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First-Year & Sophomore Family Weekend: February 14-16, 2020

Friday, February 14

3–8 p.m.

Headquarters Open, UP Bookstore

  • Welcome to campus! Stop at Headquarters to pick up your registration packet and name tag. Staff will be available to help answer questions.

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Campus Tour, begins in the Office of Admissions in Waldschmidt Hall

  • There have been many exciting developments on The Bluff in the last few years. Join us for a guided tour of the beautiful UP campus! This is a perfect opportunity for any family members who may be prospective students to view campus.

Self-guided Tour, Dundon-Berchtold Hall

  • Dundon-Berchtold Hall will be open for Friday afternoon classes. Take a self-guided tour of UP’s impressive new academic building.

Departmental Open Houses, Various Locations on Campus

  • Check out some of the exciting facilities on campus such as the Bloomberg Research Lab or “Pilot Space” Maker Space, or visit with staff in offices such as Campus Ministry and the Moreau Center for Service and Justice. A full list of participating departments will be available at a later date.

 4:30–7 p.m.

Dinner on your own

  • We encourage families to explore the city and grab a bite at one of Portland’s renowned restaurants or food carts. Check out our recommendations for fun activities and local restaurantsOr share in your student’s experience by eating together at one of UP’s dining facilities. (Friday dinner is not included in your registration fee for the weekend.)

7–9 p.m.

Residence Halls Open Houses and Socials, Various Locations on Campus

  • On-campus residential students are invited to socialize in their halls with their families, fellow hallmates, and hall staff. Families can tour the hall and get a taste for the special community their student lives in. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

Off-Campus Student Social, Location on Campus TBD

  • Commuter students and students living off campus are invited to bring their families to socialize and connect with other Pilots as we kick off Family Weekend. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

9–11 p.m.

Pilots After Dark, Pilot House

 

Saturday, February 15

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Headquarters Open, UP Bookstore

  • If you didn’t have the opportunity to visit Headquarters on Friday, stop by to pick up your registration packet and name tag for the weekend. Staff will be available to help answer questions.

9:30–11 a.m.

Academic Showcases, Various Locations on Campus

  • Different informational sessions will be available for each of the academic disciplines. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in the academic life of the campus. Coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided.

  • College of Arts & Sciences, Buckley Center Auditorium

  • Pamplin School of Business, Bauccio Commons Boardroom

  • School of Education, Franz Hall 120

  • School of Nursing

    • First-year families – Bauccio Commons Dining Room

    • Sophomore families – Dundon-Berchtold Classroom 031

  • Shiley School of Engineering, Shiley Hall 301 & 319

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Informational Breakout Sessions, Various Locations on Campus

  • Students and families will discover opportunities for student growth both inside and outside the classroom through various informational breakout sessions offered.

12:30–2 p.m.

Pilot Pregame Lunch, Chiles Center Mezzanine

  • Wear your purple and bring your Pilot spirit! Join us for lunch before we cheer on the Women’s basketball team as they take on the Dons of San Francisco. A buffet lunch will be provided. In order to gain entry into this event, you must have a ticket to the game. See below for ticketing details.

2 p.m.

Women’s Basketball vs. San Francisco Dons, Chiles Center

  • Parents and family members can request tickets for the game during registration for Family Weekend and are included in the registration fee for the weekend. Tickets will be included in your registration packet and available for pick-up at Headquarters. UP students will gain entry to the event with their Student ID card and do not need a separate ticket. All seats are general admission. Please be prepared for a security inspection as you enter the Chiles Center. Backpacks, duffel bags, or bags larger than 12" x 12" x 6" are prohibited. No outside food or beverage is allowed. Please check out our bag policy and prohibited items list.

3 p.m.

Wind Symphony & Chapel Choir Concert, Chapel of Christ the Teacher

5 p.m.

Dinner on your own

  • We encourage families to explore the city and grab a bite at one of Portland’s renowned restaurants or food carts. Check out our recommendations for fun activities and local restaurantsOr share in your student’s experience by eating together at one of UP’s dining facilities. (Saturday dinner is not included in your registration fee for the weekend.)

7–9 p.m.

First-Year Families:

Saturday Night Live, Various Locations on Campus

  • First-year students and their families are invited to be entertained on campus by attending a variety of fun events such as a movie screening or performance by Portland Comedy Sportz. More details will be available at a later date.

Sophomore Families:

Night at the MuseumWorld Forestry Center located in Portland’s Washington Park

  • Sophomores and their families are invited off-campus to experience the Pacific Northwest through the lens of the World Forestry Center! Enjoy appetizers and refreshments as you participate in a scavenger hunt and explore museum exhibits exclusively open to sophomore Pilot families. Before you head to the museum for this event, check out all that Washington Park has to offer by visiting some of the other attractions nearby, such as the Oregon Zoo or the International Rose Test Garden. The Explore Washington Park site has all the information you need, including various transportation options to get there.

9–11 p.m.

Pilots After Dark, Pilot House

 

Sunday, February 16

10:30 a.m.

Sunday Morning Mass, Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center

  • Students and families of every faith are invited to join us in celebrating the Catholic tradition of Mass together as the UP community. University President Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will preside.

11:30 a.m.

Brunch on your own

  • We encourage families to explore the city and enjoy brunch at one of Portland’s renowned restaurants or food carts. Check out our recommendations for fun activities and local restaurantsOr share in your student’s experience by eating together at one of UP’s dining facilities. (Sunday brunch is not included in your registration fee for the weekend.)

1:30 p.m.

University Singers & Bel Canto Concert, Buckley Center Auditorium

3:30 p.m.

UP Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combo Concert, Mago Hunt Recital Hall

 


 

Click here to register online! Please note that events and locations are subject to change. A program with complete details will be provided for you during the weekend.

Those participating in Family Weekend who may require an accommodation in order to fully participate in any of the activities should contact the Office of Student Activities as soon as possible. They can be reached at 503.943.7470 or stuact@up.edu.