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Commencement ’14
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Commencement 2014

View photos from all of Seattle Pacific's 2014 Commencement events.

Parent Handbook

An overview of services and resources available to students and parents, and more. Download (410KB, 36 pages, PDF).


Tent City 3 SPU Again Welcomes Tent City 3

This Winter Quarter SPU will host Tent City 3, a self-managed encampment of individuals experiencing homelessness, on Tiffany Loop in lower campus. If our positive experience in Winter 2012 is any indicator, this experience will be a great opportunity for friendships, service, and learning for SPU students and Tent City 3 residents.

Tent City 3 is a unique stopgap response to inadequate shelters and affordable housing; its residents are committed to the idea that camping in community with a group of like-minded, sober, safety-conscious, nonviolent people is safer than braving the streets alone. When SPU hosted Tent City 3 on campus in Winter 2012 many students seized the opportunity to interact: knitting groups, hot meals, chess tournaments, collection drives, and educational forums addressing the issue of homelessness sprang up almost overnight. When Tent City 3 moved out at the end of Winter Quarter students, faculty, Tent City 3 residents, and Queen Anne neighbors agreed that the interactions had been meaningful.

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News for Parents and Families

Mom's Day

Mom’s Day 2014 Was a Great Success
SPU Mom’s Day, which took place on Saturday, November 1, was themed “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” It was a great way for SPU moms to reconnect with their son or daughter and with other SPU moms and students.

The morning began with a parent prayer meeting at 8:30 a.m., followed by brunch at 10 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Brunch included an engaging welcome from Pam Martin, wife of President Dan Martin, and an overview of SPU’s Study Abroad programs.

In the afternoon, moms and their students could enjoy a cruise or explore Seattle.

The evening culminated with dinner on or off campus and a spirited Falcon women’s volleyball match vs. Montana State Billings at Royal Brougham Pavilion.

If you couldn't make Mom’s Day this year, be sure to plan ahead to attend next year.


In Context Weekly Discussions Examine How Race Shapes Experience
In Context, a unique campus discussion group, invites students to talk about race, diversity, and reconciliation. Purposely and gently, the discussion group gives students a safe place to consider and break down long-held stereotypes about people from other cultures. Learn more.


Alexander HallThe Alexander Hall Campaign
Alexander Hall is central to the story of Seattle Pacific — a story that began in 1891 with a vision for outstanding Christian education that would equip students to do good in the world. Set on an uncultivated plot of land in early Seattle, Alexander Hall —our first building — brought that vision to life. Learn more.

most beautiful campusUndergraduate Tuition Rates

On March 3, President Daniel Martin sent an email to SPU undergraduate students about 2014–15 undergraduate tuition rates.
Read President Martin's email.