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Summer Term Orientation

Welcome to Portland State University! We can't wait for you to join the Viking family this summer!

Our Summer Orientation sessions are designed for incoming freshmen and transfer students beginning their PSU journey during the summer 2016 term. 

Complete the steps below in order to sign up for New Student Orientation:

Step 1: Complete the Math Placement Exam (if required, based on your major)

Step 2: Locate your intended major on the Advising List to determine which orientation dates are available to you.


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Your intended major is what you hope to study when you arrive on campus. If you are in a pre-professional program (ie: Pre-Health, Pre-Dentistry, etc.), please refer to that program's advising  availability on the Advising List below.

All sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Your confirmation e-mail will include information regarding where to check-in for the day's program. 


Step 3: Gather the following: Your PSU ID number, intended major, and the names of any guests who will be attending with you.

Step 4: Select and sign-up for your desired New Student Orientation date. You will need to attend the full program. Plan accordingly so you do not need to arrive late or leave early for any reason.

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Plan to attend the earliest available date at which advisers from your intended major will be present.

Sign-up for your summer term orientation here! 

Step 5: Look for an e-mail confirming your sign-up to be sent to your PSU e-mail address within 2 business days. Make sure to keep an eye on your spam folder

Step 6: Find out more about what to expect at New Student Orientation.