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  • Two students participate in a service plunge in 2017
    Two students participate in a service plunge in 2017
  • Rural plunge participants in 1990
    Rural plunge participants in 1990
  • Two students volunteer with toddlers in the 2017 service plunge
    Two students volunteer with toddlers in the 2017 service plunge
  • Students working at the radio station in the 1950s
    Students working at the radio station in the 1950s
  • Students participate in the 2016 service plunge
    Students participating in the 2016 service plunge
  • Students sing during the 2016 Advent Concert
    Students sing during the 2016 Advent Concert
  • Fr. Donato greets a student during Mass in Fields Chapel
    Fr. Donato greets a student during Mass in Fields Chapel
  • Students on the Freshman Escape in 2003
    Students on the Freshman Escape in 2003
  • A group of students hold candles at the 2014 Bell Tower opening ceremony
    A group of students hold candles at the 2014 Bell Tower opening ceremony
  • A group of students look out over the bluff in 1985
    A group of students look out over the bluff in 1985
  • Encounter with Christ retreat leaders (late 2010s)
    Encounter with Christ retreat leaders (late 2010s)
  • Students pose together in the 1990s
    Students pose together in the 1990s
  • Students represent their Residence Halls
    Students represent their Residence Halls
  • Students volunteer at an HIV center in the 1990s
    Students volunteer at an HIV center in the 1990s
  • International students on the soccer team pose with flags showing their home countries in 1961
    International students on the soccer team pose with flags showing their home countries in 1961
  • Students relax on campus during a sunny autumn day in 2017
    Students relax on campus during a sunny autumn day in 2017
  • Students clean the UP bus stop during a service event in 1954
    Students clean the UP bus stop during a service event in 1954
  • Two students race tricycles during Engineering Week in 1976
    Two students race tricycles during Engineering Week in 1976

"Education is the art of helping young people to completeness"  
— Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C. 

Teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership distinguish the Catholic, holistic vision of education at the University of Portland. As Holy Cross educators, the Division of Student Affairs provides the professional and pastoral support to foster communities of charity and learning where each member is welcomed. Together we pursue significant questions that transform lives. We nurture the whole person — hearts, hands, and minds. We teach and practice responsibility to the common good, beginning with the moment of inquiry and through a life-long relationship with the University of Portland.