University Events

In accordance with directives from state and local authorities, University-hosted in-person events for families have been postponed until further notice to protect the health of our students and families.

Below are the types of events that are usually open to parents and families, both on and off campus, during their student’s time on The Bluff and beyond. Once we are safely able to hold events for our families, we will update you via email.

Please direct any questions to parents@up.edu or 503.943.7328.
Event on The Bluff

Weekend on The Bluff

Weekend on The Bluff is a special event held each April for accepted students and their families to visit campus. Due to Coronavirus concerns, the traditional Weekend on The Bluff for Spring 2020 is now canceled and will not be rescheduled. It is still important that you and your family members have an opportunity to see our campus and engage with members of the UP community.

See updated ways to experience campus

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. While these receptions will not be taking place during the summer of 2020, we look forward to hosting these events again in the future.

Learn more about Pilot Welcome Receptions

students and parents

Orientation

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. Orientation for parents has transitioned online this year. Please join us throughout the summer for special Orientation Webinars as you embark on the college journey ahead.

Learn more about Orientation Webinars

Parents and students

First-Year and Sophomore Family Weekend

First-Year & Sophomore Family Weekend gives parents the chance to come to 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, and learn what it means to be a proud Pilot. Visit the Family Weekend website for more details about this year’s events.

Learn more about First-Year & Sophomore Family Weekend

Family members

Junior and Senior Family Weekend

Junior and Senior Family Weekend gives juniors, seniors, parents, and family members an opportunity to spend time together reconnecting, learning, exploring, and experiencing the University of Portland at its best. We will keep our Family Weekend website updated with the latest details for this year’s events.

Learn more about Junior & Senior Family Weekend

Student and parents

Commencement

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.

The University looks forward to in-person commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 at a future date.

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

Student and parents

University Receptions

University Receptions allow us to bring UP to YOU. Join us for a special evening with members of the UP community as you visit with old friends, make new connections, and learn about the latest developments at the University of Portland.
 

Learn more about University Receptions