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News and Events for SPU Parents and Families

Sacred Sounds Join your student and the entire SPU community for special 125th Anniversary versions of traditions such as the Student Talent Show, Homecoming Choir Concert, parent workshops, Mainstage Theatre, basketball double-header, and the All-Athletics Reunion for team members and fans alike! For the first time ever, you can purchase an ALL ACCESS PASS (single or family pass) and enjoy all that Homecoming and Parents Weekend has to offer for one low price.  More info about Homecoming and Parents Weekend.

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.


Sacred Sounds

Christmas Care Package Recap

Thanks to the generosity of SPU parents, the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Office of Residence Life received 523 messages, 488 donations, and raised $8,076 dollars to support the Christmas Care Package project! The students loved the heartfelt sentiments and goodies inside, and remaining funds raised will go to support future Residence Life events. The success of the project would not have been possible without SPU parents, and so many thanks for your generosity and support.

An SPU Student and his mom

Dad’s Day

Save the date 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. Look out for more details and registration information.

Important Deadlines

FAFSA: Deadlines for 2017–18

The 2017–18 FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is now available for your student to file for the best financial aid consideration.


Please note the priority filing deadline of February 1, 2017, for incoming freshmen and April 1, 2017, for continuing and transfer students. Feel free to contact SFS with any questions. The first-year freshman admission application deadline is also February 1. We in Student Financial Services wish you a blessed holiday season!


Upcoming Parent Events

Commencement 2017

Date: June 9–10

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

The Commencement schedule will be available online and updated regularly.