Parents and Families in the Loop

Seattle Pacific University’s biggest weekend for alumni and families is just weeks away! Come to campus February 7–8 and experience some of the best of SPU, join your student and be wowed at the Talent Show, enjoy the hilarious production Urinetown: The Musical, cheer on the Falcon men's and women's basketball teams, and much more.

Alumni of the Year Jamie Shattenberg ’99 and Alissa Wuertz Shattenberg ’00 have sparked a restoration in Madagascar, the second largest island country located off the coast of East Africa.

The Dean’s List is now available for Autumn Quarter 2019. These quarterly honors are 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. Check out the Autumn Quarter Dean’s List.

Beginning with the June 2020 graduation ceremonies, Seattle Pacific University will recognize eligible graduates within a calendar year (i.e., Winter Quarter through Autumn Quarter) rather than an academic year (i.e., Autumn Quarter through Spring Quarter). During this transition year, the 2020 ceremonies will include graduates from Autumn 2019 through Autumn 2020.

Seattle Pacific music students will soon hear, and learn from, one of America’s jazz elders — the 2020 Schoenhals Visiting Artist, Joseph Daley.

The 1098-T is a tax-related document that shows all account charges and financial aid payments that occurred in tax year 2019 for your student. Forms will be mailed by January 31 to each student’s permanent address. The form can also be accessed electronically through the Banner Information System.

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 20

No daytime classes. Evening classes meet.


ODEI Diversity Lecture: Jemar Tisby

Wednesday, January 22
5–6:15 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion welcomes author, historian, and speaker Jemar Tisby to campus. Tisby will draw on his acclaimed book The Color of Compromise (2019) to explore the connection between the church and racism throughout American history, and he will also offer practical steps for Christians to understand and fight their own complicity. This event is free and wheelchair accessible. Visit the website for more information.


Men’s Basketball vs. Simon Fraser (B.C.)

Saturday, January 25
4 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion

For more information, including the complete schedule, tickets, and link to the livestream, visit the Athletics website.


Joseph Daley Lecture

Thursday, January 30
11 a.m.
Nickerson Studios, 340 Nickerson Street

In this first of two public events as part of the Schoenhals Visiting Artist series, jazz great, Joseph Daley, will speak on integrating his faith with his work. This event is free and wheelchair accessible. Visit the website for more information.


2020 Study Abroad Fair

Friday, January 31
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Weter Hall Student Lounge

Students can learn about the SPU faculty-led programs and semester-long options for the 2020–21 academic year. Representatives include SPU faculty leaders from SPU’s 10 programs, as well as SPU’s study abroad partner organizations.


Women’s gymnastics vs. Sacramento State and Alaska Anchorage

Friday, January 31
7 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion

A new era for SPU gymnastics begins this year as new head coach Sarah Jean Marshall replaces Laurel Tindall, who retired after 44 years. See the full schedule, ticket information, and more at the Athletics website.


Joseph Daley Concert: The Seven Deadly Sins

Friday, January 31
7:30 p.m.
First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W.

In this second of two public events as part of the Schoenhals Visiting Artist series, jazz great, Joseph Daley, will perform music from his acclaimed CD, “The Seven Deadly Sins.” The concert will open with new music by students who had worked with Daley during the week. This event is free and wheelchair accessible. Visit the website for more information


Homecoming and Family Weekend

Friday–Saturday, February 7–8

Join your student to attend the Talent Show, the comedy theatre production Urinetown: The Musical, men’s and women’s basketball games, and much more. See the complete schedule.


Presidents Day

Monday, February 17

All classes meet as scheduled, and offices are open.


Summer Tech Camps at SPU

High school students can jump start a tech career at hands-on programs where STEM meets fun. SPU’s Department of Engineering and Computer Science offers on-campus summer day camps for 9th–12th graders (as of autumn 2020). Students can earn college credit and a $1,000 SPU scholarship. Watch for more information in the February In the Loop newsletter.

Game Creation Studio
June 22–26, 2020
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
$525 by March 1, then $675

Students design and create their own video game, including storylines and graphics, with game-creation software.

Introduction to Mechatronics and 3D Printing
June 22–26, 2020
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
$685 by March 1, then $835

Students learn mechanical and electronics elements and 3D modeling, and design and print a 3D project (plus, take home their own 3D printer).

Fundamentals of Programming
July 13–24, 2020
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
$800 by March 1, then $950

Students learn programming basics and dabble in AI, data analytics, and more.


Academic calendars

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


Engage Events

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

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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.