Parents and Families in the Loop

In a global city, where great need meets greater hope, Seattle Pacific University unveils a new look rooted in heritage and facing the future. Two Falcon athletes share how this place changed their lives and deepened their faith.

As the director of East Africa Programs for Trees for the Future, Corrie Mauldin ’98 and her team aim to work with 125,000 impoverished people in Africa to plant 500 million trees.

Led by SPU parent Karin Western, the Parents’ Prayer Network provides two emails each quarter during the academic year, and each includes prayer requests geared toward specific community needs. Join the network by signing up today.

In July, the School of Health Sciences learned the Norcliffe Foundation approved a $1,500,000 grant to help renovate a new facility for the Lydia Green Nursing Program.

This summer, the popular SPUBound Photo Contest put out a call for future Falcons to show their #falconspirit. Here are the top six photos, including the contest winner, incoming freshman Alora Greene.

As the start of the 2018 Autumn Quarter nears, Student Financial Services has some important information for you about your student’s account and making payments.

Student Financial Services is partnering with Nelnet Campus Commerce to offer new payment-plan options this year.

Dining Services unveiled a new website that offers everything from a list of dining locations to events and dining specials and an online store.

Incoming students won’t be the only new faces on campus this fall. The Provost’s Office announced 15 new SPU faculty members across the disciplines — economics, clinical psychology, mechanical engineering; writing; psychology; music; nursing; chemistry; special education; mathematics; computer science; and history.

Upcoming Events

Orientation 2018
Wednesday, September 19–Sunday, September 23

Incoming students and families are introduced to the resources and connections needed to succeed. Families have their own special programming on Thursday. Find a schedule and Orientation Resource Guide on the Orientation 2018 website.

Saturday, September 22
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Incoming students join with service organizations around Seattle to learn about their work and to serve for a day, and it all begins with a CityQuest rally in Martin Square at 10 a.m.

Autumn Quarter 2018
Monday, September 24

Classes begin.

Résumé Rescue
Wednesday, September 26
10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Student Union Building, second floor

Students are invited to get their résumés ready for the Fall Job Fair. They can bring a hard-copy draft of their current résumé to the Center for Career and Calling for a quick professional review.

Fall 2018 Job Fair
Thursday, September 27
1–4 p.m. | Upper Gwinn

The SPU Fall Job Fair is a great way for students to meet work-study, non-work study, on-campus, and off-campus employers.

Falcon Friday
Friday, October 12
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

At the first of five SPU Fridays this academic year, prospective students and their families have the opportunity to take a closer look at some of SPU’s most popular academic and co-curricular programs during information sessions led by SPU faculty and staff. Get more information and register.

Sacred Sounds of Christmas
Sunday, November 25
7 p.m. | Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle

Featuring the best of sacred Advent music from around the world, Sacred Sounds includes traditional Advent and Christmas carols, performed by the Music Department’s nationally recognized student and faculty musicians. Get more information and purchase tickets.

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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.