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

Christmas campus closure

December 24–January 1

SPU offices, departments, and residence halls closed.

Residence halls reopen

Wednesday, January 2

Students return to residence halls, beginning at 1 p.m. First meals served in Gwinn Commons, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Winter Quarter classes begin

Thursday, January 3

Study abroad info sessions

January, Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:15 a.m. | Weter Hall 202

January, Wednesdays
12:30 p.m. | Weter Hall 202

Students can ask questions of about the study abroad trips available to them, including faculty-led programs and partner programs.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 21

No day classes; evening classes meet.

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.

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.