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New parents: Orientation 2015

Is your student new to SPU this autumn? Orientation events are for you! See the schedule.

Orientation 2015

Response Magazine

Summer 2015 Response

Read the latest issue of Response, our print and online magazine that explores encounters among education, faith, and culture, and is an informed voice for Christian engagement in the world.

Parent Guidebook

An overview of services and resources for students and parents. Download (PDF).


study abroadWhere in the world are those SPU students?

Combining study and travel in a big way, 78 graduate and undergraduate SPU students were studying abroad in 11 foreign countries this summer.

“The opportunity to learn about art in a foreign country is the most valuable part,” explained one student who went on the Rome Art and Incarnation study trip led by Katie Kresser, associate professor of art history, and Jennifer Maier, professor of English. “Learning about another culture while in it broadens the mind and challenges your way of thinking.”

Read more.


News and Events for Parents and Families

Dancer in Tiffany Loop

Summer fun and autumn preparations at SPU

Most of our students left campus in June for their summer break, but Seattle Pacific University stayed busy while they were away!

From young Suzuki musicians playing violin in Martin Square to ballerinas en pointe in Tiffany Loop, numerous groups came to campus for conferences, workshops, and annual meetings.

Likewise summer campus tours for prospective future Falcons and their families happened throughout the summer.

See some of our favorite summer photos

Photos of Dad's Day SPU men’s basketball team receives academic accolades

The SPU men’s basketball program received the prestigious Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the third straight season and five student-athletes garnered individual acclaim. Read more.

Mom’s Day is just around the corner!

Moms, enjoy time with your son or daughter — and gain insights into campus life. Hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, this is the perfect reason to come on campus and enjoy the day with your student.


When: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Where: Upper Gwinn Commons

The schedule includes:

•  Parent prayer meeting
•  Lunch
•  Special program, including words of welcome from Pam Martin, wife of President Martin
•  Optional afternoon activities, including an Argosy Boat Cruise on Lakes Union and Washington
•  Theatre performance of “Elephants Graveyard” in McKinley Hall


Register now for Mom’s Day

View photos of Mom’s Day 2014

2015-16 theatre season announced 2015–16 theatre season announced
It’s almost time to raise the curtain on the 55th theatre season at Seattle Pacific University! From November’s powerful “Elephant’s Graveyard” to Spring Quarter’s musical “The Spitfire Grill,” this year promises to be another don’t-miss season. Learn more.