First-Year Student Orientation

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 prior to signing up for Orientation. If you are unable to attend any of the orientation dates below, please contact us orientation@pdx.edu as soon as possible.

Orientation Dates

When you go to sign up for orientation using our sign-up portal, only the session dates at which an adviser from your academic department will appear. If you have questions please contact us at orientation@pdx.edu

Spring 2018 (for students starting classes April 2018)

Sign Ups are now open. Sessions below are open to incoming first-year students and guests. Sessions are half-day programs.   

It is recommended you sign up for the earliest orientation session that you are able to attend. At Orientation, you will register for classes, and the earlier you attend orientation the better your course options will be.

DATE SESSION LOCATION*

March 9, 2018

New Student Orientation

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Veterans are invited to join the Student Veteran Lunch Reception 12 - 1 pm this day. 

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus

March 16, 2018

New Student Orientation 

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus

March 23, 2018

New Student Orientation 

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus
March 29, 2018

International Student Orientation

More details here

Karl Miller Center - Room 590

 

Summer 2018 (for students starting classes June 2018)

Sign Ups open on April 18th. Sessions below are open to incoming first-year students and guests. Sessions are half-day programs.  

It is recommended you sign up for the earliest orientation session that you are able to attend. At Orientation, you will register for classes, and the earlier you attend orientation the better your course options will be.

DATE SESSION LOCATION*

May 11, 2018

New Student Orientation

check-in starts at 12:30 pm

Student Veterans are invited to join the Student Veteran Lunch Reception 12 - 1 pm this day. 

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus

June 8, 2018

New Student Orientation 

check-in starts at 12:30 pm

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus
June 21, 2018

International Student Orientation

More details here

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus

 

Fall 2018 (for students starting classes September 2018)

Sign Ups open on April 18th. Sessions below are open to incoming first-year students and guests. Sessions are full-day programs.   

It is recommended you sign up for the earliest orientation session that you are able to attend. At Orientation, you will register for classes, and the earlier you attend orientation the better your course options will be.

DATE SESSION LOCATION*
May 21, 2018

New Student Orientation in Southern California

 

Burbank, CA
May 22, 2018

New Student Orientation in Northern California

 

Pleasant Hill, CA
May 24, 2018

New Student Orientation in Hawaii

 

Honolulu, HI

June 29, 2018

New Student Orientation

 

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus

July 2, 2018

New Student Orientation 

 

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus
July 13, 2018

New Student Orientation 

 

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus

July 18, 2018

 

New Student Orientation Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus
July 27, 2018 New Student Orientation

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus

 

August 3, 2018 New Student Orientation

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus

 

September 5, 2018

Late Admit Orientation

Morning and afternoon sessions available

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus
September 20, 2018

International Student Orientation

More details here

Smith Memorial Student Union - PSU Campus

Sign up now for Orientation

  1. Gather the following:
  • Your student account username
  • Intended major (what you hope to study when you arrive on campus)
  • The names and email addresses (if they have them) of any guests who will be attending with youYour Visa or Mastercard to complete payment for any guests that will attend with you. (There is a $20 fee for each guest in attendance at our fall on-campus sessions ONLY. Learn more about Family Orientation.)
  1. Review PSU’s Orientation dates and take note of when you are eligible to sign up for a session.
  2. Log-in using your student account username and password 
  • Select the date you plan to attend New Student Orientation. Remember, you will need to attend the full program. Attend the earliest available date at which advisors from your intended major will be present.
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  • Look for an email confirming your sign-up to be sent to your PSU e-mail address. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact us at orientation@pdx.edu.

Sign Up Here

To Do Before You Arrive at Orientation 

  1. Complete the Math Placement Exam (if required, based on your major)
  2. Review PSU’s Graduation Requirements
  3. Plan your trip to campus. Overnight accommodations are available for those joining us from outside the Portland Metropolitan area.
  4. Preview your session's agenda in myPSU.

What to Bring to Orientation

  • Government-issued identification (e.g., driver's license);
  • ODIN (PSU username and log-in information);
  • Laptop, tablet or mobile device to be used for course registration;
  • All unofficial transcripts that reflect courses taken at other institutions (if official transcripts have not yet been received by PSU);
  • Comfortable walking shoes;
  • Rain jacket/umbrella...just in case (it's Oregon).

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.