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Tent City 3

Tent City 3

Hosting Tent City 3 has been a concrete manifestation of Seattle Pacific University’s mission of engaging the culture and changing the world. Through this experience the SPU community has a unique opportunity to care for — and learn from — our neighbor. Tent City 3 was hosted at SPU December 13, 2014–March 7, 2015.

Please visit SHAREWHEEL to learn more about Tent City 3.

You can support Tent City 3 through SPU's United Way campaign! Visit United Way - SPU to give. Designate "SHARE/WHEEL - Tent City."


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SPU Faculty Statement of Affirmation

The faculty of Seattle Pacific University wholeheartedly affirms the decision to invite Tent City 3 and its residents to be guests on our campus. We believe that this decision is a faithful expression of our university’s commitment to engage the world lovingly as followers of Jesus. We thank all of those students, staff, administrators, and faculty who have worked with so much dedication to bring Tent City 3 to SPU, and we commit ourselves to support this ministry in both prayer and service.

Quick Facts

  • Security was 24/7 at TC3
  • Quiet hours: 9 p.m.–8 a.m.
  • Self-managed community

    Strict rules — sobriety, no violence, no drugs
  • Eligibility is based on government-issued photo ID
  • 100 residents maximum
  • Single men and women; couples