Orientation Schedule

Wednesday Schedule

1–6:30 p.m.

New Residential Student Check-in/Move-in

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).

Commuter Students are still expected to attend the full Orientation program and can check-in Wednesday to explore the open houses that afternoon or can check-in on Thursday, September 26, from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in the Collegium (located on the first floor of the Student Union Building — building 24 on the campus map).


5–8 p.m.

Welcome Dinner

Tiffany Loop

Enjoy a catered dinner and connect with other new students and their families.  Parents and guests will be able to pick-up their free SPU t-shirt too!


1–6 p.m.

Falcon Card Pictures

University Services

If you did not submit your photo online as directed by the Admitted Students Next Steps checklist, you must come to Falcon Card Services to get your Falcon Card picture taken.  


1–6:30 p.m.

CIS Open House

Lower Marston Hall

Computer and Information Systems (CIS) staff will be available to assist you. If you need assistance or have any questions, visit spu.edu/help, call CIS at 206-281-2982, or stop by the HelpDesk in Lower Marston Hall (M–F 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.).


3:30–4:30 p.m.

Student Counseling and Health Services Open House

Watson Hall

Take this opportunity to meet staff members from the Student Counseling Center and Health Services, and ask any questions you might have about their services.


Times to be determined

Campus Tours

Meet at Admissions Office (Demaray Hall 120)

One-hour campus tours will be offered for those arriving to campus for the first time.


4:30–5:30 p.m.

Special Presentation for Parents of Pre-Health Science Students

Eaton Hall 112

As a parent of a student interested in health sciences, there are things you can do to help your student. Come find out how to be supportive and what to expect as your student embarks on the health sciences journey.


4:30–5:30 p.m.

Special Presentation for Parents of Nursing Students

Peterson Hall 302

As a parent of a student interested in nursing, there are things you can do to help your student. Come find out how to be supportive and what to expect as your student embarks on the nursing school journey.


6–8 p.m.

SPU Bookstore – VIP Event

Bookstore

The SPU Bookstore will be hosting a VIP Event exclusively for all new SPU students.  Swing by for cookies, coffee, music, and prizes.  We will also be offering an event exclusive discount of 25% off one SPU apparel item for each new student!  Our friendly staff will also be available to answer any textbook questions students may have.


8–9 p.m.

Campus Residence Hall and Apartment Community Meetings

Residence Hall Floor Lounges; Campus Houses and Apartments — Check with RA for location
At this required residential student gathering, meet your neighbors and floor-mates, receive important information about your housing area, and learn more about what you can expect and what is expected of you while living in community.


9–10 p.m.

Residence Hall Welcome Events

Meet in Residence Hall lobbies

Resident students won’t want to miss these fun kick-off events, which are always a highlight. Come ready to meet your neighbors and floor-mates and kick off the year with great memories!