Leaven: Incoming Freshmen Retreat

During Leaven, I became comfortable and grew to love the new place I would call home, and I discovered all the ways I could be involved on campus while living out my faith.
- Kayla Garchar, Class of 2019

Leaven 2017 is July 24-27! You can register here!

Students hugging in a circle

Learn more about Leaven here (PDF)!

The Leaven experience gives each freshman a preview of life at the University of Portland through:

  •  Staying in a residence hall
  •  Experiencing the variety of programs offered through Campus Ministry during the academic year
  •  Exploring downtown Portland
  •  Engaging in service
  •  Praying together with student leaders and future classmates
  •  Meeting student leaders active in Campus Ministry
  •  Sharing in the experience with 25 classmates interested in growing in faith

For more information, contact Beth Barsotti at barsotti@up.edu or 503.943.7463.


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798