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Welcome, Parents!

SPU Parent Council mission: To create a vibrant parent community at SPU, one that develops lifelong relationships among parents and with the University.

Marie AndersonAs chair of SPU’s Parent Council, I want to extend a warm welcome to both the new and the returning parents who are part of the Seattle Pacific University community. We know your student will experience tremendous learning, spiritual growth, and authentic community at SPU.

Family History

My family members are Falcons, through and through. I graduated in 1986, my husband in 1985. Our son, Ben, finished his degree in 2012. Our daughter Kate will be a senior this year, and our daughter Jenna will be the 22nd person in our extended family to attend SPU! You can tell I have a love for this University, and I am so glad to be a part of serving parents.

The Parent Council

The Parent Council is eager to connect with you as together we guide our college-aged students into adulthood. I want new parents to feel especially comfortable leaving their students at SPU.

There are several special events the Parent Council hosts during the year where you can experience a taste of campus life with your student, meet other parents, and hear firsthand from SPU staff and administrators how your student is "Engaging the culture, changing the world."

Events include:

SPU Mom's Day. On November 1, 2014, you moms can visit SPU's campus, join in fun activities with your son or daughter, and get to know other moms. Watch your email for more information this autumn.

Homecoming Weekend. During February 5–7, 2015, parents can join the larger SPU family and reconnect with their students during a range of events, including Falcon basketball games, theatre performances, the entertaining Student Talent Show, and the always-popular Homecoming Luncheon.

SPU Dad's Day. Held each April, pending the Seattle Sounders FC schedule, this popular event brings together dads and their daughters and sons for a kick-off breakfast and an electrifying Seattle Sounders soccer game.

Don't forget to stay "in the loop" for other exciting events and opportunities. Check this page for news and updates, get important information through the main Parents and Families website, and sign up for monthly e-newsletter updates by emailing parents@spu.edu.

Marie Anderson
SPU Parent Council Chair

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