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Smith Memorial Student Union is the living room of Portland State University. Smith provides a place for the campus community to come together and is the home for ideas, programs, services and engagement that enrich Portland State's social, cultural and educational environment. 


Updates on Smith Hours, Events, Operations


SMITH REMAINS CLOSED: Smith Memorial Student Union is closed until further notice as part of Portland State’s efforts to help slow the spread of Covid-19. All ground floor and skybridge entrances are locked. For critical staff and those with special University access, use the electronic control access doors on the north side of the building, between Smith and Cramer. The electronic access door is locked for all other PSU IDs at this time. 

EVENT CANCELATIONS EXTENDED TO JUNE 13: The University has announced that PSU will continue to limit on-campus activity to critical operations through June 13. No in-person events or meetings will take place on campus during this time. Despite phased reopenings in other part of Oregon, as of May 20, 2020, June 13 date is the most recent date cited by the University.

Building Hours 
Monday - Sunday: Closed

FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE ON CAMPUS: Contact CPSO at 503-725-5911 or by text at 503-730-0727. In event of medical emergency, call 911. 

PSU FOOD PANTRY: The PSU Food Pantry is moving, temporarily. The food pantry will be open but BY APPOINTMENT ONLY once the staff is set up at the 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. They plan to begin operating the second week of term. It will be a a "window" shopping model, meaning a personal shopper will select items for patrons. Patrons will still be able to select which items they would like. More information will be available on the appointment page and the food pantry's Instagram account.

Don't forget ... You can follow Smith on Instagram as well. We post most of our updates there.

DELIVERIES: Notify your delivery service that items addressed to Smith occupants should be taken to PSU Mail Services, University Services Building, 630 SW Mill. We recommend suspending or canceling any deliveries possible while the building is closed.

SMITH SERVICES OPEN: The University Box Office is always open at

SMITH SERVICES CLOSED: University Market, Smith’s Kitchen, Smith’s Place, Bowery Bagels and the Viking Gameroom are closed at the present time. For students and staff in spring term, the Ondine dining hall will be open with reduced service.

CENTERS HOUSED IN SMITH CLOSED: Most resource and cultural centers located in Smith are operating remotely. Centers that provide counseling, legal or support resources are still offering those services via website, call, text or appointment. We recommend you check the centers' website or social media before dropping in. HELP IS AVAILABLE.

CAMPUS EVENTS: SALP has announced that all in-person SALP events and meetings for spring term are canceled. It is expected that summer term events will also be cancelled due to the remote learning. The Portland State Connect news page (maintained by SALP) has additional information on center and event updates.

Check with the organizers of your event for specifics. If you have an event scheduled and have questions, the Campus Events & Student Union office is working remotely but can be reached through its website.

LOCKER RENTALS: The box office location in Smith is closed due to the University's Covid-19 guidelines. Until it can reopen, new locker rentals are being suspended. Renewals still may be done by calling 503-725-3307. No late fees or clean outs are being applied until after classes reopen on campus. 

You can find universitywide updates at PSU's response page

Please check back from time to time ... and stay safe.

(Updated May 20, 2020)


Smith Advisory Board

The Smith Advisory Board represents the PSU campus community in the operation of the student union. Learn more about opportunities with the board. 


Love, Smith

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Smith is home to a variety of centers and services that provide opportunities for student engagement and support. Find your community here.


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The Viking Gameroom has it all-pool, bowling, and video games. Reservations for private gatherings and parties available.


Guy picking out his meal at Smith's Place

Eat & Shop

Enjoy Portland-inspired food and drink options at Smith's Kitchen food hall and Smith's Place coffee shop. Grab convenient snacks, drinks, supplies and apparel at the University Market.

Smith event space


Committed to providing outstanding hospitality and service to clients and guests, Smith is your first stop for planning your next meeting or event.