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Visit Campus

SPU is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check the SPU Office of Health Services webpage for the latest information.


Interactive virtual campus tour

Virtually explore our beautiful campus and hear about SPU's programs, services, and community life from our team of student tour guides.

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 and opened with a short presentation from an admissions counselor. Our campus tours will visit a residence hall, an academic building, Ames Library, Gwinn Commons dining hall, our Student Union Building, Royal Brougham Pavilion, and more academic & student life facilities. This tour is designed to showcase and answer general questions about the student experience at SPU.


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.

other tours

STEM Tours of Otto Miller Hall
Interested in a tour of our engineering and computer science labs? Register for a campus tour or individual visit and sign up for a 1-hour STEM Tour, offered on the following days and times:

STEM tour times February 17, 2020 - March 13, 2020

  • Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Residence Hall Tours (applied/admitted students only)
Students who have submitted an application or been accepted to SPU will have the option of a residence hall tour available on their tour registration form. Residence halls tours are led by our admissions counselors, and will show your residence hall(s) of choice as well as answer any questions that you have about your application or financial aid.

Dates to avoid

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)
May 25 Memorial Day
(Campus closed)
June 8-12* Spring Quarter Finals
Saturday Closures 2019
5/25; 6/16-9/28; 11/9;
11/30; 12/28

1/4; 1/18; 4/11; 5/23; 

*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, Biology/Pre-Med, and Engineering are our most in-demand programs. For this reason, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfill requests to meet with faculty or visit classes from these areas. We suggest requesting to meet with a current student in these areas.

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.

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 transfer experience tour, learn about admissions and financial aid, and interact with current transfer students. If you submit your college transcripts when you register for Transfer Open House, you could also receive an admissions decision* on site!


October 4, 2019 (3:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

January 11, 2020 (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

March 31, 2020 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.) Canceled. Check out our virtual options.

June 24, 2020 (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

*This is a provisional general admissions decision dependent on completion of the full application, and does not include direct admission to specific programs. You must submit your transfer open house registration form via the button below at least 2 business days prior to the event date and attend in-person in order to receive your provisional admissions decision.

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.


October 11, October 18, October 25, January 17, February 14, February 28, May 1

Academic info sessions

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. 

Offered at all Falcon Friday events: Business, Government, & Economics, Biology & Pre-Professional Health Sciences, Nursing, Engineering & Computer Science, and Christian Foundations.

October 11: English, Social Justice, Communication, Journalism, and Film Studies

October 18: Art, Music, and Theatre

October 25: Exercise Science and Education

January 17: Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Psychology

February 14: Art, Music, and Theatre

February 28: Apparel Design & Merchandising, Communication, Journalism, and Film Studies

May 1: Psychology, Communication, Journalism, and Film Studies

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.


October 10, October 24, January 16, February 13


We are pleased to offer transportation to students attending Falcon Night to and from Seattle Tacoma International Airport, the Downtown Ferry Terminal, or King Street Bus/Amtrak Station. SPU vans will transport students at designated times on Thursday and Friday. Upon selecting the Falcon Night add-on in your Falcon Friday registration, you will be prompted to select one of the following pick-up or departure times:

Thursday - 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. pick-up

Friday - 3:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. departure from campus

Group Visits

Campus tours and group visit events will not be held March 9–April 24. One-on-one sessions with admissions staff are available for admitted students. The latest scheduling information will be posted on this page.


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 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.