All new students must attend orientation week, which includes immigration check-in, a campus tour, and practical information about the IELP, the PSU campus, and Portland. It's an important introduction to your new life here—and it's also fun. Attendance is required on all days.
Orientation Week Calendar
|Term||Fall 2020||Winter 2021||Spring 2021||Summer 2021|
|Dates||September 23-25||January 5- 6||March 24-26||June 16 - 17|
For students on an F-1 student visa, we will review your immigration documents to make sure everything is in order. Please bring your:
- Local address and phone number
What to Expect on Orientation Day
Orientation is more than an information session. It's a chance to meet your teachers, make new friends, interact with our IELP student mentors, become familiar with your new surroundings, and ask questions. First, all IELP students will receive a welcome packet containing helpful information about the PSU campus and the city of Portland. We will tell you more about course requirements, PSU's medical insurance requirement, and the fun activities we have planned for you throughout the term.
Lunch and Campus Tour
Lunch is provided, so you'll get a chance to relax and talk with your new classmates. On the campus tour, we will visit all the main buildings (including the Student Rec Center, Student Health Center, PSU Transportation Office, Multicultural Center, etc.) and show you how to get your PSU student ID card, how to activate your PSU computer/printing account, and where students like to socialize on campus. Prepare to meet many new faces, take notes, and immerse yourself in your new student life!