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Visit year-round!

Monday through Friday, we offer daily information sessions and campus tours. Times for both information sessions and campus tours can be found in the registration form and may vary depending on the time of year and type of visit you choose. We will personalize your visit based on whether you are a freshman or transfer student.

To ensure you get the most out of of your time on The Bluff, please schedule your visit at least 2-3 weeks in advance. Drop-in's are welcome but our schedule is subject to change (especially in summer or during school breaks.) To register, please see the visit options below.

When you visit campus, please allow yourself additional time to navigate the construction of our brand new Dundon-Berchtold academic building. Parking and campus traffic will be slightly impacted from May 14th through August 20th. Traffic entering campus through the main drive off Willamette Blvd. will be required to stop and turn right by the Pilot House and proceed to the main lot. All buses visiting campus will be directed to enter via Portsmouth Ave. Please reference this map for further parking instructions. 

Please note: Office of Admissions is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit Options

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Virtual Tour

Can't make it to The Bluff today? Take a virtual tour of campus and explore classrooms, cafes, dorm rooms and more.  We hope you can make it campus to see for yourself soon!

Explore Campus

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Standard Visit

Get into academic buildings, see our dining facilities, check out the new gym, and more, all on a student-led campus tour (90 min).  You can also sit down with an admissions counselor and get all your questions answered about UP and the application process, Monday-Friday year-round.

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Transfer Visits

If you hope to be an incoming transfer student (you have attended a college or university after you graduated high school), please submit a request to set up a meeting and/or schedule a campus tour. Linda Cannard, Senior Associate Director of Transfer Admissions will respond to your request.


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Oregon Private College Week

Discover which Oregon private college is right for you. University of Portland is 1 of 11 schools throughout the state participating. 

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Visitation Days

In this full-day program, take a tour with current students, have lunch, tour our residence halls, learn about financial aid, student life, campus resources, and more.  This day is ideal for high school students and their families. Space is limited, so please register 2-3 weeks in advance.

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Pilot-for-a-Day Visits

Seriously thinking about becoming a Pilot? Our student ambassadors arrange in-depth visits to help you see if UP is for you. Attend a class, tour campus, have lunch with a current student, spend the night, and more!

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UP Visits YOU! Spring Receptions

Admissions counselors come to you each March with current students, alumni, and faculty to give you the insider's view of UP. March 2016 we were in Boise, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.

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Group Visits

We accommodate up to 30 high school students at a time (Monday-Friday throughout the year) with a campus tour and admissions presentation. To schedule, email visit@up.edu at least three weeks in advance.

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Saturday Visits

Informational sessions and group tours are available on select Saturdays mornings September through April. Learn about the admission process, academics, and student life. Please keep in mind that dorm rooms are not shown on Saturdays, but we hope you can stay for lunch in Bauccio Commons after the tour.

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Weekend on The Bluff

This special event is for accepted students each April.  Come for the day and meet professors and current students, tour campus, visit residence halls, explore extracurricular programs, and maybe even spend the night.  It's a great way to see if you can picture life on The Bluff!

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Please let us know if you require specific accommodations for your visit.
We want your visit to campus to be enjoyable! 

Questions? Ready to Schedule a Visit?
503.943.7147, visit@up.edu

Office of Admissions is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.