All are invited to the quad to pray for our schools on Aug. 17

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. as we host our inaugural Prayer for Oregon Schools event by the Centennial Tower in the quad! We will engage in a time of worship, small-group and/or individual prayer, and fellowship.

Bring your family and friends (as well as something to sit on) as we pray for the upcoming school year. We’ll pray for our K-12 and higher ed students, faculty, staff, parents, school communities, boards, leaders and more.

It’s our hope that people will join us as we step out in faith as the church and prayerfully invite the Lord into this area that needs more light – our Oregon schools. The event is open to anyone who has a desire to come collectively in prayer and bring our schools and the people who are in them to the feet of Jesus.

A guided prayer booklet will also be available for those interested in additional points of prayer for the event. Please do not hesitate to contact Sara Hahn-Huston, assistant professor of educational leadership in the College of Education, at for more information, or if you would like a digital postcard invitation to share with friends.

The Virtual Learning Center is available to help you this summer

Sunday, June 16th, 2024

Need help writing an essay? Looking for help with time management or study skills? The Virtual Learning Center (VLC) is open during the summer, and we would love to help you.

We do Zoom and asynchronous appointments. To schedule an appointment, click the TracCloud icon on your Canvas Dashboard or go to So you’re aware, the VLC will be closed July 9-15.

If you have any questions, please email

AIM system update is live

Sunday, June 16th, 2024

AIM, the website used for Disability and Accessibility Services accommodations, has been updated to a new version. We’re so excited for this system update! While the website looks different, the majority of the functions are the same.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to

DAS’ AIM website will undergo maintenance this weekend

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

AIM, the website used for Disability and Accessibility Services accommodations, will be in maintenance over the weekend, receiving a software update to a new version.

If you have any questions, please contact DAS at

New D&D club will meet on campus this summer

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

Come join us: It’s time to begin our plight! As part of community building for this summer, RA Griffin Stehr will be hosting a Dungeons & Dragons campaign starting today (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. in Murdock 103.

This first meeting time will be dedicated to character creation and laying ground rules, and from there we can all collaborate on what future meeting times/locations will be. Beginners are highly encouraged, as well as people who have been playing for a while!

If you have any additional questions, please email Griffin at

Hang out with the ‘Needle Nerds’ on Wednesdays this summer

Monday, June 10th, 2024

Calling all knitters, crocheters, felters and sewists! The “Needle Nerds” will be hosting a crafting community hour on Wednesdays in Murdock 103 from noon to 1 p.m. this summer, June 26 through Aug. 21 (we will not meet July 17 due to the all-employee meeting.)

Bring your latest project; all small crafts and abilities are welcome! Email Sarah Willhite at with questions, or just check in with us during one of our open meetings.

Volunteer for marketing communications’ photo shoot Thursday

Monday, June 10th, 2024

The marketing communications office is hosting a day-long photo shoot featuring students and employees of all ages working on laptops this Thursday, June 13, and you’re invited to take part!

Whether you are staff or a summer student employee, please consider signing up for a slot under “UG Student” or “Adult” times.

More details will be sent to volunteers. Thank you for helping us get a year’s worth of photos from this day!

Contact Vanessa Spier at with any questions.

EHS and Wood-Mar will be closed for two hours tomorrow

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Please be advised that tomorrow (Tuesday), between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., access to the EHS and Wood-Mar buildings will be temporarily closed for chemical disposal procedures.

If you’re currently working within these buildings during this timeframe, we ask that you relocate your work activities to a different campus location. For your safety, we ask that the community refrains from watching the disposal team.

Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Knoernschild, our environmental health and safety specialist, at Thank you!

Wood-Mar parking lot will be closed tomorrow

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Tomorrow (Tuesday), the Wood-Mar parking lot will be closed for a chemical disposal event. The Stevens parking lot will be available.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Knoernschild, our environmental health and safety specialist, at

Thank you!

Football filmer work-study job is available this fall

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

Interested in working for the George Fox football team? We’re looking for work-study workers to help film practices and games this season. If you love the game of football and want to be a part of athletics on campus, please reach out to coach Austin Shadbolt at or apply on Handshake.

Early move-in for fall camp begins Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Complete your FAFSA to receive your 2024-25 financial aid

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

If you are among our students who are still receiving communications from us about completing your 2024-25 FAFSA, please look through the information below to help you navigate the process.

We strongly encourage you to finish your FAFSA by June 15, or we cannot guarantee your federal financial aid.

Some of the most common issues that we have seen prevent students from submitting a valid FAFSA include:

  • You were supposed to include a parent or spouse contributor, but did not.
  • You or your contributor(s) did not grant consent for the FAFSA to retrieve federal tax information from the IRS.
  • You or your contributor(s) did not provide a signature on the form.
  • You reported an amount of money in the Grants & Scholarships Reported as Income in 2022 field.
  • You said you filed your 2022 taxes, but no tax return was imported from the IRS.
  • One or both of your contributors does not have a Social Security Number, or the SSN is invalid.
  • Your FAFSA was processed incorrectly by the Department of Education and is scheduled for reprocessing in the coming weeks.

Please check your MyGeorgeFox To-Do List and emails to see instructions from our financial aid office identifying your specific errors and how to resolve them.

If you do not plan to use federal- or state-based financial aid next year and aren’t going to file a FAFSA, please let us know at

If you are unsure whether your FAFSA is complete, or if you have any questions regarding your instructions, please contact your financial aid counselor or visit us during our drop-in hours on the second floor of the Stevens Center.

Purchase pastries or cookie dough to support public relations students

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

The university’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) group is fundraising for a trip to ICON 2024 in Anaheim, California, and we could use your support!

ICON 2024 is an international conference where student clubs from around the world meet to learn more from each other and pursue potential connections and opportunities.

We are selling Butter Braid pastries and Wooden Spoon cookie dough until Tuesday, June 18, to raise funds for the trip. Please use this link to order, or contact Stefani Peden at to submit an order.

Swing by Friendsview’s resale garage sale on June 7-8

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

The George Fox community is invited to the Friendsview Retirement Community’s resale garage sale on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

George Fox students get half-price on all items both days, and on Saturday all attendees can get half off their purchase or $3 per bag. The address is 1301 E. Fulton in Newberg.

We hope to see you there! Contact Jere Witherspoon at if you have any questions.

Check out the Bruin Store’s 75% discount sale

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

The Bruin Store is clearing out inventory with a 75% discount sale on everything from hats, clothing and holiday stockings to mugs, tech cables and George Fox-branded pens and pencils.

Swing by to get amazing discounts! Visit us in person between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or 24/7 online. Contact Kristin McGuirk with any questions at

Participate in brain activity research study for chance to win $100 Amazon card

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Do your part for science, a fellow student, and maybe even your Amazon wish list by participating in a two-week research study exploring brain activity in different conditions.

You won’t know what condition you’ll be doing until you sign up for the Richter grant study, but I can guarantee you won’t do anything life threatening, physically exhaustive, or anything that allows me to read your mind. The study requires you to sit in a room and do the task from one of the conditions. Sessions will only take 10 to 15 minutes.

Everyone who participates will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card! Write to be involved in this study.

Thank you!

– Eden Del Valle

Gather with colleagues this morning for worship time

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Join your coworkers today (Tuesday) for our employee worship gathering, where you can enjoy singing, devotionals, prayer and fellowship with colleagues in a relaxed setting. We’ll gather from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in Canyon Commons 103.

This is the first of three scheduled summer gatherings that will provide an opportunity for us to worship together while promoting unity among employees through our shared commitment to Jesus Christ. In addition to today, we’ll meet on Tuesday, June 25, and Tuesday, July 23.

For more information, contact Joe Thouvenel at or Debrianna Debolt at

University closes this Monday to observe Memorial Day

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

All university offices in Newberg and at regional sites will be closed this Monday, May 27, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. The libraries in Newberg and the Portland Center will also be closed, although the 24-hour space in the Murdock Library will remain open.

Swing by Bruin Store this week for Memorial Day sale

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Swing by the Bruin Store this week and get an additional 40% off in-store clearance items. The Memorial Day sale runs today (Wednesday) through Friday. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Feel free to reach out to Kristin McGuirk at with any questions.

Join music department to sing three pieces this summer

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Missing music this summer? Come sing through some major works and octavos as part of the music department’s “Summer Sings!” series.

We will meet on Tuesday, May 28, to sing through Schubert’s Mass in G; on Tuesday, June 25, to sing through Frostiana by Randall Thompson; and on Tuesday, July 16, to sing through Vivaldi’s Gloria. Each session will meet from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Ross 208.

These sessions are open to all regardless of skill level. Hope you’ll come sing with us!

Contact Danielle Warner at with any questions.

Bruin Community Pantry is looking for flower donations

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

The Bruin Community Pantry is looking for plant donations to spruce up the entrance of the food bank. Please consider donating one or more of the following items: flowering plants, tomato plants, fertilizer, and planting soil.

Items can be dropped off at the food bank at Lewis Apartment #1.

Questions? Please contact Jere Witherspoon at