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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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Freshman Students: We currently have limited space available for freshman. Students applying now for housing should be open to any community option. You can learn more about our assignment and overflow housing policies online.

Transfer Students: We currently have limited space available in double furnished units.  Information about the assignment process and the waitlist can be found here.   We strongly encourage students to select Willing to take any unit | Any Occupancy | Furn/Unfurn as a room preference. 

Fall Move-In

Fall move in will take place on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22. Please check the move-in guide to review check in times and procedures, including where to park. If you are on campus for orientation or a visit this summer, we highly recommend obtaining your PSU ID card. You will need this card to check in, gain residence hall access and use the dining hall. We can't wait to see you!

Student Employment Opportunities

Housing & Residence Life hires over 100 students a year.  We are currently hiring Montgomery Service Desk Student Assistants and UHRL Office Assistants.  Learn more about all of our positions on our Employment page.

Housing Tours

No tours available: The week of September 18th.

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 with date, time and number of guests you are looking to accommodate.

Construction Updates

Portland State University has decided to close Stratford as a residence hall, starting July 2017. While the building has served the PSU residential community well for many years, the building is 90 years old and is nearing the end of its lifespan. The building will be temporarily repurposed as office space during the Neuberger Hall renovation project.

The building is set to be demolished in 2019. 


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Important Dates

May 1: Priority 17-18 Contract Deadline for New Residents

June 17: 17-18 Cancellation Fees Apply

September 1:  17-18 Cancellation Fees Double

September 2: Summer Move-Out

September 4: PSU Closed - Labor Day

September 21-22: Fall Move-In for New Residents

September 25: Fall Classes Start

October 6: Fall Payment Plan Payment #1 Due

November: 2018-19 Housing Contract Online

November 6: Fall Payment Plan Payment #2 Due

November 10: PSU Closed - Veterans Day Observed

November 23-24: PSU Closed - Thanksgiving

December 4-8: Fall Finals Week

December 6: Fall Payment Plan Payment #3 Due

December 9: Fall Move-Out

December 10: Winter Break Starts