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

New Student Advising

Fridays: July 12 and August 2

Designed for all new SPU students, both freshmen and transfers. Visit the New Student Advising website for more information.


Independence Day

Thursday, July 4

No classes, offices closed.


Second Summer Session begins

Monday, July 8

Visit the 2019 Summer Session’s website for more information.


September Session begins

Monday, August 19


Labor Day

Monday, September 2

Campus offices closed.


New International Student Orientation

Tuesday, September 24

For more information, including move-in information, visit the International Student 2019 Orientation website.


New Student Orientation

Wednesday, September 25

First-year and transfer students, as well as parents and families, should visit the 2019 Orientation website for more information.


Autumn Quarter begins

Monday, September 30



Watch for the next In the Loop newsletter in August.

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.