Visit

Visit SPU, and discover your “aha” moment.

The epiphanies come while sitting in a biology class, talking to current students, attending a chapel service, or watching a theatre production. Maybe you’ll think, “I could see myself here,” or, “This just isn’t the right fit.” Either way, a visit to campus is always worth the trip.

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Campus Tours


Who

Any prospective undergraduate student, high school or transfer, interested in SPU.

What

A 1.5 hour walking tour of campus led by a current SPU student or staff member. 

When

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
Select Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Don’t forget to check dates to avoid.



Dates to avoid

2019 – 2020
July 4 Independence Day
(Campus closed)
September 2 Labor Day
(Campus closed)
November 11 Veterans Day Observed
(Campus closed)
November 28-29 Thanksgiving
(Campus closed)
December 9-13* Autumn Quarter Finals
December 16–January 3* Student Christmas Break
December  24–January 1 Christmas Break
(Campus closed)
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(Campus closed)
March 16-20* Winter Quarter Finals
March 23-30* Spring Break
April 10 Good Friday
(Campus closed after 12 p.m.)
May 25 Memorial Day
(Campus closed)
June 8-12* Spring Quarter Finals
Saturday Closures2019
5/25; 6/16-9/28; 11/9;
11/30; 12/28

2020
1/4; 1/18; 4/11; 5/23; 
6/20-9/26



*During the first week of each quarter, Finals Weeks, and Christmas and spring breaks, your visit opportunities are regular campus tours and a meeting with an admissions counselor.

Individual Visits


Who

Any prospective undergraduate student, high school or transfer, interested in SPU.

What

A campus tour and/or an appointment with your admissions counselor. During the school year, you can request additional options to customize your visit (subject to availability, see details below). Don’t forget to check dates to avoid.

When

Individual visits are available most weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Note

Nursing, biologypre-professional health, and engineering are our most in-demand programs. Class visits or meetings with faculty are not always available during peak seasons. If you are interested in one of these programs, we strongly recommend that you attend one of our on-campus events like Falcon Friday, where faculty-led information sessions and class visits in these programs are offered to visitors. 

If you are unable to make one of our scheduled events, we invite you to request an Individual Visit appointment with a current student or admissions counselor who specializes in that area.



Co-curricular activity (October–May only)

Open to all prospective students.

Dine in our award-winning dining hall, Gwinn Commons, attend a game or theatrical performance, or request to join any of our weekly Campus Ministries worship services: 

  • Chapel (Tuesdays at 11:10 a.m.) features congregational singing, prayer, and a message from a special guest.
  • Group (Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.) is a contemporary service with almost an hour of continuous music, prayer, art response, and meditation.
  • Communion (Fridays at 12:30 p.m.) is a contemplative prayer service focused on the celebration of the Eucharist.

Special appointments (October–May only)*

Open to high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students.

Come see SPU in action! With at least two weeks’ notice, you can request up to two special appointments for your customized campus visit. You can meet with a professor, current student, or staff member. You can also request to visit a class for a chance to experience the academic side of SPU life. Please let us know in the comments box when you register if you would like to request a special appointment in addition to a campus tour and/or an appointment with an admissions counselor. Don’t forget to check dates to avoid.

Admitted students, if you received an offer of financial assistance from Seattle Pacific University and would like an admissions counselor to review it with you and answer your questions, please let us know in the comments section of your individual visit registration.


Overnight stay*

Open to high school juniors, seniors and transfer students who are under 21.

With at least two weeks’ notice, you can request a one-night stay with a current student to experience residence hall life. Overnight accommodations for individual visits do not include evening programming, and are not available on weekends.

Planning to stay multiple nights, or have parents traveling with you? View our recommended hotels for lodging options!


*These options require at least two weeks advance notice, and are subject to availability.


Transportation

We are unable to offer transportation for individual visits. We recommend using Shuttle Express for convenient transportation to and from Sea-Tac Airport, or your favorite ride share program, such as Uber or Lyft. You can find directions and bus routes to campus on our website.

Admitted Transfer Day

Admitted Transfer Day


Who

Traditional transfer students* who have been admitted to Seattle Pacific University.

*If you are a Running Start or other dual-enrolled high school student, programming for this event will not be applicable. We encourage you to register for Admitted Student Preview.

What

See what awaits you as a transfer student at Seattle Pacific University. At this free one-day preview event, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with SPU professors about academic programs, including biology/premed, nursing, engineering, business, and more
  • Attend classes and eat in our award-winning dining hall
  • Learn about next steps to sign up for housing and classes
  • Get your questions answered by your admissions and financial aid counselors
When

Friday, May 24, 2019



Note:
If you are under 21 years old and want to get a glimpse of what it’s like living in the residence halls on campus, please contact our office at least two weeks in advance to request an overnight stay. For older transfer students visiting from out of town, check out these nearby hotels.

Summer Visit Days


Who

Any prospective undergraduate student, high school or transfer, interested in SPU.

What

This is a great first look at Seattle Pacific. Take a campus tour, hear about the admissions process, learn about financial aid, and meet current students, staff, and faculty. We’ll even throw in a light lunch!

When

June 28, July 12, July 26, August 16, and August 30.


Will you be in Seattle this summer? We'd love to see you! While you can take a campus tour and meet with an admissions counselor any weekday during the summer, you can get that and more at one of our Summer Visit Day events.

Summer Visit Days are offered on select Fridays during the summer, from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., and give you the opportunity to learn about admissions and financial aid from the experts, hear from current students and faculty, talk with your admissions counselor, and enjoy a light lunch on our beautiful campus.

Transfer Open House


Who

Prospective transfer students (students who have completed college coursework post high school) who are interested in SPU.

What

Get all your questions about the SPU transfer experience answered. Take a tour, learn about admissions, and interact with current faculty, staff, and transfer students. If you bring your college transcripts, you could also receive an admissions decision* on site!

When

June 17th


*This is a provisional general admissions decision dependent on completion of the full application, and does not include direct admission to specific programs.

Falcon Friday


Who

Any undergraduate student, high school or transfer, interested in SPU.

What

Live like a falcon for a day! Visit classes, eat in our dining hall, take a tour, learn about the admissions process, and more.

When

2019-2020 dates TBD.

At every Falcon Friday event, you’ll have the opportunity to take a closer look at some of SPU’s most popular academic and co-curricular programs during information sessions, led by SPU faculty and staff. On select dates, additional academic information sessions that highlight other areas of study will be offered. 



Academic Info Sessions at all Falcon Friday Events: 


  • Business, Government, & Economics
  • Biology & Pre-Professional Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Engineering & Computer Science
  • Christian Foundations

Transportation

We are unable to offer transportation for Falcon Friday. We recommend using Shuttle Express for convenient transportation to and from Sea-Tac Airport, or your favorite ride share program, such as Uber or Lyft. You can find directions and bus routes to campus on our website.

Falcon Night


Who

Current high school juniors and seniors, or transfer students who are under 21.

What

Live like a Falcon with this official overnight experience the night before Falcon Friday! Enjoy an evening on campus with your overnight host by cheering on SPU at an athletic event or other participating in another on-campus activity, and connecting with other students in the residence halls. In the morning, you’ll have breakfast in Gwinn Commons before joining our Falcon Friday event.

When

2019-2020 dates TBD.

Group Visits


Who

Groups of prospective high school or transfer students, larger than five but no more than 70, who are interested in SPU. Group visits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

What

Group visits are tailored to each group, and typically include a campus tour and a presentation by an admissions counselor. Additional options, including lunch in our dining hall, are available during the academic year.

When

Select dates are pre-determined and are listed in the group request form.

Note

Please note that due to space limitations, group visits are limited to a maximum of 70 students.

If you have questions about scheduling a group visit, please email visitus@spu.edu or call (206) 281-2021.


Group visit guidelines

We look forward to having you on our campus! To ensure that you and your students receive all that Seattle Pacific has to offer, please review the following information and govern yourself accordingly.

Advanced planning

  • We request at least three weeks’ advance notice when scheduling a visit to Seattle Pacific. 
  • Be sure to reserve bus parking on campus, if needed, when filling out the group visit request form. If parking is not reserved, buses will be required to find street parking during your visit.
  • We require one chaperone for every 10 students in attendance.
  • We recommend allotting an extra 30 minutes of travel time in your schedule to allow for traffic.
  • No less than one week prior to your visit, send a final head count of all students attending. We will use this number to schedule tour guides, as well as secure classroom space. We are unable to accommodate an increase in head count of more than 10 with fewer than one week’s notice.
  • Inform us in advance if anyone in your group will need special accommodations.
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your visit to campus, please give us at least five business days’ notice. If we do not receive proper notice, you may be billed for any costs associated with your scheduled visit.