Mission and Values

Residence Life seeks to create a safe, inclusive, fun and transformative residential learning experience at Seattle Pacific University. We do this by collaborating within the University to create a community characterized by:

  • Christ Centeredness: where life together is informed and shaped by the Christian Story.
  • Cultural Humility and Engagement: where a posture of care, self-reflection and active learning are embodied in our interactions with one another.
  • Integrated Learning: where intellectual curiosity, experiential learning and academic success are fostered and supported.
  • Collaborative Citizenship: where every member in the SPU community matters and uses their influence with and for the good of others.
  • Vocation and Calling: where a sense of purpose and meaning are cultivated and explored.
  • Whole-Person Wellness: where the overall well-being of its members is promoted.

Residential Living Requirement

For the 2018–19 academic year, students are required to live on campus unless:

  • they are 20 years old or older prior to the first day of class for the quarter for which they are applying;
  • they live at home with their parent(s), legal guardian(s), spouse, or dependent children;
  • they are graduate students; or
  • they are enrolled for 8 or fewer credits.

Questions about residence life?

Send questions or comments to reslife@spu.edu or call 206-281-2043.