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PRESIDENT MARTIN ANNOUNCES HIS RESIGNATION

Seattle Pacific University President Daniel J. Martin resigned effective April 5, 2021. He served as president for nine years. Read press release.

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“SPU LIVING EXPERIENCE” DEBUTS

Beginning Autumn Quarter 2021, the new “SPU Living Experience” initiative takes student support to the next level by integrating support services with students’ residence hall life.

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VIDEO: FRONT-LINE FALCONS

This year, SPU collectively honors the many SPU alumni who serve on the front lines of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Watch Front-line Falcons.

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WINTER QUARTER 2021 DEAN’S LIST NOW AVAILABLE

The Dean’s List quarterly honors were recently awarded to undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students.

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MENTOR PROGRAM GIVES STUDENTS IMPORTANT CONNECTIONS

The Mentor Program offers students from any major an opportunity to connect with a mentor who can give them real-world insight.

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STUDENT-LOAN EXIT INTERVIEWS FOR GRADUATES

Graduating seniors who are also student-loan borrowers will have access to student-loan exit counseling sessions via Zoom. Learn more.

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SPU VOICES PODCAST

The SPU Voices Podcast is a bimonthly interview show dedicated to telling inspiring and compelling stories about the greater SPU community.

Upcoming Events

Book Celebration 2021
Thursday, April 22
3–4:30 p.m.
Virtual

Join Seattle Pacific University’s Center for Biblical and Theological Education, School of Theology, and Seattle Pacific Seminary for a special event highlighting our faculty authors. Faculty authors include Daniel Castelo, Katie Douglass, Brenda Salter McNeil, Rob Wall, and more. For more information and a link to the event, visit the website.


Women’s Volleyball vs. Western Washington
Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24
5 p.m. and 12 p.m.
SPU Sports YouTube channel

The SPU Falcon women’s volleyball team takes on the Western Washington Vikings in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Due to COVID-19, no fans are permitted in the stands, but you can watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


15th Annual Perkins Lecture
Tuesday, April 27
10:30 a.m.
Virtual

Brenda Salter McNeil, associate professor of reconciliation studies and author of the recent book Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now, gives the 15th annual Perkins Lecture, focusing on the work of women in reconciliation through the biblical story of Esther as a launch for our also “Becoming Brave.” Visit the website for the link to the lecture.


Men’s Soccer vs. Western Washington
Saturday, May 1
1 p.m.
SPU Sports YouTube channel

The SPU Falcon men’s soccer team takes on the Western Washington Vikings at Interbay Stadium. Due to COVID-19, no fans are permitted in the stands, but you can watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


Women’s Soccer vs. Central Washington
Saturday, May 1
3 p.m.
SPU Sports YouTube channel

The SPU Falcon men’s soccer team takes on the Central Washington Wildcats at Interbay Stadium. Due to COVID-19, no fans are permitted in the stands, but you can watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


Memorial Day 
Monday, May 30

No classes. Offices closed.


2021 Commencement
Sunday, June 13

Visit the Commencement website for the most up-to-date information on this year’s Commencement events.


IMMERSE Youth Discipleship Academy
Sunday, July 11–Saturday, July 17
SPU campus and Whidbey Island’s Camp Casey
$850 per student

A seven-day youth discipleship academy for high school-aged Christian leaders, IMMERSE is hosted on campus at SPU and at our beautiful Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. Visit the IMMERSE website for complete information.


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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.

Response Magazine

Our print and online magazine helps you be an informed voice for global Christian engagement.