Events & Activities

At OHSU, we believe that experiences are enhanced by interprofessional activities and programs outside of the classroom.  The role of the Office of Student Life is to provide a link between students’ educational experiences to activities beyond the classroom.  We sponsor a variety of services, programs and events to educate, advocate, entertain and challenge students.

All-Hill Student Council Events

All-Hill Student Council

Each year the  organizes and conducts events that promote collaboration and partnership of all OHSU students.

Halloween Party - Celebrate Halloween with your friends and colleagues; come dressed up in your best costume, win prizes, and enjoy great food and drinks.

Flame Awards Ceremony - Each year, the All-Hill Student Council hosts this recognition event, bringing together student, faculty, and administrators from across campuses to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism. With over 8 awards categories, students nominate, recognize,  and celebrate the hard work, generosity, and compassion displayed by students and faculty.

Sun River Ski Trip - Each January, OHSU students spend some well needed R&R shredding the slopes at Mt.Bachelor. This is a widely popular event that attracts students from all schools.  The council offers discounted lift tickets and room accommodations as well as a dance with food, beverages, and fun.

Spring Gala - The All-Hill Student Council also hosts a formal dance called the Spring Gala.  It is held at the Adrianna Ballroom in downtown Portland and approx. 400 students, spouses, partners and friends are in attendance.  Everyone is dressed in semi-formal/formal attire and dances the night away while enjoying light appetizers and beverages.

Welcome to Campus BBQ - Each fall the Office of Student Life, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Organization (GSO),  All-Hill Student Council and SOM Alumni Association host a barbeque to kickoff the new academic year.

Quiz Bowl - Each spring, the Rho Chi chapter of the College of Pharmacy sponsor a jeopardy-style, team-based knowledge competition open to all schools.

In addition to annual events sponsored by the All-Hill Student Council, the Student Center sponsors a variety of campus activities.  These activities include competitive intramural leagues, art receptions, viewing parties and more.  For more information, please visit the Calendar of Events.

Animal Assisted Therapy

Zipporah the therapy dog 4-17
Animal-assisted therapy opportunities are available to students and residents as a way to decompress, relax and unwind.  Visit with Zipporah (therapy dog) and Julie Burk (dog handler) in either the Student Center or Collaborative Life Science Building (CLSB) to learn the physical and mental benefits of animal therapy.
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Fall Information Fair

Fall Information Fair
The Information Fair is an informal event that presents students with the opportunity to meet and network with others and is offered in conjunction with the Welcome to Campus Barbecue. OHSU has over 70 student interest groups and student leaders from many of these groups will be on site to talk to incoming students about their group's mission and activities. Furthermore, representatives from OHSU Central Services will be available to discuss program offerings and answer questions. In addition to learning about campus services and student interest groups, the Student Health Center is on-site to administer seasonal flu vaccines.

Coffee talk with the President

Mug O' Joe
The coffee talk with the president is a bi-annual coffee talk hosted by the University President to encourage communication between the students and University Administration.  Learn about new educational initiatives coming to OHSU, ask questions, and get answers while enjoying lunch and a fresh cup of coffee. For more information, please visit the Calendar of Events.