Step 3: Connect with Campus Virtually

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Completing online orientation is just one step toward preparing for a successful first term at Portland State. Resource Centers and PSU staff from across campus will be hosting virtual opportunities to connect before your first term.

Participation in the programs below does not take the place of completing online orientation. Instead, the information shared during these sessions is designed to complement the information included in your orientation. You do not have to already have completed your online orientation to take part in any of the programs below.


Summer Term

Welcome To PSU Webinar

Join PSU’s Academic Advising team during this optional webinar on Monday, May 10t, at 10am Pacific time. Meet the advising staff and learn about PSU’s advising pathways. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions about how your advisor can best support you during your time as a PSU student. Family members or those supporting new PSU students are also invited to attend.

Register for the webinar.

Virtual Registration Labs

Once you have finished online orientation, you’ll have access to register for your first term courses. However, you may still have questions about your degree map and selecting courses. Academic advisors and student Orientation Leaders are ready to assist during any of the drop-in Virtual Registration Lab dates. Registration is required.

  • Monday, May 10, 3 pm - 5 pm Pacific time RSVP >>
  • Thursday, May 20, 10 am - 12 pm Pacific time RSVP >>
  • Friday, June 4, 12 pm - 2 pm Pacific time RSVP >>

A calendar event containing the Virtual Registration Lab zoom link will be sent to your @pdx.edu address after submitting the pre-registration form. 


Fall Term

Welcome Webinars

Join PSU’s Academic Advising team during one of these optional freshman student or transfer student specific webinars. Meet the advising staff and learn about PSU’s advising pathways. We’ll lay out the framework for New Student Orientation in our remote environment. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions about how your advisor can best support you during your time as a PSU student. Family members or those supporting new PSU students are invited to attend.

Freshman Students Transfer Students
Wednesday, June 16th, 10 am Thursday, June 17th, 10 am
Thursday, June 24th, 12 pm Wednesday, June 23rd, 12 pm

Sign up links will be available soon.

Virtual Registration Labs

Once you have finished online orientation, you’ll have access to register for your first term courses. However, you may still have questions about your degree map and selecting courses. Academic advisors and student Orientation Leaders are ready to assist during any of the drop-in Virtual Registration Lab dates.

Dates and times are still being scheduled, details will be shared via email.

Connect2PSU

Connect2PSU Days are afternoons of live presentations hosted on Zoom by a rotating cast of PSU campus partners. Organized into two separate Zoom rooms, you’ll have the opportunity to connect in real time with current students and staff in sessions that kick-off at the top of the hour. Drop in for as little or as long as you would like! RSVP required. See below for the list of different dates C2PSU is offered.

Connect2PSU Dates:

  • Friday, June 25th
  • Tuesday, July 6th
  • Wednesday, July 21
  • Wednesday, August 25
  • Thursday, September 16

Connect2PSU Schedule

Time Zoom Room 1 Zoom Room 2
11 am–12 pm Virtual Registration Lab Scheduled Break Time
12 pm–12:25 pm Admissions Drop In Help Hub & Virtual Registration Lab Student Panel Q&A with Student Leaders
12:30 pm–12:55 pm Getting Involved On Campus
Led By Orientation Leaders
1:00 pm–1:30 pm University Housing & Residence Life Transfer & Returning Student Resource Center Programming
1:30 pm–1:55 pm
2:00 pm–2:25 pm PSU Eats University Studies—What is it?
Led By Orientation Leaders
2:30 pm–2:55 pm Scheduled Break Time Scheduled Break Time
3:00 pm–3:25 pm Financial Wellness Center University Honors College 
Led by Honors Staff
3:30 pm–3:55 pm Financial Aid Learn About Advising Opportunities on Campus 
Led By Orientation Leaders
4:00 pm–4:25 pm Student Health & Counseling  Registration Hub Overview
Led by Orientation Leaders

Students studying in the Business School

Go to Step 4: Prepare for Your First Term at PSU

Once you've completed Orientation and registered for classes, you have a few more tasks to take care of before our first term at PSU, including the completion of your math placement exam, reviewing your health insurance options, and submissions of final transcripts.