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Portland State of Mind

One campus. One city. Ten days of serious fun.

Relive the annual celebration of knowledge and culture. 

50+ events. See full schedule.


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Past Events

October 30

Victor's Pep RallyVictor's Pep Rally

Food and fanfare with Victor E. Viking.

Noon-1 p.m., PSC, free

October 31

Preview Day

All day event for high school seniors and their families to learn more about attending PSU.

8 a.m.-3 p.m., SMSU 355, free

Homecoming TailgateHomecoming Tailgate and Football Game

Tailgate: 12-2 p.m., The Cheerful Bullpen, free

Game: 2:05-5 p.m., Providence Park, $10-$69 TICKET


October 22

sculptural art pieceArlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize Exhibit and Reception

Paintings and sculpture by winning students.

4-6 p.m., NH 205, free

artwork by Sabina Zeba HaquePanel Discussion: Art and Remote Conflict

A panel discussion about art, activism, and remote conflict zones.

6:30-8 p.m., SMSU 250 and 294, free

October 23


Five fearless speakers share stories straight from the heart.

8:30-11:15 a.m., LH 75, free

Music FestivalPSOM Music Festival

Day of music, food and entertainment. Featuring David Bazan and THEESatisfaction.

4-11 p.m., SMSU 26 and 101, free with student ID or purchase general admission tickets: $10/$15/$25

October 24

Farmers MarketPSU Day at Farmers Market

Visit PSU booth while you shop for local produce.

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., South Park Blocks, free

Day of ServicePSOM Day of Service

Organized community volunteering.

8:30-2 p.m., meet at SMSU 238, free

Museum of Natural History Open House

Explore an interactive exhibit featuring a diversity of animals from PSU’s scientific collections.

1-4 p.m., SRTC 219 and 257, free

PSU Orchestra Concert

Enjoy the Oregon Premiere of "Hrim" by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvalsdottir as well as masterpieces by Joachim Raff and Mozart.

7:30-9:30 p.m., LH 75, Free/$10/$12

October 25

Alumni Night with the TimbersAlumni Night with the Timbers

Join fellow alums and cheer on the Portland Timbers as they take on the Colorado Rapids.

4-7 p.m., Providence Park, $57 TICKET

October 27

Raising Oregon's Minimum WagePSU Convenes: Raising Oregon's Minimum Wage

Townhall discussion on raising Oregon's minimum wage.

7-8 p.m., SMSU 355, free

#PSUTweetUp + Strategic Ice Cream II

Pizza, ice cream, entertainment, door prizes. Share your thoughts on PSU's strategic plan.

Noon-2 p.m., Urban Plaza, free



October 28

What's Ahead for the Regional EconomyFuture Fortune: What's Ahead for the Regional Economy

Join the conversation and learn what lies ahead for the region's economy.

7:15-9 a.m., Multnomah Athletic Club, $25/$30 TICKET

Van Jones: Environmental Justice for AllVan Jones: Environmental Justice for All

Keynote from CNN commentator Van Jones will take on issues of social justice, the green economy, and the environment.

7-9 p.m., PSC, free

October 29

Simon Benson Award DinnerSimon Benson Award Dinner

Philanthropy awards and Arianna Huffington to speak.

5:30-9 p.m., Oregon Convention Center, TICKET