Orientation 2018

Group of students at Orientation
  Orientation Resource Guide

Orientation 2018 will run from Wednesday through Sunday, September 19–23.

Check-in and Move-in

Students living on campus are assigned check-in/move-in times between 1 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19.

Arnett, Ashton, Emerson, Hill, and Moyer Halls: Check-in starting at the times assigned below by last name at the main lobby of your residence hall.

  • Starting at 1:00 p.m.  A–G
  • Starting at 1:45 p.m.  H–P
  • Starting at 2:30 p.m.  Q–Z

Campus Apartments: Check-in at Orientation Central (located on the first floor of the Student Union Building – building 24 on the campus map).

Off-campus students check in on Thursday, September 20, before the program begins.


Parents and guests are invited to join us for the check-in/move-in process and then for programming on Thursday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Student programming will run Thursday through Sunday, September 20–23.

While all students are expected to attend the full Orientation program, Transfer Express is a condensed orientation for transfer students who cannot attend the full orientation program, and will be held on Sunday, September 23, 3–5:30 p.m., in Upper Gwinn. After the program concludes, students and guests are invited to attend Involve-O-Rama, where students can learn more about clubs and activities on campus.


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Seattle Pacific University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and activities for individuals with disabilities. SPU makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests.

The farther in advance of the event that you submit requests, the more effectively SPU can respond. (It’s best to send requests at least two weeks in advance.) For general disability accommodation requests, contact us at 206-281-2272, 206-281-2224 (TTY), or dss@spu.edu.


If you have any additional questions about Orientation, contact orientation@spu.edu