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Fall Survival Guide

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WHAT'S NEW:

PSU is humming this fall with nearly 1,000 more students living on campus, thanks to the opening of the University Pointe apartments. Joe’s Burgers, TartBerry frozen yogurt and Noah’s Bagels will open later this fall on the ground floor.

Riding the Portland Streetcar is now free to students and employees, just in time for the opening of the eastside loop on Sept. 22. Go to the transportation office for all your options, including discounted transit passes, secure bike parking, car sharing and parking permits. 

Students have a new major medical insurance plan with better coverage and an option to waive out if you already have health insurance. The Center for Student Health and Counseling has all the details.

WHAT TO DO: 

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Don’t miss Party in the Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, a great way for new and returning students to get involved in student groups, rec clubs and other activities. Free food and entertainment, too! 

Campus rec’s fall schedule of fitness classes, aquatics, outdoor programs and intramural leagues is online

Connect on PSU’s social media sites FacebookTwitterGoogle+YouTubeVimeoFoursquareInstagram and Pinterest.

PSU opens its doors for to the community for more than 50 events from Oct. 4-14 for Portland State of Mind. Most events are free.

WHERE TO GO FOR HELP:

The new Advising and Career Services Office is a one-stop-shop for academic and career advice. They offer drop-in advising hours, job fairs, workshops and other support. Advisers are also available in each school on campus

Many student services offices have new or remodeled space, and a study lounge has been added in Smith Memorial Student Union. Stop by or visit virtually: the Queer Resource Center, Multicultural Center, Resource Center for Students with Children, Viking Vets, La Casa LatinaDisability Resource Center and Student Legal Services. Also check out the Women’s Resource Center on 10th and Montgomery and the Native American Student and Community Center on Broadway and Jackson.

Need more support? The Writing Center, Learning Center, Financial Aid OfficeCenter for Student Health and Counseling and Enrollment Management & Student Affairs are good places to start.