Orientation Advance Schedule

Displayed below is the schedule for the upcoming Orientation Advance in Portland, Oregon for the SFS14 DMin cohort.


Mon., Aug. 31 - Sat., Sept. 4, 2015

Arrive by 5pm PDT on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

Depart after 2pm PDT on Friday, September 4, 2015


Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego

George Fox University, Portland Center

The Paramount Hotel:

First Christian Church:

Well & Good Coffee

The Yard House

East India Co. Grill & Bar

Orientation Advance Schedule


  • 1:30-6pm: Drop-in technology set-up and meet and greet at Well & Good Coffee
  • 6-8pm: Dinner at Well & Good, 'The Den'
  • Lodging provided at Crowne Plaza


  • 8am: Breakfast at George Fox Portland Center (PDS), Room 280
  • 9am-12pm: DMin Program Orientation, PDS, Room 280
  • noon-1pm: Lunch and ID pictures, PDS, Room 280
  • 1-5pm: DMIN713 class with Dr. Berger, PDS, Room 280
  • 5:30pm: Dinner with your Advisor. See your advisor for details.
  • Lodging provided at Crowne Plaza.


  • 8am: Breakfast, PDS, Room 280
  • 9-11:30am: DMIN713 class, PDS, Room 280
  • noon-12:30pm: Lunch, PDS, Room 280
  • 12:30: Transit to downtown Portland and return rental cars if applicable
  • 2:40pm: Assemble at the Paramount Hotel foyer for Walking Tour
  • 3:00pm: Portland Walking Tour
  • Len joins the Advance
  • 5pm: Assemble at the Paramount Hotel foyer
  • 5:30pm: Dinner at the Yard House
  • 7-9pm: Session with Len at First Christian Church (FCC)
  • Lodging provided at The Paramount Hotel


  • 8am: Breakfast on your own (there are many options near Paramount)
  • 9am-noon: Sessions with Len, FCC
  • noon-1pm: Catered Lunch, FCC
  • 1-5:30pm: Session with Len, FCC
  • 6pm: Dinner with Len, East India Co. Grill & Bar
  • Lodging provided at The Paramount Hotel


  • 8am: Breakfast on your own
  • Check out of room. Store luggage with front desk staff.
  • 9am-noon: Session with Len, FCC
  • noon-2pm: Catered Evaluation lunch, FCC
  • 2pm: Advance concludes. Students depart.

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