Day of Common Learning

The Day of Common Learning is a campuswide event in which students, faculty, staff as well as the people from the greater Seattle area have the opportunity to engage in deep thought and conversation around a topic of focus, interest, and concern. All seminars, classes, and labs held before 3 p.m. are suspended while classes and labs after 3 p.m. are held as usual.

All events are free and open to the public.

SPU’s Sixteenth Annual Day of Common Learning:

Semper Reformanda: Always Reforming

 How Ought Christianity in the North American Context to be Always Reforming for the Sake of Faithful Witness in our World? 

Dr. Soong-Chan Rah
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion

The day will begin on Wednesday, October 18, with our public keynote address, by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah


**Interested in viewing this year's Day of Common Learning keynote address? Visit our YouTube site to watch the most recent speaker, as well as past speakers of Day of Common Learning **


Afternoon Seminars

In the afternoon, the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development will host two concurrent 50 minute sessions of forums, seminars, and panel presentations, led by faculty, staff, students and community members. All sessions will be offered twice, from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.  More information about afternoon sessions will be available in early October.


3:30 – 4:20: Talk back with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

Demaray 150

What’s on your mind? Any questions you would like to ask Dr. Rah? Join us for an informal time with Dr. Rah as he closes our Day of Common Learning.


Social Media

#SPUDCL – you can start using social media now to comment on what you are hearing and responding to throughout the day!

To listen to or view past Day of Common Learning lectures, please visit Digital Commons @ SPU