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News and Events for SPU Parents and Families

From the director

Bryan Jones

While I was a student at SPU in the late ’90s, one of the weekends I looked forward to the most each year was Homecoming.


Because my two older siblings had also attended SPU, my parents, by the time I enrolled, were well connected with the University and its regular events. They made the four-hour trip to campus nearly every year to spend time with us during the Homecoming festivities, going to the Talent Show, enjoying the basketball competition, and meeting the friends we had made here.


I loved that they felt welcome that weekend and could get a little taste of how our lives were being transformed through our education at SPU.

So I hope that you are making plans to visit your student this year for the new Parents Weekend at Homecoming, January 29 and 30. We’re very excited about this event for parents, and have put a great deal of time and effort into making the weekend one you will enjoy spending with your student, but also one that will provide useful and beneficial information as you continue to support your student through the remainder of his or her SPU experience.

Bryan Jones, Director for Alumni and Parent Relations

Inside SPU

Jacob Zimmer Student spotlight: Jacob Zimmer
The first week of freshman year, Jacob Zimmer followed someone in a fluffy panda suit through a crowd of new students to a booth for SPU’s student-run online radio station, KSPU. Weeks later, he was DJing his own show. Read more

Doris Kearns Goodwin at SPU

Doris Kearns Goodwin Thursday, April 7
The world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author will give a free public lecture in SPU’s Royal Brougham Pavilion beginning at 7 p.m. She comes to campus in conjunction with SPU’s annual Downtown Business Breakfast. Learn more.


Career events for your student

  • Meet-up: Subsplash
    Wednesday, February 3, 3–4 p.m.

  • Info session: Northeastern University “ALIGN” Program
    Thursday, February 4, 3–4 p.m. and 4:30–5:30 p.m.

  • Peace Corps Meet-up
    Wednesday, February 10, 3 p.m.–4 p.m.

  • Northwest Center Meet-up
    Thursday, February 18, 3–4 p.m.

  • Etiquette Dinner
    Tuesday, February 23, 6–8 p.m.

  • Nursing Career Fair
    Friday, February 26, 11:15 a.m.–2 p.m.

  • Peace Corps Meet-up
    Tuesday, March 1, 3–4 p.m.

  • Gravity Payments Meet-up
    Tuesday, March 8, 4–5 p.m.

More information on these and other Center for Career and Calling events.

Save the Date: Dad’s Day 2016

Dads, be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend Dad’s Day on Saturday, April 30. Treat your son or daughter to a great day showing you around campus, enjoying lunch together, attending a Sounders Game, and more!. Details to come.

See more upcoming SPU events.