Parents and Families In the Loop

SPU family during 2020 move-in day
Head and shoulders portrait of Deana L. Porterfield

Called to SPU: An interview with President Deana L. Porterfield

On July 1, Deana L. Porterfield became Seattle Pacific’s 12th president and the first female president in the school's 132-year history. Read an interview with President Porterfield.

Three students, two females, one male, in graduation robes at T-Mobile field for graduation

Meet the Class of 2023

Meet some of the outstanding graduates from the SPU Class of 2023. You can also see final projects from seniors majoring in photography, visual design, and interior design — as well as senior projects from graduates in the SPU honors program. Meet the Class of 2023.

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2023 Spring Quarter Dean’s List

The 2023 Spring Quarter Dean’s List quarterly honors were recently awarded to full-time undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students who attained a 3.5 or higher quarterly grade-point average. Check it out here.

Upcoming Events 

August–September events

September Session, Orientation, Autumn Quarter, and more.

SPU Academic Calendars include important deadlines, final exam schedules, holidays, and academic highlights for 2023–24. 

The Engage Events Series include renowned national and international speakers, and much more. 

Explore more In the Loop for additional news and information for parents and families.

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