2021–22 Academic Event Schedule

All events subject to change or cancellation. 
*Faculty attendance required.
**Faculty please dress in academic regalia.

Autumn Quarter 2021

Opening Communion and State of the University Address

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion 

New Faculty Orientation

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Location Otto Miller Hall, Room 119 

Teaching Essentials I & II

Thursday, September 2, 2021
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Otto Miller Hall 119
More information will be provided by the Faculty Life Office.  A Canvas course will be also be made available.

Faculty Retreat*

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion Main Gym 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Lunch in Tiffany Loop (weather permitting)
Upper Gwinn Commons 1 p.m–3: p.m.

Academic Forum

Tuesday, September 9, 2021
2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Upper Gwinn

New Student Convocation*  **

Thursday, September 9, 2021
4 p.m.–5 p.m.
Tiffany Loop

Day of Common Learning

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Monica A. Coleman; Unbreakable: Unifying Principles of Long Lasting Communities
Hosted by The Faculty Life Office

Teaching Essentials III

Monday, November 29, 2021
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
More information will be provided by the Faculty Life Office.  A Canvas course will be also be made available. 


Winter Quarter 2022

New Faculty Seminar

Thursdays, Winter Quarter 2022
Hosted by The Faculty Life Office

Weter Lecture 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Upper Gwinn Commons 

Faith, Diversity, and Science Lecture series 

Monday, January 31, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Palmer Lecture


Winter Faculty In-Service*

Monday, March 14, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Upper Gwinn Commons 

Emeriti Faculty Tea

Monday, March 21, 2022
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Upper Gwinn Commons 

Marston Lecture 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Upper Gwinn Commons 

Spring Quarter 2022

Celebration of Service

Thursday, April 28, 2022

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Royal Brougham Pavilion 

Retirement Dinner

Thursday, May 5, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Upper Gwinn Commons 

Walls Lecture 

***To Be Determined

Spring Faculty Awards Luncheon

Monday, June 6, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. 
Upper Gwinn Commons 

Graduate Hooding Ceremonies 

Please see Additional Events page for specific times. 

Graduate Commencement **

Saturday, June 11, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Tiffany Loop 

Ivy Cutting **  

Saturday, June 11, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Tiffany Loop 

Undergraduate Commencement **

Sunday, June 12, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Tacoma Dome 

*All faculty must attend either Graduate or Undergraduate Commencement.

**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. 

University Calendar

Find out about academic deadlines, the dates and times of upcoming events, and more in the searchable University Calendar.

Office Closure Schedule

View a list of all SPU 2021–22 campus events for which offices will be closed. For these specific events, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.


Holiday Schedule

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