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First Year Experience

First Year Experience
The First Year Experience (FYE) is dedicated to helping you get to know your peers, the University, and the city. Educational and social programs are held regularly, and assistance is available to help you navigate the University system.

Rankings recognize PSU's rise

Rankings recognize PSU's rise
U.S. News and World Report has named Portland State University as a top 10 “up-and-coming” national university in its Best Colleges 2014 guidebook for the 2nd year in a row.

Join the Community

Join the Community
Don't pursue happiness, create it! Take an active part in your experience in Housing and at Portland State! Check out some events we wholly enjoy!


What We Do

We provide housing options for Portland State students while providing a unique living experience in Portland's urban environment through actively engaged residential communities that promote student success. 
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2014-15 Housing Contract
We are now accepting contracts for the 2014-15 academic year. Click here to sign up. 

NEW Graduate Community Housing!

 Housing and Residence Life is excited to announce that we are now offering a Graduate Residential Community in our Blumel building. This floor is open to all graduate-level admits to PSU. Click here for more information!

Current Residents: Room Selection
Room Renewal is currently closed for the 2014-2015 contract year. Timeslots will be sent starting April 14th 2014 to residents who opted to pick a new room. Current residents wishing to submit a 2014-2015 contract will need to submit a paper contract. Housing will host 3 Room Renewal Open Forums for any questions you may have; dates are posted to the right.

Housing Email Policy 
University Housing & Residence Life exclusively uses emails for resident communications. Many students have other accounts on file with us, but the email is the official communication standard for Portland State University. Check yours at

Want a tour?
Housing Tours take place Monday through Friday and starts in the Housing Office at 1:30pm (see Ondine, Broadway and Blumel!). Additionally, two campus tours, which include viewing a room in The Broadway, are offered daily at 10:00am and 3:00pm from the New Student Programs Office in the Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC) Room 101.



Moving in this term? Looking to connect with your community and RA?

Check out the community group listing and add yourself!




Important Dates

  • April 11: Current Residents- Last day to submit Room Renewal contract for 2014-15
  • April 16: Room Renewal Open Forum 4-6:30pm in Housing Office, Broadway 210
  • April 16-25: Current Residents- Room Selection opens for Room Renewal
  • April 24: Room Renewal Open Forum 4-6:30pm in Housing Office, Broadway 210
  • May 2: Current Residents- Deadline to cancel Room Renewal 2014-15 contract without penalty
  • May 15: Current Residents- Deadline to apply for Summer without move-out
  • May 23: Current Residents- Deadline to cancel Summer contract without penalty