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University Success

What We Do

We provide students with the wide range of support services necessary to thrive academically at Portland State University. University Success facilitiates academic engagement, intellectual connection, and collaborative learning for all students living in our residential communities. 

Refuel Your Brain

Refuel your brain begins Sunday, November 29. Join us for 5 days of events! This is a great way to prep for finals by giving your brain a break! Daily events are from 6-10 p.m. in Ondine 204. 

Weekly Services and Offerings

Study Lounge & Computer Work Station

Sunday 5-10pm, Monday-Thursday 2-10pm.

Drop-in and hit the books in our quiet, supportive space to study, offering comfy couches, work tables, hot tea and cocoa station, computer and printing work station and more! We also have academic resources and tools to support your success in the classroom. Open and free to students.

Group Study & Presentation Prep

Sunday 6-10pm, Monday-Thursday 2-10pm

Enjoy a productive study environment for group study or practice presentations in a classroom just for you, in Ondne 204. Reserve this space by emailing

Looking for someone to proof a paper?

Let USuccess help!

Drop-in Sunday's 5-10pm

Writing tutors are available for reviewing and guidance on writing papers and other projects, avaialble on a drop-in basis. 

Academic & Career Advising

Tuesday's 5-7pm by appointment only

Connect with Academic and Career Advisors from PSU's Advising & Career Services. They will provide you with an explanation of PSU's general education and degree requirements, information about PSU policies and procedures, help with exploring majors and advice about appropriate introductory courses, referral to other campus resources and services, and suggestions to increase your academic success. Schedule an appointment by calling Advising & Career Services at 503.725.4005 or email

Success Series 

Workshops created with you in mind! These are a great way to make connections with other new students and upperclassmen while supporting your academics. You will also gain helpful tips and advice on academic success, finances, school/work/life balance, transition to college and more! Look for signs, emails, and facebook updates!


Academic Calendar

Week 1 9/28/15-10/4/15

Must attend first class in order to stay registered 09/28/2015

Last day to drop with 100% refund OR add courses online 10/04/2015

Week 2: 10/05/15-10/11/15

Last day to pay 1st installment of PSU Payment Plan 10/6/15

Last day to add with instructor approval 10/9/15

Last day to drop with 70% refund witout a 'W' 10/11/15

Week 3: 10/12/15-10/18/15

 Last day to withdraw with 40% refund 10/18/15

General University Scholarship Application Opens

Week 4: 10/19/15-10/25/15

 Last day to withdraw with 20% refund 10/25/15

Schedule meeting with advisor

Week 5: 10/26/15-11/1/15

Winter term class schedule avilable. 

Week 6: 11/2/15-11/08/15

2nd Payment Plan Payment Due 11/6/15

Week 7: 11/9/15-11/15/15

PSU Closed: Veteran's Day 11/11/15

Last day to change grading option or Withdraw 11/15/15

Priority Registration for Seniors

Week 8: 11/16/15-11/22/15

Priority Registration for Juniors

Week 9: 11/23/15-11/29/15

Priority registration for sophomores and freshmen

Thanksgiving Holiday 11/26-27 Campus closed

Week 10: 11/30/15-12/06/15

3rd Payment Installment Due 12/6

Finals Week: 12/7/15-12/11/15

Grades available online 12/16/15