Fall Term (First-Year Students)

If you have been admitted to start classes in the fall, attending New Student Orientation is your chance to explore campus, learn about student services, connect with faculty, staff and future classmates, and register for classes.

All new undergraduate students are required to attend New Student Orientation. You must complete the Enrollment Confirmation (includes $200 deposit) prior to signing up for Orientation. If you are unable to attend any of the orientation dates below, please contact us at orientation@pdx.edu as soon as possible.

Fall First-Year New Student Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation sign-ups will open at 8:00 am on April 15, 2019. Sessions below are open to first-year students and their guests. Unless noted, sessions below are full-day programs.

It is recommended you sign up for the earliest orientation session you are able to attend. At Orientation, you will register for classes. By attending an earlier session, you will have a wider selection of classes to choose from during course registration.

Date Session Location

Saturday June 22, 2019Out of State Orientation: California

New Student Orientation in Southern California Newport Beach, CA
Monday, June 24, 2019Out of State Orientation: California
New Student Orientation in Northern California Pleasant Hill, CA
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Out of State Orientation: Hawaii
New Student Orientation in Hawaii Honolulu, HI
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 

New Student Orientation       

PSU Campus
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 
New Student Orientation        PSU Campus
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
New Student Orientation PSU Campus

Special Programs

We invite you to join us at any of our special programs!

 

Are you a new student coming from California or Hawaii? Join us at an Out of State Orientation session. These are full-day programs during which you will participate in group advising, register for your first term classes and meet other students coming to PSU from your area. All the fun of orientation without leaving your state! 

Please note: There is a $50 fee for each student and guest attending our out-of-state orientation sessions. This fee helps to cover the cost of hosting the session in your area, as well as the provided meals and materials. You will receive a link to submit payment in your confirmation email.

Honors College Orientation

We encourage all incoming Honors College students and their guests to attend one of these sessions. You will have the chance to meet Honors College staff and fellow Honors classmates. These sessions are open to all students, even if not planning to join the Honors College.

Extended Outdoor Orientation program

Join Portland State’s Outdoor Program and new friends on this Extended Outdoor Orientation program. This optional program is a great way for incoming students to meet new people and get better acquainted with Portland State. During this 4-day backpacking trip, you will learn basic backpacking and outdoor living skills, become familiar with the Pacific Northwest, as well as gain tips and tricks on how to be successful during your first year on campus. Students who indicate an interest in this program during orientation sign-up will be contacted by our Outdoor Programs Team with more details and to confirm participation.  

Sign up now for New Student Orientation

  1. You will need the following information:
    1. Your student account username 
    2. Intended major (what you hope to study when you arrive on campus) - List of majors
    3. The names and email addresses of any guests who will be attending with you
      1. There is a $20 fee for each guest in attendance at our fall on-campus orientation sessions. This fee helps to cover the cost of provided meals and materials. You will receive a link to submit payment in your confirmation email or you can pay here.
      2. There is a $50 fee for each student and guest attending our out-of-state orientation sessions. This fee helps to cover the cost of hosting the session in your area, as well as the provided meals and materials. You will receive a link to submit payment in your confirmation email or you can pay here.
  2. Log-in using your student account username and password
  3. Select the date you plan to attend New Student Orientation. Remember, you will need to attend the full program. Remember to try and sign up for the earliest date that works for your schedule.
  4. Look for an email confirming your sign-up. This e-mail will be sent to your PSU e-mail address. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact us at orientation@pdx.edu.

New Student Orientation sign-ups will open at 8:00 am on April 15, 2019.

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Accessibility

If you require additional accommodations for New Student Orientation, please contact our office at orientation@pdx.edu to make the appropriate arrangements. Please connect with us at least three weeks prior to your session to provide our team sufficient time to arrange for accommodations.