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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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Housing Availability Update

We encourage all students who are interested in living on campus next year to apply as soon as they are committed to attending PSU. The Housing contract for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available beginning early November. 

Upperclassmen & Transfer:  Heading to Portland State for winter term? Need housing? We have availability! Check out your options. Apply now, space is limited! 

Still in need for fall term? We will continue to assign spaces as we have availability through week 4. We encourage students completing contracts now to select double furnished units, because we expect the most availability in these unit types. 

FYE:  We have been able to make assignments for freshmen students who completed contracts through September. If you're interested in living on campus beginning winter term apply today! Spaces will be limited, but available! 

Cable TV Upgrade

University Housing & Residence life has upgraded our cable tv! The new TV provider will be officially updated in all of the modern buildings on Friday, September 18th. Down time for the conversion will be 1-10 minutes while it gets switched over. Residents will need to program their tv's to handle the new channels. If you do not know how to do this, we suggest using the auto-scan feature on your TV, if you have one. The new cable tv will also be digital. If you have an analog TV you'll need a converter box to access the new available channels. Wondering what channels you will get? A list of new channels is available

PSU Payment Plan

Starting Fall 2014 PSU will be offering payment plans! The PSU Payment Plan is intended to provide flexibility for students and parents paying their account balance in 3 monthly installments throughout the term. Find out more about payment plans here. Housing costs are included in the payment plan.

Housing Tours

Housing Tours take place Monday through Friday and start in the Housing Office at 1:30pm (see Ondine, Broadway and Blumel). Additionally, two campus tours, which include viewing a room in Broadway, are offered daily at 9:50am and 3:00pm from the New Student Programs Office in the Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC) Room 101.

Large group tours outside of traditional tour times are subject to staff availability with priority given to high school groups. Please email with your request. Please include date, time, and number of guests. 


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Important Dates

August 31: Cancellation deadline for 15-16 Contracts to avoid higher Buyout

September 1: 15-16 Contract Cancellation Buyout applies $847/$1694

September 4: FYE Meal Plan change deadline for Fall 2015

September 7: PSU Closed - Labor Day

September 19: 15-16 Cancellations charged all of Fall term 

September 19-20: Fall Term Move-In [based on building]

September 21-27: PSU Viking Days

September 28: Room transfer appointment requests available. Talk with your RD or AC.

October 1: 15-16 Housing Portal Offline; 15-16 paper contracts only

October 5: Room transfer appointments begin

October 12: Room Transfers Begin

October 22-31: Portland State of Mind 

October 24: UHRL Haunted House-Montgomery Building

October 31: PSU Preview Day

November: 2016-2017 Contract Available