Parents and Families in the Loop

Student and parents

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.

Before the rush and excitement of graduation events overtake us, I’d like to pause for just a moment to say congratulations to the families of our Class of 2017. Can you believe the time has almost arrived? Read more

When Free Methodist founders broke ground for Seattle Pacific, they planted a powerful dream that young graduates would help change the world. In this video, you’ll see how this dream is still very much alive today.

For more than a century, SPU has graduated individuals who have carried out our mission to engage the culture and change the world. Our 125 Ones to Watch list consists of notable GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni.

As part of our 125th anniversary celebration, SPU has set the goal of 125,000 hours of community service during the 2016–17 academic year. We invite you to join students, faculty, staff, and alumni in volunteering, and to watch for good things happening all around. Learn more about 125,000 hours of service.

Experience life at SPU, without leaving your living room. Our 360-degree tour of campus lets you step inside some of our favorite places on campus — and explore the action from every angle.

NSA: Helping Students Take Right First Steps

New Student Advising, or NSA, is the required process by which all new students are registered for their first-quarter classes. Once students know they’ll be joining us at SPU, they should sign up for this next step! NSA can be completed in a variety of ways to help meet scheduling needs and student preferences, including: On-campus sessions; Direct Registration; or, for those who live more than four hours from campus, a phone-advising appointment.

Additional information on each type of NSA is available on, including additional resources to determine which NSA option is best for you and your student. Sign-ups must be completed via the New Student Menu in the Banner Information System (

If you have any questions, email or call 206-281-2575.

Upcoming Events

Falcons Forever BBQ
June 9, 2017

Graduating students and their families are invited to the Falcons Forever BBQ in Tiffany Loop on Friday, June 9, at 5:30 p.m. preceding the Baccalaureate. This fun, summer-inspired BBQ picnic celebrates both the graduating class of 2017 and the class of 2016’s one-year reunion.

The Falcons Forever BBQ features the best in tasty cuisine, live music, and inspiration for all. Kids under 8 eat free. RSVP and purchase your tickets by Wednesday, June 7. No refunds will be available after this day. Location to be announced.

2017 Commencement Events
June 9–10, 2017

Mark your calendar for Seattle Pacific commencement for undergraduate students June 9–10. These memorable ceremonies will be live streamed for family and friends who are unable to attend.

E-newsletter signup

Sign up to receive In the Loop, our monthly (except July) e-newsletter for parents and families. Read the latest issue, as well as past newsletters.

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.