Important Information

We are so excited to see you on The Bluff this weekend! Please see below for important information.

Visit Headquarters!

Registration Packets

Your registration packet includes everything you need for the weekend, including name tags, a schedule, and tickets to various events. Packets are organized by the last name of your student, and one person from your family can pick up the packet for the entire group.

Packets can be picked up at the following times at Headquarters in the UP Bookstore:

  • Friday, February 14 from 3–8 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 15 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Walk Up Registration

We are happy to accommodate walk-up registrations for Family Weekend, but please note that there is a slight increase in price from online registration:

  • $25 per student
  • $55 per family member

Team UP

Team UP connects the UP community together, one pin at a time. Since our founding in 1901, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families are all members of the Team UP community. Visit Team UP on Friday evening from 3–6 p.m. at Headquarters to pick up your pin!

Bookstore Specials

While you are checking in at Headquarters, take advantage of the Bookstore’s 25% off Nike merchandise sale.

Receive a free gift when you spend $75 or more on licensed University of Portland product. Gifts are offered for a limited time only and while supplies lasts. One gift per customer. Offer valid in-store only.

Pregame Lunch and Basketball Game


Both game and lunch tickets will be included in your registration packet. Students will gain access to the game with their Student ID and do not need a separate game ticket.

Check-In Process

  • Both students and guests will enter through the main entrance.
  • Please note that there are standard security measures in place for entering the Chiles Center for the basketball game, including walking through a metal detector.
  • Please allow plenty of time to get through security.
  • Outside food and drink, backpacks, duffel bags, or bags larger than 12" x 12" x 6" are prohibited. View the comprehensive list of prohibited items.
  • Once you are inside, you will give staff your game ticket and be guided to the Upper Level where you will get in line for the lunch buffet.
  • Once at the front of the buffet line, you will give staff your lunch ticket.
  • Make your way to your seats to enjoy your meal. All seats are general admission. 

Enjoy the Pilots Pregame and stay to cheer on Women's Basketball!

Arrive early to take full advantage of the rally towel giveaway, as well as to enjoy games, a photobooth, meeting Wally, and viewing a special UP Museum display.

Stay for the game to cheer on our women's basketball team and enjoy more activities and fun, including a 500 t-shirt giveaway!



For parking during the weekend, you may use the main parking lot at UP, which can be accessed by entering the main entrance on Willamette Blvd and turning right at the Pilot House. You may also use any unmarked spots in the surrounding area. Visitor parking permits are not necessary during First-Year & Sophomore Family Weekend.


We are pleased to offer a $5 Lyft discount to our Pilot families. This discount is valid for one use per account for the first 500 redemptions when the following locations are used for either pick-up or drop-off:

  • The University of Portland, 5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203
  • The World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
  • Portland International Airport (PDX), 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218

Download the Lyft app (discount will be automatically applied by clicking the link). If you already have the app, open the Lyft menu in the upper left-hand corner. Tap “Promos” and enter the code PILOTFW2020.

For Sophomore Families

Saturday’s Night at the Museum event will be held at the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum located in Portland’s Washington Park.

Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 87221.

View online instructions for using your own car, Lyft (see above), or public transportation to get there!


The weather forecast for this weekend looks like it will be typical Portland weather – cold and rainy – but we don’t let rain spoil our fun in the Pacific Northwest! We encourage you to bring plenty of layers and keep in mind that you will likely be walking around campus.

Get Social

We hope you share photos during your time on The Bluff this weekend! Be sure to use the hashtag #pilotfamilyweekend! You can also take advantage of our Instagram GIFs and Facebook frames—visit our social media page to learn more. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at or 503.943.7328. During the weekend, please visit us at Headquarters at the UP Bookstore, where we will be able to answer any questions and provide directions if needed.