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.

Current students: Get more information on Student Central


Academic year: Sept. 25, 2018 - July 31, 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: Aug. 1, 2019 - Oct. 1, 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, which comfortably accommodates eight people, provides a truly relaxing soak. The water is kept at approximately 101 degrees.

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.

A collegiate-size basketball court is available for student use. They gymnasium closes 15 minutes prior to the building closing.  Special events and classes are often conducted in the gymnasium and closures will be posted in advance on the Student Center kiosk. The gym can be reserved for free by OHSU students, residents and fellows. The gym is also available to rent at $50 per hour for OHSU departments, clinics and institutes and $100 per hour for non-OHSU groups. Maximum occupancy: 585.

OHSU Student Center media room theater

The media room is a multi-functional space available for a variety of social and academic activities. The Student Center staff also provides regularly scheduled programming in this room, including viewing parties for sports events and movies. 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. Maximum occupancy: 48.

OHSU Student Center wellness room cardio equipment

The wellness room has cardio equipment including: 

  • 2 treadmills 
  • 2 cross trainers
  • 1 stair climber
  • 2 stationary life cycles

Therabands, theraballs and mats for stretching are also available. 

The Nucleus Lounge showcases a rotating selection of artwork created by students, residents, employees, faculty patients 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.