Parents and Families in the Loop

At SPU, students explore — or go deeper in — Christian faith. See the transformation that happens when you combine faith with a rigorous academic community.

Like many young people his age, Ben Madlena grew up playing Xbox video games. Now the 2019 SPU graduate is getting paid to work on Xbox games in his job as a quality analyst at Microsoft. Find out how Ben did it with the help of SPU’s Mentor Program.

Starting Autumn Quarter 2019, students who feel called to the ministry can receive a combined Christian Theology (BA) and Christian Leadership (MA).

Emily Nye didn’t expect to go into research — or present her findings on homelessness at the Pacific Sociological Association’s annual conference in Oakland, California. But that’s what happened after she began working with Karen Snedker, her internship faculty supervisor and an SPU associate professor of sociology. Read Emily's story.

Watch this brief Student Financial Services video. Find out how SFS serves students and families, and learn about different types of student loans.

Watch this brief Student Financial Services video. Find out how SFS serves students and families, and learn about different types of student loans.

Upcoming Events

September Session begins

Monday, August 19

An opportunity for students to take unique or specialty courses. Many Global Seminars will be offered during this period.


Labor Day

Monday, September 2

Campus offices closed.


New International Student Orientation 2019

Tuesday–Wednesday, September 24–25

All international students are required to attend International Student Orientation. Visit the International Student Orientation website for a schedule and details. 


Orientation 2019

Wednesday–Sunday, September 25–29

An event jam-packed with opportunities for incoming and transfer students to meet and engage with peers; learn about SPU; meet key faculty, staff, and administrators; and have loads of fun. Visit the Orientation 2019 website for complete information.


Returning-student campus housing check-in

Saturday–Sunday, September 28–29
11 a.m.–5 p.m.


Autumn Quarter 2019

Monday, September 30

Classes begin.


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.