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Undergraduate Admissions

Cultural Connections Online  

Thursday, February 25, 2021

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Seattle Pacific University

Cultural Connections Online highlights and celebrates the accomplishments of our incoming first generation students, students of color, and their families. Seattle Pacific University is committed to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we want to take this time to honor you and your journey.

During our time together, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to discuss diversity at Seattle Pacific with students and staff.
  • Begin developing relationships with current students and other future SPU Falcons.
  • See the campus (virtually!) through the eyes of current students who represent a variety of different cultural backgrounds.

All admitted students interested in learning about ethnic diversity at SPU are welcome. However, this event may be especially beneficial to:

  • Students who are the first in their family to attend a four-year university in the United States.
  • Students who have an ethnic or racial background that is historically underrepresented in higher education (for example, but not limited to: Black/African American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Asian-Pacific Islander, multiracial).


4 p.m.

Welcome and Celebration of Accomplishments

Hear from Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Sandra Mayo.

4:20 p.m.

"Day in the Life” virtual tour

Meet current Seattle Pacific students representing many different cultural backgrounds and see campus from their points of view.

4:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Guests will be able to join Zoom breakout sessions to engage with current SPU students live, connect with other attendees from similar (or if you wish, different!) backgrounds, and get your questions answered about life at SPU.

5:15 p.m.

(Optional)  Live Virtual Campus Tour

Stay online with us for a more in-depth, optional campus tour that will include a residence hall viewing.

Arrange two official virtual visits through the Admissions office, September 1, 2020, through May 1, 2021 to qualify for a $500 visit scholarship for the 2021–22 school year. Learn more.

The Ames Scholarship is a renewable scholarship that helps support traditionally underrepresented students of color.