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Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Sacred Sounds of Christmas. For nearly 20 years, this concert has featured SPU’s Music Department's nationally recognized student and faculty musicians playing the best of sacred Advent music from around the world.

SPU Voices caught up with premed students in Seattle Pacific’s BioCORE Scholars program as they explored downtown Seattle after class last spring.

Students must submit a new FAFSA each academic year, and families can already begin applying for financial aid for the 2019–20 academic year.

If you’re considering a next step in your career, you may want to know that you can take up to three pre-MBA core courses as a pre-qualified student in SPU’s flexible MBA program.

Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler recently had her research featured about how geographic location and gender make a difference in how men and women walk in The New York Times.

The Seattle Pacific community gathered in Royal Brougham Pavilion in mid October to hear this year’s Day of Common Learning speaker A.J. Swoboda’s keynote address, “Green Jesus: Embracing a Sustainable Faith.” Watch the video.

Upcoming Events

All Choirs Concert
Friday, November 2
7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W., Seattle

Enjoy an evening of choral music from the Chamber and Concert Choirs, as well as the Women’s Choir. This concert will also be livestreamed.

Jazz/Percussion Concert
Tuesday, November 6
7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W., Seattle

SPU’s Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble share the stage and feature highlights of modern percussion and jazz music, in styles ranging from traditional to bebop to contemporary. This concert will also be livestreamed.

Instrumental Concert
Friday, November 9
7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W., Seattle

SPU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the SPU Symphony Orchestra explore a variety of classical works, and offer a sneak preview of some of the pieces to be featured at this year's Sacred Sounds of Christmas. This concert will also be livestreamed.

No Echo Comes Back: Celebrating the Life of Virginia Woolf
Wednesday, November 14
7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios, 340 W. Nickerson St., Seattle

This art-song recital explores major themes from Virginia Woolf’s writing through the music of selected American composers, including Dominick Argento’s “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf,” and Leonard Bernstein’s “I Hate Music!”

“Love and Information”
November 8–10; November 15–17 | 7:30 p.m.
November 17 | 1 p.m. matinee
$15 adults / $12 students and seniors
McKinley Hall

In dozens of scenes with hundreds of characters, English playwright Caryl Churchill brings us face to face with the complex realities of our time. The audience will choose the order of vignettes each night; no two shows will be the same. Visit the Box Office for tickets.

Veterans Day
Monday, November 12 (observed)

No classes.

Thursday–Friday, November 22–23

No classes.

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Just getting started at SPU? Here’s everything you need to know, from food to parking to getting involved. This guidebook has it all.

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Falcon Formation

Whether you are a prospective or current student, a parent, or a faculty or staff member, discover how vital “Falcon Formation” is to student life and learning at Seattle Pacific.

Response Magazine

Our print and online magazine helps you be an informed voice for global Christian engagement.

What’s coming next?

When do residence halls open and close? When does Autumn Quarter begin? How about Orientation or finals? Academic year highlights for the coming year are now posted.