About Portland State of Mind


A Festival of Knowledge and Culture

For 10 days in October, Portland State University rolls out the welcome mat and invites everyone to campus for a jam-packed celebration of knowledge and culture. That’s the spirit embodied in Portland State of Mind, an annual event that highlights the unique relationship between PSU and the Portland community.


What began as PSU Weekend for alumni many years ago has transformed into a much bigger idea-centered festival that brings together students, faculty, alumni and the broader community. In its eighth year in 2019, PSOM feature more than 50 events including live music, a televised town hall, engaging speakers, the Vikings homecoming football game and much, much more.   

PSOM 2018 Video

PSOM 2017 Video

PSOM 2015 Video

PSOM 2014

PSOM 2013 Video

PSOM 2012 Video

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