Events for Parents and Families

We hope you will attend — or perhaps volunteer at — one of our popular upcoming events. Questions? Email

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Upcoming Events

New Student Orientation
Wednesday, September 20–Sunday, September 24

Visit the Orientation website for complete information and schedules for incoming students and parents and families.

Alumni Legacy Dinner Reception
5:30 p.m., September 20, 2017, Ross Parking Lot (#51)

Alumni whose children are new SPU students this fall are invited to connect with fellow legacy families and meet the Alumni and Parent Relations staff as our guests. Enjoy dinner with old and new friends, relive your glory days on campus, and share favorite stories. RSVP at or 206-281-2586.

Returning-student check in
Saturday, September 23: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, September 24: 1–5 p.m.

Visit Residence Life’s Move-In Instructions for information you may need, including how your student will get room access.

Autumn Quarter 2017 classes begin
Monday, September 25

Office of Student Employment Fall Job Fair
Thursday, September 28
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Encourage your student to come dressed for success and bring copies of his or her résumé to the first job fair of the year. Employers are looking for part-time workers for work-study and non-work study jobs, as well as on-campus and off-campus jobs.

Homecoming and Family Weekend
February 2–3, 2018

Save the date, and make plans to come to campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend! Watch for more details to come.

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.