Meet the Class of 2022
Meet some of the outstanding graduates from the SPU Class of 2022, and check out the videos from Undergraduate Commencement and Graduate Commencement.
You’ll also get to see final projects from seniors majoring in photography, visual design, and interior design — as well as senior projects from graduates in the SPU honors program. Meet the Class of 2022 here.
Spring Quarter Dean’s List now available
The Dean’s List quarterly honors were recently awarded to undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students who had completed at least 12 credit hours at Seattle Pacific University and had attained a 3.5 or higher quarterly grade-point average. Check out the Spring Quarter Dean’s List here.
SPU parents stocking up for summer
The SPU Parent and Families Facebook group is an official SPU location for you to connect with other parents and resources across campus. Have a question about your student’s campus experience or important deadlines? This private group is where you can get insights, a few laughs along the way, and answers from SPU staff moderators.
This is a sampling of what parents like you said when we recently asked: “For those of you with students living at home over the summer, what food item do you keep in stock for them?”
- “Milk, cereal, and his favorite coffee.”
“Eggs! Lots of eggs ... green and red peppers, bok choy, brown rice, tortillas, salsa, lots of cheese, green onions, and corn chips.”
“My daughter loves tortillas and refried beans as a quick meal, so I picked up loads of both, and fresh fruit! She can’t get enough of it.”
- “Avocado, fresh fruit, and ice cream.”
- “My son is pretty easy: cheese and tortillas ... Oh, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.”
“Coffee, coffee, coffee, and cantaloupe!!”
If you’re not part of this private Facebook group yet and want to be, join the group here.
News from Student Financial Services: Upcoming statements and more
SPU families and students will want to know about these important upcoming dates and reminders from Student Financial Services:
AUTUMN QUARTER STATEMENTS
There will be no August pre-bill this summer because this year’s earlier Autumn Quarter start date is Monday, Sept. 12. Students will receive a notification via their SPU email account once their statements are ready to view. In that email, they will be provided a link that takes them to the QuickPay payment website, where statements are housed.
Parents will also receive statements, provided that their student has completed both this FERPA Authorization process and this process to set up a parent as an authorized payer. Once parents are set up, they will receive a similar email to their students, which will have the link to billing statements once those links are generated.
AUTUMN QUARTER TUITION DUE DATE
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, is the date payment for Autumn Quarter’s tuition and fees will be due. Visit Paying Your Bill for more information about the process.
Interested in a tuition payment plan? You can sign up beginning in late August, and payment due dates are on the 10th of each month. Find out more about payment plans, including information about fees and sign-up deadlines.
“Tears for a Beloved Country”
Assistant Professor of Global Development Mohammad Qadam Shah told Response magazine about the journey from his homeland, Afghanistan, to Seattle Pacific University.
In a small apartment in Seattle, time turned upside down for him as he watched the Taliban regain power as U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan. “I think I was in constant shock,” he said. His immediate family members were there. Read the feature in the new issue of Response magazine.
SPU’s online MBA program revamped
Now with a lower cost, SPU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will help develop your leadership skills and unite business principles and ethical practice. Learn to apply in-depth knowledge, communicate effectively, work in teams, and more.
Not ready for an MBA but want to make a bigger impact at work — or move into a new role? Choose from one of 13 one-year graduate certificate programs.
Discover how this AACSB-accredited MBA program, or one of our graduate business certificates, can help you reach your career goals.
SPU Voices Podcast: “Faithful business” with JoAnn Flett
In this new SPU Voices podcast, you’ll hear from JoAnn Flett, executive director of SPU's Center for Faithful Business, who teases out the intersection of faith and business that promotes human flourishing. Said Flett, “… many folks have seen business as the problem, and this is an invitation for business to be part of the solution, in how it’s innovating, in how it’s caring for customers, in how it’s caring for employees, and how it’s caring for its community.” Listen to the podcast or read the transcript.
The SPU Voices Podcast is a bimonthly interview show dedicated to telling inspiring and compelling stories about the greater SPU community. Listen to any of the episodes, view transcripts, and explore past shows at the SPU Voices Podcast website, and subscribe on all streaming platforms.
All times noted below are Pacific Daylight Savings Time.
Monday, July 18–Friday, Aug. 12
The second four-week Summer Session begins for students taking courses during the summer.
Autumn Quarter September Session
Monday, Aug. 15
September Session begins, providing students with an opportunity to attend unique or specialty courses offered in traditional and nontraditional formats.
Falcon Summer Sports Camps
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Boy’s and girl’s basketball camps throughout the summer. Visit Falcon Athletics for more information.
Thursday–Sunday, Sept. 8–11
An informative four-day experience that connects first-year and transfer students to the SPU community and the available campus resources. Incoming students and their families can explore campus, meet fellow classmates and current students, and learn more about what it means to be a Falcon.
All of new students (both first-year and transfers) are required to participate in Orientation. Learn more at the Orientation website.
SPU academic calendars, including important deadlines, final exam schedules, holidays, and academic highlights for 2022–23.