2018–19 Academic Event Schedule

*Faculty attendance required.

**Faculty please dress in academic regalia.

Autumn Quarter 2018

New Faculty Orientation

Day One:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Library Seminar Room

Day Two:
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Library Seminar Room

Teaching Essentials I & II

Thursday–Friday, September 6–7, 2018
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cremona 101

Faculty Retreat*

Day One:
Monday, September 10, 2018
Camp Casey, Whidbey Island
Registration begins in late July.

Day Two:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Faculty/Staff Breakfast

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
7:30–9 a.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Opening Communion and State of the University Address

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
10 a.m.–Noon
First Free Methodist Church Sanctuary

New Student Convocation*

Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:15 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up in the Falcon Club (RBP) at 3:45 p.m. All faculty are expected to attend.

Opening Academic Convocation*

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
11:10 a.m.
First Free Methodist Church (adjacent to campus)
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. All faculty are expected to attend.

Day of Common Learning / Faculty In-Service Luncheon* 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Upper Gwinn Commons
Speaker: Dr. A.J. Swoboda

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
8–9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Thursday, November 29, 2018
8–9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Autumn Faculty In-Service*

Monday, December 3, 2018
8:30am–Noon
Upper Gwinn Commons

Winter Quarter 2019

New Faculty Seminar

Winter Quarter: Thursdays 12:30–2:50 p.m. (lunch provided) 
Library Seminar Room
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
8–9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons

Palmer Lecture

Monday, February 4, 2019
7–8:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: Dr. Ellen F. Davis
Title: The Land as Kin: Renewing Our Imagination

Marston Lecture

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
3:15–4:15 p.m.
Demaray Hall 150
Lecturer: Dr. Owen Ewald
Title: Roots of the U.S. Constitution
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Provost-Faculty Breakfast

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 CANCELLED
8–9:30 a.m.
Lake Union Room, Gwinn Commons 

Spring Quarter 2019

Emeriti Tea 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
1:30–3 p.m.
Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons

Weter Lecture 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7–8:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: Dr. Lane Seeley
Title: The Inherently Quantitative Moral Landscape of our Global Neighborhood
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Retirement Dinner

Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion 

Video Tributes & Emeriti Resolutions

Walls Lecture

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: Dr. Frank Spina
Title: Discovering Jesus' Personal Bible: The Greatest Archaeological Find Ever 

Spring Faculty Awards Luncheon*

Monday, June 3, 2019
11:30 a.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Ivy Cutting*

Friday, June 7, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Tiffany Loop

Faculty Instructions
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 9:15 a.m.

Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

Friday, June 7, 2019
Various times and campus locations, prior to the Graduate Commencement Ceremony (Please contact your school or department’s main office for details.)

Graduate Commencement*

Friday, June 7, 2019
2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Tiffany Loop 

Faculty Instructions
*All faculty must attend either Graduate or Undergraduate Commencement.
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 1:45 p.m.

Baccalaureate

Friday, June 7, 2019
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Royal Brougham Pavilion
Academic regalia not required.

Undergraduate Commencement*

Saturday, June 8, 2019
7–9:30 p.m.
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena

Faculty Instructions
*All faculty must attend either Graduate or Undergraduate Commencement.
**Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Arrive by 5:00 p.m. to the Don James Center on the north side of Husky Stadium for dinner and processional line-up.

University Calendar

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

Office Closures

View a list of all 2018-19 campus events for which offices will be closed. For these specific events, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

Holiday Schedule

View a complete list of all 2018-19 SPU holiday closures.