Sample Orientation Advance Schedule

Displayed below is a sample schedule of the Orientation Advance in Portland, Oregon.


Arrive at PDX Airport by 3pm PST on Monday

Depart after 2pm PST on Friday



Sample Orientation Advance Schedule



  • 8am: Breakfast (included in your stay)
  • 9am-noon: DMin Program Orientation (Students and Project Faculty), Portland Center 
  • Noon-1pm: Lunch and ID pictures
  • 1-5pm: Research Orientation (Project Faculty included)
  • 4:30pm: Alumni Tips, Q & A
  • 5:30pm: Dinner with your Project Faculty
  • Lodging provided at Crowne Plaza


  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am-noon: Research Orientation (Project Faculty included)
  • 11am: Transit to downtown Portland
  • 12:30pm: Catered Lunch with Len 
  • 1:30pm: Session with Len
  • 5:30pm: Dinner at Mother’s Bistro
  • 6:30-8pm: Session with Len
  • Lodging provided at Hotel Rose


  • 8am: Breakfast on your own 
  • 9am-noon: Session with Len
  • noon-1pm: Catered Lunch
  • 1-4:30pm: Session with Len
  • 5:30pm: Transit to Dinner
  • 6pm: Dinner with Len, Portland City Grill
  • Lodging provided at Hotel Rose


  • Before 9am: Breakfast on your own
  • 9-11am: Session with Len 
  • 11am-noon: Evaluation
  • 12:00-1pm: Catered lunch 
  • 1pm: Advance concludes. Students depart.