Search Google Appliance

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 facilitates academic engagement, intellectual connection, and collaborative learning for all students living in our residential communities.

Refuel Your Brain

Refuel your brain begins Sunday, May 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 and King Albert 010.

Weekly Services and Offerings

Study Lounge & Computer Work Station

Sunday 5-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday 2-10 p.m.

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 6-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday 2-10 p.m.

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

Looking for someone to proof a paper?

Let USuccess help!

Drop-in Sunday's 5-10 p.m.

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

Academic & Career Advising

Tuesday's 5-7 p.m. 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


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

February 1: Class schedule available online

March 6: Refuel Your Brain Begins!

March 21-25: Spring Break

March 23: Winter Grades Available

March 28: Classes Begin

April 3: Last day for 100% refund for dropped classes

Last day to add classes or change sections

April 4-10: 70% refund period

April 6: Payment Plan #1 Due

April 8: Last day to add class with instructor approval

Last day to apply for summer graduation

April 10: Last day to drop classes without a "W"

Last day to waive student health insurance

Last day to adjust enrollment for financial aid

April 11-17: 40% refund/withdraw period

April 18-24: 20% refund/withdraw period

April 18: Summer 2016 Schedule Available

April 25: Fall 2016 Class Schedule Available Online

May 2: Summer Registration Begins

May 6: Payment Plan #2 Due

May 11: Seniors Register for Fall 

May 15: Last day to withdraw from classes

Last day to change grading option for Spring

May 18: Juniors Register for Fall 

May 23: Sophomores Register for Fall

May 30: Memorial Day, PSU Closed

June 5: Refuel Your Brain Begins

June 6: Payment Plan #3 Due

June 15: Grades Available Online

June 20: Summer Classes Begin