2016–17 Academic Event Schedule

*Faculty attendance required.

**Faculty please dress in academic regalia.

Autumn Quarter 2016

New Faculty Orientation

Day One:
Thursday, September 1, 2016
8:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Library Seminar Room

Day Two:
Friday, September 2, 2016
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Library Seminar Room

Teaching Essentials I & II

Tuesday–Wednesday, September 6-7, 2016
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cremona 101

Faculty Mentor Training 

Friday, September 9, 2016
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Library Classroom, Main Floor

Faculty Retreat*

Monday–Tuesday, September 12-13, 2016
Camp Casey, Whidbey Island
Registration

Fall Faculty Mentoring Tea

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Library Classroom, Main Floor

Opening Communion and State of the University Address

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
First Free Methodist Church Sanctuary

Campus Picnic

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gwinn Commons and Martin Square

New Student Convocation*

Thursday, September 22, 2016
4:15 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up in the Falcon Club (RBP) at 3:45 p.m. All faculty are expected to attend.

Opening Academic Chapel

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
11:10 a.m.
First Free Methodist Church (adjacent to campus)

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Day of Common Learning / Autumn Faculty In-Service* 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Upper Gwinn Commons
Speaker: Dr. Alondra Nelson, author of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome.

Autumn Faculty Tea 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Winter Quarter 2017

New Faculty Seminar

Winter Quarter: Thursdays 12:30–2:50 p.m. (lunch provided) 
Library Seminar Room
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Marston Lecture

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Winter "Valentine" Faculty Tea 

Tuesday. February 14th, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Winter Faculty In-Service*

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Upper Gwinn Commons


Spring Quarter 2017

Emeriti Tea 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Weter Lecture

Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:30–9 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: Daniel Castelo
Title: "What does it mean to be a Global Christian?"

Walls Lecture

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Retirement Dinner

Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Spring Faculty Mentoring Tea - TBD

Spring Faculty Luncheon*

Monday, June 5, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Ivy Cutting*

Friday, June 9, 2017
9:30 a.m.
Tiffany Loop
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 9:15 a.m.
Faculty Instructions

Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

Friday, June 9, 2017
Various times and campus locations, prior to the Graduate Commencement Ceremony (Please contact your school or department’s main office for details.)

Graduate Commencement*

Friday, June 9, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Location: Tiffany Loop
*All faculty must attend either Graduate or Undergraduate Commencement.
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 1:45 p.m.
Faculty Instructions

Baccalaureate

Friday, June 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Location: Royal Brougham Pavilion
Academic regalia not required.
Faculty Instructions

Undergraduate Commencement*

Saturday, June 10, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Location: Key Arena
*All faculty must attend either Graduate or Undergraduate Commencement.
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia.
Faculty Instructions



University Calendar

Find out about academic deadlines, the dates and times of upcoming events, and more in the searchable Seattle Pacific University Calendar.

Office Closures

View a list of all 2015-16 campus events for which offices will be closed. For these specific events, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

Holiday Schedule

View a complete list of all 2016-17 SPU holiday closures.

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