2020-21 Academic Event Schedule

*Faculty attendance required.

**Faculty please dress in academic regalia.

Autumn Quarter 2020

New Faculty Orientation

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Zoom meeting (link sent out in advance)

Teaching Essentials I & II

New faculty will be invited to join the Teaching and Learning I and II Canvas site and progress through the information on their own.

Faculty Retreat*

Thursday, September 3, 2020
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Zoom meeting (link sent out in advance)

Opening Communion and State of the University Address

Wednesday, October 9, 2020
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Virtual event; more information here

New Student Convocation ***Canceled


Days of Common Learning

Monday, October 5, 2020
1-1:50 p.m.
Theme: The Accelerated Digital Transformation of Our Lives and World

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
10:30-11:20 a.m.
Theme: Theology and the Future of Work

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
2:30-3:40 p.m.
Theme: Jobs of Tomorrow

Thursday, October 8, 2020
10:30-11:20 a.m.
Theme: Impact of Socio-Political Disruption on Diverse Populations

Friday, October 9, 2020
9:20-10:40 a.m.

More information regarding the Zoom sessions is forthcoming.

Hosted by The Faculty Life Office

Winter Quarter 2021

New Faculty Seminar

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

Palmer Lecture

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7-8 p.m.
Location: TBD
Lecturer: Dr. Esau McCaulley
Title: TBD

Winter Faculty In-Service*

Monday, March 15, 2021 ***Tentative
Details forthcoming

Emeriti Faculty Tea

March 2021 ***Date To Be Determined
Details forthcoming

Marston Lecture 

Recording will be available in February 2021

Spring Quarter 2021

Weter Lecture 

April 2021 (Date TBD)
Lecturer: Dr. Eric Long
Details forthcoming

Celebration of Service

Thursday, April 29, 2020
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion

Retirement Dinner

May 6, 2021
Details forthcoming

Walls Lecture ***Postponed

The 2020 Walls Lecture will be postponed until Autumn 2021 and will not take place during the 2020-21 academic year.

Spring Faculty Awards Luncheon

Monday, June 7, 2021 ***Tentative
Details forthcoming

Ivy Cutting ***To Be Determined

Saturday, June 12, 2021 ***Tentative
9:30–10:30 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 ***To Be Determined

Saturday, June 1, 2021 ***Tentative
Various times and campus locations, prior to the Graduate Commencement Ceremony (Please contact your school or department’s main office for details.)

Graduate Commencement ***To Be Determined

Saturday, June 12, 2021 ***Tentative
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.

Undergraduate Commencement ***To Be Determined

Sunday, June 13, 2021 ***Tentative
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 2020-21 SPU holiday closures.

View Holiday Schedule 

Office Closure Schedule

View a list of all SPU 2020-21 campus events for which offices will be closed. For these specific events, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

2020-21 Office Closure Dates