PSU: A survival guide

What's new?

A new Ben & Jerry's ice cream store has opened in the Urban Plaza, a joint project of New Avenues for Youth and the PSU's School of Social Work.

PSU's new Electric Avenue is a block-long stretch of electric vehicle charging stations on Southwest Montgomery Street.

La Casa Latina, a new center for Latino students, opened in June with staff support, original art, comfortable furniture and three new computer stations.

Need help?

Advising: Did you know we have advisers in each school on campus? Visit to find the most current information about advising across the campus.

Tutoring: Free tutoring is available at the Learning Center, the Writing Center and other departments.

Financial Aid: The Financial Aid office should be your first stop for helping paying for school.

Health: The Center for Student Health and Counseling provides mental health, physical health and testing services for students.

Where to?

Getting to campus might just be the easiest part of earning your degree at PSU. Here are all your options. Oh, and a campus map.

MAX/bus/streetcar: PSU is a hub for public transportation, and they all converge at the Urban Center. Pick up your discounted FlexPass at the Transportation and Parking Services office by Oct. 7.

Bike: PSU has hundreds of bike racks, two new bike garages, and a new on-campus repair shop.

Share a car: Zipcar, a car-share service that offers discounts to PSU students, has cars parked in several spots on campus.

Park: Parking passes are available in the Transportation and Parking Services office.

Want more?

Check out the dozens of student groups, or maybe a rec club is more your style. Watch for new events posted weekly in the events calendar.

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