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.


Campus Tours


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


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


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

2018 – 2019
July 4 Independence Day
(Campus closed)
September 3 Labor Day
(Campus closed)
November 12 Veterans Day Observed
(Campus closed)
November 22–23 Thanksgiving
(Campus closed)
December 3–7* Autumn Quarter Finals
December 10–January 2* Student Christmas Break
December  24–January 1 Christmas Break
(Campus closed)
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(Campus closed)
February 18 Presidents Day
(Campus closed)
March 11–15* Winter Quarter Finals
March 18–22* Spring Break
April 19 Good Friday
(Campus closed after 12 p.m.)
May 27 Memorial Day
(Campus closed)
June 3–7*
Spring Quarter Finals
Saturday Closures


6/9–9/22; 11/10; 11/24;
12/22; 12/29

1/19; 2/16; 4/20; 5/25;

*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


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


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.


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


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 (Falcon Friday or Admitted Student Preview) 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.


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.

Falcon Friday


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


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


April 26

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

Additional Info Sessions:

  • April 26th - Psychology, Communication & Journalism, & Education/Integrated Studies


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


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


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.


2019-2020 dates TBD.

Important details

If you plan to attend a Falcon Night event, you must print, sign, and return a waiver form, which will be sent to you prior to your campus arrival. You may return the signed form by emailing it to, or by bringing it with you to check-in.


Students who are attending a Falcon Night event may request complimentary one-way or round-trip transportation from Sea-Tac Airport, King Street Station, or the Seattle ferry terminal to SPU during our designated pick-up and drop-off times (see below). Students must request transportation and select their preferred pick-up and departure times on their Falcon Night registration form at least two weeks before the event. Pick-up and departure times will be confirmed via email prior to the event.

Pick-up times: Thursday 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Departure times from SPU: Friday 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.


We recognize that you play a huge role in the college decision-making process, and we hope you can join your student. You are welcome to participate in parent-specific sessions during the event. If you are traveling with your student, check out these nearby hotels (residence hall lodging for Falcon Night is only available to students).

Transfer Open House


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


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!


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.

Group Visits


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.


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.


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


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 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.

Admitted Student Preview


High school seniors who have been admitted as freshmen to Seattle Pacific University. Whether you've been to campus for a visit before or you've never seen the Pacific Northwest, we would love to welcome you to the SPU community!


A free, overnight, firsthand experience of life at SPU. Attend classes, stay in a residence hall, hear from current SPU students, meet professors in your major of interest, eat in our award-winning dining hall, explore Seattle during an off-campus excursion, and more!


Check out the interactive online map for location information -


April 4-5; April 11–12

Have you been accepted to SPU?

Congratulations to all students who have been accepted to Seattle Pacific! We’re excited to invite you to Admitted Student Preview in April. This free event is designed for you — to answer your questions and let you get a preview of what life will be like for you as a Falcon. We can't wait to see you here!

Transfer Jump Start


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.


At this open house-style event, you will have the chance to:

  • Set up a meeting with an academic adviser to register for classes early*, and/or connect with your transfer admissions counselor to get all your questions answered.
  • Go on a transfer-specific campus tour that includes an on-campus apartment
  • Hang out with current transfer students, enjoy free lunch in our dining hall, and receive an SPU gift for attending!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

*We will be partnering with Student Academic Services for the advising portion of this event. If you are an admitted student interested in securing your class schedule for Autumn Quarter, please also sign up for advising here.

You can also register for Admitted Transfer Day, a full preview experience with class visits, academic info sessions led by professors, and more.

Admitted Transfer Day

Admitted Transfer Day


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.


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

Friday, May 24, 2019

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


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


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!


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.