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Learning Commons

In the Learning Commons (LC) you can connect with our peer mentors in a variety of disciplines to deepen your learning through practice, questions, and review. Peer learning assistance is available to all UP students who want to reach greater levels of success in a variety of subjects.

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Accessible Education Services

Accessible Education Services (formerly Office for Students with Disabilities) serves over 200 students with disabilities each semester through accommodations such as extended time on exams, housing accommodations, assistive technology, and other individually-tailored accommodations, according to student need.

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Your First Year in College

The Shepard Academic Resource Center provides programs specifically for our first year students as they make the transition from high school to college. These programs are designed to address the core needs of a student new to the college setting, including academic, social, and emotional experiences.

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General Advising

Unsure of your major? Want to add a second major or minor? Considering study abroad? Experiencing difficulties making the transition to college? Meet with one of our academic counselors to for help and guidance.

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First in the Family

First-generation (FGEN) students are defined by the University of Portland as those who are first in their family to attend any type of college. At UP, 10 percent of the student population comes from a family with no college background.

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Parent and Family Resources

We know how important this experience is in the life of the entire family and we want to partner with you to help ease the transition. We strive to provide relevant information and resources that will help you help your student have a successful first year.

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