Important Campus Announcements

NBCE Exams/Sunday Parkways on Sunday, August 20

Sunday Parkways bike event will be taking place during the NBCE Exam on Sunday, August 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The bike event will be occurring directly adjacent to the UWS campus.

  • If you are driving to campus you must come from the south down 132nd. Morris and Sacramento will be blocked.
  • At 132nd and Sacramento, there will be volunteers at a barricade. They will stop participants and help the driver continue to the UWS parking lot.
  • Cars exiting the campus will need to turn left onto 132nd with volunteer help, driving past Sacramento and continuing south before selecting their route.
  • Please allow at least 30 extra minutes for bike traffic – up to 20,000 riders are expected to participate.
  • Bring extra food and drinks because once on campus you will not want to leave until you have completed your exams.
  • NBCE Exam weekend is also on eclipse weekend. ODOT is predicting major traffic issues. Please allow plenty of travel time to the testing site.

Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21

Due to the influx of travelers to Oregon for the solar eclipse, UWS has made the following plans for Monday, August 21 in preparation:

  • The DC and MT programs will cancel on-campus academic classes.
  • The campus health center and the off-site clinics will remain open.
  • The campus library will be closed. Reference librarians will be available to answer questions by email or chat as usual.
  • Main campus will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • The campus store will be open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Facilities and IT services will be available with minimal staffing.

For more information about the path of totality and more, visit NASA’s Eclipse 101 page.

University of Western States

Founded in 1904, University of Western States (UWS) is home to the second oldest chiropractic degree program in the world. In 2010, this regionally-accredited non-profit institution evolved into an integrated health sciences university, educating health professionals in the areas of integrative medicine, lifestyle counseling, exercise and sport science, sports medicine, nutrition and functional medicine, dietary guidance, health promotion, and sport and performance psychology. University of Western States has an enduring commitment to educating health care professionals with a passion for individualized care. This pursuit guides every aspect of the institution and positions UWS to fulfill its mission of improving the health of society through conservative, patient-centered care. The university is located in Portland, Oregon, a beautiful city situated in the progressive Pacific Northwest. This area embraces innovative approaches to health and well-being, making it the ideal locale to learn, develop and practice the whole-person health care taught at University of Western States.

The university offers a Doctor of Chiropractic degree program; a master’s and residency program in Diagnostic Imaging; master’s programs in Exercise and Sport Science; Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine; and Sports Medicine; master’s and doctoral programs in Sport and Performance Psychology; a Massage Therapy certificate program. The university also provides health services in four Portland locations through the Health Centers of UWS clinic system.

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