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

Theatre: “Love’s Labor’s Lost”

April 19–21; April 26–28 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinee April 28
James Leon Chapman Stage, McKinley Hall
Tickets: $15 adults; $12 students, with valid ID; $12 seniors (age 60 and over)

The SPU Theatre presents “Love’s Labor’s Lost,” a comedy by William Shakespeare about a king and his court who vow to abstain from earthly pleasures — sleep, food, and the very sight of women — for three full years. No sooner is the oath sworn than the Princess of France (and her ladies-in-waiting) arrive to negotiate an old treaty.Ticket are available through the Box Office, online, or by calling 206-281-2959.

13th Annual John Perkins Lecture

Tuesday, April 24
11:10 a.m. | First Free Methodist Church

John Perkins, one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement, and Michael Emerson, provost of North Park University and renowned scholar on race and religion, will speak on faith, race, and evangelicalism.

Faculty Concert: Chamber Music From the Baltics and Scandinavia

Friday, April 27
7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 3

Autumn Quarter registration begins

Monday, May 14

Students can choose from 69 majors and 55 minors, including the newest majors Mechanical Engineering, Criminal Justice, and Social Justice and Cultural Studies.

Commencement events

June 8-9

Ivy Cutting, Baccalaureate, Falcons Forever BBQ, Commencement, and more will happen during Commencement weekend. Find schedules and more at

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.