SPU Friday and SPU Friday Plus

We have two ways for you to experience SPU Fridays — a one-day event and an overnight event.

SPU Friday: One Day Event

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

  • January 29
  • February 5
  • March 4
  • April 15, 22, 29

Visit classes, take a campus tour, meet students and faculty, learn about financial aid, eat lunch in Gwinn Commons, and more.

View a sample SPU Friday schedule.

SPU Friday Plus: Overnight Event* 

4 p.m. Thursday-3 p.m. Friday

  • February 4-5
  • March 3-4

If you are a high school junior or senior, this option is for you!

On Thursday, you will go to dinner and attend a game or other on-campus event with current SPU students; then you'll spend the night in a residence hall. On Friday, you'll visit classes, take a campus tour, meet faculty, learn about financial aid, and more. **Check in will be available on Thursday evening until 7 p.m.

View a sample SPU Friday Plus schedule.
$20 Includes three meals, activities, and lodging.

*Registration for SPU Friday Plus covers entry into Thursday night and SPU Friday activities. 

Campus Lodging

When you check in on Thursday, you will be assigned an SPU student-host who lives in the residence halls.

As an overnight guest, you must print, sign, and return this waiver form (PDF). You may return the signed form by emailing it to admissions@spu.edu or faxing it to 206-281-2544.

Parents traveling with their student may stay in nearby hotels.


Some shuttle service will be available from the airport, train station, or bus station to SPU and is complementary for prospective students attending SPU preview events. Each additional guest may join a shuttle for $20 each way.

If you would like information about a shuttle, indicate this on your registration form.

Fine Arts Scholarship Audition

Audition times will be available for high school seniors during some events. To learn about the Fine Arts Scholarship audition process and to request an audition, visit the Fine Arts Scholarships page.


We recognize you play a huge role in the college decision making process, and hope you can join your student. You may want to attend sessions specific to parents as well, and if you are traveling with your student, check out these nearby hotels, some of which offer SPU discounts.