Plunge Into Your Neighborhood | University of Portland

Plunge Into Your Neighborhood

WELCOME to the 2023 Plunge Into Your Neighborhood (Pre-orientation) Experience!

*** The Plunge will be Tuesday, August 22 to Thursday, August 24 ***



When you join the Plunge Into Your Neighborhood Experience, you will . . .

  • Engage the Core Commitments of the Moreau Center for Service and Justice

  • Meet and work alongside some of our valued partners in the very neighborhood(s) University of Portland belongs to

  • Get acquainted with your new home on The Bluff

  • Learn how University of Portland is the University OF, FOR, and WITH Portland and how you will be OF, FOR, and WITH Portland, too!

  • Make new friends and connections that will last a lifetime

  • Have fun!


The Participation Fee for The Plunge is $80. This includes 3 days and 2 evenings; all meals and snacks; and all activities, community engagement activities, and excursions.

To register (and make your purchase), click the image below:

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We believe ability to pay the participation fee should not be a barrier to experiencing this unique opportunity. Generous donors who believe in the power of community engagement have made financial aid scholarships available for those for whom the participation fee is a financial hardship.

>>> Click here to apply for financial aid scholarship (Note that you will need to sign in with your University of Portland email and password to access the form) <<<


QUESTIONS? Click here to view the PIYN Experience FAQs Page.



Participation in the PIYN Experience is only available to first-year and transfer students. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis.

Please contact us at with questions about the PIYN Experience.

If you require accommodations in order to participate fully in this experience, please contact Moreau Center at or by phone at 503-943-7132.