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News and Events for SPU Parents and Families

Patti Heindal

Prayer: No Greater Honor

Prayer has been a hallmark at Seattle Pacific throughout its history, and there have always been parents praying for their students. There is no greater honor than joining with all who pray for SPU and asking the Lord to undergird, surround, protect, guide, and direct those who lead and attend here.  Read more


Freshman Curriculum

New SPU Freshman Curriculum

Autumn Quarter launched the new SPU Freshman Curriculum — designed with more rigor in the first year to prepare students for progression toward bachelor’s degrees. The Freshman Curriculum includes Writing 1000, 1100, and Colloquium, fulfilling the necessary skills for academic inquiry in writing, reading, and asking questions.  Read more

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.


Event Recap


Homecoming and Parents Weekend Recap

Homecoming and Parents Weekend was a great time for all as SPU welcomed returning alumni and parents of SPU students to campus February 10 and 11. Parents got to sit in on some of their student's favorite classes and meet their professors, go on campus tours, have lunch in Gwinn, hear about the exciting things happening in SPU's top programs, and learn about SPU resources and activities that help their student gain personal awareness and a satisfying career. Parents also attended fun Homecoming events including the Student Talent Show, Homecoming Choir Concert, and a mainstage theatre production of An Ideal Husband. 

Important Deadlines

Monthly Payment Plan Applications

The 2016–17 Single Quarter (Spring) Monthly Payment Plan application is available to all students online through their Banner Information System account after they’ve registered for Spring Quarter courses. The payment plan divides a student’s quarterly charges into three equal installments. The application deadline is March 10, 2017.

Upcoming Parent Events

Dad’s Day
Date: May 6, 2017

Keep your calendar open for Dad’s Day on May 6 this year, and spend a special day out with your son or daughter starting with brunch at SPU, followed by a Seattle Sounders (2016 MLS Champions!) soccer match at CenturyLink, and ending with a mainstage theatre production of Into the Woods at SPU. Register  

Falcons Forever BBQ
Date: June 9, 2017

Graduating students and their families are invited to the Falcons Forever BBQ on Friday, June 9, at 5:30 p.m. preceding the Baccalaureate. This fun, summer-inspired BBQ picnic celebrates both the graduating class of 2017 and the class of 2016’s one-year reunion.

The Falcons Forever BBQ features the best in tasty cuisine, live music, and inspiration for all. Kids under 8 eat free. RSVP and purchase your tickets by Wednesday, June 7. No refunds will be available after this day. Location to be announced.

2017 Commencement
Date: June 9, 2017

Mark your calendar for Seattle Pacific commencement for undergraduate students June 9–10, 2017. These memorable ceremonies will be live streamed for family and friends who are unable to attend.