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Little Vikings Drop-In Childcare Center, Epler Hall Suite 101, 1136 SW Montgomery Street, telephone 503-725-8800. Provides flexible and occasional care for students, staff and faculty. Pay only for the care you need.

ASPSU Children’s Center - Suite 126 Smith Memorial Student Union,telephone: 503-725-2273. PSU’s short and long hourly childcare for students, staff and faculty.

Helen Gordon Child Development Center
PSU’s full-day infant/toddler, preschool and kindergarten program which serves 200 children, aged four-months to six years.

Financing Childcare

Child Care Subsidy Program, also known as "Jim Sells", available through RCSC helps pay a percentage towards off-campus childcare.

Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) This grant helps pay a percentage towards on-campus childcare. For more information, contact Laura West at in the Graduate School of Education.


Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Portland State’s health care organization provides high quality, accessible mental health, physical health, dental services, and testing services targeted to the needs of the PSU student population.

Community Counseling Clinic
The counselors working in the clinic are practicum students supervised by interns and faculty and offer the community low-cost counseling services.



ASPSU Food Pantry- SMSU Room 325, or call (503) 725-3454.The pantry stocks donated canned goods and non-perishable items, including baby food. Some shelf space is dedicated to hygiene items such as pads, deodorant, toothpaste, and diapers. This service is free and confidential.

Ron Ronacher Students with Children Emergency Loan Program is a small ($50) loan available once per term to students with children who are confronted with unforeseen financial crises.

PSU scholarship search Scholarship search database.

PSU Short Term Loans provide short-term loans from $50 to $600 for enrolled students, up to twice per term.

Fun Stuff for Kids

Viking Gameroom
Billiards, bowling and gaming oriented for the traditional college student, but also for the student families who wants to relax and have fun together.

Rec Center Youth Program
PSU’s campus rec center offers students the opportunity to participate with their children while using and participating in specific facilities and activities.

Youth Swim Lessons


University Housing
One and two bedroom apartments in the historic buildings: King Albert, Blackstone, Parkway and Broadway are generally reserved for families on campus. Students with Children may also live in One bedroom apartments in Blumel.


Our Family Friendly and Lactation Spaces page lets you know all about lactation resource on campus.

Legal Services

Student Legal Services are available to PSU students who are paying student fees and currently enrolled for 4 or more undergraduate credits or 3 or more graduate credits.