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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 21

No daytime classes. Evening classes meet.

Winter Mainstage: Before the Eclipse

January 31, February 1–2, February 7–9
7:30 p.m. | McKinley Hall
February 2, matinee at 1 p.m.

The SPU Theatre Department presents this Anton Chekhov production featuring characters from some of his funniest short plays. Translated by Laurence Senelick, this production showcases Chekhov’s silliness and his soft side for humanity.

Homecoming and Family Weekend

February 1–3
Family pass, $45; Individual pass, $20

Enjoy a weekend at Seattle Pacific on Homecoming and Family Weekend. Parents and families, come experience campus life with your student, and enjoy sports, theatre, and student talent. All-Access Passes get holders into favorite traditions for one fee.

Peace, Justice, and Human Services Mega Meet-up

Wednesday, February 6
2:30–5 p.m. | Weter Hall Lounge

A casual gathering of employers for students that is part career fair, part networking event. Students will meet professionals (many are SPU alumns) in these fields, learn about the work they do, and possibly find a job or internship.

Commencement Weekend

Friday–Saturday, June 7–8

For a complete schedule of Commencement events, visit the Commencement website.

Game Creation Studio for Beginners

July 15–19
Seattle Pacific University campus

Offered by SPU’s Engineering and Computer Science department, this one-week summer camp introduces ninth to 11th graders (as of autumn 2019) to the world of game development. No coding experience is necessary. Participants will learn basic techniques using an intuitive game development tool, explore computer science as a career, and hear from professionals in the entertainment software development industry. Each camper will create a game of their own, complete with a storyline and graphic editing, with help from their camp guides. At the conclusion, campers will have the chance to present their creations.

For more information, contact Professor of Electrical Engineering Melanie Plett 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.