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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.

2015–16 Guidebook

Resource Guide

Download the Orientation 2015 Resource Guide: an overview of SPU’s services and resources. (PDF).


President Dan Martin speaking at Veteran's Day Chapel

President’s Veterans Day Message

President Dan Martin had these words to honor veterans at the November 10, 2015, Chapel service:

“I would like to welcome you this morning as we gather together to recognize and honor our country’s veterans. Of course, as we do every year, classes are canceled tomorrow in recognition of the official federal holiday honoring those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Even beginning this time at 11 a.m. carries special meaning as it reflects Armistice Day and Remembrance Day — both recognize the formal end of World War I at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918. Read more.



News and Events for SPU Parents and Families

Regional Universities - Best Value

SPU Ranked No. 2 in
“Best Colleges — Best Value” in the West by U.S. News & World Report

We are excited to report that Seattle Pacific University has been ranked No. 2 in the category “Best Colleges — Best Value” in the West in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 college rankings. Read more.

Mascot at a basketball game

Join Us for Parents Weekend
at Homecoming

Parents, plan now to join the larger SPU community while connecting with your student at a range of events, including class visits, tailgate dinner, basketball games, student Talent Show, parents’ breakfast, and theatre performances.

Parents Weekend at Homecoming
January 29–30, 2016

Rich in school pride and time-honored traditions, this weekend is an opportunity to come together as a community to connect, be inspired, and celebrate. Don’t miss one of our biggest campus events of the year!

Career Events and Classes for Your Student

Life After College Week

January 11–14
Various Locations

Life After College week is an annual offering of the Center for Career and Calling (CCC) that features presentations from professional career coaches, marketing managers, professors, recruiters, and more, on topics ranging from marketing yourself to managing your money. Details are in the making, but you can read about Life After College Week 2014 for an idea of what’s in store for your student at this free weeklong event. See all CCC events.

CCC Classes

Winter Quarter registration has begun, and your student can register for one of the classes offered by the Center for Career and Calling for help with finding a vocation, career exploration, choosing a major, planning a career, and more. Learn more.


Summer Downs

Social Justice at Seattle Pacific

Watch how Seattle Pacific University students, professors, and staff are engaging in social justice, not only in the classroom and on campus but in the broader community as well.