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Leaven: Incoming Students 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

The application for Leaven 2018 is now closed. However, we invite all incoming students to attend Campus Ministry's annual Connect Retreat on September 9, 2018!

The Leaven experience gives each new student 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

Leaven begins at 1:30 pm on July 23rd and concludes around noon on July 26th. There is no cost to attend Leaven, although participants cover their own transportation costs.

Please contact Annie Boyle at or 503.943.7889 with any questions.