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Student Activities

  • Photo of students at All Aboard welcome event during Orientation
    Orientation leaders welcoming new students to the All Aboard program during Orientation Weekend!
  • Photo of students at the All Aboard Welcome event
    New students at the All Aboard welcome event held during Orientation Weekend
  • Students sitting inside of the Riverboat
    Students sitting inside of the Riverboat!
  • Poet William Giles with students during Diversity Dialogues
    Poet William Giles with students during Diversity Dialogues
  • Members of the 2017 Ohana Program
    Members of the 2017 Ohana Program
  • Students at the Activities Fair
    Students at the Activities Fair
  • A student barista making drinks at Espresso UP
    A student barista preparing drinks at Espresso UP
  • Diversity Dialogues Keynote Speaker Prisca with student leaders
    Diversity Dialogues Keynote Speaker Prisca with student leaders
  • Campus Program Board's Beachmas event held in the Chiles Center
    Campus Program Board's Beachmas event held in the Chiles Center
  • Students at the Fall Dance!
    Students at the Fall Dance!
  • UP Connections students at Corn Maize
    UP Connections Students at the Corn Maize!
  • Student section of a home soccer match
    Student section of a home soccer match! Go Pilots!
  • Students posing in front of cherry blossom trees with 2018 Rock the Bluff merchandise
    Students posing with some of the 2018 Rock the Bluff Merchandise!
  • Rock the Bluff 2018
    Louis the Child performing at the 2018 Rock the Bluff concert!

Mission Statement

In support of the tenets of the University of Portland's mission (Teaching and Learning, Faith and Formation, and Service and Leadership), the Office of Student Activities exists to facilitate active participation in extracurricular activities and leadership. We provide a fun, dynamic environment that creates educational opportunities for students to learn and practice decision-making as it relates to their core values and the benefits of the community. Through active mentorship, we promote a complex understanding of the dignity of human diversity, the formation of productive relationships, responsible citizenship, and life-long learning.

We strive to provide students with opportunities to learn outside the classroom. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our various opportunities such as Orientation, Ohana, Junior Parents and Families Weekend, Multicultural Programs, Diversity Dialogues Week, Student Media, Campus Program Board, Student Government, Clubs and Organizations, ASUP's Pilot Express and more.

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Popular Programs

Photo of staff of student newspaper The Beacon

Student Media

There are three official student media, The Beacon (student newspaper), The Log (student yearbook), and KDUP (student radio). All three media branches help maintain an atmosphere of free and responsible discussion and provide important channels for information to reach the campus community.

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Photo of students making bracelets at retreat

Diversity and Inclusion Programs-DIP

The University seeks to foster an environment that values, honors, and respects the inherent differences in our students, faculty, and staff populations and that benefits from the ideas, experiences, and perspectives of a diverse and inclusive community. We provide programs, events, and resources that embrace our diverse community.

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Pilots After Dark

Pilots After Dark

Pilots After Dark is the late night programming series held nearly every Friday and Saturday night on The Bluff.  With a diverse menu of programming every weekend, students can count on events including live music from student and local artists, interactive programs like monthly trivia nights, karaoke, and open mic. Students can be part of the program planning process by partnering with Pilots After Dark as a student club or organization.

Learn More about Pilots After Dark