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Summer Term Orientation

All on-campus orientation sessions have closed for Summer admitted students. Please call us for your other options at 503-725-5511 or email us for a faster response at

Summer 2015 Orientation

Advising List

You must select an Orientation date when advising is available from your intended majorNavigate the list by selecting your College/School among the tabs/links. If you are unsure of which College/School houses your major, view the Major List.

*If you are in a pre-professional program such as Pre-Health and Pre-Education, you must attend one of the sessions where those advisers are available, NOT your major adviser.

All sessions will be from 8:30 AM - 12-30 PM

beginning in the Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 338.


NOTE: Pre-registration for Orientation on May 29th has concluded. If your major will be represented and you would like to attend the program, we will be having on-site check-in at the Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 338 at 8:30 AM. If you have additional questions, please contact

What to Expect at Orientation

Unsure of how to plan for your upcoming session? Learn what to bring for your Orientation session to ensure an efficient and successful first-term at Portland State.

Important Notice: Math Placement Test

  • Students with majors specified below are required to take the math placement exam PRIOR to signing up for an Orientation session unless:

    • You have taken Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, or another college-level math course at a college or university in the past 12 months, you are not required to take the math placement exam.

Majors requiring the math placement prior to signing up for Orientation include:
Biology Electrical Engineering
Biochemistry Environmental Science

Business Administration
(Accounting, Advertising Management, Finance, 
Human Resource Management, Management 
& Leadership, 
and Supply & Logistics Management)

Civil Engineering Health Studies
Computer Engineering Mathematics
Computer Science Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry Physics
Earth Science Psychology
Economics Pre-Health Professions* 












*Pre-health Professions: All students who are on a Pre-health Profession track include students who are pursuing careers such as as pre-nursing, pre-medicine, pre-dental, pre-dental hygiene, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-veterinary, pre-naturopathy, pre-clinical lab science, pre-radiation therapy, pre-chiropractic and all others.