Events for Parents and Families

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

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Upcoming Events

Mid-Autumn Quarter “No class day”
Friday, Oct. 22

Classes beginning at 3 p.m. or later must meet.


2021 Fall Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, Oct. 28, 1–5 p.m. (Pacific Time)
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Students can find jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and more at this virtual fair. Students will have an opportunity to present themselves professionally to a potential employer, while showcasing their communication skills. They will have the chance to interact with employers on a 1:1 and on a group basis. More than 125 employers will be available at this virtual career fair.


2021 Engagement Series: Beyond Fall
Thursday, Oct. 28, 6–7 p.m. (Pacific Time)

In the fourth and final Engagement webinar, Provost Laura Hartley and leaders from across the academic and student life areas will discuss and answer questions about students’ opportunities at SPU for involvement, career planning, and leadership beyond their first term. To register for this webinar, or to watch earlier webinars, visit the 2021 Engagement Webinar Series website


SPU Theatre Autumn Mainstage: “Blood/Water/Paint”
Oct. 28–30, Nov. 3–6, 2021, 7:30 p.m., 6–7 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Oct 30, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
McKinley Theatre
Tickets available online or at the box office

Blood/Water/Paint” is a powerful production features the true story of a 17th century female artist whose rise to fame is violently betrayed by a trusted mentor. She then does the unthinkable as she fights against the church, the courts, and the status quo. Note: The University follows CDC and state guidelines for COVID-19, and audience members will need to show proof of vaccination and wear masks in the theatre.


Women’s Soccer vs. Western Oregon Wolves
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
Interbay Stadium
SPU Sports YouTube channel

Falcon women’s soccer team takes on the Western Oregon Wolves. Visit the Falcon Athletics website for ticket information. This year, fans are permitted in the stands, and you can also watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


Men’s Soccer vs. Western Washington Vikings
Saturday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Interbay Stadium
SPU Sports YouTube channel

Falcon men’s soccer team takes on the Western Washington Vikings. Visit the Falcon Athletics website for ticket information. This year, fans are permitted in the stands, and you can also watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


Winter Quarter registration
Thursday, Nov. 11

Winter registration for all admitted undergraduate and graduate/doctoral students currently in attendance. Winter Quarter registration for new students begins Monday, Nov. 15.


Veterans Day 
Thursday, Nov. 11

No daytime classes; offices closed. Evening classes must meet.


Women’s Volleyball vs. Western Washington Vikings
Saturday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
SPU Sports YouTube channel

On Senior Night, Falcon women’s volleyball team takes on the Western Washington Vikings. Visit the Falcon Athletics website for ticket information. This year, fans are permitted in the stands, and you can also watch the game live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


Final Exams
Friday–Tuesday, Nov. 19–23


Residence halls close for Christmas break 
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.


Christmas break for students 
Nov. 24–Jan. 3

Campus offices are open during this time, with the exception of Thursday–Friday, Nov. 25–26, and Friday, Dec. 24–Friday, Dec. 31.


Academic calendars

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

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.