I Am A Parent

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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.

Coronavirus Response

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.

The PSU campus is open, but only to current students, faculty and staff and with precautions in place.

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.

Get Updates

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.