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. Check out a current list of student interest groups here.

Ready to register a new group, or to renew your current group?  Firstly, please review the following resources:

Make sure you have your faculty advisor's contact information and academic credentials, and your group's mission statement, then submit your registration here  

Registered student interest groups may apply for funding through the All-Hill Student Council on an approval basis. If you are seeking funding to promote diversity, equity and inclusion at OHSU, you may seek funding through All Hill Student Council, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI). Please complete this form to apply for CDI funding.

 To keep groups current with the Office of Student Life and eligible to submit funding requests, group leaders are asked to submit any changes that have occurred after the annual registration to studentcenter@ohsu.edu.

Student interest groups interested in promotional logo merchandise, apparel or related items can reach out to the OHSU Campus Store to learn more.

Annual events

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

Summer A - Monday, June 27th - Virtual

Summer B - Monday, August 8th

Fall Term - Monday, September 26th

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, All-Hill Student Council, and School of Medicine Alumni Association, attendees can enjoy dinner, drinks, raffle prizes, and music.  There are approximately 25 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.  

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

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.

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.

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.  

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

OHSU Convocation & Hooding Ceremonies 2022

Click here to find out more about this year's Convocation and hooding ceremonies.

If you have questions about your individual School events, see page 6. of the online guide.