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New Parents: Information About Orientation

Find out about Orientation 2015, September 23–27.

Commencement 2015

Find out what you need to know about this year’s Commencement events and see photos from last year.

Commencement 2014

Response Magazine

Spring 2015 Response

Read the latest issue of Response, our print and online magazine that explores encounters among education, faith, and culture, and is an informed voice for Christian engagement in the world.

Parent Guidebook

An overview of services and resources for students and parents. Download (PDF).


Equipping StudentsEquipping Students

SPU’s President Dan Martin Talks About Power, Resources, and Planning

President Dan Martin talks to Response magazine about how SPU students think about and use the power of their university education both now and after graduation.

“I want to continue to challenge students to think about what it means to exhibit and use the power they have to make a difference, to live a life of significance,” he says. ’I see our students lean into this concept naturally, and I am confident that they will continue to explore and define how they can use the power of their education in ways that we cannot yet imagine.”

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News for Parents and Families

General Keith Alexander General Keith Alexander Speaks to Capacity Crowd in Royal Brougham

Seattle Pacific University brought the former head of the National Security Agency (NSA) and retired four-star Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander to campus April 9 for a free public lecture.

Alexander, widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on cybersecurity — a topic of growing concern in America — offered his insider's perspective on espionage, cybersecurity, and privacy. The title of his lecture was “Hackers, Spies, and Freedom.”

Dr. Katya Drozdova, assistant professor of political science and an expert in the field of cybersecurity, moderated the discussion.

Alexander also spoke at SPU's Downtown Business Breakfast on April 10 to more than 1,000 Puget Sound business, government, and community leaders. Last year's speaker was former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Read Gen. Keith Alexander’s biography.


Tuscan TableDad’s Day 2015
Be sure to save the date for Dad’s Day on April 25. Dads and their students are invited to enjoy a lunch together on campus — and then in the early evening catch a Mariner’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Details and registration.

SPRINTPiece by Piece: How SPU Students Pay for College

If you’ve looked at the average cost of a university education and said, “There’s no way I can afford that,” you’re not the only one. Many of our students thought that about Seattle Pacific University at one point. Then financial aid packages arrived in the mail.

We help administer $100 million in aid, and for 2014–15 that meant an average financial award of $31,052 per student. For 2015–16, we’ve upped our merit scholarships to further help you academic all-stars.

SPU students fund their education in a variety of ways, including through scholarships, grants, and loans. Six SPU students share how they put the tuition puzzle together. Read more.