Yesterday was the kickoff of Welcome Week for new Seattle Pacific University (SPU) students, which concludes with the start of classes on Monday, September 24th. New SPU students attended an opening reception in Brougham Pavilion, followed with a dinner for the students and their families in the Tiffany Loop, the tree-adorned plaza off of 3rd West.
SPU’s Tracy Norlen estimates that 1,040 new students and 2,000+ accompanying guests attended yesterday’s event, which was also attended by staff, faculty, and SPU President Dr. Daniel J. Martin.
Saturday’s Welcome Week activities include CityQuest, a day of community service with participation from all new students, as well as some faculty and staff. A group of about 20 new SPU students will be at Queen Anne’s own McClure Middle School to help teachers and staff, and organize classroom books.
SPU Fast Facts:
- Founded in 1891
- approx. 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students
- 1,040 new students (freshmen and transfers)
- 750 freshmen live on campus
New & returning SPU students, welcome (& welcome back) to Queen Anne!