2018–19 Academic Event Schedule

*Faculty attendance required.

**Faculty please dress in academic regalia.

Autumn Quarter 2018

New Faculty Orientation

Day One:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Library Seminar Room

Day Two:
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Library Seminar Room

Teaching Essentials I & II

Thursday–Friday, September 6–7, 2018
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cremona 101

Faculty Retreat*

Day One:
Monday, September 10, 2018
Camp Casey, Whidbey Island
Registration begins in late July.

Day Two:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Faculty/Staff Breakfast

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
7:30–9 a.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Opening Communion and State of the University Address

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
10 a.m.–Noon
First Free Methodist Church Sanctuary

New Student Convocation*

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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 Convocation*

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
11:10 a.m.
First Free Methodist Church (adjacent to campus)
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. All faculty are expected to attend.

Day of Common Learning / Faculty In-Service Luncheon* 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Upper Gwinn Commons
Speaker: TBD

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Wednesday, October 31
8–9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Thursday, November 29
8–9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Autumn Faculty In-Service*

Monday, December 3, 2018
8:30am–Noon
Upper Gwinn Commons


Winter Quarter 2019

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
8–9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Palmer Lecture

TBD
7–8:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

Marston Lecture

TBD
3–4:30 p.m.
Demaray Hall 150
Lecturer: Dr. Owen Ewald
Title: TBD
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

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

Winter Faculty Tea*

TBD
2–3:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons



Spring Quarter 2019

Emeriti Tea 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
1:30–3 p.m.
Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons

Weter Lecture 

TBD
7–8:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: TBD
Title: TBD

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

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

Walls Lecture

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7 p.m.
First Free Methodist Church
Lecturer: TBD
Title: TBD

Retirement Dinner

Thursday, May 2, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

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

Spring Faculty Awards Luncheon*

Monday, June 3, 2019
11:30 a.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Ivy Cutting*

Friday, June 7, 2019
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.

Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

Friday, June 7, 2019
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 7, 2019
2–3:30 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.

Baccalaureate

Friday, June 7, 2019
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Royal Brougham Pavilion
Academic regalia not required.

Undergraduate Commencement*

Saturday, June 8, 2019
7–9:30 p.m.
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena
*All faculty must attend either Graduate or Undergraduate Commencement.
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia.



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 2018-19 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 2018-19 SPU holiday closures.

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