Any prospective undergraduate student, high school or transfer, interested in SPU.
A 1.5 hour walking tour of campus led by a current SPU student or staff member.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Select Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Don’t forget to check dates to avoid.
Dates to avoid
2018 – 2019
||Veterans Day Observed
||Autumn Quarter Finals
|December 10–January 2*
||Student Christmas Break
|December 24–January 1
||Martin Luther King Jr. Day
||Winter Quarter Finals
(Campus closed after 12 p.m.)
|Spring Quarter Finals
6/9–9/22; 11/10; 11/24;
1/19; 2/16; 4/20; 5/25;
*During the first week of each quarter, Finals Weeks, and Christmas and spring breaks, your visit opportunities are regular campus tours and a meeting with an admissions counselor.
Any prospective undergraduate student, high school or transfer, interested in SPU.
A campus tour and/or an appointment with your admissions counselor. During the school year, you can request additional options to customize your visit (subject to availability, see details below). Don’t forget to check dates to avoid.
Individual visits are available most weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Nursing, biology, pre-professional health, and engineering are our most in-demand programs. Class visits or meetings with faculty are not always available during peak seasons. If you are interested in one of these programs, we strongly recommend that you attend one of our on-campus events (Falcon Friday or Admitted Student Preview) where faculty-led information sessions and class visits in these programs are offered to visitors.
If you are unable to make one of our scheduled events, we invite you to request an Individual Visit appointment with a current student or admissions counselor who specializes in that area.
Co-curricular activity (October–May only)
Open to all prospective students.
Dine in our award-winning dining hall, Gwinn Commons, attend a game or theatrical performance, or request to join any of our weekly Campus Ministries worship services:
- Chapel (Tuesdays at 11:10 a.m.) features congregational singing, prayer, and a message from a special guest.
- Group (Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.) is a contemporary service with almost an hour of continuous music, prayer, art response, and meditation.
- Communion (Fridays at 12:30 p.m.) is a contemplative prayer service focused on the celebration of the Eucharist.
Special appointments (October–May only)*
Open to high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students.
Come see SPU in action! With at least two weeks’ notice, you can request up to two special appointments for your customized campus visit. You can meet with a professor, current student, or staff member. You can also request to visit a class for a chance to experience the academic side of SPU life. Please let us know in the comments box when you register if you would like to request a special appointment in addition to a campus tour and/or an appointment with an admissions counselor. Don’t forget to check dates to avoid.
Admitted students, if you received an offer of financial assistance from Seattle Pacific University and would like an admissions counselor to review it with you and answer your questions, please let us know in the comments section of your individual visit registration.
Open to high school juniors, seniors and transfer students who are under 21.
With at least two weeks’ notice, you can request a one-night stay with a current student to experience residence hall life. Overnight accommodations for individual visits do not include evening programming, and are not available on weekends.
Want to get a full overnight preview? Check out Falcon Night!
Planning to stay multiple nights, or have parents traveling with you? View our recommended hotels for lodging options!
*These options require at least two weeks advance notice, and are subject to availability.
We are unable to offer transportation for individual visits. We recommend using Shuttle Express for convenient transportation to and from Sea-Tac Airport, or your favorite ride share program, such as Uber or Lyft. You can find directions and bus routes to campus on our website.
Any undergraduate student, high school or transfer, interested in SPU.
Live like a falcon for a day! Visit classes, eat in our dining hall, take a tour, learn about the admissions process, and more.
October 12, October 19, February 8, March 1, April 26.
At every Falcon Friday event, you’ll 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. On select dates, additional academic information sessions that highlight other areas of study will be offered.
Academic Info Sessions at all Falcon Friday Events:
- Business, Government, & Economics
- Biology & Pre-Professional Health Sciences
- Engineering & Computer Science
- Christian Foundations
Additional Info Sessions:
- October 12th - English, Social Justice & Cultural Studies, Communication & Journalism, Film Studies
- October 19th - Exercise Science & Education/Integrated Studies
- February 8th - Music, Theatre, & Art/Visual Communications
- March 1st - Sociology, Criminal Justice, & Psychology
- April 26th - Psychology, Communication & Journalism, & Education/Integrated Studies
We are unable to offer transportation for Falcon Friday. We recommend using Shuttle Express for convenient transportation to and from Sea-Tac Airport, or your favorite ride share program, such as Uber or Lyft. You can find directions and bus routes to campus on our website.
Current high school juniors and seniors, or transfer students who are under 21.
Live like a Falcon with this official overnight experience the night before Falcon Friday! Enjoy an evening on campus with your overnight host by cheering on SPU at an athletic event or other participating in another on-campus activity, and connecting with other students in the residence halls. In the morning, you’ll have breakfast in Gwinn Commons before joining our Falcon Friday event.
October 11, October 18, February 7, February 28.
If you plan to attend a Falcon Night event, you must print, sign, and return a waiver form, which will be sent to you prior to your campus arrival. You may return the signed form by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by bringing it with you to check-in.
Students who are attending a Falcon Night event may request complimentary one-way or round-trip transportation from Sea-Tac Airport, King Street Station, or the Seattle ferry terminal to SPU during our designated pick-up and drop-off times (see below). Students must request transportation and select their preferred pick-up and departure times on their Falcon Night registration form at least two weeks before the event. Pick-up and departure times will be confirmed via email prior to the event.
Pick-up times: Thursday 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Departure times from SPU: Friday 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
We recognize that you play a huge role in the college decision-making process, and we hope you can join your student. You are welcome to participate in parent-specific sessions during the event. If you are traveling with your student, check out these nearby hotels (residence hall lodging for Falcon Night is only available to students).
Prospective transfer students (students who have completed college coursework post high school) who are interested in SPU.
Get all your questions about the SPU transfer experience answered. Take a tour, learn about admissions, and interact with current faculty, staff, and transfer students. If you bring your college transcripts, you could also receive an admissions decision* on site!
October 29th, January 7th, March 25th, June 17th
*This is a provisional general admissions decision dependent on completion of the full application, and does not include direct admission to specific programs.
Groups of prospective high school or transfer students, larger than five but no more than 70, who are interested in SPU.
Group visits are tailored to each group, and typically include a campus tour and a presentation by an admissions counselor. Additional options, including lunch in our dining hall, are available during the academic year.
Group visits are offered on select dates throughout the year, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note that due to space limitations, group visits are limited to a maximum of 70 students.
Group visit guidelines
We look forward to having you on our campus! To ensure that you and your students receive all that Seattle Pacific has to offer, please review the following information and govern yourself accordingly.
- We request at least three weeks’ advance notice when scheduling a visit to Seattle Pacific.
- Be sure to reserve bus parking on campus, if needed, when filling out the group visit request form. If parking is not reserved, buses will be required to find street parking during your visit.
- We require one chaperone for every 10 students in attendance.
- We recommend allotting an extra 30 minutes of travel time in your schedule to allow for traffic.
- No less than one week prior to your visit, send a final head count of all students attending. We will use this number to schedule tour guides, as well as secure classroom space. We are unable to accommodate an increase in head count of more than 10 with fewer than one week’s notice.
- Inform us in advance if anyone in your group will need special accommodations.
- If you need to cancel or reschedule your visit to campus, please give us at least five business days’ notice. If we do not receive proper notice, you may be billed for any costs associated with your scheduled visit.
A special Christmas celebration
Tradition is a special celebration of Christmas, designed and hosted by Seattle Pacific University students. This festive evening happens every year for our SPU students and includes Christmas carols, hot cider, concert, crafts, and more, for all ages. We invite you and your family to join our yearly Tradition!
We invite high school-aged students and their families to check in at the admissions table to meet SPU President Dr. Dan Martin, Admissions Counselors, and receive free Christmas swag. High school seniors who RSVP and check in with our Admissions Counselors will qualify for a $500 visit scholarship, included in their 2019–20 financial aid package!
Check in for Tradition at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Please RVSP for more information.
High school seniors who have been admitted as freshmen to Seattle Pacific University. Whether you've been to campus for a visit before or you've never seen the Pacific Northwest, we would love to welcome you to the SPU community!
A free, overnight, firsthand experience of life at SPU. Attend classes, stay in a residence hall, hear from current SPU students, meet professors in your major of interest, eat in our award-winning dining hall, explore Seattle during an off-campus excursion, and more!
Choose the dates that work best for you:
April 4–5 or April 11–12
Have you been accepted to SPU?
Congratulations to all students who have been accepted to Seattle Pacific! We’re excited to invite you to Admitted Student Preview in April. This free event is designed for you — to answer your questions and let you get a preview of what life will be like for you as a Falcon. We can't wait to see you here!