New Student Advising

On-Campus Sample Schedules

Student Sample Schedule
Below is a sample to show you what to expect at New Student Advising. You will receive your personal schedule when you check in.


Time Activity
8 a.m.

Check in

(Continental Breakfast available at 7:45 AM)

Receive your personal information packet and individualized schedule for the day.

8:15–8:45 a.m.



Academics at SPU: Preparing for Advising

9–10:30 a.m.

Advising session or SPU life session

10:30 a.m.–noon Advising session or SPU life session
noon–12:45 p.m.


Students eat lunch, provided by SPU, with their emissary group.

Family members will pay $9.00 for their own lunch and will eat at 12:45 PM, according to the parent program. Cash only please!

12:45–1:30 p.m.

Academic Mentoring

1:30–2:15 p.m. Session I*
2:15–3:00 p.m. Session II*
3:00–3:45 p.m. Session III*

*Sessions rotate between:
  • Student Financial Services
  • Taking Care of Business
  • Academic advising, and registering for classes

Office/Location Activity

University Services: Get your picture taken for your Sea Pac Pass (student I.D.) Finalize meal plans. Ask any questions about room assignments.

Safety and Security: Hear about safety measures and services provided.

Health Services (Watson Hall): Turn in your medical history forms, if you haven't done so already.

Bookstore: Familiarize yourself with the SPU Bookstore, where you can buy your textbooks in September.

On-Campus Parent Sample Schedule:


Time Event/ Location
8 a.m.  

Check in

(Continental Breakfast available at 7:45 AM)

8:15–8:45 a.m.


8:45–9 a.m.


9–10 a.m. Academics at Seattle Pacific University

What is a liberal arts degree?

Student-development model

A parent's role
10–10:15 a.m.


10:15–11:15 a.m. Student Life at Seattle Pacific University

11:30–12:15 p.m. Student Financial Services and Parents

noon-3:30 p.m.


Open Houses
12:45–1:30 p.m. Lunch

Students will have eaten lunch, provided by SPU, with their emissary group earlier in the day.

Family members pay $9.00 for their own lunch. Cash only please!
1:30–3:30 p.m. Open Forum