The deadline for submitting a nomination for the 2020 Alumni Awards is October 15, 2019. If your nominee is selected as a finalist, members of the National Alumni Board will contact you to obtain more information about the individual you have recommended. Honorees will be chosen this fall, and will be celebrated at the President’s Alumni Awards Gala during Alumni Reunion Weekend in June 2020.
All faculty and staff are welcome to join the alumni office for the 5th annual Brunch with Santa. Skip the lines at the mall and have your traditional Santa photo taken at UP while you mingle with other Pilot families. We’re excited to offer two opportunities to accommodate more alumni and their families.
Saturday, December 7:
- Alumni Mass in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher, 10:30 a.m.
- Brunch in Bauccio Commons, 11:30 a.m.
Cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 3–12. Children ages 2 and under are free, but still require registration. No RSVP is required for Mass.
This event sells out quickly, so be sure to register soon!
Every year, the University of Portland recognizes alumni who embody the mission of UP in their life and work. As part of the Pilot community, you are invited to help us identify these alumni through the annual Alumni Awards.
Whether it’s a person who has shown great promise early in their career, someone who embodies the University’s mission of service and leadership, or an individual who has built a sustained record of accomplishment and community contribution throughout their lifetime, we’d like to celebrate them and share their inspiring stories.
Please submit stories and nominations by Tuesday, October 15 using this link. Honorees will be chosen this fall, and will be celebrated at the President’s Alumni Awards Gala during Alumni Reunion Weekend in June 2020. Learn about our outstanding 2019 winners, or view photos from this year’s Gala.
Inspired by the University’s Holy Cross values of hospitality and community, and in response to frequent requests from family members, the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Office of Student Activities are partnering to expand opportunities for parents and family members to experience life on campus with their students. Traditionally this has been the focus of Junior Parents and Families weekend. Beginning with the 2019-2010 academic year, UP will offer Junior and Senior Family Weekend in the fall semester (November 1–3, 2019) and First-Year and Sophomore Family Weekend in the spring semester (February 14–16, 2020).
These weekends will feature unique programs and activities that will highlight the student experience on The Bluff. Learn more about this new program by using this link.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to join the hundreds of alumni who return to campus to participate in the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 27-30. This year we’ll be celebrating Salzburg, Entrepreneur Scholars, and the Classes of 1969 and 1999! All events are free for faculty and staff. Enter promo code FACSTAFF at up.edu/reunion.
We’ll kick-off the weekend on Friday with the President’s Alumni Awards Gala, where we will be honoring our alumni award winners: Cathryn Casey ’19, Molly Craft Johnson ’13, Margarita Bautista Gay ’87, and Mike Irwin ’78. This year, we celebrate the Class of 1969, Class of 1999, and all other classes ending in 4 and 9.
Saturday features the annual community-wide Pilot Pride 5k, with proceeds benefitting the XC program. Our signature Welcome Home BBQ will take place on the Academic Quad starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening with music, a beer garden, and kiddie funland.
The Office of Alumni Relations is accepting nominations for the 2019 Thomas A. Gerhardt Award for Student Leadership. Criteria for selection include:
- Student must be a graduating senior;
- Student must have demonstrated leadership throughout his or her undergraduate career;
- Student must demonstrate consistent dedication to the University and the community through service to God and neighbor.
Nominations are due by Monday, February 25. Complete a nomination form here.
For more information contact Craig Swinyard, alumni & parent relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know a Pilot who deserves to be recognized for his or her work? Through the annual Alumni Awards, the University of Portland recognizes those individuals who embody UP’s mission in their life and work, and demonstrate the power of the University to prepare people who respond to the needs of the world. All faculty and staff are invited to help identify those alumni who should be recognized for making outstanding contributions to their professional fields, for their dedication to volunteer endeavors, or for their ongoing support of the University and its mission. Nominations are due by October 15, using this form.
For more information contact alumni relations at email@example.com.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to join the hundreds of alumni who return to campus to participate in the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 21-24. The faculty/staff registration page is available at this link (link will pre-fill the discount code). All events are free for faculty and staff.
We’ll kick-off the weekend on Friday with the President’s Welcome and Alumni Awards Gala, where we will be honoring our alumni award winners: Kenny King ’12 & ’17, Katie Hughes ’02, and Bill Reed ’72. This year, we celebrate the Class of 1968, Class of 1998, Class of 2008, and all other classes ending in 3 and 8.
Saturday features a new community-wide Pilot Pride 5k, whose proceeds will benefit the XC program. Our signature Welcome Home BBQ will take place on The Bluff starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening with live music, a beer garden, and kiddie funland.