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Ohana is a pre-orientation retreat and excursion for multicultural first-year students. The 2017 Ohana is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, through Thursday, August 24, 2017. Ohana is a Hawaiian word for family and at the University of Portland, creating family and community is an important part of our mission.

Ohana focuses on the transitional needs of multicultural students of diverse backgrounds. Led by current University of Portland students and past Ohana participants, the Ohana experience is a time to establish new friendships, learn about University of Portland and the Portland area, discover academic and cultural resources, and relax at a spectacular camp setting. Come join us for Ohana!

For additional information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 503.943.7470 or