Parents and Families in the Loop

This year, Seattle Pacific University students will choose from 69 majors and 55 minors. Next year that number may be different, as programs are added and others may be removed.

When the Art Institute of Seattle closed for good on March 8, many of its students were left with questions — including how to finish their degrees. In response, Seattle Pacific University began offering a special scholarship for students who were left in a lurch.

While many Seattle Pacific students and alumni embrace the outdoors as a hobby, others have made it their workplace. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun.

SPU’s School of Theology again offers this seven-day summer intensive for high school students ready to explore how God is calling them deeper into Christian community, leadership, and service.

SPU’s first Summer Session begins Monday, June 10, just days after the close of Spring Quarter. What kind of students want to spend part of the summer in class? Students who need to make up classes, stay on track, or potentially graduate sooner.

February 25–28 saw students celebrating Body Positive Week. Watch this short video to find out what students had to say about it.

Student Financial Services wants to remind families that even if parents, grandparents, guardians, spouses, or any others are making their student’s tuition and fees payments, federal law restricts Seattle Pacific from divulging any details to them — unless the student provides written permission.

You know you’ve impacted colleagues when they get together to write a book as a birthday present. That’s what School of Theology professors did in honor of fellow faculty member, Robert Wall, the Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies.

Seattle Pacific University is the largest provider of continuing education credits for teachers in Washington state, and our Center for Professional Education is focused on the current needs of K–12 educators.

Upcoming Events

Spring Break
March 16–24

Residence halls close Saturday, March 16. They reopen Sunday, March 24, at 1 p.m.

Mountain Pacific Sport Federation Gymnastics Conference Championship
Saturday, March 23
6 p.m. | Royal Brougham Pavilion
Adults/$10; Seniors & youth/$5

Purchase tickets online or at the door. 

Spring Quarter
Monday, March 25

Classes begin.

Business and Government Mega Meet-up
Wednesday, April 10
2:30–5 p.m. | Weter Lounge

A casual gathering of employers that’s part career fair, part networking event. Students meet professionals (many are SPU alums) in these fields, learn about the work they do, and possibly find a job or internship.

Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase
Tuesday, April 16
2–6 p.m. | Upper Gwinn Commons

Student teams develop an entrepreneurial project to tackle a felt social need while proposing a way to provide sustainable funding through a business activity. Business people and other community partners evaluate and score the plans. Teams with the highest cumulative scores from the two phases of the competition win cash prizes.

Good Friday
Friday, April 19

Classes end at noon.

Easter Monday
Monday, April 22

Classes begin at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, June 7–Saturday, June 8

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

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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.