2019–20 Academic Event Schedule

*Faculty attendance required.

**Faculty please dress in academic regalia.

Autumn Quarter 2019

New Faculty Orientation

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Library Seminar Room

Teaching Essentials I & II

Day One:
Thursday, September 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cremona 101


Day Two:

Friday, September 6, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cremona 101

Faculty Retreat*

Day One:
Monday, September 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m
Camp Casey Conference Center — Whidbey Island
Registration begins in late July.

Day Two:
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Camp Casey Conference Center — Whidbey Island
Registration begins in late July.

Opening Communion and State of the University

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. – Coffee & Donuts/Fellowship
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. – Opening Worship and Commission
11:00 - Noon  – State of the University
First Free Methodist Church Sanctuary

New Student Convocation*

Thursday, September 26, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 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.

Palmer Lecture

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: TBD
Title: TBD

Day of Common Learning / Faculty In-Service Luncheon* 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Plenary Event: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Faculty In-Service Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Theme: Bending toward Shalom: Public Theology through the Lens of Liturgy
Speaker: Dr. James K.A. Smith
Hosted by The Office of Faculty Life

Winter Quarter 2020

New Faculty Seminar

Winter Quarter: Thursdays 12:30–2:50 p.m. (lunch provided) 
Library Seminar Room
Hosted by The Office of Faculty Life

Winter Faculty In-Service*

Monday, March 16, 2020
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Upper Gwinn Commons

Marston Lecture

TBD
Demaray Hall 150
Lecturer: Dr. Owen Ewald
Title: TBD
Hosted by The Office of Faculty Life

Spring Quarter 2020

Weter Lecture 

TBD
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: Dr. Katie Kresser
Title: Priceless: Post-Modern Yearning and the Mystique of Art

Walls Lecture

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: TBD
Title: TBD

Retirement Dinner

Thursday, May 7, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Emeriti Tea 

Tuesday, May 24, 2020
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons

Spring Faculty Awards Luncheon*

Monday, June 8, 2020
11:30 - 1:20 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Ivy Cutting*

TBD
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

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

Graduate Commencement*

TBD
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

TBD
Location: Royal Brougham Pavilion
Academic regalia not required.

Undergraduate Commencement*

Sunday, June 14, 2020
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 University Calendar.

Holiday Schedule

View a complete list of all 2019-20 SPU holiday closures.

Office Closure Schedule

View a list of all SPU 2019-20 campus events for which offices will be closed. For these specific events, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

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