Housing & Residence Life

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We provide housing options for Portland State students while providing a unique living experience in Portland's urban environment through actively engaged residential communities that promote student success.
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Fall Contract Available

New first year and new transfer students beginning Fall 2018 can complete their Housing Contract online

All students must be admitted to PSU before they can apply for housing.

Fall Move-In Information

Fall Move-In is happening on Thursday, September 20 and Friday, September 21. Please refer to our move in guide for your move-in time. If you are not planning to move-in on either of these days, please email our housing office and inform us of your arrival date.  

Athletics Move-In: Please refer to details about your move-in with your coaches. 

Early Move-In Requests: University Housing and Residence Life only accepts early move-in requests from students participating in approved programs. Students participating in a DMSS program, International Student Orientation, Campus Rec Training, Student Ambassador Training, and students with children in Portland Public Schools can request an early move-in on this form. Students not participating in one of these approved programs are not eligible for an early move-in. 

Fall Term Availability

Transfer Students: Transferring in for Fall term?   We strongly encourage students to select Willing to take any unit | Any Occupancy | Furn/Unfurn as a room preference in order for us to make your placement for Fall term as quickly as possible. We have the most availablity in our studios in Broadway and Epler as well as studio suites in Ondine! Information about our assignment process can be found here.

First Year Students: We currently have space available for first year students for Fall term. Community availability is limited. For students and parents who would like to learn more about our overload housing policies including triple units, we have made it available

Housing Tours

No housing tours will be offered September 17-21 due to move-in activities. Tours will resume Monday, September 24. 

Housing Tours take place Monday through Friday and start in the Housing Office at 1:30pm (see Ondine, Broadway and Blumel). Additionally, two campus tours, which include viewing a room in Broadway, are offered daily at 9:50am and 3:00pm from the New Student Programs Office in the Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC) Room 101.

Large group tours outside of traditional tour times are subject to staff availability with priority given to high school groups.

For group requests, please email thaler@pdx.edu with date, time and number of guests you are looking to accommodate.

Construction Updates

Portland State University has closed St. Helen's as a residence hall for the 2018-2019 academic year. While the building has served the PSU residential community well for many years, the building is in need of updating. 

St. Helen's reopen for the 2019-2020 academic year and will be home to our new Second Year Experience program. Students moving in for fall 2018 will have priority as our inaugural class.  


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Portal Status

2018-19 Contract Available for New and Current Residents

Important Dates

June 16: 2018-19 Cancellation Buyout Begins

August: 2018-19 Roommate Notices Sent

August 25: Summer Transfer Weekend for Current Residents

September 1: Summer Move-Out

September 1: 2018-19 Cancellation Buyout Doubles

September 3: Labor Day - PSU Closed

September 8: Summer Transfer Weekend for Current Residents

September 20-21: Fall 2018 Move-In

September 24: Fall Classes Begin

October 1: Fall Room Swaps & Transfers Begin

October 6: PSU Payment Plan - Payment #1 Due

November 6: PSU Payment Plan - Payment #2 Due

November 12: PSU Closed - Veterans Day

November 22: PSU Closed - Thanksgiving

November 23: PSU Closed

December 6: PSU Payment Plan - Payment #3 Due

December 8: Fall Move-Out