Leaven: Incoming Freshmen Retreat

During Leaven, I became comfortable and grew to love the new place I would call home, and I discovered all the ways I could be involved on campus while living out my faith.
- Kayla Garchar, Class of 2019

Students hugging in a circle

Save the date: Leaven 2018 is July 23-26!

Check back in May for more information and the link to register.

The Leaven experience gives each freshman a preview of life at the University of Portland through

  • Staying in a residence hall
  • Experiencing the variety of programs offered through Campus Ministry during the academic year
  • Exploring downtown Portland
  • Engaging in service
  • Praying together with student leaders and future classmates
  • Meeting student leaders active in Campus Ministry
  • Sharing the experience with 25 classmates interested in growing in faith

For more information, contact Annie Boyle at boylea@up.edu or 503.943.7889.


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798