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About the Department of Housing & Residence Life

We believe that it is our mission to collaborate with students, staff and faculty to create and support global communities in an environment that inspires academic achievement, personal growth, civic leadership and social responsibility in superior facilities, while continuously supporting the mission of the University.

Living on campus at Portland State is a convenient and viable way to access the city of Portland and the PSU campus.

Portland State University, and the Department of Housing & Residence Life, operates within five guiding themes: to provide civic leadership through partnerships, improve student success, achieve global excellence, enhance educational opportunity, expand resources and improve effectiveness. This has brought a renewed focus on expanding the University’s civic partnerships in the region and achieving a new degree of excellence within Student Affairs. Most recently, our department was awarded the 2011 Educational Benchmarking Commitment to Excellence Award through the ACUHO-I/EBI Resident Assessment.

The Department of Housing & Residence Life also has solid commitments to sustainability and diversity. On campus housing boasts an international student population of as much as 21%, with students coming to Portland from 49 countries around the world. The newest residential buildings on campus, Stephen Epler Hall and Broadway Hall, both have LEED certifications that feature on site recycling, secure bike rooms, concrete floors, water-saver bathrooms and laundry rooms, and energy saving electricity.

For information regarding our department operations, including customer service and administrative, maintenance operations, please visit:

Housing and Residence Life Student Services Office
1977 SW 6th Ave, Suite 210
Broadway Building
Portland, Oregon 97201
Phone: (503) 725-4375
Fax: (503) 725-4394

Employment Information

For careers or positions within the Department of Housing & Residence Life, please visit our Employment page.