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After Admission

Orientation Sign

An Orientation: Advising & Registration session, offered by the Orientation office, is your first opportunity to receive advising at Portland State University. PSU offers mandatory orientation sessions each term that are designed specifically for freshmen or transfer students who will be attending PSU. This is an essential first step for PSU students. At this session you will:

  • Learn about PSU's curriculum
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Meet with current PSU students and other new students
  • Receive essential materials for your first term at PSU (including Student Handbook & Academic Planner)
  • Meet with academic advisers and departmental faculty
  • Register for your first term

Advisers will be available at these sessions to ensure that the courses for which you register correspond to your academic, personal, and career goals. Please click here for pre-Orientation advice and here for information about placement in math/statistics, chemistry, writing, and foreign language courses.