2017–18 Academic Event Schedule

*Faculty attendance required.

**Faculty please dress in academic regalia.

Autumn Quarter 2017

New Faculty Orientation

Day One:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
8:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Library Seminar Room

Day Two:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Library Seminar Room

Teaching Essentials I & II

Thursday–Friday, September 7-8, 2017
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cremona 101

Faculty Retreat*

Monday–Tuesday, September 11-12, 2017
Camp Casey, Whidbey Island
Registration begins in late July.

Faculty/Staff Breakfast

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:30-9:00 a.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Opening Communion and State of the University Address

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
First Free Methodist Church Sanctuary

New Student Convocation*

Thursday, September 21, 2017
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 26, 2017
11:10 a.m.
First Free Methodist Church (adjacent to campus)

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Tuesday, October 10
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Day of Common Learning / Autumn Faculty In-Service* 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Upper Gwinn Commons
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah; Theme: Semper Reformanda"

Autumn Faculty Tea 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

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

Winter Quarter 2018

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

TBD
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Marston Lecture

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Lecturer: Dr. Owen Ewald
Demaray Hall 150
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Winter Faculty Tea 

Tuesday. February 13, 2018
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

TBD
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons 

Winter Faculty In-Service*

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Upper Gwinn Commons


Spring Quarter 2018

Emeriti Tea 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons

Weter Lecture 

Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: Brian Bantum
Title: The Artists Will Be My Priests: A Theology of the Iconic Body

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

TBD
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Walls Lecture

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: TBD
Title: TBD

Retirement Dinner

Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

TBD
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons  

Spring Faculty Luncheon*

Monday, June 4, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Ivy Cutting*

Friday, June 8, 2018
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 8, 2018
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 8, 2018
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 8, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Location: Royal Brougham Pavilion
Academic regalia not required.
Faculty Instructions

Undergraduate Commencement*

Saturday, June 9, 2018
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 2017-18 campus events for which offices will be closed. For these specific events, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

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Holiday Schedule

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