Residence halls and student experience

Orientation (Sept. 10–13)

Undergraduate new student Move-in and Orientation will take place between Thursday, September 10, and Sunday, September 13. For students planning to live on campus, they will be given a move-in time slot on Thursday, September 10, as we work to control the density of activity and interactions.

Student Life

The Student Life staff are working hard to provide a genuine Seattle Pacific experience. The staff is intentionally and creatively designing events and activities that build community while being mindful of safety protocols. We realize that activities like intramural, club, athletic, and other social events may be affected by government guidance. We will communicate more information as clarity around state and local guidelines are known and specific activities and gatherings can be confirmed for Autumn Quarter.

University Ministries

Much like the creativity displayed in Spring Quarter, University Ministries is planning an array of opportunities for students to connect and grow spiritually. More details will be shared as we approach the start of Autumn Quarter.

Residence Life

We will provide residential life programming in our residence halls, campus housing, and apartments again this year, albeit in a modified format. On-campus students will be in single rooms or doubles in our residence halls. Our campus houses and apartments will mostly remain in the current assignment configuration. Overall, we expect to house about 1,200 students. Health and safety protocols will be implemented based on state and county guidance, and we ask all of our students to partner with our efforts to keep our community safe. Education about expectations will be communicated during the summer months as students move in, and throughout the quarter. Initial housing assignments will be made in mid-July with continued updates/assignments.

Dining Services

We are working with our campus dining and food service partner, Sodexo, on plans to provide a range of on-campus dining options in accordance with state and local guidelines. Sodexo will provide more information on precautions in place across our dining and retail locations on campus as well as the range of options available to enjoy.


We are working closely with the NCAA and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference to assess our ability to resume athletic activities and competition. At this point, we are making preparations for our athletes to arrive on campus early, and coaches are in contact with student athletes about current plans, guidelines, and expectations.

Student Employment

We know that student employment is a key component of many students’ ability to finance their education. As the university resumes full campus operations, their will be a number student employment positions available across campus. More information regarding the range of jobs, process to follow, and protocols students will need to know will be made available soon. In the meantime, students can find available jobs on Handshake.