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Viking Days Schedule: Alphabetically by Event Title

The full 2014 schedule will be available September 1st

Below you will find 2013's schedule to get a glimpse into what to expect for 2014!

 

Please use the menu below to navigate events alphabetically. To view a list of events by date and time, click here. Return to Viking Days main page.


Event Key

SG = Student Group (Registered student group at PSU)
UD = University Department (Service, office, or department at PSU)
Other = Campus partner and/or Viking Days sponsor 
**FEATURED EVENT** = University-wide event open to all new PSU students
Building Abbreviations (e.g., SMSU, SBA) = See PSU Campus Map


A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z


A

Afternoon Stand Up Paddleboard Trip
Hosted by: Campus Rec Outdoor Program (UD)
Enjoy an afternoon trying out a fun paddle sports activity. No experience required. pdx.edu/recreation

Friday, September 27
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Meet at ASRC 180 (Outdoor Program)

Angel's Rest Day Hike
Hosted by: Campus Rec Outdoor Program (UD)
A short, scenic hike with spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge. pdx.edu/recreation

Thursday, September 26
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Meet at ASRC 180 (Outdoor Program)

Anthropology Meet & Greet
Hosted by: Anthropology Department (UD)
Meet faculty and students affiliated with the Anthropology Department. Featuring snacks, advising, and good conversation.

Tuesday, September 24
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, CH 141 (Anthropology Dept.)

Anti-Hazing Awareness Forum
Hosted by: Greek Council (SG)
Concerned about hazing in college? Come check out this forum explaining the procedures and safety measures in place at the University, State, and Federal level to protect students and faculty. Speakers from Greek Life and the Dean of Student Life office will go over hypothetical situations, how they are approached, and solved. This event is hosted by Greek Life and sponsored by Campus Rec, Athletics, and the Dean of Student Life Office. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, September 25
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, SMSU 238

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Bank On Us: Student Debt & Student Power
Hosted by: Students For Unity (SG)
Informative discussion about the cost of higher education and student debt, including an overview of the history of student debt in this country, plus current events and changing policies regarding financial responsibilities.

Tuesday, September 24
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, SMSU 236

Belay Class
Hosted by: Campus Rec Outdoor Program (UD)
Free class that is perfect for beginners. Equipment provided, but space is limited; arrive early. Note: this event is offered on September 25 and 27. pdx.edu/recreation

Wednesday, September 25
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, ASRC Climbing Center

Friday, September 27
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, ASRC Climbing Center

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Campus Rec FLASH Hiring Info Session
Hosted by: Campus Rec (UD)
Freshman! Want to work at the Rec Center? Attend this session to learn more. Note: this event is offered on September 25, 26, and 27. pdx.edu/recreation

Wednesday, September 25
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM, ASRC 210

Thursday, September 26
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM, ASRC 210  

Friday, September 27
11:00 AM to 11:50 AM, ASRC 210

Campus Sustainability Tour
Hosted by: Sustainability Leadership Center (UD)
Take a guided walk around campus to see sustainability in action. We willl visit student gardens, green buildings, recycling and composting stations, cultural spaces, and more. Meet other students who care about creating resilient environmental, social, and economic communities and learn about opportunities to find your niche this year!

Thursday, September 26
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Meet at Cob Oven (SW Corner of SMSU)

Campus Tour
Hosted by: Orientation Team (UD)
Would you like some help navigating campus? Meet in the Orientation and Campus Visits office to participate in a campus tour facilitated by a current PSU student (member of the 2013 Orientation Team). Be sure to bring your class schedule so that you may visit your classrooms for fall term. Note: this event is offered on September 24, 25, and 26.

Tuesday, September 24
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, NH 131

Wednesday, September 25 
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, NH 131

Thursday, September 26 
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, NH 131

City Tours
Hosted by: Phi Delta Theta (SG)
Interested in a tour of Portland? Check out highlights of downtown from a student perspective. Tours will depart every half hour.

Tuesday, September 24
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Meet in Park Blocks, LIB Entrance

Community Development: Connecting to Portland through Student Activism
Hosted by: Community Development Student Group (SG)
Come meet members of and learn more about the Community Development Student Group (CDSG). CDSG plans to participate in Earth Day and Social Sustainability Month, plus has connections with Portland non-profit organizations, presenters, and more.

Wednesday, September 25
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, SMSU 298

Community Garden Work-Party
Hosted by: Environmental Club (SG)
Come hone your gardening skills with the Environmental Club in the Community Garden! Not familiar with this space? This event will inform you of everything you need to know about this incredible place and what you need to do to request your own or shared plot! No past gardening experience is needed.

Thursday, September 26
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, SMSU 28 (Greenspace)

Cru meet-up before Freshman Frenzy
Hosted by: Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) (SG)
Like football? Meet up and head to the Freshmen Frenzy and football game together as a group.

Thursday, September 26
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Meet in Park Blocks, LIB Entrance

Cultural Day in the Park Blocks
Free Admission at Oregon History Museum & Portland Art Museum (Other)
Spend the morning immersed in two of Portland’s cultural wonders. Start the day in the Oregon History Museum’s presidential exhibit “Window on America” to get up close to never before displayed artifacts from Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, and more. Then stroll across the street to the Portland Art Museum and check out the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, celebrating the artists and creative community in the five-state greater Northwest region. Wrap up your cultural morning with lunch at the Farmers Market on its last day in 2013! Note: admission to both the Oregon History Museum and Portland Art Museum will be FREE during this event with your PSU ID.

Wednesday, September 25
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, South Park Blocks (between SW Jefferson and SW Madison) 

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Department of English Open House
Hosted by: Department of English (UD)
Drop by the Department of English for a cup of coffee and meet advisers and faculty.

Tuesday, September 24
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, NH 407 (English Dept.)

DMSS Connect
Hosted by: Diversity & Multicultural Student Services (DMSS) (UD)
An opportunity for our TRiO high school and middle school students; our incoming first-year freshmen and transfers; current students; and those interested in our services to mix and mingle with staff, faculty, and other students.

Wednesday, September 25
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC)

Do's & Don'ts of Debt
Hosted by: Student Legal Services (SLS) (UD)
For many students, going to college means accruing debt. Learn how to be smart about borrowing in college, and how to avoid the traps and pitfalls of predatory lenders. SLS can also help you to deal with debts you might already have. Don't let money woes stop you from achieving your goals! Come to this informative workshop.

Tuesday, September 24
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, SMSU 338

Drag Show: A Broadway Musical Soiree **FEATURED EVENT** 
Hosted by: Queer Resource Center (QRC) and Orientation Team (UD)
Practice your favorite show tune for the social event of the year! Come check out the 2013 Drag Show: A Broadway Musical Soiree. Enjoy performances by students and local artists. 
Note: Capacity for this event is 700; be sure to arrive early!

Wednesday, September 25
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, SMSU 355 (Ballroom)

DWNTWN Cru Weekly Meeting
Hosted by: Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) (SG)
Want to figure out how to grow spiritually in the midst of college life? We do too. Come find out more about the Cru community and opportunities we have to help you in your walk with God.

Wednesday, September 25
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, URBN 2nd Floor Lobby

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E

EcoCraft Party!
Hosted by: Environmental Club (SG)
Come join the Environmental Club for an ecocraft party where we will provide supplies and knowledge to make your own toothpaste and medicinal tinctures. Join us for some do-it-yourself fun!

Monday, September 23
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, SMSU 328/329

Economics Department Lemonade Stand
Hosted by: Economics Department (UD)
The Department of Economics will host a lemonade and cookie stand. Stop by, ask questions, and learn more about majoring in Economics.

Tuesday, September 24
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Park Blocks, near CH

Empowerment Project Meet & Greet Lunch
Hosted by: Women's Resource Center (UD)
The Women's Resource Center's Empowerment Project serves all non-traditional women students on campus through mentoring programs, workshops, one-on-one advising, and scholarship help. Come meet others like you and get the help you need to make your journey through higher education a success! Light lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, September 25
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, MONT 20 (WRC)

Experience Portland via the 4T Trail
Hosted by: Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) (SG)
Portland is an awesome city and this is your chance to see a lot that it has to offer. We will 1) hike a Trail surrounded by trees that winds through the zoo, Council Crest, and OHSU; 2) take the aerial Tram to enjoy scenic views of the river and SW Portland; 3) take the Trolley through downtown; and 4) take the train back to campus. Bring walking shoes, $5 for the ticket, water, and a camera.

Saturday, September 28
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Meet in Park Blocks, SMSU Entrance

Exploring the World through Education Abroad Opportunities at PSU!
Hosted by: Education Abroad (UD)
Expand your international horizons while earning PSU credit! Learn how you can broaden your education by participating in a study abroad program or international internship. PSU offers students a chance to study or intern on more than 100 programs in over 40 countries. Stop by to get information on our programs, hear student experiences from those who have gone abroad, and have your questions answered by study abroad advisers. You can also sample the flavors of the world with unique beverages and snacks from around the globe!

Tuesday, September 24
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, SMSU 328/329

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FREE Bowling & Billiards
Hosted by: Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) (SG)
Come check out the Viking Game room (basement of SMSU), meet new people, and take advantage of as much free bowling and billiards as you can.

Tuesday, September 24
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Viking Gameroom (SMSU Basement)

Free Water Bottles & Stickers!
Hosted by: Environmental Club (SG)
Come by the south side of Cramer Hall to get a free water bottle and decorate it with stickers from student groups around campus! The ReUse Room and Take Back the Tap's bottle campaign will be giving out free reusable water bottles for everyone who comes by. Get to know some of the best sustainability resources on campus!

Wednesday, September 25
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Park Blocks, between SMSU and CH

Freshman Frenzy: Viking Football vs. Cal Poly **FEATURED EVENT** 
Hosted by: PSU Athletics (UD)
Vikings, welcome to campus! Show your new Viking Pride at your first football game of the season as the Vikings take on the Cal Poly Mustangs at JELD-WEN Field. Join us for a FREE Tailgate Party outside of Stott Center from 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM before heading to the stadium for the game. All Freshman will receive priority student seating and a Free T-shirt! Kick-off time is 7:05 PM. Go Viks!

Thursday, September 26
4:15 PM to 11:00 PM, JELD-WEN Field

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G

Garden Party
Hosted by: Sustainability Leadership Center (UD)
Join the Sustainability Leadership Center to plant edibles in the student-managed Grazing Garden and meet other garden enthusiasts! Tools and snacks will be provided. No previous gardening experience necessary. We will share lots of resources for sustainable living and getting involved on campus.

Friday, September 27
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Meet at Cob Oven (SW Corner of SMSU)

Garden Tour
Hosted by: Environmental Club (SG)
Get to know your campus better by touring Portland State's gorgeous gardens with the Environmental Club!

Friday, September 27
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, SMSU 28 (Greenspace)

Get a Job! **FEATURED EVENT**  
Hosted by: Advising & Career Services (UD)
Interested in both on- and off-campus job opportunities? Advising & Career Services is here to help. Come learn how to use the CareerConnect jobs database and apply for open opportunities.

Tuesday, September 24
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, SMSU 238

Get in Touch with Your Feminist Side!
Hosted by: Women's Resource Center (UD)
Learn about getting involved with the Women’s Resource Center. Work on some feminist arts and crafts and chat about current events. Learn about volunteering with the WRC, meet new people, learn some new skills, or just come hang out in the lounge! Note: this event is offered on September 24 and 26.

Tuesday, September 24
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, MONT 20 (WRC)

Thursday, September 26
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, MONT 20 (WRC)

Get to Know PSU Dining
Hosted by: PSU Dining (UD)
Come learn more about dining locations; meal plan options; and how we accommodate dietary restrictions/concerns and communication nutritional information. Note: this event is offered on September 25, 26, and 27.

Wednesday, September 25
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Viking Court (SMSU 1st Floor)

Thursday, September 26
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Viking Court (SMSU 1st Floor)

Friday, September 27
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Viking Court (SMSU 1st Floor)

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Honors Kayaking on the Willamette
Hosted by: Urban Honors (UD)
Come get to know Portland by river on this tour of Ross Island. Open to students in the Urban Honors Program.

Wednesday, September 25
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM, Meet at UHP

Honors S'mores & Movie Night Update: Event CANCELLED
Hosted by: Urban Honors (UD)
Join us for an urban campfire, s'mores, and to watch the film "Waste Land." Open to all students in the Urban Honors Program.

Tuesday, September 24
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, MONT Court

Honors Summer Reading Group
Hosted by: Urban Honors (UD)
We will meet in groups of 20 throughout SMSU to discuss Katherine Boo's "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," our summer reading pick for 2013.

Tuesday, September 24
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, SMSU 236, 238, 294, 296, 298, 327, 328/329, and 338

Honors Welcome BBQ Update: Moved to Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC)
Hosted by: Urban Honors (UD)
BBQ on the lawn for all new and returning Honors Program students. Enjoy FREE food while meeting new friends and connecting with old ones.

Tuesday, September 24
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Lawn behind UHP (SW 11th & SW Mill) Moved to NASCC

How to be a Successful International Student in your First Term at PSU Presentation
Hosted by: International Student Life Team (UD)
Find out how to have a successful first term at PSU! This presentation will cover how to talk to your academic adviser, how to work in a group setting, citing references, PSU's grading systems, and much more.

Friday, September 27
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, SMSU 338

How To Succeed in Business School Class MGMT 299
Hosted by: School of Business Administration (UD)
Want to learn more about the School of Business Administration (SBA)? Join us for a three day class geared towards first-year freshman and new transfer students interested in Business as a Major. This one-credit pass/no pass course will help you learn more about the student services office in the School of Business while touring the SBA and meeting faculty. Participate in small class-like settings and learn about careers, internships, campus, and more! Students must be registered for this course (pre-registration available prior to the first day of class) and must attend all three days (September 24-26) of the course to receive credit. Please register during Orientation or by visiting SBA 240. No textbook needed; class materials will be provided at no charge.

Tuesday, September 24
9:00 AM to 12:20 PM, SBA 190

Wednesday, September 25
9:00 AM to 12:20 PM, SBA 190  

Thursday, September 26
9:00 AM to 12:20 PM, SBA 190

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Important U.S. Laws & Legal Systems for International Students Presentation
Hosted by: International Student Life Team (UD)
The U.S. has many important laws, rules, and regulations that international students should be aware of. This presentation will be lead by a PSU Attorney and will cover important topics such as signing housing contracts/leases, driving regulations, and criminal law.

Friday, September 27
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, SMSU 338

International Scavenger Hunt
Hosted by: Education Abroad (UD)
Join in on a race to see how international PSU is! At PSU, we have many international connections and you will discover many of these connections as you participate in this hunt. Additionally, you will learn more about Education Abroad opportunities. A side-benefit of this race is learning your way around the PSU campus, plus the winning team will receive travel guidebooks, iTunes gift cards, and more.

Wednesday, September 25
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Meet in EH Courtyard

International Student Scholarships & Financial Support Presentation
Hosted by: International Student Life Team (UD)
Representatives from the International Student Life Team and Financial Aid will share information on the many different scholarships and leadership positions available for international students on the PSU campus.

Friday, September 27
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, SMSU 338

International Student Services Open House
Hosted by: International Student Life Team (UD)
Visit East Hall and meet the International Student Advising teams, International Student Mentors, and current international students. Get your immigration, housing, scholarship, and student life questions answered, plus find out about upcoming events and activities for international students. Refreshments will be provided!

Wednesday, September 25
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, EH 122

InterVarsity Information Table New Event! Added on September 5 
Hosted by: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (SG)
Interested in hearing more about what InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is about? Interested in meeting new people? Interested in connecting to local churches in the Portland area? Interested in connecting to Christian community on campus that has a heart to serve and love those around them? Interested in hearing more about how your college experience can have purpose beyond grades and a degree? Come by the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship table during Vikings Days and see what this community is all about and how you can get connected! Note: this event is offered on September 23 and 24.

Monday, September 23
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Park Blocks, BLK Entrance

Tuesday, September 24
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Park Blocks, BLK Entrance 

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Jewish Student Union Bagel Brunch Hosted by: Jewish Student Union (SG) Enjoy FREE bagels and meet other members and leaders of the Jewish Student Union. We will have information about upcoming events, plus will discuss how you can connect with other students and Jewish events/groups throughout Portland. Saturday, September 28 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, SMSU 298

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KAIBIGAN (Filipino American Student Association) Ice Cream Social!
Hosted by: Kaibigan (SG)
Join us in celebrating the new school year with an interactive workshop where you can learn how to join and become more involved with PSU Kaibigan. PSU Kaibigan has been awarded PSU’s Student Group of the Year 4 times. Learn more about your local Filipino American Student Association and see what we have in store for the coming academic year. There will be games, prizes, and FREE ice cream!

Friday, September 27
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, SMSU 238

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Laptops, Tutoring, Group Study Rooms, & Other Surprises the Library Offers
Hosted by: Library (UD)
Learn about the services and tools the Library offers to help you make the most of your PSU experience. Note: this event is offered on September 23 and 24.

Monday, September 23
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, LIB 160

Tuesday, September 24
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, LIB 160

Las Mujeres/MEChA Open House
Hosted by: Las Mujeres de la Raza & MEChA PSU (SG)
Join us for an Ice Cream Social/Open House hosted by the two primary Latino/Hispanic/Chicano student Organizations at PSU. Meet new people and learn how to make the most of your University experience! Las Mujeres de la Raza is a Latina/women's empowerment organization that serves to support Latinas, all women, and our allies while celebrating Latin American culture, unity, and opportunity. Las Mujeres was awarded the PSU Student Organization of the Year for 2012-2013. MEChA’s mission is to empower Chicano youth towards self-determination through education and political involvement, while developing a sense of identity and cultural roots through indigenous heritage.

Wednesday, September 25
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, SMSU 228 (Multicultural Center) 

Lemonade Tycoon
Hosted by: Entrepreneurship Club (SG)
Calling all future student entrepreneurs. We have developed a concept involving the creation of lemonade stands; come be part of this dynamic experience! There will be 3-5 students per team and each team will be given $10 and supplies to make lemonade. You must stay in the University district while competing, and your performance will be judged after 3 hours based on design of stand, revenue generated, and taste quality. Each team will get to wear eClub t-shirts while competing. There's strategy, marketing, and innovation involved, and joining a team will be a great starting point for you to build or hone your leadership skills.

Friday, September 27
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Meet in Park Blocks, SMSU Entrance

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Making Connections with the Japanese Student Society
Hosted by: Japanese Student Society (SG)
Are you studying the Japanese language, interested in Japanese culture, an international student, or want to make friends from different cultural backgrounds? If so, the Japanese Student Society is the group for you! The group and its officers will be giving an overview of events and meetings organized throughout the year and will discuss its biggest event of the year, Japan Night, which takes place in November. Anyone is welcome to join!

Wednesday, September 25
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, SMSU 328/329

Managing Information Overload
Hosted by: Library (UD)
This workshop will help you easily manage the information you need to read and keep.

Tuesday, September 24
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, LIB 160

MCECS New Student Welcome Update: Please RSVP by clicking below
Hosted by: Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science (MCECS) (UD)
This event is dedicated to connecting new students to MCECS student groups, departments and resources. All new students will be invited to our desert event. Drawing and prizes will also take place. See you there! Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/NSWStudent.

Wednesday, September 25
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, EB Atrium

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Native Plant Walk & Talk
Hosted by: Native Plant Walk & Talk (UD)
Diversity is crucial for healthy people, plant and animal communities. Join us to learn more about the natural history of our bioregion with a guided walk through campus gardens. We will explore how the natural world sustains all life and talk about great places to find native plants in and around Portland.

Wednesday, September 25
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Meet at Cob Oven (SW Corner of SMSU)

New Student Convocation **FEATURED EVENT** 
Hosted by: Orientation Team (UD)
Convocation is your formal welcome into the PSU community. Join President Wim Wiewel, Melissa Trifiletti, Director of Admissions and New Student Programs, faculty, staff, and students to celebrate this exciting day. By attending, you will receive a lunch ticket for a FREE meal at Party in the Plaza, sponsored by Joe's Burgers.

Monday, September 23
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM, SMSU 355 (Ballroom)

Night at the Rec **FEATURED EVENT** 
Hosted by: Campus Rec (UD)
FREE food, games, rock climbing, and music. Come enjoy a Night at the Rec. pdx.edu/recreation

Tuesday, September 24
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, ASRC

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On-Campus Job Fair **FEATURED EVENT** 
Hosted by: Advising & Career Services (UD)
Interested in working on-campus? Studies show that students who become employed on-campus learn how to manage time well, perfrom strongly academically, and have an overall great connection with the University. Stop by to learn more about the many great student employment opportunities.

Wednesday, September 25
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, SMSU 355 (Ballroom)

Outdoor Program Open House
Hosted by: Campus Rec Outdoor Program (UD)
Check out the Outdoor Program! Learn about trips and how to get involved. pdx.edu/recreation

Thursday, September 26
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, ASRC 180 (Outdoor Program)

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Party in the Plaza **FEATURED EVENT** Update: Moved to Rec Center (ASRC) due to rain 
Hosted by: Orientation Team (UD)
Kick off Viking Days with music, giveaways, games, and more! Enjoy FREE lunch sponsored by Joe's Burgers; meet our Viking Athletes and PSU Cheerleaders; and connect with community/campus sponsor tables for free swag and to learn more about the many services and organizations available to you in the area as a PSU student. Important note: free lunch tickets will be distributed at New Student Convocation. Upon all ticketed lunches being served, lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until gone. Sponsors include Joe’s Burgers, University Pointe (American Campus Communities), Bank of the West, Ben & Jerry’s, Hotlips Pizza, Zipcar, Great Clips, FedEx, Tart Berry Too, Sony and Starbucks. 

Monday, September 23
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Urban Plaza Update: Moved to Rec Center (ASRC) due to rain 

Party with the Pacific Islanders Club
Hosted by: Pacific Islanders Club (SG)
The Pacific Islanders Club welcomes all new and returning students! Come join us in the Viking Gameroom for some food and fun. Meet other students, make friends, and become a part of a great student organization.

Friday, September 27
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Viking Gameroom (SMSU Basement)

Pathways to Becoming a Teacher
Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising Center (UD)
Come to this session to learn about teacher education pathways at PSU. Learn about pre-requisite courses, education minors, and possible majors.

Monday, September 23
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, SMSU 236

Portland Adventure Hike!
Hosted by: Environmental Club (SG)
Rain or shine, we will go for a hike through the Balch Creek canyon, Hoyt arboretum to Pittock mansion, and through the International Rose Test Garden. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Also, bring a snack if you desire.

Saturday, September 28
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Meet in SMSU 28 (Greenspace)

Portland State Volleyball & Pre-Game BBQ **FEATURED EVENT** 
Hosted by: PSU Athletics (UD)
Congrats, you have made it through most of Viking Days and classes will begin soon! Come celebrate with a BBQ before the Viking Volleyball team takes on Montana at the Peter W. Stott Center (PSC). The BBQ and game are FREE to attend. The BBQ starts at 3:00 PM and will be located outside of the main entrance of the PSC; the game will follow at 4:00 PM. #GoViks!

Friday, September 27
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, PSC

Portland Sustainability Urban Hike
Hosted by: Eco Reps (SG)
This five-mile walking tour will offer insight about sustainability at PSU and in the area. Wear appropriate clothing (layers recommended) and bring water/snacks.

Wednesday, September 25
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Meet at Cob Oven (SW Corner of SMSU)

Pre-Game BBQ
Hosted by: Phi Delta Theta (SG)
Come enjoy some BBQ and games before heading to the Freshman Frenzy and Vikings football game. Anyone is encouraged to come and support our team.

Thursday, September 26
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Phi Delta Theta House (626 SW Jackson) 

Pre-Game BBQ in the Park Blocks!
Hosted by: Zoe Club @ PSU (SG)
The Zoe Club @ PSU invites you to meet new friends and enjoy a FREE BBQ in the Park Blocks!

Thursday, September 26
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Park Blocks, between NH and SH

Pre-Nursing Students
Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising Center (UD)
Come meet and connect with pre-nursing students at PSU. The pre-nursing adviser will be available to answer questions and discuss the pre-nursing pathways offered at PSU.

Tuesday, September 24
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, SMSU 333

Preparing for Admission to Dental School
Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising Center (UD)
Get important information that will help you to plan wisely for dental school! We will discuss Portland State's Pre-Dental Program, recommended activities and coursework, the dental school application process, and the Health Sciences Advising Committee Letter Service.

Monday, September 23
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, SMSU 294

Preparing for Admission to Medical School
Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising Center (UD) Get important information that will help you to plan wisely for medical school! We will discuss Portland State's Pre-Medical program; recommended activities and coursework; the medical school application process; and the Health Sciences Advising Committee Letter Service. Note: this event is offered on September 23 and 24.

Monday, September 23
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, SMSU 296

Tuesday, September 24
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, SMSU 296

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QRC Coffee Hour & Fairy Wings!
Hosted by: Queer Resource Center (UD)
Meet, greet, and make fairy wings at the Queer Resource Center (QRC). Enjoy coffee, tea, and light refreshments while learning how the QRC supports LGBTQ students and their allies.

Thursday, September 26
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, SMSU 458 (QRC)

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Resources for STEM Success Info Table
Hosted by: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) (UD)
Stop by to learn more about LSAMP's resourceful center for underrepresented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors.

Tuesday, September 24
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Park Blocks, near SH

Rock Climbing Staffed Hours
Hosted by: Campus Rec Outdoor Program (UD)
Come climbing: let us show you the ropes! No prior experience is necessary. Note: this event is offered September 23-27. pdx.edu/recreation

Monday, September 23
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, ASRC Climbing Center

Tuesday, September 24
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, ASRC Climbing Center

Wednesday, September 25
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, ASRC Climbing Center

Thursday, September 26
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, ASRC Climbing Center

Friday, September 27
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, ASRC Climbing Center

Rooftop House Party: Suit & Tie Edition **FEATURED EVENT** Update: Moved to SMSU Ballroom
Hosted by: Orientation Team (UD) 
Don't miss the highly anticipated, 4th annual Rooftop House Party: Suit & Tie Edition. Be sure to wear your best black and white to wrap up Viking Days in style, and get ready for an epic night with a live DJ, dancing, best-dressed contest, refreshments, and more. Meet your fellow Vikings and have a blast before the school grind begins! Featuring DJ Sovern-T of Treehaus Productions and sponsored by Portland State Professional Sound (PSPS). Note: Capacity for this event is 700; be sure to arrive early to avoid a wait.

Friday, September 27 
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, 
PSC Roof Update: Moved to SMSU Ballroom due to rain

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SHAC Block Party **FEATURED EVENT** Update: Rain or shine! Tents available if rain 
Hosted by: Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) (UD)
SHAC is closing down SW Hall St. and hosting a block party for PSU students. The event will feature Hot Lips pizza, games, giveaways, and music provided by KPSU. SHAC staff will be on hand to provide medical, dental, health promotion, testing, and insurance information. Test your skills at the Condom Toss Challenge, fish for toothbrushes, and much more!

Tuesday, September 24
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, SW Hall St., near SHAC

SHAC Open House
Hosted by: Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) (UD)
SHAC staff will be on hand to answer questions about sexual health, cold/flu season, dental health and services, immunizations, nutrition, individual and group counseling, LD/ADHD assessment, medication evaluation and management, plus much more. Giveaways, tours, and snacks/refreshments provided. Visualeyes will also conduct free visual screenings.

Thursday, September 26
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, UCB 200 (SHAC)

Smith Memorial Student Union 4th Floor Open House
Hosted by: SMSU 4th Floor Open House (UD)
The 4th Floor of Smith Memorial Student Union will hold an open house for students to explore each department on this floor and learn about the various services. Students can visit the Dean of Student Life, Students with Children Resource Center, Student Quiet Lounge, Conferences & Events, Diversity and Multicultural Student Services, Queer Resource Center, Student Legal Services, and the brand new Veteran Resource Center! Fun activities and snacks will be offered in each department as students will meet staff and learn about these services.

Thursday, September 26
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, SMSU 4th Floor

So You Think You want to be a Lawyer
Hosted by: Student Legal Services (UD)
Are you interested in applying to law school after college and becoming a lawyer? Come to this informative workshop, co-sponsored by Student Legal Services and PSU's pre-law advisers, to learn more about what it takes to find and get into a program that is right for you! Connect to resources on campus that will help put you on the right track!

Wednesday, September 25
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, SMSU 338

Student Activities & Leadership Programs Ice Cream Social
Hosted by: Student Activities & Leadership Programs (UD)
Come by SALP's Student Leadership Lounge for some free ice cream and information about leadership opportunities available to you including: student organizations, student government, Student Leaders for Service, the Programming Board, Interfaith Leadership Team, media organizations, and MORE!

Monday, September 23
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, SMSU M113

Student Flea Market @ PSU
Hosted by: Students for Sustainability Leadership Council (part of Sustainability Leadership Center) (UD)
This event will highlight student crafts and repurposed art. It is ONLY for students to participate, allowing student vendors an opportunity to support themselves and sell items, new students to connect to others, and inspire the community to reuse, recycle, and rethink waste in creative and innovate ways. This is a recurring, quarterly event, stop by and/or participate!

Wednesday, September 25
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Park Blocks, SMSU Entrance

Student Gardening 101
Hosted by: Environmental Club (SG)
New to gardening? Not sure how to balance school and growing your own food? This Student Gardening workshop will give you the skills, resources, and tips you need to grow your own food as a college student. We will have free supplies to show you how to conveniently grow food in containers and how to be an efficient and happy student gardener!

Monday, September 23
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, SMSU 28 (Greenspace)

Student Government Open House
Hosted by: Associated Students of Portland State University (ASPSU) (SG)
Come meet some of the students who are fighting for you! Free snacks and candy. Learn about what student government has to offer and what we are doing to serve you. Our door is always open. Note: this event is offered on September 25 and 26.

Wednesday, September 25
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, SMSU 117

Thursday, September 26
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, SMSU 117

Student Health Insurance Workshop
Hosted by: Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) (UD)
Have questions about your PSU Student Health Insurance Plan or waiver process? You are not alone! Come to one of SHAC's Insurance Workshops and get all your questions answered by PSU's Student Health Insurance Coordinators. For questions, please email insurancehelp@pdx.edu. Note: this event is offered on September 23 and 25.

Monday, September 23
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, UCB 200 (SHAC)

Wednesday, September 25
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, UCB 200 (SHAC)

SUP PSU: Hip Hop Orientation
Hosted by: KPSU (SG)
Portland's Hip Hop scene often sits within an indie shadow, but there is a rich hip hop scene just below the surface. Come spend an evening with KPSU and discover Portland's rising hip hop stars and find out how you can connect to Portland's music scene through KPSU.

Saturday, September 28
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Meetro Café (KNGA)

Sustainable Food Walking Tour
Hosted by: Food Action Collective (SG)
Join Food Action Collective as we take a stroll in and around PSU! Along the way we will showcase healthy (and delicious!) restaurants, ethically responsible cafes, food pantries, food resources on or near campus, and maybe even a few edible plants! Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring a pen, a friend, and your appetite for delicious food!

Sunday, September 29
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Meet in Park Blocks, near SMSU Entrance

Sustainable Home Ec
Hosted by: Sustainability Leadership Center (UD)
Whether you are just learning to cook or are a culinary pro, this workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about preserving foods from our bioregion. With guidance from a master preserver, we’ll dehydrate apples and make jam with local berries. We will also share tips for growing your own food and eating local and healthy on a student budget. The first 30 participants to sign in will receive samples to take home.

Wednesday, September 25
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, MONT 1st Floor Lounge

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Throw the Dice with the Women Veterans Outreach Action Team!
Hosted by: Women's Resource Center (UD)
The Women Veterans Outreach Action Team is committed to creating a space for women veterans at PSU, providing resources that benefit women veterans and their families, and hosting educational and fun events. We would like to invite all women vets and allies to game afternoon. Bring a friend to game afternoon for your Cranium team, enjoy some tasty snacks and community-building fun!

Wednesday, September 25
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, MONT 20 (WRC)

Tour of Historic Downtown Churches New Event! Added on September 25
Hosted by: Spirituality Committee of PSU (UD)
Join us for a walking tour of historic downtown churches, including First Christian Church, St. James Lutheran, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Congregational United Church of Christ. The tour will begin on the steps of First Christian Church and at First Congregational United Church of Christ, where a light lunch will be served.

Thursday, September 26
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Meet at First Christian Church (1314 SW Park)

Transfer Meetup
Hosted by: Advising & Career Services and Transfer Student Services (UD)
Transfer students: still have questions about credits/classes? Want to meet other new students? Come meet transfer advisers and connect with others transferring from near and far.

Tuesday, September 24
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, SMSU 333

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Victor's Block Party **FEATURED EVENT** 
Hosted by: Student Activities & Leadership Programs and Portland State Programming Board (UD and SG)
Come check out the 3rd annual Victor's Block party! Enjoy live music in the Park Blocks, get to know other new students, and grab free BBQ.

Monday, September 23
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Park Blocks, Center Stage

Viking Days Information Table **FEATURED EVENT**  
Hosted by: Orientation Team (UD)
Members of the 2013 Orientation Team will be hosting an information table throughout Viking Days in the Park Blocks. Please visit us to ask questions and/or talk about opportunities to get involved on campus. Plus, complete a brief Viking Days survey at the table and receive FREE PSU gear! Note: this event is offered September 23-27.

Monday, September 23
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Park Blocks, SMSU Entrance Update: Moved under SMSU/NH bridge due to rain

Tuesday, September 24
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Park Blocks, SMSU Entrance

Wednesday, September 25
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Park Blocks, SMSU Entrance

Thursday, September 26
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Park Blocks, SMSU Entrance

Friday, September 27
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Park Blocks, SMSU Entrance Update: Moved under SMSU/NH bridge due to rain

VSA Open House
Hosted by: Vietnamese Student Association (SG)
Come meet with 2013-2014 Vietnamese Student Association and learn more about our group, our future events, and how you can get involved. Whether you are a Vietnamese speaker or not, we would love to see you. Chào mừng các bạn. Chúng mình thân mời các bạn đến VSA để tìm hiểu về hội học sinh Việt Nam tại PSU. Trong năm nay, VSA có rất nhiều hoạt động, sự kiện sinh động và cơ hội tham gia cho tất cả mọi ngượi Mong gặp tất cả các bạn.

Friday, September 27
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, SMSU 327

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Water Balloon Fight
Hosted by: Associated Students of Portland State University (SG)
Learn about your new student government while soaking new friends in wet explosions.

Wednesday, September 25
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Peter W. Stott Community Field

Welcome Dinner!
Hosted by: Zoe Club @ PSU (SG)
Come for FREE dinner and Christian fellowship. Meet new friends and find out what Zoe Club is all about!

Friday, September 27
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, SMSU 328/329

What's in Your Everyday Products?
Hosted by: Sustainability Leadership Center (UD)
Do you know what’s in your deodorant, shampoo, and household cleaners? Join us to learn how to avoid harmful chemicals found in some everyday products. We will discuss the top ingredients to look for, review product ratings with online resources, share recipes for homemade products, and offer samples from affordable companies that use healthy and sustainable ingredients.

Monday, September 23
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Meet at Cob Oven (SW Corner of SMSU)

Wholeness=Success at PSU
Hosted by: Episcopal Campus Ministry at Portland State University (Other)
Learn more about activities and the purpose of Episcopal Campus Ministry at PSU. Meet the chaplain, current members, and other new students. Note: this event is offered on September 23 and 24.

Monday, September 23 
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Park Blocks, near LIB

Tuesday, September 24
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Park Blocks, near LIB

Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me?
Hosted by: Student Affairs (UD)
Various departments within Student Affairs will be on hand – along with a student representative as well – to share the lesser-known and oftentimes misunderstood elements involved in taking classes at PSU and living on campus. The diverse group will share “insider information”, warnings, and savvy advice that all students should know before taking their first class at PSU.

Wednesday, September 25
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, SMSU 236

Women of Color Action Team Meet & Greet
Hosted by: Women's Resource Center (UD)
Come and connect with other women of color on campus and see how you can get involved with the Women of Color Action Team and their allies.

Monday, September 23
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, MONT 20 (WRC)

Work Study Orientation
Hosted by: Advising & Career Services and Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (UD)
Calling all students who have received a work study grant: come and learn more about how to use your grant and find employment.

Wednesday, September 25
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM, SMSU 238

Working On-Campus Presentation for International Students
Hosted by: International Student Life Team (UD)
Join the Advising and Career Center and International Student and Scholar Services for a presentation that will focus on finding a job on campus and putting together a U.S. resume. This session will cover resume content and formatting, career preparation, marketing your skills and talents to employers, and immigration regulations related to working on campus.

Wednesday, September 25
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, SMSU 338

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Yogurt Parfait Social With The Cambodian Student Association
Hosted by: Cambodian Student Association (SG)
The Cambodian Student Association is hosting a Yogurt Parfait Social. Please join us for a fun event where you can build your own yogurt parfait while getting to know fellow students at PSU. This event will be a great way of learning about our future workshops and events as well as making lasting friends in your journey at PSU. We will have great prizes as well as goody bags for all that come!! Yeung sangkhum tha nung ach meul kheunh anak (We hope to see you)!

Sunday, September 29
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, SMSU 327

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Zumba with PSU Sorority Life
Hosted by: Panhellenic Council (SG)
In order to make Portland State sorority life known to all new PSU students, the Panhellenic Council is hosting a FREE Zumba workshop. This will be an opportunity for female students to learn about the benefits that joining a sorority provides. A Zumba instructor will volunteer their time to teach this hour-long class in the ASRC.

Wednesday, September 25
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, ASRC 430

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