Orientation Schedule

Friday, September 9

8–9:30 a.m.

Student Breakfast Rotations

  • Groups 1-10 – 8-8:30am
  • Groups 11-20 – 8:30-9am
  • Groups 21-32 – 9-9:30am

Gwinn Commons

Meals have begun for students registered for a meal plan — just bring your Falcon card! Not on a meal plan? Bring your Orientation meal tickets given to you at check-in, or stop by 2nd Weter to pick up tickets. 

8–9:30 a.m.

Commuter Check-in

2nd Weter

If you’re a student living off-campus next year and did not check in on Thursday, you’re invited to check-in this morning before Orientation events begin.

9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Orientation Leader Connection, Campus Mapping, and Colloquium Meet and Greet

5th Ave streetscape

Come meet your Orientation leader and your Colloquium faculty member to start building connections to the academic and campus community. Students are encouraged to prepare by looking at their Autumn Quarter schedule to see where their classes will be held.

12–1:30 p.m.


Tiffany Loop

Enjoy a variety of local flavors as you meet other students and families at this complimentary lunch. Students meet back up with their Orientation leaders. Make sure to wear your lanyard — that’s your entrance ticket!

2–3 p.m.

New Student Convocation

Tiffany Loop

One of the bookend traditions at SPU, this formal ceremony of initiation and adoption into the SPU community is led by faculty members robed in traditional academic regalia.

3–4 p.m.

Final Farewells

The family and guest portion of Orientation concludes at the end of New Student Convocation- This is a great time for students to connect one last time with their families and take photos, finalize any details, and to pray together as they step into this next phase of their journeys.

5:15–7 p.m.

Falcon Fest

Tiffany Loop

Includes Dinner

Meet in the Loop for music, giveaways, and a pep rally; and then “march to the match” at Wallace Field for dinner. Along the way be ready to pick up lots of Falcon swag and once at the game get your official Falcon student shirt!

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather, and email orientation@spu.edu for accessibility needs.

7–10 p.m.

Women's Soccer

Interbay Stadium

v. Colorado School of Mines

A matchup of 2021 NCAA Playoff teams- Enjoy the game and support the SPU women’s soccer team!