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Getting Started with Foursquare

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Portland State University's Foursquare page is  


Foursquare is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Users "check-in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes "badges."


Primarily current and prospective students; secondary audience consists of campus guests and visitors 


  • To increase follower base
  • To encourage students to explore campus and participate in events and activities
  • To communicate campus traditions and historical facts
  • To direct students to campus facilities such as dining halls and bookstores by providing targeted specials and promotions
  • To foster deeper school pride

Instructions for PSU Departments and Groups

Do not create your own Foursquare venue page because chances are, it already exists


  • Visit and follow PSU
  • Using a mobile device like a smartphone, "check in" to a favorite PSU venue like the Smith Union using the Foursquare app
  • Get access to special tips and specials with every Foursquare check-in

How to Access

If you would like to offer an exclusive Foursquare "check-in special" (i.e., check in and get 50% off or check in and get a free shirt), please let Christian Aniciete know and he will set up the special for you.


Christian Aniciete, 503-725-2318,