For more than 100 years, Seattle Pacific University’s parklike campus nestled in the historic Queen Anne Hill neighborhood has served as a welcoming setting for a variety of conferences and events.

A student presents at the 2022 Social Venture Plan competition in Upper Gwinn Commons

Internal events

An event is internal if: the event is primarily for SPU students, staff, or faculty; and if an SPU department will be paying for the event via an interdepartmental (ID) charge without being reimbursed by an outside organization.

A conference meeting in Upper Gwinn Commons

External events

An event is external if the primary audience for the event is not SPU students, staff, or faulty; and if a non-SPU organization will be paying for the event via check or charge (even if an SPU faculty or staff is a member of the organization). If an SPU department is sponsoring the event by paying for some or all of the fees, but an external organization is planning and executing the event, it is still considered external.

aerial view of spu campus

360 Campus Tour

Virtually walk through campus on a sunny day. Enter a classroom, soar over the waterfront, beach, or downtown.

Explore the tour

A networking event is held in Upper Gwinn

Request for space

Interested in reserving facilities on the SPU campus for your outside group? Here’s your first step:

Event Request Form

A networking event is held in Gwinn Commons

Upper Gwinn Conference Center

The two spaces available on the third floor of Gwinn Commons — the Queen Anne Room and the Cascade Room — may be reserved separately or together, depending on your event needs and room availability. Full-size, insulated panels separate the rooms and are removed when both spaces are required.

More about Gwinn Commons

Two people eat in Gwinn Commons | photo by Chris Yang

Eating at your event? 

Here’s your first step to arranging food service (through-the-line only) at Gwinn Commons: (For SPU Faculty/Staff Only)

Meal Request Form