Student Resource Hub

Whether you are an incoming student or you’re preparing to graduate, this site is your portal to finding what you need to succeed at Seattle Pacific University. 

Who’s who

Your faculty advisor is a faculty member who helps you understand the requirements of majors and minors, as well as provide insight into vocation and career paths. Until you declare a major (usually in your sophomore year), you’re required to meet with your faculty advisor prior to registration each quarter. 

Your academic counselor is in Student Academic Services and evaluates transfer credits, answer questions about academic policies, oversees academic probation and academic warning meetings. processes study abroad approvals, and more. 

Your student financial services counselor or financial services coordinator can help you with your student account, and answer questions about the FAFSA, scholarships and grants, tuition questions, and anything regarding paying for college.

The residence life team includes residence life coordinators (RLCs), resident advisors (RAs), student ministry coordinators (SMCs), and the hall councils.

Falcon Digital Central

This is the place to find links to CIS HelpDesk, Canvas, and more. Find answers to your basic digital questions and get connected with departments on campus that can help support you as a student.

Academic support services

Center for Learning offers guidance and resources to help you succeed in class through academic coaching, tutor-led study tables, private tutoring, and study-skills workshops and classes.

Disability Support Services works with students with a documented physical, medical, psychological, and/or learning disability to arrange needed academic accommodations.

SPU Library offers an array of services to aid undergraduate study and research. Both on campus and off, you can access materials and support for your academic needs.

Student Academic Services helps you with scheduling and catalog concerns, and answers questions about course sequences, transfer credits, transcripts, veterans’ education benefits, and more.

Study Abroad can open up the world for you. Visit the website for short-term and quarter- and semester-long opportunities, and learn about the first steps to make international education part of your college experience.

Research, Reading, and Writing Studio serves students seeking to develop reading, writing, and research skills. We come alongside you at any stage of the writing process and offering strategies to complete your projects.

Career resources

Center for Career and Calling is where you can talk to career and vocation counselors, get résumé help, find information about internships, make employer connections, and find strategies for your job search.

Handshake is SPU’s job board, and includes on- and off-campus jobs, work study positions, and local volunteer opportunities. It also increases your exposure to national and global opportunities.

Mentor Program connects you with professionals in your chosen industry who can give you informed insight on what a specific industry entails.

Student Employment Office answers students questions about on- and off-campus employment, as well as work-study eligibility.

Switchboard connects with the SPU network to conduct your job search, crowd-source advice, seek out alumni, and connect with other students.

Student life resources

Falcon Card Services is home of the Falcon Card, your campus ID. This card permits access to campus buildings and can be used for meal-plan use, Falcon Fund transactions, SPU Library privileges, and admission to campus activities. If lost or damaged, visit Falcon Card Services office for a replacement (a fee may apply).

International Student Services assists students with their non-immigrant status including visa concerns, curricular practical training, optional practical training authorization, cultural adjustment, and general support.

Multi-Ethnic Programs supports students from racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse backgrounds and identities. Provides students with opportunities to build community, connect to resources, and develop as leaders.

Office of Safety and Security provides parking permits, ORCA cards, and commuter information. Open and staffed 24/7, OSS also offers a walking or vehicle escort 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, self-defense workshops for women, and more.

Student Financial Services answers your financial aid questions, questions about payments and billing, loans, grants, scholarships, and the all-important FAFSA form. 

Student Involvement and Leadership is committed to offering you a full range of social, educational, and enrichment opportunities. Find information about student clubs, get involved with a student organization, and much more.

Student Union Building is where you’ll find the Unicom desk, which is where you can check out bus and swim passes. Several food options and lots of tables  and a place to hang out. The ASSP offices are here, and you can check out bus pass

Wellness resources

Clubs and activities are a great way to get involved and meet students who share your interests. 

Health Services is staffed with nurse practitioners who offer primary care, can diagnose, write prescriptions, and can refer you to a specialty clinic, if needed.

Intramurals include everything from Ultimate Frisbee to basketball to Zumba. Getting involved in intramurals at SPU just might be one of the highlights of your quarter.

Student Counseling Center offers you a wide variety of services, from crisis intervention and health or nutritional counseling to relationship and group counseling, psychiatric evaluations, consultations, and education.

Parents

Parent Questions?

You know parents — always full of questions! That’s good, because Alumni, Parent, and Family Relations has the answers.