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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).


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Message From President Martin

July 2, 2014

On June 13 and 14, we celebrated some incredible milestones: Ivy Cutting, Baccalaureate, Undergraduate Commencement, and Graduate Commencement. In light of recent events, it was particularly meaningful for us to experience several days of celebration.

The faculty who taught and prayed for these graduates, the friends and classmates who supported them, and, of course, the family members who helped make it all possible –– were inspired to witness the Class of 2014 commence with the next phase of life.

I’ve had the great privilege of getting to know many of these graduates personally, and it was a thrill to shake each person’s hand and offer my congratulations and best wishes.

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News for Parents and Families

The “Rise Above” Fund


Rise Above Fund

Many of you have asked us how you can help in the wake of the events of June 5. The “Rise Above” Fund was created to remember and rise above the tragedy by supporting those who were directly affected. Make a gift to the “Rise Above Fund”.

Jon Meis Engineering Scholarship


Rise Above Fund

This scholarship for the benefit of engineering students is named for 2014 graduate Jon Meis, whose brave actions averted more injuries on June 5. Give to the Jon Meis Engineering Scholarship.

The Campaign for Alexander Hall


Alexander Hall

Alexander Hall is central to the story of Seattle Pacific — past, present, and future. SPU’s story 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 — the University’s first building — brought that vision to life. Learn more.


most beautiful campus2014–15 Undergraduate Tuition Rates

On March 3, President Martin sent an email to undergraduate students about next year’s tuition rates. Read his email here.


Revelation Study Scripture With a Biblical Scholar From the School of Theology 

If you didn't follow the Lectio on Revelation during Spring Quarter, you can still do so at your own pace. And this summer's Lectio, which began June 23, is on “New Creation in the Fourth Act,” led each week by a different School of Theology professor. You can jump in anytime, as well as read past Lectios. Lectio continues weekly throughout the year. You can read and listen to Lectio, or sign up to receive weekly notifications of new ones, at