BridgeWeek

What is BridgeWeek?

At Portland Seminary, our goal is to learn in an environment of relationship with faculty and peers. The week-long BridgeWeek is the setting where interesting conversations, rich friendships, deep learning, spiritual growth, and fun happen! And when it comes to bonding with your faculty and classmates, nothing compares to BridgeWeek, a six-day-long gathering of students in our hybrid programs at the Portland Center the seventh week of each fall and spring semester.*

BridgeWeek will be held: February 21-26, 2022, October 10th-15th, 2022, February 20th-25th, 2023

*There is no BridgeWeek in summer, though summer courses each include their own separate face-to-face intensive meet-up.

What do we do at BridgeWeek?

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BridgeWeek runs Monday through Saturday and includes a combination of:

  • Tuesday night Spiritual Formation Art Gallery with free appetizers
  • In-person class time with your co-learners and faculty
  • In-person academic advising sessions (for distance students only)
  • Lunch panels on topics related to biblical studies, ministry leadership and spiritual formation

Note: Students are not required to stay the entire week; they need only be present on the days their courses are meeting.

All of our hybrid courses meet once per semester at the Portland Center during BridgeWeek. Any student taking a hybrid course will need to attend BridgeWeek on the days their specific courses are meeting.

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Where Should I Stay?

You have the option to stay at a variety of places, including:

  • Rentals in Southwest Portland, Tigard or Lake Oswego
  • Hotels in Southwest Portland, Tigard or Lake Oswego
  • With fellow students

Students are responsible for finding and reserving their own travel accommodations

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Is There a Cost?

BridgeWeek is a required component of all of our hybrid courses, so there is no additional academic fee charged.

Some meals are provided (Monday night dinner, usually one or two optional lunches). We do our best to take into account dietary restrictions when planning food menus.

Students are responsible for all costs associated with their travel and lodging.

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Meg Harmon

MA in Spiritual Formation student (2019 cohort)

BridgeWeek is one of the best reasons to choose Portland Seminary over other online programs. It forms valuable connections that will last a lifetime.

If I still have questions, who do I ask?

Mollie Henkelman

Mollie Henkelman

Student and Community Success Coordinator, Masters Programs