SPACE: Seattle Pacific Access to College Experience

November 7, 2021 - On campus program

November 8-12, 2021 - Online program

Seattle Pacific’s SPACE in-person AND online event is a free opportunity for high school seniors from diverse communities, students of color, and students who will be the first in their family to attend college. We will provide you with resources to succeed in college!

Why come to S.P.A.C.E.?

  • Extend your Early Action apply deadline to November 15, and apply for free!
  • Qualify toward a $1,000 Visit Scholarship by attending SPACE on campus, or $500 for attending virtual programming.
  • Experience themed student-led workshops.
  • Attend one-on-one essay advising sessions.
  • Receive continued access to exclusive content.

Students standing in front of wall

Come to S.P.A.C.E. if you are:

  • A senior in high school
  • A first-generation college student, student of color, undocumented/dreamer student, and/or a student from a diverse community 
  • Serious about college and curious about diversity at SPU
tentative S.P.A.C.E. schedule 

Sunday, November 7 (On Campus)

11 a.m.

Welcome Session


11:45 a.m.

Campus Tour

Current students and staff will take you on a walking tour of SPU's beautiful campus. Opcion de tour en espanol disponible.

1 p.m.

Lunch in Gwinn Commons

1:45 p.m.

Application Workshop

2:30 p.m.

Student-Led Workshops

More info coming soon!

3:15 p.m.

How to Pay for College

Hear from the experts! Student Financial Services staff will walk you through the process of paying for College, including information about the FAFSA, grants, loans, and on-campus jobs.

4-6 p.m.

Evening Activities

A variety of fun activities will be available for students to choose from.

Shuttles to Kerry Park will be running at this time. Kerry Park offers one of the best panoramic views of the Seattle skyline, you don't want miss out on that photo op!

5 p.m.

Parent & Family Information Session

Parents and guardians are invited to attend this exclusive information and Q&A session to learn more about the SPU admissions process and to get all your questions answered. A Spanish-speaker will be present to help answer questions. Un hispanohablante estara presente para responder sus preguntas.

6 p.m.

Catered Dinner & Faculty Lecture

More information coming soon!

Monday, November 8 (online)

3 p.m.

Packing for College: How to Thrive and Not Merely Survive at a Predominantly White Institution

The John Perkins Center at SPU disciples students through community engagement so that they might become leaders in areas of justice, community development, and reconciliation. As a Center, we often sit in spaces that ask us to think about how people on the margins can thrive in sustainable communities. As we think about you, the students of SPACE, we want to talk about a few things we think you should pack when it comes to preparing for thriving in college, especially when coming into a predominantly white institution.

4-5 p.m.

One-on-One Essay Advising option (students only)

Sign up for a 20-minute time slot to connect with an admissions counselor via Zoom and get feedback on your essay. This can include help getting started or reviewing your already-written piece. There are limited slots available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and times are first-come-first-serve.
5:30 p.m.

Real Talk: Panel of Current Students

5:30 p.m.

Parent & Family Information Session

Parents and guardians are invited to attend this exclusive information and Q&A session to learn more about the SPU admissions process and get all your questions answered. A Spanish-speaker will be present to help answer questions. Un hispanohablante estara presente para responder sus preguntas.

This is the same session offered in-person on Sunday's on-campus program.

Tuesday, November 9 (online)

3 p.m.

You Are Not Alone (and other important reminders from SPU's Multi-Ethnic Programs)

In Multi-Ethnic Programs (MEP), we believe in family and creating a network of support that always has your back. In this session we will explore what MEP believes in, who we support, and how students can get connected and build authentic community at SPU. Participants will be able to interact with each other, ask questions of MEP staff, and engage with future hopes and potential questions about their college education.

4-5 p.m.

One-on-One Essay Advising option (students only)

Sign up for a 20-minute time slot to connect with an admissions counselor via Zoom and get feedback on your essay. This can include help getting started or reviewing your already-written piece. There are limited slots available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and times are first-come-first-serve.

5:30 p.m.

Faculty Panel: Women of Color in Higher Education

More information coming soon!

Wednesday, November 10 (online)

3 p.m.

How to Pay for College

Hear from the experts! Student Financial Services staff will walk you though the process of paying for College, including information about the FAFSA, grants, loans, and on-campus jobs.

This is the same session offered in-person on Sundays on-campus program.

4-5 p.m.

One-on-One Essay Advising option (students only)

Sign up for a 20-minute time slot to connect with an admissions counselor via Zoom and get feedback on your essay. This can include help getting started or reviewing your already-written piece. There are limited slots available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and times are first-come-first-serve.
5:30 p.m.

Future Falcon Meet-Up

Connect with current SPU students and enjoy this live Zoom session of games and activities!

Thursday, November 11 - Veteran's Day Holiday (no programming)

Friday, November 12 (online)

4-5 p.m.

One-on-One Essay Advising option (students only)

Sign up for a 20-minute time slot to connect with an admissions counselor via Zoom and get feedback on your essay. This can include help getting started or reviewing your already-written piece. There are limited slots available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and times are first-come-first-serve.

Falcon Bound Full Tuition Award

If you applied for Washington state’s College Bound program in middle school, you may be eligible to have 100 percent of your SPU tuition covered ! It’s called the Falcon Bound Commitment, and if you apply for admission and submit your FAFSA, you’ll be automatically considered.

 

  • 43%

    of SPU students are from historically underrepresented groups 

    Learn more at spu.edu/multicultural

  • 43%

    of current freshmen are first-generation students
  • 25%

    SPU is lowering tuition by 25%, beginning in autumn 2021

    Learn more at spu.edu/multicultural

  • 93%

    employed or in grad school 1 year after graduation
  • 13:1

    Student-faculty ratio
  • > 90%

    of SPU pre-med students are accepted to medical school
  • 13

    intercultural clubs, including Black Student Union, Hawaii club, Latinos Unidos, and more.