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Holiday Closures & Winter Break Hours

Office of the Registrar Holiday Closures:

Thanksgiving holiday closure: Closed 11/27 & 11/28

Christmas holiday closure: Closed beginning at 2pm on 12/24 through 12/26

New Year's holiday closure: Closed beginning 2pm on 12/31 through 1/1

Winter Break Hours:

Office hours during the winter break, 12/15-1/2, are 9:00-5:00.

Updated Registration & Records Website

The Registration & Records website has a new look! Below you will find information about some of the newest features to help you find your way around and become more familiar with the new design.

  • New primary navigation. The top menu is now organized by population. There are sections for Students, Faculty & Staff, and Alumni. Also, you will see two other primary destinations: Academic Calendar and A-Z Index. 
  • Change to "Forms" page. This page has been replaced by the A-Z Index, which now offers even more! The A-Z Indes offer an alphabetical indes of all of the forms and also many of the Registration & Records policies. If you use the horizontal letter index at the top of the screen, you will get all forms linked to the letter. A form such as the Deadline Appeals Board Petition will be displayed under both 'D' for Dealine and 'P' for Petition.
  • New Academic Calendar functionality. The new Academic Calendar is a dynamic, comprehensive calendar that allows the user to display certain types of dates (Priority Registration, Add/Drop Deadlines, Grading Deadlines, etc) and choose to add these dates to their own personal calendar.
  • Important Actions Tool. This box provides links to three important actions: Register for Classes, Order Transcripts Online, and Change Your Major Online.  This new feature will appear on every page of the Registration & Records website to allow students quick access as they navigate through the site.
Class Locations: Check for Changes

Initial room assignments may be adjusted due to enrollment changes and other factors. To avoid confusion, students should confirm the locations of their courses in the online Class Schedule a few days before the term begins.

Locations for off-campus classes are included at the time the online schedule is first released each term.

Students with access requirements are encouraged to register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) in 116 Smith Memorial Student Union. The DRC has a list of tentative room assignments available for planning and advising purposes. For more information about the DRC, see

Health Insurance Waiver Option

Portland State University requires that all students taking 5 or more in-load, non self-support credit hours have health insurance coverage that meets federal health care standards. All eligible students are automatically enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan available through PSU. Students who already have health insurance in place and do not want to take part in the PSU plan can complete the online waiver application process.

The online waiver application process will be open approximately four weeks prior to each term and will close at midnight on the Drop deadline of each term. If approved, a student need only apply for a waiver once per academic year (Fall through Summer terms). For more information, or to apply for a waiver, visit If a student has not completed a waiver by the Drop deadline of the term, they will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. Students who do not already have health insurance will not need to take action. The Aetna Student Heath Insurance Plan will automatically be applied to the student account.

Even if a student waives the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan, eligible students can still use the comprehensive medical, mental health, dental, and testing services at the Center for Student Health and Counseling located on the PSU campus.

Automated Waitlist Process

Students on a waitlist will not be registered automatically as spaces become available. A notification will be sent to the first person on the waitlist, via their PSU email account, letting them know they can register for the course. Students will have 24 hours from the time this email is generated to register for the reserved seat. Instructions on how to add a course from the waitlist when a seat becomes available will be contained in the notification email.

Once 24 hours has lapsed, student will automatically be DROPPED from the waitlist. If the course is still needed, the student can put themselves back on the bottom of the list. It may be beneficial to recheck the schedule using the Look Up Classes function under the Student tab to see if there is better availability on other courses needed.

If access to a student registration is restricted due to a hold on their account, it is essential that the issue be resolved by the student within the allocated 24 hour period. The Registration Office will not be able to return students to the top of the waitlist if they are dropped, since the next eligible student will have already received their permission to take the open seat.

Textbook Retail Prices Available in Online Registration

In compliance with federal disclosure requirements, PSU publishes, to the maximum extent possible, the ISBN number and retail prices for required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials for classes. The online course schedule will provide direct links to the PSU Bookstore web page, allowing students to view the ISBN number and the retail cost of textbooks and materials associated with the class. The information is being made available to enable students to seek out less expensive sources from which to acquire required and recommended materials.

Collaborative Life Sciences Building Opening for Fall 2014 Classes

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building is brand new building which will house lecture halls, lab, research and offices for Portland State University as well as OHSU and OSU. Starting Fall 2014 the Biology Department and Chemistry Department will hold some lectures within the new lecture hall CLSB 1A001.  In addition to the new state-of-the-art lecture hall will be brand new labs for the students taking biology and chemistry courses. Click here for more information.