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

Bryan Stevenson Lecture : American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference
Tuesday, March 28, 11:10 a.m. (doors open at 10:10 a.m.)

Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and a professor of law at New York University School of Law, Bryan Stevenson has received national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He will be the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, March 28, at 11:10 a.m. in Brougham Pavilion on campus. The event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Admitted Student Preview Preview
April 6–7

Admitted students and parents, join us at this exclusive event just for you. Students will experience residence hall life, tour around Seattle, hear from SPU’s President Dan Martin, and meet tons of students who’ll also be calling SPU home in Autumn 2017. There will be two Admitted Student Preview sessions specifically for parents. If you are traveling with your son or daughter, you can check out these nearby hotels, some of which offer SPU discounts. Register for Admitted Student Preview.

Dad’s Day 2017
Saturday, May 6

Seattle Pacific University’s Dad’s Day is one of the most popular annual parent events held at SPU — and it always sells out. Don’t pass up a chance to spend some time on campus and to bond with your SPU daughter or son. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, a great soccer contest between the MLS Cup Champion Seattle Sounders FC and runner up Toronto FC at CenturyLink, then stay for a play performance of Into the Woods at SPU! Register today!

Falcons Forever BBQ
June 9, 2017

Graduating students and their families are invited to the Falcons Forever BBQ 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.

Mom's Day
November 2017 (TBA)

Every fall, this is your chance to visit campus, join in fun activities with your son or daughter, and get to know other moms.

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.