Parents and Families in the Loop

SPU family during 2020 move-in day

Tuition Reimagined

SPU is lowering the undergraduate tuition rate by 25%, beginning in autumn 2021, and restructuring scholarship offerings.

Gretchen Stehr

Join the Parent Prayer Network

Gretchen Stehr is a 1993 SPU alumna and the new SPU Parent Prayer Network coordinator. Sign up here to receive two emails a quarter.


A Whale of Project

A group of SPU students are assembling the skeleton of that whale, and engaging in interdisciplinary inquiry.


Videos for SPU Families

Check out the new Videos for SPU Families page, giving you a look at new videos about academics and student life at SPU.


Support on campus and remotely

The Center for Learning is ready to provide in-person and remote support and resources to help your student succeed at SPU this year.

Demaray Hall

Updated lobby hours

Visit the SFS website to view adjusted lobby hours, visitor guidelines, service information, and ways to connect with counselors.


Days of Common Learning

For this 19th annual Days of Common Learning, the topic is “The Future of Work in the Age of a Pandemic, Sociopolitical Disruption, and Rapid Technological Change.”

Upcoming Events

Note: All times are Pacific Daylight Savings time.

Tuition Reimagined: Town Hall for Parents of Current Students
Wednesday, Sept. 23
7 p.m.

Learn more about Tuition Reimagined at our Town Hall for Parents of Current Students. Register here.

Engagement Webinar Series
Thursday, Oct. 1; Tuesday, Oct. 13; Thursday, Oct. 29
6–7 p.m.

Join key University leaders, faculty members, and others in this live webinar series. Register, and submit a question. If you missed it, you can also watch Part I: “A Start Like No Other,” with Provost Laura Hartley, Chaplain Lisa Ishihara, and others.

The 2020 Virtual Days of Common Learning, featuring Andrew Yang
Monday–Friday, Oct. 5–9

This year’s topic is “The Future of Work in the Age of a Pandemic, Sociopolitical Disruption, and Rapid Technological Change.” Four sessions, including “Theology and the Future of Work” and “Jobs of Tomorrow,” will culminate on Friday with a keynote address by Andrew Yang. Visit the website for the complete schedule.

All Majors Virtual Mega Meet-up  
Wednesday, Oct. 7
12–4 p.m.

Students can present themselves professionally to a potential employer, while showcasing their communication skills. They will have the chance to interact with the employers on a 1:1 and group basis. Students can find registration information on Handshake and on the University calendar.

Joint Virtual Career Fair  
Wednesday, Oct. 14
12–4 p.m.

Students from Seattle Pacific University, Saint Martin's, and the University of Puget Sound are invited to this virtual career fair, where they can meet representatives from the U.S. State Department, Target Corp., the Peace Corps, and others. Students can find registration information on Handshake.

Veterans Day
Wednesday, Nov. 11

No classes; campus offices closed.

Academic calendars

SPU academic calendars, including important deadlines, final exam schedules, holidays, and academic highlights for 2020–21. 

E-newsletter signup

Sign up to receive In the Loop, our monthly (except July) e-newsletter for parents and families.

Visit the archives for  current and past issues.

Woman praying

Parent Prayer Network

Join Seattle Pacific University parents and pray together for the SPU community.


See the Guidebook

Just getting started at SPU? Here’s everything you need to know, from food to parking to getting involved. This guidebook has it all.

Response Magazine

Our print and online magazine helps you be an informed voice for global Christian engagement.