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.

Ivy Cutting

Upcoming Events

Doris Heritage Track Festival
Saturday, March 20
10 a.m.
SPU Sports YouTube channel

The local collegiate outdoor track and field season begins with the Doris Heritage Track Festival, hosted by Seattle Pacific University on Saturday, March 20, at West Seattle Stadium. Due to COVID-19, no fans are permitted in the stands, but you can watch the men’s and women’s compete live on the SPU Sports YouTube channel.


Men’s Soccer vs. Pacific Lutheran
Saturday, March 27
4 p.m.
SPU Sports YouTube channel

The SPU Falcon men’s soccer team takes on the Pacific Luteran Lutes 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.


Residence halls open for Spring Quarter
Sunday, March 28
1 p.m. (new-student check in, 1–4 p.m.)


Spring Quarter begins
Monday, March 29

Class instruction begins.


Good Friday
Friday, April 2

No classes. Offices closed.


Easter Monday
Monday, April 5

Classes that begin before 12:30 p.m. are cancelled. Offices are open.


Women’s Volleyball vs. Northwest Nazarene
Saturday, April 10
1 p.m.
SPU Sports YouTube channel

The SPU Falcon women’s volleyball team takes on the Northwest Nazarene Nighthawks at 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.


Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase 
Wednesday, April 14

Teams of students from diverse disciplines develop an entrepreneurial project for the annual Social Venture Plan Competition that addresses dual bottom lines: social and financial. Prize awards are $1,000–$5,000. Due to COVID-19, the showcase will again be online in 2021.


2021 Commencement
Sunday, June 13

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


Academic calendars

SPU academic calendars, including important deadlines, final exam schedules, holidays, and academic highlights for 2020–21. 

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.