Self-serve is a system accessed through your UP portal that you will utilize often, and grow to love (hopefully, or maybe grow to strongly dislike…we’ll see 😉). But in all seriousness, self-serve is a life saver! It has just about everything you need in order to navigate registration, financial aid, final grades, and so much more. This post will take you through how to use self-serve, what you can find on it, and tips and tricks for efficient navigation.
Hear from four of our Student Office Assistants about their favorite “go-to” places in Portland! Whether it be a quick study break, a weekend adventure, or something new to try – Mackenzie, Gaby, Grace, and Sarah have insight on the best places to hit while you’re in Portland.
If you aren’t that familiar with Portland as you start your freshman year at UP; that’s okay! There’s a lot of the city to explore during your years on campus. One area of the city that you’ll probably become most acquainted with is North Portland—this is where UP is located! Also known as NoPo, this area of Portland has a lot to offer. It’s bordered by the Willamette and Columbia rivers, and the St. Johns neighborhood. North Portland also contains other neighborhoods, each with their own flair. UP is in the University Park neighborhood, and is surrounded by the St. Johns, Cathedral Park, Overlook, Portsmouth, and Arbor Lodge neighborhoods.
Here are some of our (the student office assistants here at CAS) favorite things to do near campus…
Either you just received your first college schedule (YAY), or you are a college student with lingering questions on how to read your “student detail schedule” on SelfServe. Either way, we are here to help. Here are a few tips to help you read your schedule with ease and expertise:
Textbooks, textbooks, and more textbooks! There are a lot of different textbooks that you might need your freshman year, and a few different ways to get them. Here’s some info from our student office assistants.
Mackenzie (‘22, Mill Creek, WA) is a rising sophomore at the University of Portland. She will be answering some frequently asked questions that incoming students may have in regards to having a job in college, as well as sharing a few words regarding her experience of working on-campus during her first year of college.
Here’s a short post about some tricks and tips for the first week of the semester: when you start receiving your syllabuses.
Everyone has their favorite places around the UP campus. Student office assistants Gaby and Grace went on the ultimate bench tour, and we found some of our favorite benches around campus.
Mackenzie (‘22, Mill Creek, WA) just finished her freshman year of college at the University of Portland at the beginning of May. She is now a rising sophomore studying Biology on a pre-PA track, and minoring in Chemistry and Neuroscience. Having freshly experienced the freshman year journey, she will be sharing a few words to give a deeper insight into what it is really like to be a freshman in college.
Sarah Ponce is a rising senior majoring in Biology and Spanish with a chemistry minor. Her career goal is to become a bilingual psychiatrist and obtain a Masters in Public Health. She is also First-Generation student and was the first of her family to travel outside of North America to study abroad in Granada, Spain. Read about how Sarah reflected on her personal identity throughout her study abroad experience and what she loved most about her travels.