Parents and Families in the Loop

Welcome to the news, events, and support site for Seattle Pacific parents and families.

We share a lofty goal: To prepare all our students to make a difference, wherever God takes them. Thank you for trusting us to play such an important role in your student’s life and learning.

You play a part in this grand adventure, as well. Read here how you can stand with your student in our shared mission to help engage the culture and change the world.

Don’t miss your opportunity to take part in this special Christmas tradition at SPU — Christmas care packages containing holiday treats and your heartfelt messages, delivered to students living on campus prior to finals week in December. Get started

Associate Professor of Sociology Karen Snedker shares survey results about how members of the Seattle Pacific University community have viewed the encampment, Tent City 3, both before and after previous visits.

Seattle Pacific is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities list.

Video: See how a Seattle Pacific University professor and student are changing the world through the field of engineering.

This isn’t your average small group. It’s not a Bible study. There’s no homework or study questions. This is a group focused around discussing one question: How goes it with your soul?

Professor of Visual Communications Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman recently presented “Shifting Context: Image as a Gateway to an Equitable Society” in Venice, Italy.

Notes from Student Financial Services

Now is the time to complete and submit your returning student’s FAFSA, as well as encourage your student to begin applying for some of the many scholarships available to them. More info

Upcoming Events

Tent City 3 returns

November 18, 2017–February 10, 2018
SPU campus

Tent City 3 first encamped on SPU's campus in 2012; the community returned in 2015. Now campus is preparing for the next visit. For the latest news about TC3 and SPU -- including ways students, faculty, staff, and community members -- can volunteer, visit spu.edu/homelessness.


Thanksgiving holiday

November 23–24

No classes; Gwinn Commons closes Tuesday, November 22, 6 p.m., and reopens Sunday, November 26, 5 p.m.


Sacred Sounds of Christmas

Sunday, November 26
7 p.m.
Benaroya Hall, Seattle
$22 and $25, general admission

Now in its 18th year, the Sacred Sounds of Christmas features the best of sacred Advent music, as well as Christmas carols. For more information, visit spu.edu/sacredsounds.


Homecoming and Family Weekend

February 2–3, 2018

The whole family is invited to the all-new Falcon Family Brunch, plus enjoy special parent programming and favorite Homecoming events including men’s basketball, the student talent show, and “Jane Eyre: The Musical” throughout the weekend. Get your All Access Family Pass today! Get more details at spu.edu/homecoming

E-newsletter signup

Sign up to receive In the Loop, our monthly (except July) e-newsletter for parents and families.

Visit the archives for  current and past issues.

Orientation Guidebook

See the Guidebook

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

Undergraduate admissions, students talking on campus

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.

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