There's lots you can do to get ready for your first year on The Bluff before you even arrive.
Make sure to complete these important tasks before your arrival or within your first few days on campus! Services will be open on Friday, January 13th during business hours but not during the rest of Orientation weekend.
All new students must have a Health History and Immunization Record on file with the Health and Counseling Center prior to matriculation. Failure to turn in the form will automatically result in a hold placed on your records, which will prevent you from registering for the subsequent semester. If you have not turned in your completed form, please do so as soon as possible. If you need assistance or have questions, please call the University Health and Counseling Center at 503.943.7134.
The University's health insurance program is required of all full-time undergraduate students. However, if you already have health insurance coverage, you may waive the University's insurance charge by completing the Waiver of Student Fees at www.aetnastudenthealth.com. After completing the form, you will receive an email notification that the waiver was completed and accepted. Please complete this process by January 20, 2017.
Registration for classes or making changes in your schedule (“drop/add”) takes place in the main office of your college or school. If this is necessary, please visit:
Students must have a permanent or home address on file at the Registrar’s Office. If this address has changed recently (especially since your admissions application), visit the Registrar’s Office on the first floor of Waldschmidt Hall to update your records. Off-campus students must have their current local address on file. Please notify the Registrar with the address and phone number of your location here in Portland by the first day of classes. On-campus addresses are automatically updated. You can also use SelfServe under the “Personal Information” tab to update addresses if need be. If SelfServe does not let you update addresses, send an email to the Registrar’s office (email@example.com) and they will be able to update it for you.
If you are planning on receiving financial aid, you should check in with the Office of Financial Aid or view the Financial Aid section of Pilots Self-Serve to make sure that all paperwork and requirements are complete. If you need immediate assistance, or have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 503.943.7311 or 800.227.4568 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are planning on utilizing your Federal Direct Student Loans, you must complete loan entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note. To begin the process, please first accept your financial aid award. Then proceed to www.studentloans.gov where the entrance counseling and MPN can be completed. To complete the Federal Direct PLUS loan a Master Promissory Note and application will be required. These items can be completed at the same website. If you need immediate assistance, or have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 503.943.7311 or 800.227.4568 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
If you have not yet paid tuition, room, board and other necessary fees, go to the Office of Student Accounts on the first floor of Waldschmidt Hall. Spring semester tuition is due on Friday, January 6th, 2017, and late fees will be applied to all accounts with an outstanding balance (see enrollment packet for more information). You may have to establish a payment plan in order to clear your account. The University of Portland has partnered with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to offer e-billing and an on-line payment option for students. If you would like more information, please contact Student Accounts at 503.943.7347 or view the department’s website at www.up.edu/studentaccounts.
All students must have an ID picture taken for their University identification card. When validated, your ID card serves as your main source of ID on campus. It should be carried at all times, and it must be shown to any University official or public safety officer upon request. The ID card also serves a wide variety of other purposes:
- Entry into Residence halls for on-campus students
- Bon Appetit Meal Plan use
- Tickets and verification of attendance at athletic and student events.
- Library cards; can be used for on-campus and online resources.
- Access to the recreational facilities in Howard Hall and the Beauchamp Center.
- Access to computer labs and the 24 hour study lounge in the Pilot House.
To have your picture taken for your ID card, you must have your class schedule, invoice, OR payment receipt with you. The public safety department is located in Haggerty Hall 100, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
NOTE: Lost or stolen cards must be reported to Public Safety. Additionally, if you are on a meal plan or have dining dollars on your card, report to the Bon Appétit office in The Commons immediately so they can issue you a temporary meal pass.
Friday, January 6th – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 9th – 10th - closed
Monday, January 9th thru Friday, January 13th - 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday, January 14th - 10 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday January 15th 11-6pm
8:30 am to 7:00 pm the first week of classes