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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

Leaven 2018 is July 23-26!

Registration for Leaven will open on May 14th.

If you would like to receive a reminder email when registration opens, please visit this link!

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

Please contact Annie Boyle at or 503.943.7889 with any questions.