New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your decision to attend Portland State University!

New Student Orientation is an essential part of your college experience and provides a foundation for success.

This exciting, interactive experience will help you get acclimated to PSU, show you the resources and tools essential for your college career and guide you through the process of registering for your first term of classes.

During your orientation experience, you will:

  • Participate in small group advising and learn about academic expectations
  • Complete course selections and register for the upcoming semester with support from an academic advisor
  • Meet new and current students from around the world
  • Explore ways to get involved on the PSU campus
  • Learn about the university’s services and resources

*Non-Degree, Post-Bac, and Graduate students are not required to complete the New Student Orientation program that our office coordinates. In some cases, there may be orientation requirements specific to your program.

Step 1: Confirm Enrollment

All newly admitted students must confirm enrollment to guarantee your spot at PSU. In order to register for New Student Orientation, you must first confirm your enrollment. If you have already confirmed your enrollment, proceed to Step 2. If you have not confirmed your enrollment, do so now.

Confirm Enrollment

Step 2: Sign Up for Orientation 

Once you have confirmed your enrollment, you can sign up for your orientation date and time. Sessions fill up fast, so be sure to sign up soon. It is recommended that 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.

Sign Up for Orientation

Step 3: Prepare for Orientation

From pre-orientation modules to placement exams, final transcripts and immunization records, take care of the items included here that must be completed before Orientation and course registration.

PREPARE for Orientation

Step 4: Attend Orientation

How do I get to campus? Where do I park? What will I be doing at orientation? Get answers to your orientation day questions and view a sample agenda of the day’s programming.

Attend Orientation