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

Refuel Your Brain

Refuel your brain begins Week 10. 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

Success Series-Fall EVENTS POSTED!

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!

Important Dates

October 29: PSU Preview Day

October 31: Halloween

November: 2017-18 Contracts Available (New and Current Residents)

November 6: Fall Payment Plan Payment #2 Due

November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 8: Election Day

November 11: PSU CLOSED-Veterans Day

November 21-January 16: Room Transfer Freeze, no room transfers/swaps

November 24-25: PSU CLOSED-Thanksgiving

December 5-9: Fall Finals Week

December 6: Fall Payment Plan Payment #3 Due

December 9: Winter Meal Plan Change Deadline

December 10: Fall Move-Out

December 26: PSU CLOSED-Observed Christmas

January 1: New Years Day

January 2: PSU CLOSED-Observed New Years Day