Urban Preview 

Join us at Seattle Pacific University to experience college life. Urban Preview is a free overnight event for senior high school students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

At Urban Preview, you will have the opportunity to take in the sights of Seattle, finish your college application, learn how to pay for college, spend the night in a residence hall, visit classes, and more.

Online registration for Urban Preview is now closed. If you are interested in attending and would like to know if there is any space available, please call the Admissions office at (206)281-2021.

Students on campus
Urban Preview: November 5–6, 2017

Urban Preview is for you, if you are:

  • A senior in high school, with a GPA of 2.8 or above
  • A first-generation college student and/or a student from a diverse community 
  • Serious about college and curious about diversity at SPU
  • Interested in experiencing life as an SPU student

Check out this tentative Urban Preview schedule.

Waiver Form

All prospective students must fill out a waiver to complete their registration. The waiver will be emailed to the email address you submit with your registration. Scan and email the form to admissions@spu.edu or fax it to 206-281-2544.


Students who are attending Urban Preview may request complimentary one-way or round-trip transportation from Sea-Tac Airport or King-Street Station to SPU during our designated pick-up and drop-off times (see below). Transportation can also be requested from/to select local high schools: Lincoln High School, Mount Tahoma High School, Renton High School, Rainier Beach High School, Kent-Meridian High School, or Foster High School.

Students must request transportation on their Urban Preview registration form. We cannot guarantee any transportation requests that are received within one week of Urban Preview. Seating is limited on all buses and shuttles.

Sea-Tac Airport & King Street Station Transportation

Pick-Up Times: Sunday, November 5th at 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Departure Times from SPU: Monday, November 6th at 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. 

High School Bus Transportation Pick-Up Times for Sunday, November 5th

Mount Tahoma: 11:30 a.m.

Lincoln: 12:00 p.m.

Foster: 1:10 p.m.

Kent-Meridian: 11:15 a.m.

Renton High: 12:15 p.m.

Rainier Beach: 12:45 p.m.

All buses will depart SPU on Monday, November 6th at 4:00 p.m. to return to high schools


Visiting students will be hosted by a current SPU student in one of our residence halls.

What to Bring:

  • Clothing and toiletries for an overnight stay
  • Reading material or homework for down time
  • Any spending money you wish to bring
  • A sleeping bag and pillow, as you will be staying with a current SPU student in a residence hall and might be sleeping on the floor
  • Your liability waiver form
  • Your college application essay

Parents, we recognize you play a huge role in your student’s college decision-making process. You are more than welcome to join us for various sessions — including some parent-specific programming.

If you are traveling to the area with your student, here is a list of nearby hotels.

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    of SPU Falcons are students of color 

    Learn more at spu.edu/multicultural

  • 95%

    of undergraduate students receive financial aid
  • $32,670 

    is the average award of students with financial need
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    SPU is the only nationally ranked private university in Washington state 

    By U.S. News and World Report

  • 14:1

    Student-faculty ratio
  • > 90%

    of SPU pre-med students are accepted to medical school
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    intercultural clubs, including Black Student Union, Hawaii club, SALSA, more at spu.edu/MEP