Orientation 2020

Orientation is a very special time because it is an opportunity for us to welcome you into our community and assist you in making the smoothest transition possible. Through an exciting and informative program of online activities and events, Orientation will help you build relationships with fellow new students, returning students, faculty, and staff. Find out about UP's plans for Spring Semester here: https://www.up.edu/coronavirus/index.html.

As you acclimate to being a UP student, you will also learn many important aspects of University life, including:

  • the mission of the University;
  • what faculty expect and how to become a successful student;
  • the student services and academic advising the University provides;
  • your rights and responsibilities as a student at the University;
  • how to get involved in campus life outside the classroom, particularly through Engage;
  • the layout of the University campus (view a campus map);
  • how to access important information, particularly through our website and the campus web portal, PilotsUP;
  • common terminology used by UP students, faculty, staff, and alumni (a.k.a. "Pilot Speak")

If you have any questions about the Orientation program, please feel free to contact us at stuact@up.edu. Staff members are currently teleworking, so communication via email is preferred, though we are also available by phone at 503.943.7470 on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. where you can leave a detailed voicemail.