Before You Arrive

  1. Register for Orientation.
  2. Complete New Student Advising. Make sure you're registered for fall quarter classes! 
  3. Submit a Falcon Card photo
    • Falcon Cards are our SPU Identification Cards that give you access to buildings, copy services, meal plants, Falcon Funds, student discounts, and more!
    • Before you arrive to campus, you must submit a photo for your ID card by Aug. 24. Find more information here about how to take and upload a photo.
    • If you upload a photo by Aug. 24, you will receive your Falcon Card when you check in for Orientation.
    • If you will not be attending Orientation in person, you can schedule a time to pick up your Falcon Card.
    • Reach out to falconcards@spu.edu with any questions you have.
  4. Decide when you’re checking in to Orientation! If you’re living on campus, sign up for a move-in time (ASAP!) after you receive your housing assignment. If you’re commuting to campus, make a plan with your guests if you’ll attend the optional programming on Wednesday, or chose to arrive on Thursday.
  5. Find local lodgings and accommodations for any family members or guests who are coming to our Parent and Guest Orientation.
  6. Buy your books. Order your textbook through the SPU Bookstore using your class course numbers (or "CRNs"). Your professors have already uploaded the books you need, all you have to do is purchase them online, and pick them up at the SPU Bookstore whenever you arrive on campus. 
  7. Download the GroupMe app on your mobile device. This will be the main way that your Orientation group will communicate starting in September.