First Year Experience

Success lives here. 

First year students who live on campus perform better in the classroom.  They have higher GPAs, are more likely to graduate in four years, and report a better college experience upon graduating than peers who live off campus. 

The First Year Experience (FYE) program helps you transition from high school to our beautiful urban campus, get academic support, make friends, and create a home at Portland State University. Students under the age of 20 and who graduated from high school less than a year prior to enrolling at PSU qualify for our program. 

Term rates are billed to each student account at the beginning of each term. Rates include electric, water, gas, trash, and high-speed internet. Monthly payment plan available.

Do you have questions about how campus housing will respond in the event of a fully remote fall term?  Find answers on our Covid-19 response page.