Education at OHSU

Student Center

Brick building with a rounded balcony with OHSU Student Center sign on it

Located on Marquam Hill, the Student Center is a place for students, residents, fellows and their significant others, as well as employees and guests of OHSU to gather, relax, decompress or get some exercise. The Student Center offers a variety of social and cultural activities, and the staff is dedicated to working closely with the OHSU community and guests to conduct innovative and engaging programs.

Memberships are available for employees, volunteers, and community members.  Please contact the Student Center for more information.

Current students: Get more information on Student Central


Academic year: Sept. 25, 2018 - June 2nd, 2019

  • Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: closed

Summer: June 3rd, 2019 - September 22, 2019

  • Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: closed

The swimming pool, hot tub, campus store and gym close 15 minutes prior to building closure. 


Phone: 503-494-8295

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Panoramic interior view of the Student Center on the Marquam Hill campus


OHSU Student Center pool

Located on the second floor is a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool and hot tub available for OHSU students, GME residents and fellows, and their significant others, as well as visiting students, employees, volunteers, and guests of OHSU. 

  • Lap swimming only; no organized groups, classes, or personal coaching sessions. 
  • Fins, kickboards, hand paddles, etc. are available for use.
  • Kayaks and surfboards are allowed with prior approval.
  • The pool and hot tub close 15 minutes prior to the building closure.
  • The swimming pool and hot tub are not available for rental or private individual/group reservations.

Located on the second floor is a collegiate-size basketball court available for OHSU students, GME residents and fellows, and their significant others, visiting students, as well as employees, and guests of OHSU.  Special events are often conducted in the gymnasium and closures will be posted in advance on the Student Center kiosk.  The gymnasium closes 15 minutes prior to the building closing.

The wellness room is for current OHSU students, GME residents and fellows, and their significant others only.  There is a small fee for significant others to use the space. There are treadmills, precors, stationary bikes, a stairclimber, free weights, benches, etc. available for use.

OHSU Student Center media room theater

The media room is a multi-functional space available for a variety of social and academic activities.  The room is equipped with 9' by 15' HDTV screen, computer kiosk for presentations and internet access as well as large beanbag-style chairs and tiered benches. 

The Nucleus Lounge showcases a rotating selection of artwork created by the OHSU community and local artists. We are always eager to showcase exhibits that address health and well-being. Each art exhibit opens with a small reception and is shown for several months. Receptions are free and open to the community. For information about this program, please contact the front desk at 503-494-8295 or send an email.

Located in the Nucleus Lounge area is a baby grand piano, open for anyone affiliated with OHSU to play.  Please ask for the key at the front desk. There is a one hour time limit per player.

The Student Center has multiple group study areas and lounge spaces that are accessible on a first-come, first-served basis. The computer and study room has four computer kiosks and lounge-style seating that is perfect for group study sessions. Computers do not have printing capability and require an OHSU ID to log in.