Parents and Families in the Loop

From a Boeing vice president to the emerging band Joseph; and from a hip-hop artist/author to a foster mom serving hundreds of foster children, the 2019 alumni award recipients are a unique group of alumni, making a difference in their spheres of influence. Hear what they had to say in these brief videos about why they do what they do, and how Seattle Pacific helped play a role in their calling.

Details about the June 7–8 graduation events — including the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony, Ivy Cutting, Baccalaureate, and the Falcons Forever BBQ — are available online at

Junior Danielle Widjaya noticed many fellow ethnically diverse students didn’t attend Center for Career and Calling events so she developed a Black History Month Career-networking series of speaking events with ethnically diverse business owners and professionals who have overcome barriers.

Scholarship applications are now open for multiple scholarships through the Independent Colleges of Washington organization, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.

eginning in 2020, Seattle Pacific University will offer 50 percent off tuition for eligible community college students in the City of Seattle’s new Seattle Promise program.

Have you signed up for Switchboard yet? Join SPU’s online community of 1600+ alumni, students, faculty and staff, parents, and friends. To participate, log in and simply make an “ask” or an “offer.” Sign up today.

Offered by SPU’s Engineering and Computer Science department, this one-week summer camp introduces ninth to 11th graders to the world of game development. No coding experience necessary! Find out more and register.

Upcoming Events

Graduate business programs open houses
February 26; March 6; May 22
4–6 p.m. | McKenna Hall Conference Room

Take this opportunity to speak with faculty, current students, and admission representatives about SPU's six graduate business and information systems programs designed for working professionals. RSVP and find out more.

An Evening of Orchestral Music by African Americans
Friday, February 28
7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church

With Dr. Nse Ekpo directing, the SPU Symphony Orchestra will feature the work of George Walker, J. Rosamund Johnson, Alvin Singleton, and Florence Price. This event will be livestreamed.

“The Politics of Fear” special event with Tim Wise and SPU faculty
Friday, March 1
7–9 p.m. | Upper Gwinn Commons

Tim Wise is a nationally acclaimed speaker and a prominent anti-racist essayist and author of the best-selling memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son. His talk about politics in America today will be followed by a panel discussion with SPU faculty and a book signing.

Vocal ensembles Winter Concert
Friday, March 1
7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church

The Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Women's Choir will feature selections of old and new from the vast choral repertory in this winter concert. This event will be livestreamed.

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, March 5
7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church

The Percussion Ensemble winter concert features multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles, you will travel through a world of different grooves and sounds. This event will be livestreamed.

MPSF Gymnastics Conference Championship
Saturday, March 23
6 p.m. | Royal Brougham Pavilion
Adults/$10; Age 55+ and Ages 3–17/$5

Purchase tickets here.

2019 Commencement
Friday, June 7–Saturday, June 8

Find complete information at, including schedules, events, tickets, and more.

Immerse Summer Intensive for High School Students
Sunday, July 14–Saturday, July 20
Seattle Pacific University campus and Camp Casey Conference Center

SPU’s School of Theology again offers this seven-day summer intensive for high school students who are ready to explore how God is calling them deeper into Christian community, leadership, and service. The first 25 students to submit nonrefundable deposits will receive a reduced tuition. Scholarships are available. More information and registration.

Game Creation Studio for beginners
Monday, July 15–Friday, July 19
Seattle Pacific University campus

A one-week summer camp introduces ninth to 11th graders to the world of game development. No coding experience necessary! Learn more.

Engage Events

Renowned national and international speakers, some of Seattle’s most engaging theatre performances, memorable concerts, outstanding athletic competition. Explore upcoming events and get involved.

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Orientation Guidebook

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.

Undergraduate admissions, students talking on campus

Falcon Formation

Whether you are a prospective or current student, a parent, or a faculty or staff member, discover how vital “Falcon Formation” is to student life and learning at Seattle Pacific.

Response Magazine

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

What’s coming next?

When do residence halls open and close? When does Autumn Quarter begin? How about Orientation or finals? Academic year highlights for the coming year are now posted.