Finals Week Inclement Weather Procedure
If PSU is closed or has a delayed start on any day during the week of Final Exams due to inclement weather, impacted Final Exams for that day will be moved to Friday December 13th (same time and room as originally scheduled). If there is a second closed day or delayed start, impacted Final Exams for that day will be moved to Monday, December 16th, and a third closed or delayed start would move to Tuesday, December 17th.
If you can not safely arrive at your Final Exam due to inclement weather please contact your instructor directly via email.
Holiday Service Closure
Portland State telephone and in-person service will be closed from 2:00pm December 24, 2013 through January 1, 2014.
Registration Guide and Online Class Schedule
The Registration Guide is an annual online publication that provides information on registration policies, drop and add deadlines, final exam schedules, academic calendars, University Studies course information, and other enrollment related information.
To provide more accurate and up-to-date class schedule information and support the university’s sustainability initiative, the course listings are published online and students can view the most up-to-date class offerings using the online Class Schedule at banweb.pdx.edu. Included on that page is a link to a portable document format (pdf ) version of the Class Schedule for students and staff who need to print certain sections of the course listings.
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 www.drc.pdx.edu.
Course Planning Guide Available Online
The Course Planning Guide (CPG) is available online at cpg.sa.pdx. edu. The CPG is a projected list of courses to be offered during the academic year. Listings are subject to change throughout the year and students are encouraged to check back occasionally for the latest projections.
New 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.
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). To apply for a waiver of the Student Health Insurance Plan, go to https://wfis. wellsfargo.com/psu. 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.
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.