In the Loop

October 2019

New Student Resource Hub

Beginning this autumn, students (and SPU families) have access to the Student Resource Hub, a portal to the departments and offices vital to help students succeed at Seattle Pacific University.

Whether students need help with a tough course, seek a campus job, or need answers about their financial aid, the Student Resource Hub can direct them to the right office or department where they can get answers. “We wanted a site that students and families could use to find out who to contact for any of their support needs,” said Ruth Adams, vice president for student success. “We don’t want students or parents to wonder where to turn when they have questions.”

Students and families can find the link to the Hub from several locations, including under the Academics and Student Life tabs located at the top of the SPU homepage at and at the top of many other SPU websites. Visit the Student Resource Hub.


SPU Mentor Program gives student career insight

“As I was approaching leaving SPU, I had no idea of what I wanted to do,” said Robby Grant ’19. “I wanted to talk to someone who had made it. Is what I’m experiencing normal?”

To get answers to her questions, Grant, then a junior communication major with a minor in business administration, went to the SPU Mentor Program. Read her story.

Video: Study Tables

Study tables in the Center for Learning combine academics and community to help students excel. These students explain how in a short video.

Year in Review Picture

SPU ranked a “Best National University” for fourth year in a row

For the fourth year in a row, Seattle Pacific has been named a “Best National University” in U.S. News & World Report’s annual best college rankings. The University was also named one of the top national universities for campus ethnic diversity, as well as recognized for its emphasis on undergraduate research.

Check out some of SPU’s accomplishments that helped the University achieve that ranking by exploring the 2018–19 Year in Review. Read about four popular new majors, a new building for the School of Health Sciences, scholarships for displaced Art Institute students, and more.

SFS Calendar

Upcoming deadlines from SFS

Do you have questions about upcoming deadlines for financial aid, scholarships, refunds, billing statements, and the like?

Just visit the SFS Deadlines web page for a month-by-month breakdown of the deadlines you need to know about.

But remember, in order to access your student’s account, your student must grant you access. If your student hasn’t done that yet, your student can visit this Granting Access web page and follow the easy steps.

SPU Podcast

SPU Voices Podcast

The SPU Voices Podcast showcases personal stories with universal impact. Everyone has a story. The more personal the story, the more universal the impact.

Tune in every first and third Thursday of the month and learn about the inspiring journeys of SPU alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Plus, sign up for the email newsletter to get bonus content and join the Facebook Group to discuss show topics with other listeners. With 13 episodes available now, start listening on the SPU Voices Podcast website or wherever you get your podcasts.

Upcoming events

Study Abroad 101 Info Sessions

Thursdays, October 17, 24, 31, 11:15 a.m.–noon
Marston Hall, Classroom 5

Students learn basics about SPU’s many study abroad programs, including the different types, financial aid, and how to apply.

Faculty Artist Series Concert

Wednesday, October 23
7:30–9 p.m.
Nickerson Studios

With SPU guitar faculty Julian Catford and Argentine virtuoso guitarist and composer Hernan Reinaudo. A program of Tango, Valse, Choro, and more — featuring classic and original compositions, with a few surprises. Free and wheelchair accessible.

2019 STEM Mega Meet-Up (Career Fair)

Thursday, October 24
2:30–5 p.m.
Eaton Hall and Otto Miller Hall

A casual gathering of employers in science, technology, engineering, and math is part career fair, part networking event. Students will meet professionals, learn about the work they do, and possibly find a job or internship. Students in all majors are welcome.

Men’s Soccer vs. Concordia-Portland

Saturday, October 26
7 p.m.
Tickets $7 (ages 18+); $5 (ages 3–17 and 55+) Interbay Stadium, 3027 17th Ave. W.

SPU students, faculty, and staff with valid ID admitted free. Advance tickets available.

Women’s Soccer vs. Western Oregon

Saturday, November 2
1 p.m.
Tickets $7 (ages 18+); $5 (ages 3–17 and 55+) Interbay Stadium, 3027 17th Ave. W.

SPU students, faculty, and staff with valid ID admitted free. Advance tickets available.

Jazz/Percussion Concert

Tuesday, November 5
7:30–9 p.m.
First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W.

A co-produced event with the Jazz Ensemble led by pianist Dan Kramlich, and Percussion Ensemble led by percussionist Dan Adams. This concert features highlights of modern percussion music and jazz repertoire in a multitude of styles from traditional, be-bop, and contemporary styles. Free and wheelchair accessible.

Chamber, Concert, and Women’s Choir Concert

Friday, November 8
7:30–9 p.m.
First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W.

Join directors Ryan Ellis (Chamber and Concert choirs) and Beth Ann Bonnecroy (Women’s Choir) for an evening of choral music. Free and wheelchair accessible.

Veterans Day

Monday, November 11

No classes.

Celebrating 20 years: Sacred Sounds of Christmas

Sunday, November 24, 7 p.m.
Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle
Tickets: $22 and $25. Buy 10 or more, $20 each.

Featuring the best of sacred Advent music from around the world, Sacred Sounds includes traditional Advent and Christmas carols, performed by the Music Department’s nationally recognized student and faculty musicians. Visit the website for more information.

Academic calendars

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

Engage Events

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