I Am A Parent
At Portland State, our students are smart, engaged, critical thinkers who thrive in our diverse, urban environment. We have you to thank for that. Here are resources to help you learn about the campus that is now your student's second home.
Portland State University is operating in a mostly remote format for fall and winter 2020 terms in response to health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
While most courses and many services will still be conducted virtually, some student resources — including the library, study spaces, some retail, Campus Rec, housing, child care and health and wellness services — are available on campus.
Parents and Guardians Facebook Group
Join adults affiliated with Portland State University through their student's enrollment. Ask questions, share answers and be a helpful resource and community in the Parents and Guardians Facebook group.
PSU provides regular email updates to students, staff, and faculty. Parents and community members can keep up to date with these same updates by subscribing via email below.
Becoming part of the PSU Community
Portland State University isn't just a public research university. It’s a community-focused school. The ideas and projects cultivated here show the world how different is done. PSU offers more than 200 degree programs, groundbreaking experiential learning opportunities, and individualized student support to help each student reach their unique goals.
Beyond the classroom
University Housing and Residence Life at Portland State University is comprised of nine residence halls. Our urban campus houses students from different backgrounds and cultures. We provide housing options for first year, transfer, graduate, international, and non-traditional PSU students.
Portland State University Campus Public Safety is committed to the mission of the University by providing professional and courteous law enforcement services to create a safe and healthy environment for learning, teaching, and research.
Campus Rec provides an inclusive environment where recreation and wellness opportunities inspire, empower and educate people to be positive contributors to the global community.
Our mission is to make dining on campus a complementary experience to attending classes at Portland State University. Our dining options offer both value and convenience, and provide students a clear path to success and a fulfilling PSU experience.
There are enough options for getting to and from PSU for you to choose a mode that suits you. We want to help make your commute to campus as easy as possible by helping you figure out the most convenient and cost effective way for you to get to campus.
Our athletics program is dedicated to cultivating a safe and inclusive environment that fosters the academic and personal success of our student athletes. It is our goal to support our student athletes in being well-rounded individuals who are contributing members of their communities.