moms coming together for reflection and prayer during the morning parent prayer meeting and was followed by a Hawaiian-themed lunch with their students, pictures with SPU’s mascot Talon, shopping at sigmaRHO’s Mistletoe Market, bingo, and a live music performance by 2010 SPU alumnus Evan Egerer — who recently opened Grand Reunion’s David Crowder concert. Another successful Mom’s Day is in the books, and we thank all the moms who traveled from near and far for this special day. View the photos

Upcoming Parent Events

Sacred Sounds

Tradition and Pre-Tradition

Come to Tiffany Loop for SPU’s fabulous Christmas Tradition. Festivities include classic holiday treats and crafts/activities, snowfall from the Student Union Building, and fire pits for staying warm.

Date: Friday, December 2
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Tiffany Loop


Pre-Tradition With the President

Do you know a high school student who would be a good fit for SPU, please invite him or her to attend Pre-Tradition With the President — our pre-Tradition tradition! Come join us for treats and fellowship with SPU President Dan Martin at 6 p.m. in the Hendricks Falcon Club (upper level of Royal Brougham Pavilion). Space is limited for this free event. RSVP.

Save the Date for These Events

  • Parents Weekend at Homecoming 2017
       Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11

  • Dad’s Day 2017
       April (date pending game schedule)