Christie Hall | University of Portland

Christie Hall



3D Tours: Double Room, Triple RoomHall Lounge

Hall Staff

Hall Director: Deacon Nicholas Guiney, C.S.C.

Assistant Hall Director: Julian Tiffay

Pastoral Resident: Fr. Pat Hannon, CSC

Life in Christie Hall

Hall Motto: In Fide et Lenitate (Through Faith and Kindness)

Hall Colors: Green and white

Hall Symbol: The shillelagh (symbolizing vigor and resilience)

Nicknames for Residents: The "Christie Gentlemen" and "Christie Crazies"

Signature Events:

  • Weekly hang-outs (e.g. Christie Spikes, Hoops, Kicks, Chats, Royale, Friday BBQs)
  • The "Christie Pub": an evening fundraising event benefiting Holy Cross International Missions with live music and root beer on tap.
  • Christie vs. Villa Soccer Derby: Annual friendly soccer competition.
  • Spring Retreat: Weekend away at the Oregon coast: a time to relax, reflect on the year, and look ahead to next year.
  • Support of UP athletics: Christie's cheering section at UP games is the "Christie Crazies". Residents are invited to don face-paint, and go wild in support of our teams.

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Christie Hall is named for Archbishop Alexander Christie, the University's founder. It was built in 1911 and remodeled in 1995. Christie Hall was the first residence hall on campus, and originally housed about 80 male students and a contingent of priests in "state-of-the art" rooms featuring electricity, steam heat, and hot and cold running water. Over the years, Christie has housed the campus library, a two-lane bowling alley, a gentlemen's smoking room, a darkroom, and classrooms. Today, the bowling alley is gone, but the building boasts a modern surround-sound television lounge, a beautiful chapel, and a Muslim prayer room.

Room Layout

What is the average size of a Christie Hall room?
Christie is an old building and was not built at a time when uniform rooms were common, so not all of the rooms are the same size. A standard double room is approximately 180 square feet. Many of the rooms in Christie Hall are triple rooms, with an average of about 240 square feet. A single room is approximately 117 square feet.

How is a double room in Christie Hall laid out?
Beds can stand alone and are movable; wardrobes are freestanding, large and difficult to move; desks are movable. Rooms have wood laminate floors.


Hall Stats

Hall Type: Male Facing

Eligibility: All class years

Total Rooms: 62

Floors: 3

Elevator: No

Room Tours: Single, Double, Triple