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Banking: A U.S. Bank with a full-service cash machine is located on West Bertona across from the Student Union Building (SUB). Additional ATMs: A full-service Bank of America cash machine is in the main entrance of Weter Hall and a Credit Union Northwest cash machine is inside the SUB. Hours: Mon.-Thu. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Phone: (206) 217-0019. <<Back to Index

Bookstore: Located across from the Student Union Building (SUB) on West Bertona, the SPU Bookstore carries all the textbooks you'll need, as well as gifts, University clothing and everyday items. Photo processing is also available. Hours: Mon.-Thu. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 11a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday closed. Phone: (206) 281-2137. <<Back to Index

Classes Offered: Learn which classes are offered, their dates and times, and instructor listings at the Graduate Catalog and Time Schedule.

Campus Information (UNI-COM): Uni-Com is a student-run campus information and service desk located on the first floor of the SUB. Its services include directing phone calls, welcoming visitors, assisting with vending machines, and issuing bus, swim and Seattle Art Museum passes. Also manages the lost-and-found. Location: Student Union Building (SUB) Phone: 206-281-2000 (dial “0”, if on campus) Hours: Mon, – Thu, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sat, 11:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.; Sun, closed. <<Back to Index

Campus Security: Located at 601 W. Emerson, Safety and Security is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security staff members are trained in CPR, first aid and respond to all campus emergencies and minor injuries. After dark, security officers are available to escort people from buildings to resident halls or cars. Phone: (206) 281-2922 (on campus, dial x2922). In an emergency on campus, dial x2911.  
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Computer HelpDesk: The Computer and Information Systems is located in lower Marston. The HelpDesk is available for technical consultation on software applications, network access, account setup and other basic troubleshooting that can be handled over the telephone. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone:(206) 281-2982.

Costs and Financial Aid for Graduate Students: Student Financial Services (SFS) can respond to your questions about financial aid, tuition, scholarships and student employment. Hours: Mon.-Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thu. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. SFS is located in Demaray Hall 10. Phone: (206) 281-2061.

Dining Options:

Gwinn Commons dining hall, our main dining facility, offers a restaurant-style atmosphere and menu to accommodate student preferences. This quality dining commons features a Pacific Northwest style, exhibition cooking, and made-to-order meals.


The Corner Place Market, our campus convenience store located off Martin Square, features Subway® sandwiches, soup, organic items, Simply to Go meals, snacks, fruit, and a wide selection of beverages.


Common Grounds, our campus coffee shop in Weter Hall, features espresso drinks, fresh-baked pastries, and a variety of snack items.


Falcon’s Landing is a convenient retail restaurant and grill in the SUB that features Einstein Bros.® bagels, specialty burgers, a tossed-to-order salad station, and a variety of grab-and-go options.


Academic Perks, and espresso kiosk in the SUB, features Starbucks along with a variety of light snacks and upscale desserts.


Sandella’s Flatbread Café, located across from the loop, is our newest campus retail location and features wraps, quesadillas, salads, rice bowls, and more.


Hours can be found online.

E-Mail: E-mail is a necessary and required method for communication at SPU. Following registration, your SPU e-mail address is automatically created. Details are provided in the Computer Resources Menu of your Banner account. Additional help may be found on the CIS Help Pages, or contact CIS at (206) 281-2982.

Enrollment Verification: Course enrollment and degree verification is verified for current and past quarters by Student Academic Services. Located in Demaray Hall 151 Hours: Monday - Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and Thursday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Phone: 206/281-2031. <<Back to Index

Grades and Grade Reports: The quality of a student’s performance in a course is recognized by a letter grade that is counted in points. Except in cases of clerical error, no instructor may change a grade that he or she has submitted to Student Academic Services. In addition, grade changes may be made only in the quarter following the course. <<Back to Index

Gym/Workout Facilities: With a valid SPU ID card, graduate and evening students are welcome to use the gym facilities located in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Available services include weight room and aerobic fitness center. Students also have limited court access (please check the schedule outside the main gym for available court times). Locker rooms are available for student use. Hours:Hours: Mon.-Thu. 7 a.m.-10:45 p.m.; Fri. 7 a.m.-8:45 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-8:45 p.m.; Sun. 2-5:45 p.m. Phone: (206)281-2085 or (206) 281-2307.   <<Back to Index

Housing: Limited housing is available for graduate students. To obtain an application or for more information call Housing Services at (206) 281-2188 or e-mail

Sea Pac Pass (Campus Card): Your Sea Pac Pass is required on campus for photo identification to check out library materials, to gain admission to campus activities and to gain access to certain buildings on campus.  You can also add Advantage Points for purchases at only dining locations and Debit Dollars for all purchases other than dining locations such as the Bookstore, Mailing Services, copying and printing on campus, and select beverage vending machines. Sea Pac Passes are issued at the Office of University Services. Students are issued their first card at no charge. A fee is incurred if the card must be replaced during the balance of the student's stay at SPU. University Services is located at: 3220 Sixth Avenue West Phone: 206-281-2693.<<Back to Index

Library: The SPU Library provides books, journals and magazines. It also provides online databases, accessible from Library and through its Web site. Students need a valid University ID card to check out books and other materials. Hours: The Library hours starting in September will be: Mon - Thurs 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Fri - 7:30 - 8:00 Sat - 12:00 - 8:00 Sun - 3:00 - 11:00 ( Phone: (206) 281-2228 (main desk); (206) 281-2419 (reference desk).   <<Back to Index

Parking: All vehicles must be registered with Safety and Security. This registration is free and required by the city and University. During the academic year, all commuter lots are free to park in from 4 p.m.-7 a.m. Mon.-Fri. and all day Sat.-Sun. (with the exception of S lot outside of Demaray Hall). Street parking is free, but cars must still be registered with Safety and Security. Hours: Safety and Security is open 24 hours a day. Phone: (206) 281-2821. <<Back to Index

Public transportation: King County's Metro bus service is a reliable commuting option and it serves the University campus, making regular daily trips to downtown Seattle. Students may purchase bus passes in Safety and Security. Bus and ferry schedules are located in Uni-Com. <<Back to Index

Class Registration: Dates for registration are published in the University Calendar found at the front of the Graduate Catalog and in the Time Schedule. Matriculated graduate and doctoral student may register through the first week of the quarter and participate in advance registration. Students will be asked to petition and late fees will be charged if registration occurs after the fifth day of the quarter. Procedures for registration vary from program to program, however there are four options available to students: 1. In person in Student Academic Services 2. Via fax (206) 281-2669 3. Via mail to Student Academic Services 3307 3rd Ave W Seattle WA 98119 4. Via the SPU Homepage (using the Banner Information System on the web) at    

Check with the program's graduate coordinator regarding procedures for registration. <<Back to Index

Disability Support Services: The University provides a variety of services for students with disabilities. The Center for Learning, located in Lower Moyer, can assist with scheduling interpreters, readers and other special assistants. The office can also facilitate the acquisition of Braille and recorded materials, and it can provide individual counseling and/or referrals. The Center also supports classroom accommodation, including negotiating needs with faculty and arranging for accessible classrooms. Hours: Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone: (206) 281-2272.

Transcripts: Official transcripts are released only on written authorization of the student whose records are requested. To receive a copy of the transcript, students must send a written request to Student Academic Services. The letter needs to include: name the student attended under; social security number; the last quarter and year the student attended; if student is enrolled in a current quarter of instruction and the number of classes enrolled in for that quarter; destination; the number of official copies required; and a signature.Click here for more information on how to order a transcript. <<Back to Index


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