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

Final day for summer classes
Friday, August 17

Labor Day
Monday, September 3

Campus offices closed.

Orientation 2018
Wednesday–Sunday, September 19–23

Incoming students and families participate in Orientation to introduce them to campus contacts. Some events are for new students, some are for transfer students, others are part of a program for parents and guests, and others for everyone.

Alumni Legacy Reception
Wednesday, September 19
5:30 p.m. | Ross Parking Lot

Alumni whose children are incoming SPU students this fall are invited to connect with fellow legacy families and meet the Alumni and Family Relations staff. Enjoy dinner with old and new friends, relive your glory days on campus, and share favorite stories. Register now.

Autumn Quarter 2018
Monday, September 24

Class instruction begins.

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

Students can bring their résumés and connect with on- and off-campus employers at the first job fair of the year hosted by the Center for Career and Calling.

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.