Parents and Families in the Loop

SPU family during 2020 move-in day
Students in commencement garb

COMMENCEMENT 2022 UPDATE

Preparations are underway for an in-person Commencement ceremony in June 2022.

Food

CHRISTMAS RECIPES FROM SPU’S INTERNATIONAL FACULTY

SPU’s international faculty and staff shared favorite foods and traditions — and recipes — from their native countries with Response magazine so you can prepare for a global feast.

Food

SPU VOICES PODCAST

Faculty members who shared recipes and traditions with Response, share even more in this podcast, “A Global Feast,” with SPU’s Multiethnic Community. Also, check out  “Supporting Foster Families,” with Allie Roth.

FACEBOOK: SPU PARENTS SHARE FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

SPU parents and families share their favorite Christmas and year-end traditions with their students. Join the group here.

RESOURCES TO HELP STUDENTS EXCEL ACADEMICALLY

The Center for Learning offers many available campus academic resources. Here are some of the places students can connect with the CFL.

FINANCIAL WELLNESS RESOURCES

SFS cares about your student's whole financial life — now and in the future. Discover the resources that SPU offers to help your student with critical financial life topics including credit, protecting against identity theft, and more.

2022 HOMECOMING AND FAMILY WEEKEND

Put on your maroon and white and join the Falcon faithful for Homecoming and Family Weekend on February 18–19, 2022.

STUDYING ABROAD IN 2022 AND BEYOND

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted SPU’s Study Abroad programs for almost 18 months, but they started a slow comeback during August and September 2021. Read more.

Upcoming Events

 Women’s basketball v. Puget Sound University

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Royal Brougham Pavilion
SPU Sports YouTube channel

Falcon women's basketball take on the Puget Sound University Loggers. Visit the Falcon Athletics website for ticket information. Fans are permitted in the stands after showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the past 36 hours. You can also watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


 Men’s basketball v. Puget Sound University

Monday, Dec. 20, 3 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Royal Brougham Pavilion
SPU Sports YouTube channel

Falcon men's basketball take on the Puget Sound University Loggers. Visit the Falcon Athletics website for ticket information. Fans are permitted in the stands after showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the past 36 hours. You can also watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


Christmas week campus closure
Friday–Friday, December 24–31

Campus departments and offices closed.


Residence Halls reopen
Monday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m. (Pacific Time)


Winter Quarter begins
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022


Women’s Basketball v. Simon Fraser University
Saturday, Jan. 6, 5:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Royal Brougham Pavilion
SPU Sports YouTube channel

Falcon women's basketball take on the Simon Fraser Athletics. Visit the Falcon Athletics website for ticket information. Fans are permitted in the stands after showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the past 36 hours. You can also watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


Men’s Basketball v. St. Martin’s University
Thursday, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Royal Brougham Pavilion
SPU Sports YouTube channel

Falcon men’s basketball take on St. Martin’s University Saints. Visit the Falcon Athletics website for ticket information. Visit the Falcon Athletics website for ticket information. Fans are permitted in the stands after showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the past 36 hours. You can also watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


Academic calendars

SPU academic calendars, including important deadlines, final exam schedules, holidays, and academic highlights for 2021–22. 

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Parent Prayer Network

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

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.