Hello Pilot Families!
During Orientation last month, our newest Pilot parents shared some heartwarming and timely advice for their first-year students. Whether your student is in their first, second, third, or last year on The Bluff, we hope this brings back some great memories!
In the video, VP of Student Affairs Fr. John Donato shares that 'the spiritual center is the heart, and the heart grows here'. We couldn't agree more, and continue to be here to support you during this college experience.
Reach out with any questions, concerns, or stories you'd like to share.
Bryn Rose (she/her)
Associate Director of Parent Engagement
A Message from the Student Health Center
The staff at the Student Health Center would like to remind our community members that upper respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, are circulating at this time of year. The University is adhering to the recommendations of the Oregon Health Authority in caring for students who are exposed or become ill. We encourage students to take good care of themselves, to wear a mask if they are experiencing symptoms of illness, and to contact the Student Health Center for medical guidance as needed or for additional information.
September 20 Parents as Partners Webinar: Study Abroad
If your student is considering study abroad, join us on Wednesday, September 20, for a lunch hour webinar with an overview of the study abroad programs, and steps necessary to participate in this transformational opportunity! Visit this page to view our recent webinars!
Junior & Senior Family Weekend: November 3-5
We can't wait to welcome families of our junior and senior students to campus for Family Weekend! Brews on The Bluff and PilotTalks, a concert, social hour, soccer game and Sunday brunch are the highlights of this special weekend.
Finals Week: Send Some Love!
Finals week is a stressful time for students! Show your support by purchasing a Pilots Snack Pack for your student by November 3. Snack Packs are jammed to the brim with snacks and UP swag that will brighten a student's day as they work toward finishing their semester.
How's your New Student Doing?
The transition to college can be a challenge. Encourage your student to reach out to the Shepard Academic Resource Center for Resources available to them for academic support. Click here for an article about the 6 key areas of adjustment for first-year students.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month
All month, mental health advocates unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. Among the resources UP provides for students is Joyages, a new, free mental health app designed to empower users to become happier in just minutes each day. Click below for other non-emergency resources available to students.
Fall Break - October 16-20:
A reminder that all residence halls remain open during Fall Break, as do all food service locations on campus with slightly adjusted hours. If your student needs a ride to the airport, train or bus station, have them contact Pilot Express, UP's student-run shuttle service to-and-from campus during Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring and Easter breaks.
Career Education Center (CEC): Fall Workshops
Chat with your student about several upcoming workshops planned this semester for students in all class years that will focus on internships, grad school, exploring majors and job searches.
Among the many perks of being a Pilot, Wellness Wednesday events happen every week on campus to keep wellness at the forefront of student's minds and connect them with different campus partners and experts.
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