Events for Parents and Families

We hope you will attend — or perhaps volunteer at — one of our popular upcoming events. Questions? Email

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Upcoming Events


All times noted below are Pacific Daylight Savings Time.

Spring Break for students

March 18–27

Offices and departments remain open.

Residence halls reopen
Sunday, March 27
11 a.m.–4 p.m.: New students
1 p.m.: Continuing students

The first Spring Quarter meals in Gwinn Commons will be served 4:30–6 p.m.

Spring Quarter begins
Monday, March 28

Class instruction begins.

PLU Invitational Track Meet
Saturday, April 9
2 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Pacific Lutheran Track 

Falcon men’s and women's track and field teams compete on the Pacific Lutheran Track. Visit the Falcon Athletics website for ticket information. You can also watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.

Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase
Wednesday, April 13
Upper Gwinn Commons

Each spring, the Center for Applied Learning in SPU’s School of Business, Government, and Economics sponsors this a unique event designed to encourage SPU students from all majors to develop entrepreneurial projects that can make a difference in the world. Visit for more information. . 

Good Friday
Friday, April 15

No classes; offices closed. 

Easter Monday
Monday, April 18

Half-day student holiday. Classes begin at noon.

16th annual John Perkins Annual Lecture and CCDA Pacific Northwest Regional Conference
Tuesday, April 26
11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

This year, the Perkins Center at SPU partners with the Christian Community Development Association Pacific Northwest Conference to host a single-day conference. Visit the Perkins Center website for more information.

Ivy Cutting
Saturday, June 11
3–4 p.m.
Tiffany Loop

Visit for more information.

Sunday, June 12
2–4 p.m.
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash.

Visit for more information.

Falcon Summer Sports Camps
June–July 2022
Royal Brougham Pavilion

Boy’s and girl’s basketball camps throughout June and July. Visit Falcon Athletics for more information.

Summer Tech Camps
June–August 2022Seattle Pacific University campus

Offered by SPU’s Department of Engineering and Computer Science, SPU’s Summer Tech Camps introduce high school students to game creation, 3D printing, and more. Visit for more information.

Academic calendars

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

Engage Events

Renowned national and international speakers, some of Seattle’s most engaging theatre performances, memorable concerts, outstanding athletic competitions. Explore upcoming events.

What’s coming next?

When do residence halls open and close? When does Autumn Quarter begin? When are this quarter’s finals?  Check out the Academic Calendar for those answers and more.