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Schedule of Events

Junior and Senior

Friday, November 1

All of Friday’s activities are open to both junior and senior families.

3:00–6:00 p.m.

Headquarters Open, Franz Lobby

  • Welcome to campus! Avoid lines later by stopping by to pick up your registration packet and name tag for the weekend. Staff will be available to help answer questions.

3:30 p.m.

Campus Tour, begins in the Admissions Office in Waldschmidt Hall

  • There have been many exciting developments on campus in the last few years. Join us for a guided tour of the beautiful UP 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. 

4:45 p.m.

Solemnity of All Saints Mass, Chapel of Christ the Teacher

  • Celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints with your family by attending this special Mass.

6:00–8:00 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. View our lists of suggested activities and local restaurants. (Friday dinner is not included in your registration fee for the weekend.)

8:00–10:00 p.m.

Welcome Dessert Social, Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center

  • Enjoy sweet treats and entertainment while connecting with roommates and friends, as well as University staff and faculty. Our welcome social is usually one of the highlights of the weekend for our families. If your family has not picked up their registration packet for the weekend, they may do so at this event. (Drink tickets will be available for purchase.)

10:00–11:30 p.m.

Pilots After Dark, Pilot House


 

Saturday, November 2

Please note below if activities are specific to junior or senior families.

8:30–10:30 a.m.

Headquarters Open, Franz Lobby

  • 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.

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions for Juniors and Seniors, Buckley Center Auditorium and Mago Hunt Theater

  • A variety of sessions will be offered for juniors and seniors. Join representatives from various offices across campus, including the Career Center and Alumni and Parent Relations, as well as UP alumni. Junior families will have an opportunity to learn practical steps to help plan for senior year and life after college, while senior families can get a jump start on planning for Commencement and learn about the many ways the Pilot network can support them.

10:30–11:30 a.m.

All Souls Day Mass, Chapel of Christ the Teacher

  • Celebrate All Souls Day with your family by attending this special Mass.

Academic Showcase, locations TBA

  • Learn more about the academic accomplishments of the junior and senior year. Different sessions will be available for each of the academic disciplines. This will be a wonderful opportunity to engage in the academic life of the campus.

11:45 a.m.

Junior families: President’s Luncheon, Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center

  • This signature event for our juniors and their families includes lunch and a formal program with remarks from University President, Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C. This is a special time to celebrate the accomplishments of our junior class. Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. and the program will begin at noon. We ask that you please arrive promptly to locate your reserved seats. If your family has not picked up their registration packet for the weekend, they may do so at this event. (Reservations are required by October 18 to guarantee a spot at this special event.)

Senior families: Lunch on your own

  • Enjoy some down time to get off campus for lunch and explore the great city of Portland! A list of suggested activities and local restaurants can be found at up.edu/familyweekend. (Saturday lunch is not included in your registration fee for the weekend.)

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Music Department Family Weekend Showcase, Bauccio Commons Dining Room

  • Join the Music Department for a showcase featuring the University of Portland Choirs, Wind Symphony, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble.

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Brewfest, Merlo Field plaza

  • Stop by before the Men’s Soccer game to enjoy delicious food and a variety of Pacific Northwest microbrews. Bring your Pilot spirit and enjoy fun for the whole family. (In order to gain entry into this event, you must have a ticket to the men’s soccer game. Game tickets are free with registration, but you must request them. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.)

5:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. San Francisco Dons, Merlo Field

  • Show off your purple pride at our Men’s Soccer team’s final home game of the season. Game tickets for parents and family members are free, but they must be requested during registration for Junior and Senior Family Weekend. Tickets will be included in your registration packet. UP students will gain entry to the event with their Student ID card and do not need a separate ticket. (Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the game.)

8:00 p.m.

Junior families: Dinner on your own

  • Enjoy some down time to get off campus for dinner or a post-game snack and explore the great city of Portland! Check out our recommendations for fun activities and local restaurants(Saturday dinner is not included in your registration fee for the weekend.)

Senior families: Senior Soiree, The Nines Hotel

  • Senior families are invited to their very own signature event – an off-campus party at one of Portland’s premier downtown hotels. Seniors and their guests are invited to dress to impress while they celebrate the countdown to Commencement over delicious food and dancing. (Heavy appetizers will be provided, and drinks will be available for purchase.)

10:00–11:30 p.m.

Pilots After DarkPilot House

 

Sunday, November 3

All of Sunday’s activities are open to both junior and senior families. Please note that Daylight Savings Time will end on November 3, so please prepare to "fall back" an hour.

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Sunday Brunch

  • Junior families: Bauccio Commons Dining Room
  • Senior families: Pilot House
  • Join us before or after Mass for a traditional Sunday brunch. Families are welcome to stop by anytime during the morning.

10:30 a.m.

Sunday Morning Mass, Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center

  • Celebrate Sunday Mass as a family by attending our special liturgy. Families of all faiths are welcome.  

Register

Please note that locations are subject to change. A program with complete details and locations for each event will be included in your registration packet and available on campus throughout Junior and Senior Family Weekend.