Serve Day: September 12, 2018

Each fall, George Fox closes for one day to allow students and employees to serve surrounding communities. The tradition began in 1999 and continues to grow in scope and magnitude each year.

Serve Day 2017 took place on Wednesday, Sept. 13. More than 2,000 students and employees joined together to serve in a variety of ways – including construction, painting, weeding, cleaning and visiting with seniors – at more than 100 sites in Yamhill, Washington, Marion, Multnomah and Clackamas counties. Serve Day 2018 is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 12. We're looking forward to another great day!

If you believe your organization could benefit from Serve Day and are interested in hosting a service project, please complete a Project Request Form .


7-8:10 a.m.  Participants eat breakfast and pack lunches*
8:30 a.m.   Kickoff Ceremony on the George Fox University Newberg campus quad
9 a.m.   Groups meet at numbered stakes on lawn and depart for service site ( see quad map for #)
Lunch Participants will break mid-day to eat their packed lunches*
4 p.m.   (approximate) Participants will return to campus
4-6:30 p.m. Serve Day Celebration and Barbecue* on the quad for all participants and families

* Please note, all George Fox students enjoy free meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on Serve Day
* Employees may enjoy a free breakfast and barbecue dinner; packed lunches may be purchased for $7
* Guests may purchase a barbecue dinner for $10 (cash or card)  

Heather Kurtz

"Here we were, dedicating a day to serving people like Marilyn, and at the end of the day she was the one who served us with her conversation and prayer."

Read more about senior Heather Kurtz's Serve Day experience on the Bruin Blog.