Education at OHSU

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At OHSU, students' experiences are enhanced by interprofessional activities and programs outside of the classroom.

Student interest groups

At OHSU, student interest groups provide opportunities for students to participate in and build meaningful connections with others who share similar interests.  Student interest group activities are educational, intellectual, interdisciplinary, cultural, and social in nature.   These activities help students develop leadership and workplace skills, collaborative relationships with others, and a sense of one's personal identity. For a list of current student interest groups, click here

Current groups needing to renew registration or for those starting a new group, visit Student Central on O2 (OHSU network credentials required).

Annual events

During the first week of each term incoming students from different schools and programs have the opportunity to virtually learn about the basic student resources available on the Marquam Hill and South Waterfront campuses.

Summer A - TBA

Summer B - TBA

Fall Term - TBA

Orientation Schedule
*The schedule applies to Summer A, Summer B, and Fall orientations.

This September event is open to the entire campus community to kick off the new academic year. Hosted in collaboration with the Graduate Student Organization, the All-Hill Student Council, and the School of Medicine Alumni Association, attendees can enjoy dinner, drinks, raffle prizes, and music.  There are approximately 40 information tables that students can visit to learn about student life, academic services, student interest groups, parking and transportation options, etc.  Also, the Student Health & Wellness Center will be on site providing flu vaccines for all current OHSU students. Whether you're a new or returning student, the event is open to all!

  • Due to COVID19, this event has been cancelled for 2020.  Updates will be communicated as more information about the 2021 event becomes available.

Celebrate Halloween with your classmates and friends! Costume contest, DJ, prizes, and food and drink.

*Due to Covid-19 this event may be postponed.  Updates will be communicated as more information becomes available.

Java with Jacobs logo - illustration of OHSU President Dr. Danny Jacobs

The coffee talk with the president is a bi-annual event hosted by OHSU President Danny Jacobs.   This event gives students the opportunity to have an open dialouge about new educational initiatives, OHSU's vision, the importance OHSU plays in the local community and across the globe all while enjoying lunch and a fresh cup of coffee.

  • Due to COVID19, this event will be conducted virtually.  Updates will be communicated as more information becomes available.
Sunriver ski trip group photo - OHSU Student Life activities

Each January, OHSU students spend some well needed rest and relaxation shredding the slopes at Mt.Bachelor in Bend, Oregon. This is a widely popular event that attracts students from all schools. The event offers discounted lift tickets and room accommodations as well as a dance with food, beverages and fun.

*Due to Covid-19 the 2021 ski trip has been cancelled.  Updates will be communicated as more information becomes available.

The All-Hill Student Council's annual Flame Awards ceremony celebrates the hard work, generosity, and compassion displayed by students and faculty across schools, campuses, and programs. Students and faculty members who have gone above and beyond in the area of volunteerism may be nominated for an award. Awards come with a framed certificate and cash prizes.

*Due to Covid-19 this event may be postponed.  Updates will be communicated as more information becomes available.

Students from all programs along with their guests enjoy a formal evening of dancing, appetizers, and beverages at the infamous Adrianna Ballroom in downtown Portland.  

*Due to Covid-19 this event may be postponed.  Updates will be communicated as more information becomes available.

Each spring, the Rho Chi chapter of the College of Pharmacy sponsors a Jeopardy-style, team-based knowledge competition open to all schools.

*Due to Covid-19 this event may be postponed.  Updates will be communicated as more information becomes available.

OHSU Convocation & Hooding Ceremonies

OHSU would like to formally invite you to the 2020 virtual Convocation and individual school hooding ceremonies and events.

Convocation will commence at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 7. 
 

To view a flipbook of the Convocation program click here

To view a PDF of the Convocation program click here

 

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Joan Reede of Harvard. Other speakers include:

  • Danny Jacobs, President 
  • Wayne Monfries, Chair of OHSU Board 
  • Elena Andresen, Provost 
  • Karen Eden, President, Faculty Senate 
  • Taylor Vega, President, All-Hill Student Council
     

Individual school or program events

Many of the schools and programs will also be celebrating on the day, or at a later time. Details are below.

School of Medicine – M.D. Hooding Ceremony

Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. - Join here

School of Medicine – Healthcare Management 

Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. - Join here

School of Medicine - DMICE 

Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. - Join here

School of Nursing – BS, MN, DNP, and PhD 

Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. - Join here 

School of Dentistry – Hooding Ceremony

Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. - Join here

OSU-OHSU College of Pharmacy 

Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. - Students and speakers have been given a specific link to join in the video. Other guests, family, and friends who would like to watch, but not participate can link to our livestream of the Zoom video, which can be found here

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health 

Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m. - Join here 

 

Be sure to share your photos leading up to the event using #OHSUGrad and emailing them to communications@ohsu.edu. We are so excited to celebrate with our graduating students, and their friends and family.

Graduating students: Find updated information about convocation on Student Central