Parents and Families In the Loop

SPU family during 2020 move-in day
Incoming students and their parents interacting on move-in day at Seattle Pacific University.

Supporting your student this year

Whether students are freshmen or seniors, here are five tips for supporting your SPU student at the start of the academic year.

The arch that includes the words "Seattle Pacific University" and stretches across the entrance to Tiffany Loop.

New faculty members joining SPU

Incoming students won’t be the only new faces on campus this September. More than a dozen new faculty members will be joining the SPU community. Meet them here.

Dean of the School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary Brian Lugioyo stands in from of Alexander and Adelaide Hall

Seattle Pacific’s rich Methodist roots

Explained Dean of the School of Theology Brian Lugioyo, "Free Methodists had a vision for the Christian University that, from the beginning, was revolutionary." Find out more.

Upcoming Events 

Autumn Quarter events

Autumn Quarter begins, Falcon athletics, Fall Student Job Fair, and more.


SPU Academic Calendars include important deadlines, final exam schedules, holidays, and academic highlights for 2022–23. 

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.

Parent Prayer Network

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

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