University Studies

Office Services Update

June 04, 2020

Dear Students and Colleagues,


As you may be aware, effective June 1, several Portland State University (PSU) non-instructional employees are now subject to an 20% furlough (32 hours of work per week) through the Oregon Employment Department Workshare Program.


The workshare program affects how we will be operating for the next month and into July as PSU Leadership determines how returning to a 100% workload will be phased. We are working with Dean Chabon on this process and will share what information we can with you as we learn more.


Starting this week, University Studies’ will be closed on Fridays to both the public and for office and administrative support services, so please plan accordingly.


This serves to offer consistency for when we are available to support you, and provides a bit of respite for everyone at a time when our work is less outward facing and more project oriented.


Starting 6/15, our Summer 2020 virtual office hours for student support will be available on:


Mondays, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Student Registration questions:
Faculty Support (HR related):
Faculty Course Management/scheduling:
General Office Support: or
Accounting related:




Main Line: 503-725-5890
(Please leave a message and we will return your call.)



If you have questions about your own workshare please see PSU’s Work Share FAQ and Resources.


We hope to return to our regularly scheduled support soon.



Portland State remains committed to your health and safety, please check the Coronavirus Response Site and your PDX.EDU email frequently for updates.


Finding Your Story at Portland State



University Studies provides students with integrated, connected learning experiences that lay the foundation for lifelong intellectual development. Extending through all four years, the program teaches you how to think critically, communicate effectively, and gain a broad awareness of the human experience to instill a deep sense of responsibility to yourself, your peers and your community.

Your stress-free path to a degree

At Portland State, we’re taking some of the stress out of going to college and getting your degree. Over the coming year we will be making improvements in four key areas to improve your experience here:

Advising: More one-one-time with an advisor who knows your strengths and academic plan.

Support network: Working behind the scenes, whether it’s in financial aid, registration or other areas of campus, we’re cutting the red tape.

One-stop web site: We’re developing an improved web site for your phone and laptop that will help you organize your classes, your finances and your time.

Degree maps: You can chart your academic course, from first class to graduation, and know just what classes to take to finish on time.

Learn more about what makes University Studies special:

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