Welcome to the Multnomah Family

Here at Multnomah, we strive to build community in everything we do. Whether you’re cozying up with a cup of coffee at Roger’s Café, engaging in a spirited debate about Christian ethics in the classroom, or competing in a ping pong showdown in the residence halls, at Multnomah, you are surrounded by community.

But what makes the Multnomah community different? For starters, our faculty and staff care about you as an individual, a student, and a Christ-follower. Students rally together to take action that matters and develop their hearts, passions, and skills to positively impact the world for Christ. Together, we learn to love others and make a difference in the world beyond Multnomah.

Inside the classroom and far beyond, we believe every moment you spend at Multnomah is meaningful.

Welcome Back BBQ
Kick-off the school year right at the Multnomah family BBQ. You will have the opportunity to get to know your staff, faculty, and fellow students over backyard games and delicious BBQ!

Lion Launch
Start the new school year with a blast for Lion Launch! This two-day event to welcome our students to campus includes a night at Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center, Res Hall competitions, food trucks, and more.

Harvest Party
Fall into fun at the Multnomah harvest party. Gather with friends for a night of games, great food, and our annual lip-sync contest!

Lion Bowl
Every November, the entire Multnomah community rallies to compete or cheer on one another in the student/faculty/staff football showdown!

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 cheer on the MU men’s and women’s basketball teams with your friends and family. This highly anticipated night includes trick shots contests, giveaways, and free food trucks from your favorite local vendors!

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.

Academy Awards
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
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/Spiritual Life Center
The Multicultural Center exists to foster opportunities for underrepresented persons to feel a sense of belonging in the MU community. Here, you can explore your authentic self in an inviting space where safety, diversity, and God are honored. If this is your intention, you are welcome here.

Spiritual formation is foundational to all that we do at Multnomah. At the Spiritual Life Center, we provide opportunities to support our students as they grow spiritually in their walk with God.

Join us as we 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
You are welcome here. The wellness center offers a confidential space focused on inclusive, ethical, and empathic support to all enrolled students through professional counseling services, groups, wellness events, and seminars.

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 take an individualized and strength-based approach centered on student relationships, empowerment, and clarity.

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.

Student Organizations
Meet fellow students who share your interests through one of our many on-campus organizations! Join an existing organization or start your own and cultivate a community around what you are passionate about. Whether your organization’s purpose is to have fun or make a change, student organizations help create a space for everyone at Multnomah.

Intramural Sports
Whether you’ve played sports your whole life or want to try something new, the intramural sports program offers students the opportunity to be a part of a team. Join a team or start your own and play weekly in games centered around fun and friendship.

The JCA Lounge
Bring your books to study, relax, or shoot pool with your friends! Centrally located, the JCA Lounge is the prime spot for students to hang out and make memories between classes.

The Den
The Den offers a chill home away from home for our commuters to study, use basic amenities like a fridge, microwave, and free WIFI, and hang out between classes! The space is open to all students and can be reserved for social, educational, and spiritual programs. Plus, keep an eye out for the pop-up Pizza & Popcorn Walkup Window for a free snack on the go!

Roger’s Cafe
Cozy up in Roger’s Café, located in the JCA Lounge. Arguably the best study spot around campus, Roger’s is the perfect place to warm up from the weather with your friends over a cup of coffee or a treat. Learn more about Roger’s on our Food Services page.

Lytle Gym
Stay active and reach your fitness goals with your fellow students, staff, and faculty. Lytle Gym offers a variety of cardio and weight-training equipment as well as basketball and volleyball courts to play with your friends!

2019 Lion Bowl Highlight Reel

Late Night Breakfast

Every semester, during finals, staff and faculty come together to cheer on students by treating them to a late-night breakfast in the dining hall. As an extra treat during fall finals, the Multnomah family gathers around in Christmas sweaters as one of our beloved faculty members reads The Night Before Christmas.

Students eating breakast

Academy Awards

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.

“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


#NomahNation goes far beyond Multnomah’s sports teams. The Nomah Nation spirit can be felt in the thrill of our roaring crowds, the chills from a powerful night of worship, and the pride of wearing the Multnomah brand. The Nomah Nation is a community rooted in its shared cause to serve God.


Multnomah University Athletics offers a place to rally as a community of athletes and fans. Consisting of twelve competitive teams, the Nomah Nation instills future Christian leaders with collaboration, perseverance, and self-discipline.

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Women's Volleyball

Spiritual Life

Here at Multnomah, spiritual formation is at the center of all we do. From Chapel each week to bible studies, local conferences, and serving the surrounding Portland community, you will have countless opportunities to grow your relationship with God and put your faith into action.

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students and Rich leading worship

Campus Store & Mailroom

The campus store is your one-stop-shop for all Multnomah gear. Proudly sport the Multnomah name on apparel, mugs, class supplies, and more.

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Explore Campus

Mark the spots where you will make lifelong memories with your Multnomah family.

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