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Schedule of Events

The 2022 First-Year & Sophomore Family weekend will take place over President's Weekend, February 18 to 20. Please see the schedule of events below. Please note that specific events and times may change prior to Family Weekend.

Visitors to UP must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a negative test within 72 hours of arrival to campus. Attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test to enter any campus venue.  We are unable to accept home test results. Masks are required for all indoor activities on campus.

Friday, February 18

3–8 pm:

Family Weekend Headquarters Open, UP Bookstore

  • Welcome to campus! Stop by the UP Bookstore to have your proof of vaccination or negative test results verified so you can receive your lanyards, name badges and schedule. Your lanyard/name-badges are your 'ticket' to Family Weekend events. UP staff will be available to help answer questions about the weekend. While you are in the Bookstore, take advantage of the 10% off merchandise sale!

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Departmental Open Houses

  • Air Force ROTC (Kenna Hall Basement)
  • Army ROTC (Behind Orrico Hall)

4:00–5:00 pm

Campus Tour, Starting outside the UP Bookstore

  • Join ASUP President Emma Fuller for a guided tour of the beautiful UP campus! This might be the first time some families have been on campus--learn some historical facts and get the lay of the land for the weekends' events.

 6:00 pm:

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

  • Sit back and be amazed by the talents of our UP students! Admission is free.

6:30–9 pm:

Residence Hall Open Houses

  • Visiting families are invited to socialize in their students' residence hall with fellow families, hallmates, and hall staff. Tour the residence hall with your student and get a taste (or maybe reminisce!) about life on campus. Light appetizers and desserts will be provided, and each residence hall will have special Family Weekend activities!

7:00 - 9 pm:

Off-Campus and Commuter Student Family Social, Pilot House, bar side

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

9–11 pm:

Pilots After Dark, Pilot House

  • Get a taste of our popular weekend and late-night programming series, Pilots After Dark. It’s karaoke night—your chance to belt out some hits from 'back in the day'.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the bar for those 21 and over.

Saturday, February 19

8 am – 2 pm:

Family Weekend Headquarters Open, UP Bookstore

  • If you're just getting to campus, pick up your Family Weekend Schedule, name badges and game tickets inside the UP Bookstore. Staff will be available to help answer questions. While you are there, take advantage of the 10% off merchandise sale. 

9:00–9:30 am:

President's Welcome, (Chiles Center) 

10:00 to 11:00 am:

Academic Showcases & Continental Breakfasts

  • Attend informational sessions for your students' area of study. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in the academic life of the campus.

  • College of Arts & Sciences, (Buckley Center Auditorium)
    • The College of Arts & Sciences invites both first-year and sophomore students and family members to presentations by several members within the college.
  • Pamplin School of Business, (Bauccio Commons Board Room) 
    • Students and families can learn about the many opportunities for students to expand their educational experience through the Pamplin School of Business. 
  • School of Education (Franz Hall 120)
    • The School of Education invites students and their family members to a student-led panel focusing on the discussion of the Junior and Senior professional year experience and what to expect. There will also be an opportunity for general Q&A with the dean, associate dean, and administrative staff.
  • School of Nursing, (Bauccio Commons Quiet Side)
    • Students and their families can Join the School of Nursing as students present on their exciting academic work. 
  • Shiley School of Engineering, (Shiley Hall, rooms 301 & 319)
    • The Shiley School of Engineering invites both first-year and sophomore students and family members to learn about their students’ experiences and to look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.

11:30 am –12:30 pm:

Informational Breakout Sessions, Dundon-Berchtold Hall, Rooms 031 and 032

Choose between:

  • Wellness Education & Prevention Program and UP's Care Team staff will share valuable information and insights in this timely session. (Lower Level, Room 032)
  • Experiential Learning session: learn how students can engage on and off-campus from staff from  Career Education Center, Moreau Center for Service & Justice, Residence Life, Student Activities and Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement. (Lower Level, Room 031)

12:30 - 2:00: Take a break to explore Portland or grab lunch off-campus!

2 pm:

Men's Baseball vs. Creighton, (Etzel Field)

  • Show your Basketball  game ticket for admission to this game, but keep it for later!

3 pm:

UP Wind Symphony & Chapel Choir Concert, Buckley Center Auditorium

  • Relax and enjoy beautiful music by our talented students. Admission is free.

4 - 5 pm:

Pilot Pre-game Social Hour with Provost and Acting President Dr. Herbert Medina

  • Join us for pre-game snacks and adult beverages in the Chiles Center 2nd floor Mezzanine. Show your Family Weekend namebadges for admission.

5 - 7 pm:

Men's Basketball vs. Pepperdine, Chiles Center

  • Cheer for the Portland Pilots Men's basketball team as they play Pepperdine. Admission included in registration fee.

Dinner on your own. Pick up the local restaurant guide when you check in for Family Weekend for a listing of a variety of dining opportunities in the area.

7:30 p.m.

  • UP Theater presents The Moors in the Mago Hunt Auditorium. SOLD OUT.

8:00 p.m.

Portland Comedy Sportz show THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY, no more tickets available

  • Family-friendly live comedy with audience participation--back by popular demand! 

9 - 11 pm:

Pilots After Dark: Trivia Night, Pilot House

  • Team up to compete in trivia games with fellow parents and students!

Sunday, February 20

9 - 10 am:

Complimentary Pre-Mass Continental Breakfast, Commons Quiet Side

10:30 am:

Sunday morning Mass, Chapel of Christ the Teacher

9 - 1 pm:

Sunday Brunch available for purchase (or with your student's Meal Points) in The Commons


  • Men's Baseball versus Creighton, Joe Etzel Field

1:30 pm:

University Singers & Bel Canto ConcertBuckley Center Auditorium

  • Experience the talents of these two performance groups. Admission is free.

4 - 5:30 pm:

UP Orchestra Concert, Buckley Center Auditorium

  •  Wrap up your Family Weekend experience! Admission is free.

There are no scheduled Family Weekend events after the UP Orchestra concert.

Please note that events and locations are subject to change. A schedule with complete details will be provided for you when you check-in for Family Weekend.