Traditions

80s Dance

The 80s Dance marks the beginning of a new year. Students flood the EHS Atrium wearing leg warmers, bright lipsticks, scrunchies, denim jackets and parachute pants. If you stick around long enough you might even spot some celebrity look-alikes from The Breakfast Club, Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and more! See photos.

Bruin Brawl

Bruin BrawlOnce per semester our oh-so-coveted stuffed Bruin makes an appearance for Bruin Brawl. He tends to arrive in style, sometimes even by helicopter (yes that’s right, helicopter). In this event living areas compete against each other in a free-for-all battle to retrieve the bear. The winners receive gloating rights and a special prize for their living area. If you are competitive and like to get physical, this is the event for you. See photos.

Fall Fest

Fall Fest

What better way to celebrate the changing colors and endless rain than Fall Fest? This event takes place in October at a local pumpkin patch where students can find their way through a corn maze, participate in pumpkin carving contests, pie a teacher in the face or just relax and sip on some good old apple cider. See photos.

Lip Sync

Lip Sync battle

During the annual Lip Sync battle students gather to watch their peers in a hilarious group sing-off. Each group goes through an audition process before they take to the stage ensuring exceptional entertainment for the entire evening. This is an event that you don’t want to miss! See photos.

Student Concert

Got talent but intimidated by large stages? We’ve got you covered. The student concert is a time for people to share their musical gifts with our campus community in an intimate setting, complete with twinkle lights, cozy couches and a moody atmosphere. #Positivevibesonly. See photos.

Winter Formal

Winter Formal

Winter Formal is a swing dance held in downtown Portland with a live band. If you are interested in learning how to swing dance, we offer classes on campus leading up the event. Grab a date or your friends and come dance the night away! See photos.

Late Night Breakfast

Our Late Night Breakfast happens each semester before finals week. Food is FREE to all students, even students without a meal plan! See photos.

Loudest Dance You’ve Never Heard

Tired of hearing that there is another dance? You’re in luck, this is a silent dance that takes place in the Murdock Learning Resource Center (library). Students wear the provided headphones that link to the DJs playlist creating a silent room and an unforgettable experience. See photos.

Polar Bear Swim

At George Fox we like to take things to the next level and the Polar Bear Swim is no exception. In this event students are bused to Lake Tilikum where freezing waters and tasty treats await. They must take the plunge into the lake and make it across to the second dock before receiving their victory prize. Space is limited so be on the lookout for the sign up sheet. See photos.

The Dating Game

The first portion of this event is between four couples who battle it out on stage for a fantastic date night paid for by _____. Then, members from the audience are chosen to compete to win the heart of a bachelor or bachelorette. You won’t want to miss this night of fun and laugher! See photos.

Tent City

tent cityTent City is the first step in the Juniors Abroad process. (to learn more about Juniors Abroad click here). Sophomores pitch and tent on the quad and prepare to sign up for their trips. The bottom 5 tents have the opportunity to compete throughout the night to win the #1 spot. It is a night full of food, games, music and excitement. See photos.

Spring Formal

The Crystal Ballroom is a venue that has been thriving since it first opened its doors in 1914. The space is unlike any other with large windows, grand paintings and their astounding “floating” dance floor. We are thrilled to host our final dance at this unique location to celebrate our students hard work throughout the year! See photos.