Campus Life

At George Fox, boredom is not an option. The spirit of community is an exciting and vital part of campus life, and we offer numerous ways to stick with your favorite activities or explore new ones.

Happy student relaxing in a hammock on campusWe regularly organize movie nights, coffeehouse gatherings, concerts, theme dances and more. Students also coordinate ministries to show love to our under-resourced neighbors, mission trips and the Little Bruin program.

Whether it's competing in Division III athletics, starring in a play or showcasing your dance moves in our Lip Sync event, you'll make memories and forge life-changing relationships.

It’s more than a campus. It’s home.

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual growth and transformation are a huge part of who we are. Connect with others and deepen your pursuit of God through small groups, chapel and in the classroom.

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Dorms & Student Housing

Whether you want to live right on the quad in Pennington or in suites in Willcuts, Carey or Beebe halls, we offer plenty of housing options for your first year on campus. For upperclassmen, two-, three-, four- and six-person apartments, halls and suites are available.

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Athletics and Esports

Have a competitive streak? Suit up for one of our 21 NCAA Division III athletic or our new esport intercollegiate teams. Or, form a team and take on your peers in intramurals.

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Virtual Campus Tour

If you can't visit campus, the next best thing is to check out our 108-acre campus online with videos and 360° photos.

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Events, Activities, and Clubs

As we said, boredom isn’t an option. Go to a dance, join a club, dash through the Color Run. There’s never a shortage of fun things to do!

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Diversity & Equity

We believe in the beauty and dignity of all people, and we celebrate the diversity of God’s kingdom. Learn more about how we aspire to make George Fox a welcoming community for all.

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The Arts Are for Everyone

Do you play an instrument? Paint? Act? Or perhaps you just like attending shows and exhibits. Whatever your artistic tastes, we have the outlet for you.

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Bruin Brawl

It’s a decades-old tradition that both excites and baffles. What is the appeal of battling for a stuffed bear? There isn’t a definitive answer, which may explain the mystique behind this most unique of campus traditions.

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Life in Newberg

Rated annually as one of the safest cities in Oregon, Newberg is home to coffee shops, a drive-in movie theater, parks and disc golf courses, an amazing skate park, and annual farmer’s markets and festivals.

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Campus Services

We’re here for you. Whether you need assistance from our IDEA Center or Learning Support Services offices, or need to make an appointment at the Health and Counseling Center, you’ll find the help you need.

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Haylee Hutzler, Class of 2019

The Christ-centered culture and atmosphere that this university represents is something I feel very blessed to have been a part of. Being a student-athlete at George Fox, learning and playing for something so much greater than myself, is going to be something that I will cherish forever.