Student Life

Student Life Portland Services

Student Life Portland is a resource for our Portland students. Our goal is to orient, inform and respond to you and your needs to make your academic experience enjoyable and successful. We hope you find the following resources helpful to you while you are a student at UO.

For questions or more information contact Student Life Portland.

Sarah Kutten, Director of Student Services, skutten@uoregon.edu, 503-412-3704

Julie MacKenzie, Program Coordinator, juliem@uoregon.edu or 503-412-3701

Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

White Stag Block | Suite 241
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209

PDX and PSU have a Joint Campus Registration Agreement MOU allowing students from both schools to access course offerings of the other school without creating undue dual enrollment burdens related to financial aid, multi-institutional billing, and separate records at both institutions.

Oct 21
Momenta Workshop - Portland 201812:00 a.m.

Join Momenta, Leica, and the SOJC in Portland for an intenstive photography workshop. Each student gets assigned to a different nonprofit, based on their interests and...
October 17–21
George S. Turnbull Center, Shirley Pape Forum

Join Momenta, Leica, and the SOJC in Portland for an intenstive photography workshop. Each student gets assigned to a different nonprofit, based on their interests and goals for photography. Together, the workshop will help students create a photo story that speaks to the mission of the organization. Students will also get nightly lectures and a full day of business skills training. Plus, this experience includes daily, 1-on-1 editing sessions with an instructor to go over all the photos in an personal, focused feedback session.

Use Your Photography to Give Back to Deserving Nonprofits.

The nonprofits include women & children outreach, immigration rights, animal rescue, youth programs, job training, LGBT, and more. 

To learn more, visit their website.

 

For current MMJ students in Portland, a full tuition scholarship is available. Apply at: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0JnzdRAOTKelKIt

 

Oct 23
Job Search Groupnoon

You recently graduated or are about to graduate from the UO—yay! But you aren't sure what your next move is. The pressure is on to find a job, but you find yourself...
October 16–November 1
White Stag Block, Suite 241

You recently graduated or are about to graduate from the UO—yay! But you aren't sure what your next move is. The pressure is on to find a job, but you find yourself wondering where to even start.

Sound familiar?

Join our upcoming Job Search Group in Portland and connect with other 2018 UO graduates and graduating students looking for work in Portland. You'll get support from a small group of peers, opportunities to connect with UO alumni and hear their job search advice, and concrete steps to get you that job!

Sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. beginning October 16 and ending November 1, 2018. Bring your lunch!

Session One (Tuesday, October 16): Knowing Yourself and Creating Your Brand
Session Two (Thursday, October 18): Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
Session Three (Tuesday, October 23): Interviewing Successfully
Session Four (Thursday, October 25): Becoming Known Through Networking
Session Five (Tuesday, October 30): Managing the Job Search Process
Session Six (Thursday, November 1): Presenting Your Job Search Plan

Space is limited to eight 2018 UO graduates or graduating seniors. There is no cost to attend.

Group will meet at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209, Suite 241

Want to join us?

RSVP now to careerpdx@uoregon.edu or by calling 503-412-3701.

Oct 23
THE FUTURE OF STORYTELLING: COMMUNICATIONS CAREERS DRIVEN BY TECH5:30 p.m.

Technology is changing the way people connect, and there are countless new ways for storytellers to build exciting, future-proof careers. What does New Media really mean, and how...
October 23 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
White Stag Block, Main Event Room

Technology is changing the way people connect, and there are countless new ways for storytellers to build exciting, future-proof careers. What does New Media really mean, and how can it be leveraged as an effective tool for connection? This discussion will dive into the world of experiential technologies and the ways organizations are using tech to connect with audiences through immersive, impactful storytelling. We’ll explore everything from 360 video to virtual reality with professionals sharing different perspectives and experiences, from cutting edge creative agencies to traditional media outlets. Discover how these technologies are opening up new career paths for creatives, artists, coders, marketers, and more. Storytellers of all kinds will walk away with inspiration and tools to make their next career move future-ready.

Join us for an evening of expert discussion, Q&A, and professional networking, hosted by University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and moderated by Mac’s List's Mac Prichard.

For SOJC students only, use the promocode: SOJCSTUDENT. Bring your student ID.

 

Panelists


Daniel Ortiz
Tawny Schlieski
Cassandra Profita
Joshua Alan Young


 

Schedule



5:30pm – 6:15pm: Networking


6:15pm – 7:45pm: Panel presentation and audience Q&A


7:45pm – 8:00pm: Networking and wrap-up



Included with your registration:



Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres to be served throughout the event


Pick up your complimentary paperback copy of "Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond)" at the event. It's the step-by-step insider's guide to finding meaningful and rewarding work here in Portland!


Oct 25
360/VR Documentary Screening: Through Darcelle's Eyes 5:00 p.m.

About Through Darcelle's Eyes Walter Cole, aka Darcelle XV, is the oldest living performing drag queen in the West Coast’s longest running drag show. She’s won...
October 25 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
UO Portland, Main Event Room

About Through Darcelle's Eyes

Walter Cole, aka Darcelle XV, is the oldest living performing drag queen in the West Coast’s longest running drag show. She’s won a Guinness World Record and a regional Emmy for her vivacious shows that showcase humor, glitz, and yes, even a pair of bedazzled, glowing chaps  for her performance of Glen Campbell’s Rhinestone Cowboy!

At 87 years old, Darcelle shows no signs of slowing down. She continues to wow audiences with her weekly performances, and advocacy for the LGBTQIA community is always part of the mix. Such work is nothing new for Darcelle, who has been an integral part of the gay-rights movement in Portland since it began.

“Through Darcelle’s Eyes” will introduce audiences to the life and journey of a legendary performer who braved discrimination and never backed down.  Our 360 documentary will showcase interviews with Darcelle, performance footage, and creatively staged animations of Portland's past.  Our hope for this film is simple: preserve and honor the history of one of America's most cherished performers, the one and only Darcelle XV.

A whole new world of entertainment awaits the viewer of "Through Darcelle's Eye's." Be prepared to laugh, cry, and have have your perspective opened wider than ever before.

Interact with the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=jDHBSArJAUQ

Nov 1
Wings: UO Presidential Speaker Series5:30 p.m.

University of Oregon President Michael H. Schill presents an intimate evening of curated talks and live music on November 1st in Portland. The lecture series will showcase...
November 1 5:30 p.m.
White Stag Block, Event Space

University of Oregon President Michael H. Schill presents an intimate evening of curated talks and live music on November 1st in Portland. The lecture series will showcase University of Oregon research, innovation, and creativity.

The president will provide an update on initiatives and priorities for the UO. Speakers are:


Curtis Austin, an associate professor of history. His research looks at the civil rights movement, national history of the Black Panther Party and the Black Power movement. He is the author of “Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party.”  


 


Alison Gash, an associate professor of political science who specializes in U.S. courts, same-sex marriage, constitutional rights and public policy. She is the author of “Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights.”


 


Doug Toomey, a professor and seismologist in the Department of Earth Sciences who specializes in the ocean bottom seismology to study and monitor  earthquakes and volcanos in the Northwest. He is part of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and the lead investigator for the Oregon component of ShakeAlert, a federally funded earthquake early warning system.


 


Sharon Paul, a professor of music and chair of vocal and choral studies, will lead members of the UO Chamber Choir in a performance. 


 

Reception at 5:30 p.m.; program at 6:30 p.m., Dessert reception at 8:00 p.m.

Apr 11
What is Technology?12:00 a.m.

The ninth annual What is...? Conference-Experience, What is Technology? (2019) examines the vortices of interaction among practical arts and tools, techniques...
April 11–13
White Stag Block

The ninth annual What is...? Conference-Experience, What is Technology? (2019) examines the vortices of interaction among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination to navigate our everchanging media-life-universe. It enactivates the University of Oregon’s commitment to transdisciplinary research and its impact—by cultivating communication at the heart of technology, science, art, engineering, mathematics, and environments.

This year integrates the most recent trilogy, Media • Life • Universe (to be published in three volumes with Intellect Books/Univ. of Chicago Press).


What is Media? (2016) elaborated a transdisciplinary notion of medium/media with special attention to its material, historical, and ecological ramifications. 
What is Life? (2017) investigated how communication/media constitute and permeate all avenues and forms of life by examining our lifestyles and lifeworks, emphasizing the lifeworlds we live in. 
What is Universe? (2018) examined communication, complexity, simplicity, coherence, incoherence and how they may or may not contribute to “a pluralistic universe”—networks of relationships.


We will address a sweeping range of issues in April at the University of Oregon in Portland.

Keynote and Plenaries: TBA

More information: whatis.uoregon.edu 

Cost: Please see event website for registration details.