Spring 2023 Schedule-at-a-Glance | University of Portland

Spring 2023 Schedule-at-a-Glance

All times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Friday, January 13

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Residence Hall Move-In (Residence Halls)

For those new students who will be living on campus, check in at your residence hall to pick up your keys and move-in information.

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. International Student Orientation Session (Buckley Center 112)

International Student Orientation is required for any F-1 or J-1 student new to University of Portland. Students in other visa statuses, or with dual US citizenship/residency are welcome to join us, but not required.

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Commuter Student Tour (Pilot House)

For those new students who will not be living on campus, student orientation coordinators will be hosting an informal tour of campus resources such as the Beauchamp Wellness and Recreation Center, the University Health Center, Clark Library, the Commuter Student Lounge in Franz Hall, St. Mary's Student Center, and many other helpful places to know.

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Welcome to UP (Pilot House)

This event kicks off your orientation program! After a special welcome from University President Dr. Robert Kelly and Associate Director for Parent Engagement, Bryn Rose, meet your new peers and learn about the history and engaging culture at UP. We will walk through the schedule for the school year and answer any questions you have about transitioning into our community.  

12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Complimentary Lunch (Pilot House)

1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Resource Fair (Bauccio Commons Dining Room)

Travel through the fair to learn about a variety of programs, services, and resources available for students here at UP. Campus Ministry, Campus Safety, Career Education Center, Counseling Center, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, First Generation College Student Programs, Health Center, Learning Commons, Moreau Center for Service and Justice, Performing and Fine Arts, Recreational Services, Student Activities, Student Employment, Study Abroad, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and the Wellness Resource Coordinator, and others will have booths.

2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Academic Experiences (Shiley 301)

You will get a brief overview of our Core Curriculum and hear from Academic Program Counselors who will help you navigate through your academic experience here at UP. 

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Academic Resources (Shiley 249)

Members of the Shepard Academic Resource Center will talk about a variety of academic resources and supports. A member of our IT team will explain some of the important technologies that are used here at UP.

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Acquire Student ID Card (Haggerty 100)

If you have not already, a group will be walking over to the Campus Safety Office to get their Student ID cards, also known as "Pilot Cards." Pilot Cards are an official form of identification on campus and are used for access to various buildings and athletic events, checking out library books, and using meal points.

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Dinner on Your Own (Bauccio Commons)

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. New Student Social (St. Mary's Lounge)

Enjoy this opportunity to get to know your peers by sharing some ice cream and fun games.


Saturday, January 14

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. What is a UP Liberal Arts Education? (Shiley 301)

The liberal arts, in contrast to the vocational arts, put a particular emphasis on the intrinsic value of knowledge through the lenses of academic disciplines in the arts and sciences that have stood the test of time. This emphasis is critical to preparing students for lives that are both meaningful and productive, allowing the Core to enrich academic majors and allowing students to adapt over time as their lives and work evolve. 

Every academic program falls under our College of Arts and Sciences or one of our four professional schools: the Pamplin School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Nursing, or the Shiley School of Engineering. But what's different here is that everyone takes 13 core courses in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The liberal arts curriculum - which includes classes in fine arts, history, English, math, theology, and philosophy - will give you the knowledge base you need in any field of study to solve complex problems and make effective and ethical decisions.

2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Cookie Break! (Shiley 3rd Floor Foyer)

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Student Experiences Panel (Shiley 301/Shiley 319)

First-year and transfer students will get an opportunity to hear from the experiences of a panel of their peers.

3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Title IX  (Shiley 301)

Meet members of the Title IX team, who will present important information about consent, sexual or gender-based harassment, misconduct, or violence by giving definitions and examples of what these terms mean and information on how to access support and resources. The presentation will also outline what the Title IX process entails and what options are available to students involved in a Title IX matter, as well as information on how to get involved in student trainings and programs focused on preventing harm on campus, such as the Green Dot bystander intervention program.

3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Questions and Answers with Student Orientation Coordinators (Shiley 301)

As orientation comes to a close, this is an excellent opportunity to get any of your lingering questions answered before classes begin on Tuesday.

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs Gonzaga (Chiles Center Arena)

Gather with your new friends to go cheer on the Pilots as they battle our biggest West Coast Conference rival, the Gonzaga Bulldogs!