Parents and Families in the Loop

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NEW SPU INTERIM PRESIDENT NAMED

Seattle Pacific University recently announced that Dr. Pete Menjares has been named interim president of SPU. He will serve until a permanent SPU president is named. Learn more about the interim president here.

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MEET THE CLASS OF 2021

Check out some of this year’s High Ceremonies highlights, meet some of our outstanding Seattle Pacific graduates, and join us in saying goodbye to four beloved faculty members. Meet the Class of 2021.

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SPRING QUARTER 2021 DEAN'S LIST NOW AVAILABLE

The Dean's List quarterly honors were recently awarded to undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students who complete at least 12 credit hours at Seattle Pacific University and attain a 3.5 or higher quarterly grade-point average. Spring Quarter Dean's List.

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VIDEO: BIOLOGY FACULTY EXPLAIN COVID-19 VACCINES

This fall, SPU students, faculty, and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Four SPU biology professors came together to answer questions about those vaccines. Watch now.

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NEW DEAN FOR SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND SEATTLE PACIFIC SEMINARY

The School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary welcomed the Rev. Dr. Brian Lugioyo as its new dean on July 1.

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NEWS FROM STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES: UPCOMING STATEMENTS AND MORE

SPU families and students will want to know about these important upcoming dates and reminders from Student Financial Services. Visit the SFS website.

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SUMMER FACEBOOK QUESTION FOR SPU FAMILIES

The SPU Parent and Families Facebook group is an official SPU resource for you to connect with other parents and resources across campus. Join the private group.

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#SPUBOUND PHOTO CONTEST

Throughout the summer, incoming students can enter for a chance to win Amazon gift cards in weekly contests including #bestgradcap, #bestpet, #FalconSpirit, and more. Check out the photos and don’t miss your chance to vote!

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SPU ANNOUNCES VACCINE REQUIREMENT FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

SPU’s Senior Leadership Council announced in June that all university faculty and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Aug. 16, unless they applied for an exemption.

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SPU VOICES PODCAST: “MR. SPU” AND XBOX’S CFO

The SPU Voices Podcast is a bimonthly interview show dedicated to telling inspiring and compelling stories about the greater SPU community.

Upcoming Events

IMMERSE Youth Discipleship Academy
Sunday, July 11–Saturday, July 17
SPU campus and Whidbey Island’s Camp Casey
$850 per student

A seven-day youth discipleship academy for high school-aged Christian leaders, IMMERSE is hosted on campus at SPU and at SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. Visit the IMMERSE website for complete information.


Second four-week Summer Session begins
Monday, July 12

Summer Sessions are four to nine weeks long — allowing students to earn credits during the summer, take charge of their degree, and graduate sooner. Visit the Summer Sessions: Undergraduate page to learn more.


Youth Sports Camps
Summer 2021

SPU Athletics hosts numerous youth sports camps during the summer, including girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, and rowing camp. Visit the Youth Sports Camp Information page for dates, camp details, and registration information.


September Session 
Monday, Aug. 16–Friday, Sept. 10

September Session provides students an opportunity to attend unique or specialty courses offered in a number of traditional and nontraditional formats. Visit the September Session page to learn more.


Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 6

Offices closed.


New Student Move-in and Orientation
Wednesday, Sept. 8–Sunday, Sept. 12

Orientation is an exciting and informative experience that connects new students to the SPU community and all of the resources we have to offer. Parents and guests are invited to their own special sessions! Visit the Orientation website for schedules and more.


Autumn Quarter 2021 begins 
Monday, Sept. 13

Class instruction begins.


Academic calendars

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

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Parent Prayer Network

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

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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.