Move-In

On-campus residential students

Students living on campus in residence halls (Ashton, Arnett, Hill, Moyer, or Emerson halls) or in CHA (campus housing and apartments) are invited move in on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Housing assignments will be sent via email over the summer, and students will be asked to sign up for a move-in block. Students who do not choose a move-in block will be assigned one and notified by the end of August. Students, sign up for a move-in time here

Orientation Check-In for all residential halls and apartments is in Upper Gwinn.

Commuter students

If you are living off-campus, you have two options for Orientation Check-In. First, you can choose to check-in on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., or 1–5 p.m. 

On this day, head to Orientation Check-in located in Upper Gwinn when you arrive on campus. Commuter students can also choose to check-in on Thursday, Sept. 9. We will be holding a commuter-only check-in time, 8–9:45 a.m., at Orientation Central, in the Student Union Building Gazebo Room.

Moving in early?

New students who move in prior to Wednesday, Sept. 8 (i.e., student athletes, international students, Early Connections students, and dining services employees), do not need to sign up for a move-in time on Wednesday. In the form, you can simply indicate that you are a part of an early arrival group. However, you must still go through the Orientation Check In line on Wednesday, Sept. 8, to receive important information regarding your Orientation experience.

Other important information

  • Information about how to set up your Falcon Card before you arrive on campus can be found here. If you submit your photo online in advance, your Falcon Card will be available for pickup when you check-in.
  • The “What to Bring Checklist ” and “Room Regulations” section of the Residential Guidelines web page provide suggestions for what to bring and information about items that are prohibited in the residences.
  • Residential meetings on the Orientation Schedule are required for all residential students.
  • If you have accessibility questions about campus housing facilities for family members on move-in day, contact orientation@spu.edu or call 206-281-2247.

Falcon Cards

The Falcon Card is your SPU identification card that gives you access to buildings, printing, meal plans, Falcon Funds, student discounts, and more! Before you arrive to campus, you must submit a photo for your ID card by Aug. 23. Find more information here about how to take and upload your photo. 

If you upload a photo by Aug. 23, you’ll be able to get your Falcon Card when you check in for Orientation. Reach out to falconcards@spu.edu with any questions you have.

Move-in time

Students living on campus in residence halls (Ashton, Arnett, Hill, Moyer, or Emerson) or in CHA (campus housing and apartments) are invited move in on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Housing assignments will be sent via email over the summer, and students will be asked to sign up for a move-in block. Students who do not choose a move-in block will be assigned one and notified by the end of August. Students, sign up for a move-in time here

Find out more about Move-In here.

COVID Safety

Vaccination Requirements. Seattle Pacific University plans to return to in-person instruction, housing, and campus activities for Autumn Quarter 2021, and COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all undergraduate and graduate students. The University's goal is to return to in-person instruction, housing, and campus activities in Autumn Quarter as fully as we can with appropriate health and safety protocols. The decision is based on many factors, including the latest federal, state, and local guidance, the increasing availability of vaccines, and our continued desire to protect the health and safety of our community. We know getting vaccinated does not completely remove the risk of infection with the COVID-19 virus, but we believe vaccines are a vital piece in moving closer to resuming our normal way of living, working, and teaching here on campus. Find out more about SPU’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

Facial Coverings Required. All persons will be required to wear facial coverings for all indoor and outdoor Orientation events, in accordance with state guidelines.