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Stay Smart newsletters

Sent to SPU undergraduate students.

Spring Quarter 2021

June 3

Shapadooah: food trucks, Spring Quarter finals, move-out instructions, video: biology professors discuss the COVID-19 vaccines

May 27

Shapadooah: Petting zoo, summer classes, Spring Quarter final exams, test-taking tips, residential living requirement

May 20

COVID-19 vaccine finder, Memorial Day event, prepping for finals, library study pods, Spring (virtual) Mainstage

May 13

COVID-19 vaccinations required for students by Aug. 1, student-housing signups continue, tips for test prep.

May 6

Student housing sign-up, career fairs, career mentorship, and the Senior Art Exhibition ¡Vamos!

April 29

Summer housing options, information about COVID-19 vaccines, tips to study smarter, talk to a campus pastor.

April 22

National Pretzel Day, information about COVID-19 vaccines, the annual Perkins Lecture Series, Library study pods, yoga, and campus dining.

April 15

Front-line Falcons video, “Breath Prayer,” help with essays and papers, chat with campus pastors, weight room open for Spring Quarter.

April 8

Campus Easter egg hunt, 2021–22 Undergraduate Catalog and 2021–22 Time Schedule available, Penji app for academic help.

April 1

Winter Quarter Dean’s List, COVID-19 testing next week, Group Wednesday nights, laptop program, Library hours.

Winter Quarter 2021

March 11

Study tips for final exams, a Winter Quarter video, dining specials, international travel reminder, Lenten readings.

March 4

ASSP elections, waitlisting courses, Oreo Cookie Day, study abroad in France, housing options during Spring Break.

February 25

Commencement, coral reef restoration study abroad, weight room reopens, yoga break, student leadership opportunities.

February 18

Spring Quarter Registration, Perkins Center Prize, Palmer Lecture, Spring Break Housing, Pizza night, Celtic Cultura in Ireland.

February 11

Spring Break housing options, Homecoming and Family Hub, Valentine’s Day dinner in Gwinn, tutoring support.

February 4

Important calendar dates to note, Summer Time Schedule, SMC applications available, study strategies. 

January 28

ASSP applications, study abroad in 2021–22, crisis counseling, study strategies, student leadership opportunities.

January 21

Fisher scones, yoga, writing center help, chat with a campus pastor, BIPOC support group, student leadership opportunities.

January 14

MLK Chapel and prayer breakfast, Student Resource Hub, help with technical issues, pre-ordering food via mobile devices, basketball season, Swipe Out Hunger program.

January 7

Mandatory COVID-19 tests for residential students, Affordable Laptop Program, academic coaching, Winter Quarter Chapel schedule, and more.

Autumn Quarter 2020

November 19

Finals schedule, study break with Dr. Dan, Bookstore and Corner Place Market hours during break, chat with a campus pastor.

November 12

Winter registration, reading day and finals, pre-ordering from campus eateries, “Tell the Whole Story” event with Sheila Wise Rowe.

November 5

Swipe Out Hunger, help for technical issues, self-care in 2020, intramurals return, academic coaching, help with essays.

October 30

Intramurals, Library hours, tutoring options, essay help, flu shots, residence halls will close for break Nov. 25.

October 22

One Good Thing video, faculty advisor meetings, election season self-care, weight room reopens, more dining options.

October 15

Prevent registration holds, schedule tutoring, “Let’s Talk” drop-in consolations, help with essays, flu shots, more.

October 8

Contactless payments, flu shots, help with essays, academic coaching, and reminder to update emergency contacts.

October 1

Laptop program, campus indoor dining guidelines, COVID-19 dashboard, free tutoring, and more.


Smart Start newsletters

Sent to all SPU students, faculty, and staff.

September 17, 2020
Videos, campus dining information, Engage portal for student events, and more.

September 10, 2020
Virtual appointments with academic counselors, technology updates for faculty and staff, a video by Health Services, and more.

September 3, 2020
Branded face masks now available, updated guidelines for campus dining, Canvas course for all new students about remote learning, and more.

August 27, 2020
Move-in day updates for students, information about buildings and offices reopening, virtual student job fair, and more.

August 20, 2020
The newest short video by President Martin, information about students self-quarantining before coming to campus, affordable laptops for sale, and more.

August 13, 2020
Updates on technology sessions for faculty and staff, Falcon card photos, residence life, and more.

August 6, 2020
What students, faculty, and staff need to know to prepare for Autumn Quarter — including health and safety expectations, residence life information, reopening buildings and offices, and more.