Explore how you can make Multnomah University’s campus your home away from home through our Residence Life, Athletics, Spiritual Life, and student leadership opportunities.
Welcome to the MU Family
Here at Multnomah, we strive to build community in everything we do. Whether you’re sipping on a delicious cup of coffee at Roger’s Café, debating Christian ethics in business, gathering with a group of friends in the Multicultural Center, or playing ping pong in the residence halls, at Multnomah, you are welcomed into our community.
In a community like ours, with a staff that cares about you as an individual, a student, and a Christ-follower, campus activities become more than resume boosters. Students come together to take action that matters and develop their hearts, passions, and skills to make an impact in the world for Christ. They learn to love others and how to actively engage in their communities beyond their time at Multnomah.
Inside the classroom and far beyond, our hope is that every student would find meaning in each moment at Multnomah University because we’re so much more than a campus.
Night at the Nomah
Experience the energy and unity of the Nomah Nation as MU family and friends rally together to support our men and women’s basketball teams. Pack the stands after grabbing some food from the Chick-fil-A truck or the concessions stand and have the opportunity to win giveaways throughout the night. Ponte La Verde MU (Put on the Green MU) and come cheer on your MU Lions!
Late Night Breakfast
Take a break from studying for finals and join your classmates for a late-night meal in the Dining Hall. Staff and Faculty serve up your favorite breakfast foods for you and your friends to enjoy before returning to the books and papers. During the fall semester, we add a little holiday cheer to the evening with Christmas sweaters and a reading of The Night Before Christmas by a beloved faculty member.
Students and staff face off on the court in some 4-on-4 basketball games. Whether your style is driving down the lane or shooting the three, you have a spot on the team and on the court. If basketball isn’t your thing, join the community of students, staff, and faculty who enjoy the afternoon cheering from the stands and who help make the competition even more fun.
Celebrate the completion of another school year and make another lasting memory with your friends and peers. Find that perfect dress or new button-up shirt and enjoy a night off campus with dinner and dancing. The evening also focuses on honoring our seniors as they prepare to graduate and begin their next chapter in life.
Welcome Back BBQ
Kick-off the school year with the MU family and enjoy a fun evening of yard games and a delicious BBQ dinner. You’ll have the opportunity to meet your fellow students and MU staff and faculty.
Lion Launch is a two-day event to usher in the new school year and welcome our students back to campus. It all starts with a night at Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center and continues the following day with res hall vs. res hall competitions, food trucks, and celebration.
Gather your friends and celebrate the season of harvest. Dress up in costume if you would like and come ready to eat, play games, and maybe even participate in a lip-sync contest.
Get ready for a night of dinner and dancing, you won’t even need to leave campus. Each year there is a new theme for the evening and students come together for a memorable night.
Every November our community comes together for some friendly competition and football games. Lace-up to play or cheer on your peers and staff/faculty teams from the sidelines.
Late Night Breakfast / Christmas Party
Add some cheer to finals week and enjoy a late-night snack and Christmas celebration. Take a break from studying, throw on your Christmas sweater, and come spend the evening with your peers, staff, and faculty. There are games, fun prizes, and a reading of The Night Before Christmas.
Night at The Nomah
Pack the stands and support the MU men’s and women’s basketball teams with friends and family. Enjoy food from the Chick-fil-A truck and giveaways throughout the evening.
MU students and staff enjoy a fun afternoon of 4-on-4 basketball and community. Join a team to play or watch from the sidelines, either way, you will experience true Multnomah community.
SGA Spring Preview Event
In conjunction with Campus Preview, SGA hosts an event for future students to connect with current students and experience life and community at Multnomah.
Mission Impossible is an end-of-year campus event featuring day-long field events which culminate in the Spring Ball banquet and Awards Ceremony off-campus at the gorgeous Black Pearl Venue overlooking the Columbia River.
Get dressed up and ring in the summer with your friends and peers. Enjoy an off-campus evening with a catered dinner, dancing, and celebration. We also take time in the night to honor our graduates as they approach graduation and exciting new adventures.
Late Night Breakfast
Take a breather from finals and venture over to the JCA for a late-night snack served by faculty and staff. Play games, win prizes and start finals week off with some fun.
Library Laser-tag is a StarWars themed evening event where student teams compete against one another in laser-tag inside the library while avoiding Darth Vader’s attack. Food trucks and music make this a campus favorite.
The Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center exists to foster opportunities for underrepresented persons to feel a sense of belonging in the MU community and explore their authentic selves where safety, diversity, and God are honored. Everyone is welcome to benefit from this space with this aim in mind.
The center is located at 615 NE 87th Ave. on the east edge of campus. Center hours are Monday-Saturday from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
The Spiritual Life Center
Spiritual formation is a foundational goal of all that we do at MU. At the Spiritual Life Center, we have many opportunities in place to support our students in their decision to grow spiritually with the aim of enhancing their relationship with God and love for others.
Please come to hang out and develop relationships focused on becoming more like Christ. Center hours are Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
The Student Counseling & Wellness Center
This confidential space offers inclusive, ethical, and empathic support to all students through professional counseling services, groups, wellness events, and seminars. All current students are welcome here.
The center is staffed by professional counselors who take appointments Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Learn More
Student Success Center
The Student Success Center exists to equip you with tools and support to meet your academic and life goals. We strive to take a strengths-based, proactive, and individualized approach, centering our student relationships on clarity, empowerment, authenticity, and solidarity.
Student Success offices are located at the center of campus in the JCA and are open Monday-Friday between 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Meet fellow students with similar interests by joining one of our many on-campus organizations. Join an existing organization or start your own and cultivate a community around what you’re passionate about. Get people together for an activity or inspire them to make a difference in the community; your leadership helps to create a place for everyone at Multnomah.
Whether you’ve played sports your whole life or are wanting to try something new, you will have opportunities to be part of a team through our intramural sports program. Join a team or start your own and play in weekly games centered around having fun and building friendships.
The JCA Lounge
Bring your books to study, relax on the couches, or shoot some pool with your friends. The JCA Lounge offers a comfortable space for students to congregate and spend time together in a central part of campus.
Check out a dedicated space for our commuter students but open for all. The Den is a cozy place to study and is also used for various social, educational, and spiritual programs. It features some basic kitchen amenities like a fridge and microwave, free WiFi for our commuter students, and a Pizza & Popcorn Walkup Window for a quick snack on the go!
Connected to the JCA Lounge, Roger’s Cafe is the perfect place to grab your favorite drink and snack before hunkering down to study or hanging out with your friends. Learn more about Roger’s on our Food Services page.
Multnomah’s gym is a resource for all Multnomah students, staff, and faculty. Stay active and reach your fitness goals with a variety of cardio and weight-training equipment provided in the fitness rooms, or join other students to play some basketball or volleyball throughout the semester.
See where you and your new MU community will study and make lasting memories.
#NomahNation is many things. It’s the energy at our basketball games, where the hearts of our community are united by the thrill of a game-winning shot. It’s the feeling you get when you see someone out in the community wearing a Multnomah t-shirt. It’s the very same feeling you’ll have years from now as you reminisce about performances at The Well.
Multnomah University Athletics consists of twelve competitive teams: basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, track and field, and volleyball. Our dedicated student-athletes take to the court with equal zeal as to their classes, representing our school as scholars and competitors alike.
Here at Multnomah, spiritual formation is at the center of all that we do. From campus chapels and spiritual engagement opportunities each week to bible studies, local conferences to serving the Portland community around us, you will have many opportunities to grow your relationship with God and put your faith into action.
Campus Store & Mailroom
The campus store at Multnomah University is more than just t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other branded clothing. You’ll find all sorts of useful MU gear because here, our school spirit isn’t limited to the clothes we wear—it’s found in everything we do.
“At Multnomah, community just kind of finds you. It’s shaping me into a better person by bringing me closer to God and myself.”Cori Murray '20, English & Bible and Theology
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