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.

SPU will be the host for the gymnastics competition. That portion of the weeklong games will take place in Brougham Pavilion on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 3–5.

Graduates of the Class of 2018 are officially SPU alumni. Meet some of our outstanding young alumni, discover how they’ve already been making a difference in the world, and see where they’re going next. Meet the Class of 2018.

These students weren’t sure how they’d pay for college. See how they did it with the help of Student Financial Services — and see how you and your student may be able to learn from their success stories.

This year, five SPU faculty members retired, closing out a combined 143 years of teaching — Assistant Professor of Choral Music David Anderson, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Linguistics Kathryn Bartholomew, Associate Professor of Economics Douglas Downing, Professor of History Donald Holsinger, and Executive in Residence James Rand.

Earn a graduate degree or certification from a school of education with an outstanding academic reputation, flexible programs designed for working professionals, and a vision for bringing hope to all children? SPU’s School of Education offers more than a dozen graduate programs and is accredited at both the state and national levels.

Upcoming Events

Summer Sessions begin
June 11

Sessions are four to eight weeks long. During them, undergraduate students can complete required courses in their major or take courses to compliment their programs. Learn more.


Summer Visit Days
June 29, July 13, July 27, August 17, and August 31
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

High school students, transfer students, and other prospective students can tour campus, learn about the admissions process and financial aid, and meet current students, staff, and faculty. A light lunch is included. Register for a Summer Visit Day.


Special Olympics at SPU (Gymnastics)
July 3–5
Royal Brougham Pavilion

Each of the three days of gymnastics events will feature two sessions. All sessions are open and free to the public. For the general schedules for each day, visit the SPU Athletic Department.


Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4

Campus closed.


Labor Day
Monday, September 3

Campus closed.


Academic Highlights
Visit the 2018–19 University Academic Calendar for a complete listing of important academic dates.


Editor’s note: The next parents’ In the Loop newsletter will be August 2018.

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Response Magazine

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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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