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First Year Experience

All first year students (under 20 years old and fewer than 32 college credits) live in the First Year Experience (FYE) community. These communities are housed in two buildings, OndineBroadway.

FYE is a program that helps traditional first-year students transition to an urban campus, find academic support, and develop a home on the PSU campus. The community is supported by student staff and professionals who understand the needs of the first-year students and create communities that help students find social connections, enjoy Portland and campus communities and develop a healthy lifestyle.

A meal plan is required for all FYE residents and is included in the cost of the program. Visit the Dining page to learn more about the meal plan options available for First Year Experience residents.

All FYE rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, chair and dresser.

FYE Communities

Global Leadership FYE Community
Sustainability FYE Community
Work of Art FYE Community
Race & Social Justice FYE Community
Health & Wellness Community
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Community 
Viking Floors

FYE Buildings

OndineCheck out videos, floor plans, and learn about this option.
BroadwayCheck out videos, floor plans, and learn about this option.

Urban Honors 

Another option for first year students is the Urban Honors Living Learning Community. The Urban Honors LLC provides students admitted to the Portland State Honors Program with the opportunity to live in a dynamic community with other high achieving and highly motivated students. As part of the Urban Honors hall, students can participate in the life of the city and also experience the benefits of a small learning community. This community is located on the 5th & 6th floor of Stephen Epler. You must be previously admitted to the Portland State Honors Program prior to signing up for the Urban Honors LLC.