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University Events

There are many events open to parents and families, both on and off campus, during their student’s time on The Bluff and beyond. 

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Event on The Bluff

Weekend on The Bluff

Weekend on The Bluff is an opportunity for admitted students and families to experience academic and social life at University of Portland. The weekend includes opportunities to explore our academic programs, campus and residence hall tours, financial aid, and student activities in and outside of the classroom.

Learn more about Weekend on The Bluff

Spring flowers on campus

Pilot Welcome Receptions

Pilot Welcome Receptions are held in various cities across the country and provide the perfect opportunity for first-year students and their families to meet other members of the UP family before the start of school in August. 

Learn more about Pilot Welcome Receptions

students and parents


Orientation is a special opportunity for us to welcome you into our family and assist you and your student in making the smoothest transition possible as you become members of the Pilot community. Learn more about what resources and events will be available to parents and families this year.

Learn more about Orientation

Parents and students

Family Weekend

Family Weekend gives families the chance to visit The Bluff during the school year to immerse themselves in the UP community, meet their student’s roommates and friends, connect with University staff and faculty, participate in campus-wide activities and learn what it means to be a proud Pilot.

Learn more about Family Weekend

Student and parents


Commencement is a special time for our graduating seniors and their families. The weekend promises to be filled with memorable moments and opportunities to reminisce with your graduating student as they close this particular chapter of their UP experience.

Learn more about Commencement

UP Seattle Chapter

Regional Chapter Events

Our regional chapters offer numerous opportunities for alumni, parents, and friends of UP to meet fellow Pilots and build their professional and social networks close to home. Check out our list of chapters to see if there is one in a city near you!

Learn more about Regional Chapters Events