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March 2018

Video: Easter message from President Martin

During this season leading up to Easter, enjoy this brief video from SPU’s President Dan Martin. Hear what he has to say about the University's deep roots in the Christian faith.

SPU in the news

Tent City 3 on campus

SPU was recently featured in The New York Times article, “A Homeless Camp in Our Back Yard? Please, a University Says.” Said one resident quoted in the article: “The students have become our friends.” Read the article.

Voices: Discipleship experiences empowers young church leaders

Group photos of students at Immerse

Funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., theology faculty members, undergraduates, and seminary students from SPU reached high school students last summer and fall through Immerse, an intensive, interactive program aimed at helping youth grow in their Christian identity. Read the story on SPU Voices.

Looking for legacy students and families

Falcons Forever BBQ

Are you are the parent of a graduating student? Is your student the third (or fourth, or fifth ...) generation of your family to attend Seattle Pacific? If so, the Office of Alumni and parent Relations wants to hear from you.

Just email, and let them know who in your family attended SPU (with graduation years if you know them).

Notes from SFS

Student Financial Services Counselor helping a student

Updates for the student-account billing statement process

Student Financial Services now delivers billing statement notifications for parents through our online payment site, QuikPAY, to provide greater security and reliability. On the QuikPAY site, you can view current and past statements, make payments, manage your profile, and review your transaction history.

In order to continue receiving notifications of statements from SPU, you must be an “Authorized Payer.” If you are not already an authorized payer, your student can set you up as one by following the instructions at

Once you are an authorized payer, you can set your notification preferences within the QuikPAY site to ensure that you receive regular notifications of your SPU statements.

Upcoming student employment event on April 25

Student Financial Services is inviting undergraduate students to learn about student employment opportunities on Wednesday, April 25, in Upper Gwinn from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Most employers today look for college graduates with evidence of real-world work experience —
not just good grades. Students graduating with job-ready skills and competitive résumés are more likely to find employment.

Encourage your student to join Alyse Bradway, student employment coordinator, to learn about student employment opportunities and ask any questions relating to the work study program at SPU.

Do you have a graduating student with loan funding?

Is your student preparing to graduate this June? Did he or she take out student loans while attending SPU? If so, SFS would love to see them attend one of our loan exit counseling sessions this May. Information on the loan repayment process will be provided. Specific dates, locations, and times of sessions will be posted at Maximizing Your Money once finalized.

Master of Education in School Counseling

Student in School Counseling class

Do you have a heart for young people? Make a difference in their lives with an MEd in School Counseling from SPU. This three-year program equips graduates to effectively assist young people by using research-based counseling intervention. And at Seattle Pacific, graduate students develop their skills within a framework of Christian faith and values, guided by the ethical principles of the profession.

Find out more, including how to apply before the April 1 deadline.

Upcoming events

Spring Quarter begins
Monday, March 26

Graduate Business Programs Open House
Wednesday, March 28
5–7 p.m. | McKenna Hall Conference Room

At this open house, learn about SPU’s MBAMS-ISM, and MAM degrees, talk with graduate program representatives, and get questions answered.

Good Friday half-day holiday
Friday, March 30

Classes end at noon.

Easter Monday
Monday, April 2

Classes begin at 12:30 p.m.

2018 Grad Fest
Tuesday, April 10
10 a.m.–7 p.m. | Upper Gwinn Commons

Encourage your graduate to attend the 2018 Grad Fest — a one-stop event for all Commencement needs. Graduating students can pick up their pre-ordered caps, gowns, and tassels; have their photos taken in their regalia; pick up tickets for Undergraduate Commencement; and much more.Visit the 2018 Grad Fest website for the complete schedule.

Commencement events
June 8–9

Ivy Cutting, Baccalaureate, Falcons Forever BBQ, Commencement, and more will happen during Commencement weekend. Find schedules and more at