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Campus Tours

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Undergraduate Students

(The following undergraduate sessions are available on various dates and times. Please click "Schedule a Campus Tour" link above for a calendar of all tours currently scheduled.)

Admissions Overview (20 minutes)

A representative of the Office of Admissions will discuss PSU's academic programs, Urban Honors College, Housing, the admission process, and much more!

Weekend Campus Visits

We offer an admissions overview and campus tour each month, typically held every second Saturday of the month during the academic school year. Please check our calendar for dates.

Campus and Residence Hall Tour (approx. 1 hour)

Student Ambassadors lead these walking tours while sharing their personal experiences on campus. Schedule a campus tour.

Noon Tour (approx. 30 minutes)

Please join us for this shortened version of our Campus and Residence Hall Tour. This tour is 30 minutes and will visit the buildings along the Park Blocks, including the Office of Admissions, Smith Memorial Student Union, and Millar Library. This tour will not visit a residence hall or the recreation center. This tour is perfect if you are short on time, but want to get a feel for the campus and want to hear about campus life. Noon tours are typically held Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Schedule a noon tour.

Bike Tour (60-90 minutes)

Experience Portland State like a true Viking, on a bike! This bike tour will take you on a 3.5 mile bike ride around Portland State main campus and down to the waterfront to see our new Collaborative Life Sciences Building. Terrain on this tour will include multiple stops at PSU locations, uphill and downhill grades, city streets and bike paths. This is no leisurely ride, but a fun and unique way to explore our campus and our city! This tour will only be offered during warmer months and is subject to cancellation based on weather conditions. The capacity for this tour is 10 people (16 years and older) and we provide you with the bike.  Current schedule for summer is the forth Friday of the month. Schedule a bike tour.

Science and Health Tour (approx. 95 minutes)

Are you interested in studying chemistry, biology, or do you want a career in medicine or health? Join us on the Science and Health Tour and explore Center for Life In Extreme Environments, the Science Research and Teaching Center and our new Collaborative Life Sciences Building. This tour is typically held once a month on Thursdays. Schedule a Science and Health tour.

School of Business Tour

Business leaders of the future will enjoy touring the School of Business Administration. You’ll visit our classrooms and computer labs, the Dean’s Office and the Undergraduate Programs Office, and you will learn about our majors, minors, and certificate programs. The tour will also take you through two of our seven centers. We’ll discuss the plans for our new state-of-the art LEED certified facilities and our vision for the future. The tour is typically held once a month on Tuesdays.Schedule a business school tour.

Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science Tours

General Tour

During this tour you will have the opportunity to meet Maseeh College Student Ambassadors, hear about the innovative and sustainable design of our LEED certified building, and learn more about some of the varying programs and aspects of the College. General tours are offered every other Friday at 1pm. Schedule a general engineering tour.

Department Tours

These tours introduce the research and educational emphasis of each department within the Maseeh College. Tour our LEED certified building and visit two department-specific research labs. Department tours rotate between Computer Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Material Engineering. Each department offers a tour once each term on Mondays at 11:15 pm. Schedule an engineering department tour.

Sustainability Tour

On this tour, you will visit the busiest transit hub in Portland; LEED-certified buildings; a public garden that doubles as a research lab; cycle tracks; and rooftop gardens. Along the way, you’ll learn how PSU reuses energy, water, and waste on site; provides a range of transportation options; and ensures a rich diversity of habitat and open space. Currently offered on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:15pm. Schedule a sustainability tour.

Urban Honors College Visitation and Tour

Offered monthly during the academic year, the Honors Visitation offers prospective students the opportunity to visit an Honors class and enjoy lunch with the Honors College Director and current UHC students in Victor’s dining hall.  Students participating in an Honors Visitation will also attend the university admissions information session and tour campus including stops at the Honors Living Learning Community and the Honors Commons in Epler residence hall as well as the Robert S. Howard House, home to the University Honors College. Schedule an Honors College tour.

Graduate Students

Graduate Information Session and Tour (approx. 2 hours)

Offered twice a month, prospective graduate students will be introduced to the Office of Graduate Studies and given the opportunity to visit their specific department of interest. Schedule a graduate studies tour.

Additional Visit Information

All Visits

All visits and tours begin in Room 101 of the Academic & Student Recreation Center, located on the Urban Plaza at SW Fifth and Montgomery in downtown Portland. View the campus map. Room 101 is located in the northeast corner off the main lobby. Plan to arrive about 15 minutes early to allow time for check-in.

Confirmation

We make every effort to respond to visit requests within 1-2 business days. If you do not receive a campus visit confirmation via e-mail within that time, we recommend you first check your "junk mail" or "spam mail" folder for any correspondence from our office. If the email is not found, then we recommend you contact our office so we can resend a new confirmation e-mail.

Contact Campus Visits at 503-725-5555 or campusvisits@pdx.edu.