SPU Bound

What You Need to Know This Summer

Congratulations on being #SPUbound!

We're excited to meet you through our Summergram contest, and we can't wait to share about the exciting programs, resources, and new opportunities you’ll have on campus. As the countdown begins for move-in day this autumn, here are your important updates and things to know.

Other Resources

  • Moving in

    What to Bring

    Whether you’re already starting to pack — or just beginning to think about what you’ll take to college — here’s what to bring for move-in day.

  • Church Fair

    2016 Church Fair

    Starting college often means looking for a new church. Where do you start? Every fall, University Ministries hosts a “Church Fair” to help you in this process. During the first week of classes we invite pastors from over 50 local churches to campus. Plan to drop by this event to meet these local leaders who want to nurture your spiritual growth while at SPU. 

  • Study Abroad

    When Will YOU Study Abroad?

    Earn credits towards your degree when you spend a quarter, a semester, or even a full year in abroad! Your stay in Italy, France, South Africa, Guatemala, the Philippines, China, or many other locations can help you fulfill SPU’s foreign language requirement, add a minor, or even graduate early. Planning ahead is key, so come talk to us early!
    Learn more about Study Abroad.

  • Orientation

    Orientation 2016 

    September 21–25, 2016

    Parents and guests are invited to Move-In Day on Wednesday, September 21, and for special programs on Thursday, September 22. To register for Orientation and for move-in details, keep an eye on
    your email. We’ll see you soon!

  • Mira Kim

    Student Employment

    You may think working during college will hurt your GPA, but studies show students who work a part-time job perform better academically. SPU is close to the heart of the city, so you can choose from a wide variety of on- and off-campus jobs. Check out the Office of Student Employment’s site for more information about the types of employment available, or email ose@spu.edu with questions. Search for current job openings on SPULink >

  • Dodgeball Team

    SPU Intramurals

    Join a team, make new friends, and experience community. With a variety of competitive and recreational activities, you'll have fun no matter what your skill level is. Other SPU Intramurals include: Flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, yoga, spikeball, Settlers of Catan tournaments, kickball, and many more.

  • Students reading the Bible

    Student Ministry Coordinators

    Wondering how you can grow spiritually while at SPU? Every residential floor has a student ministry coordinator (SMC): a student leader trained to encourage Christian growth.Part of University Ministries, SMCs pray for their floor, organize small groups, and help students find a local church. They work closely with resident advisors (RAs) to develop a floor community that strives to follow Christ.