Student Activities: The Beacon
The Beacon, the University of Portland's weekly student newspaper, is owned and published by the University of Portland, which delegates editorial responsibility to student editors. The Beacon provides a forum within which students, staff, and faculty members engage in free and responsible public dialogue on a wide variety of public issues as well as campus-related topics.
Positions for The Beacon's editorial and business/advertising staff are open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Hiring generally occurs during spring semester, although openings may also surface during fall semester.
The Beacon online
Download the current Beacon Media Kit for Advertisers.
Subscribe to the Beacon:
Download the subscription form here.
Print, complete, and mail to the address below.
Advertising and Business Manager:
Mail correspondence to:
c/o Student Activities MSC 161
5000 N Willamette Blvd.
Portland OR 97203-5798
The Beacon is published each Thursday of the academic year, not including academic breaks or Summer semester . See below for this year's publishing dates.
Beacon Publishing Dates: Thursdays 2015-2016
|Fall Semester 2015||Spring Semester 2016|
|September 3||January 21|
|September 10||January 28|
|September 17||February 4|
|September 24||February 11|
|October 1||February 18|
|October 8||February 25|
|October 15||March 3|
|Fall Break- no paper Oct. 22||Spring Break - no paper March 10|
|October 29||March 17|
|November 5||March 24|
|November 12||March 31|
|November 19||April 7|
|Thanksgiving - no paper Nov. 26||April 14|
|Dec. 3 ||Summer Break- no paper until Fall Semester 2016|