Orientation Schedule

We are excited to welcome you into the Falcon Family! Please note that adjustments to the following schedule may occur due to shifting governmental and university policies concerning COVID-19. We are committed to your safety and complying with all Washington state and King County directives.

Wednesday, September 8

9 a.m.–12 p.m.

New Residential Student Check-in/Move-in – Morning Block

Upper Gwinn Commons – Orientation Check-in

  • On-campus residential students: Check-in held in Upper Gwinn for all residential halls and apartments. Students will be able to sign up for a check-in window later in the summer, after housing assignments are released. Access to your residence hall will only be available starting at your scheduled check-in time, and not before.
  • Commuter students: Our commuter students are expected to attend the full Orientation program and can check-in Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to explore the campus and attend the Welcome Dinner in the evening, OR commuter students can check in on Thursday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Orientation Central.

11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Lunch

SPU Campus Dining

SPU’s many dining options are open for lunch this afternoon! Students and families are invited to explore Gwinn Commons, our campus dining hall, and other on-campus dining options. Additional costs for students and their guests apply.


1–5 p.m.

New Residential Student Check-in/Move-in – Afternoon Block

Upper Gwinn Commons – Orientation Check-in

  • On-campus residential students: Check-in held in Upper Gwinn for all residential halls and apartments. Students will be able to sign up for a check-in window later in the summer, after housing assignments are released. Access to your residence hall will only be available during your scheduled check-in time, and not before.
  • Commuter students: Our commuter students are expected to attend the full Orientation program and can check-in Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to explore the campus and attend the Welcome Dinner in the evening, OR commuter students can check in on Thursday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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.


10 a.m.–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.


5–6:30 p.m.

Welcome Dinner

Tiffany Loop

Enjoy a complimentary locally catered dinner and connect with other new students and their families. Dinner times are assigned to students and their guests according to their check-in times. If you have a morning check-in time (9 a.m.–12 p.m.), you’ll be invited to join us for dinner from 5–6:30 p.m. Commuter students who check in on Thursday are also invited to dinner, and will be assigned a dinner time based on when they check in.


6:30–8 p.m.

Welcome Dinner

Tiffany Loop

Enjoy a complimentary locally catered dinner and connect with other new students and their families. Dinner times are assigned to students and their guests according to their check-in times. If you have a morning check-in time (1–5p.m.), you’ll be invited to join us for dinner from 6:30–8 p.m. Commuter students who check in on Thursday are also invited to dinner, and will be assigned a dinner time based on when they check in.