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

Orientation 2018
Wednesday, September 19–Sunday, September 23

Incoming students and families are introduced to the resources and connections needed to succeed. Families have their own special programming on Thursday. Find a schedule and Orientation Resource Guide on the Orientation 2018 website.

Saturday, September 22
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Incoming students join with service organizations around Seattle to learn about their work and to serve for a day, and it all begins with a CityQuest rally in Martin Square at 10 a.m.

Autumn Quarter 2018
Monday, September 24

Classes begin.

Résumé Rescue
Wednesday, September 26
10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Student Union Building, second floor

Students are invited to get their résumés ready for the Fall Job Fair. They can bring a hard-copy draft of their current résumé to the Center for Career and Calling for a quick professional review.

Fall 2018 Job Fair
Thursday, September 27
1–4 p.m. | Upper Gwinn

The SPU Fall Job Fair is a great way for students to meet work-study, non-work study, on-campus, and off-campus employers.

Falcon Friday
Friday, October 12
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

At the first of five SPU Fridays this academic year, prospective students and their families have the opportunity to take a closer look at some of SPU’s most popular academic and co-curricular programs during information sessions led by SPU faculty and staff. Get more information and register.

Sacred Sounds of Christmas
Sunday, November 25
7 p.m. | Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle

Featuring the best of sacred Advent music from around the world, Sacred Sounds includes traditional Advent and Christmas carols, performed by the Music Department’s nationally recognized student and faculty musicians. Get more information and purchase tickets.

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.