Visit

Visit SPU, and discover your “aha” moment.

The epiphanies come while sitting in a biology class, talking to current students, attending a chapel service, or watching a theatre production. Maybe you’ll think, “I could see myself here,” or, “This just isn’t the right fit.” Either way, a visit to campus is always worth the trip.

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Campus Tours


Who

Any prospective undergraduate student, high school or transfer, interested in SPU.

What

A 1.5 hour walking tour of campus led by a current SPU student or staff member. 

When

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

2017 – 2018
July 4 Independence Day
(Campus closed)
September 4 Labor Day
(Campus closed)
November 10 Veterans Day Observed
(Campus closed)
November 23–24 Thanksgiving
(Campus closed)
December 4–8* Autumn Quarter Finals
December 11–January 2* Student Christmas Break
December  24–January 1 Christmas Break
(Campus closed)
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(Campus closed)
February 19 Presidents Day
(Campus closed)
March 12–16* Winter Quarter Finals
March 19–23* Spring Break
March 30 Good Friday
(Campus closed after 12 p.m.)
May 28 Memorial Day
(Campus closed)
June 4–8*
Spring Quarter Finals
Saturday Closures

2017

6/17–9/23; 11/11; 11/25;
12/16–12/30;

2018
1/13; 2/17; 3/24; 3/31; 5/26;
6/16–9/22

*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.

Individual Visits


Who

Any prospective undergraduate student, high school or transfer, interested in SPU.

What

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.

When

Individual visits are available most weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


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 7:30 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.


Overnight stay*

Open to high school seniors or transfer students (age 18–20) who are applying to SPU.

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.


Transportation

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.

SPU Friday


Who

Any undergraduate student, high school or transfer, interested in SPU.

What

This is our most comprehensive visit experience. Visit classes, eat in our dining hall, take a tour, learn about the admissions process, and more!

When

October 6, October 20, January 12, April 27, and May 11.

At every SPU 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. If you are unable to attend a date that features your desired area of study, there will still be opportunities for you to connect with experts in the field of your choice at every event.

All SPU Friday Events: 

  • Business, Government, & Economics
  • Biology & Pre-Professional Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Christian Foundations
  • The John Perkins Center


Select SPU Friday Events:

October 6th — STEM at SPU: Mathematics, Computer Science, & Physics

October 20th — The Humanities at SPU: Communication & Journalism, Psychology, English, & Education

January 12th — The Arts at SPU: Music, Art & Visual Communication, Theatre, Film Studies, & Apparel Design

Transportation

We are unable to offer transportation for SPU 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.

Falcon Night


Who

High school seniors or transfer students (age 18–20) who are applying to SPU.

What

Live like a Falcon with this official overnight experience! Enjoy an evening on campus with your overnight host by cheering on SPU at an athletic event and connecting with other students in the residence halls. In the morning, you’ll have breakfast in Gwinn Commons and visit a class of your choice. If you would like to attend SPU Friday the following day, please check “join SPU Friday” on your Falcon Night registration form.

When

October 5–6, October 19–20, January 11–12, and April 26–27

Important details

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 admissions@spu.edu, or by bringing it with you to check-in.

Transportation

Students who are attending a Falcon Night event may request complimentary one-way or round-trip transportation from Sea-Tac Airport, King Street Station, the Greyhound bus 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. Parents or guests may also receive transportation at a cost of $20 each way.

Pick-up times: Thursday 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Departure times from SPU: Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.

Parents

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).

Transfer Open House


Who

Prospective transfer students (students who have completed college coursework post high school) who are interested in SPU.

What

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!

When

October 16, December 11, March 26, and June 18


*This is a provisional general admissions decision dependent on completion of the full application, and does not include direct admission to specific programs.

Group Visits


Who

Groups of prospective high school or transfer students, larger than five but no more than 70, who are interested in SPU.

What

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.

When

Group visits are offered on select dates throughout the year, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please click on “request a group visit” to see available dates.


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.

Advanced planning

  • 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.