Campus Activities

Campus Activities

Family looking at a sculpture


Our campus is temporarily closed to visitors during Oregon’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you on campus when we reopen. All our tours, campus visits, orientations and events are canceled until further notice. Most of our buildings are also closed. We are happy to know you are interested in visiting Portland State. For now, please enjoy a virtual tour and email us at if you have any questions.

Virtual Information Sessions: We are now offering group virtual information sessions for prospective undergraduate and graduate students. Sign up using the Campus Tour calendar.

What’s happening at PSU

Portland State University invites you to experience our campus in downtown Portland, Oregon all year round. There’s always something going on at PSU, from concerts and plays to basketball games and art shows. We are home to Portland’s largest farmers market and the city’s newest art museum. Welcome!

Students talking in Urban Plaza

Our campus 

We are Oregon’s urban public research university, where 26,000 students power our city with new ideas in action. Our 50-acre downtown campus is a hub for people and events that inspire our community to think bigger and bolder, in Portland and beyond. The best way to discover our campus is with an open mind.

Our City

Portland is our home and our inspiration. We are a short walk or streetcar ride away from museums, concert halls, and the world’s largest independent bookstore. Take the aerial tram to OHSU for a panoramic view of the city, go for a hike in Forest Park, or rent an orange Biketown bike to tour the city. And that’s only the start.


Portland State of Mind graphic

Portland State of Mind

For 10 days in October, PSU rolls out the welcome mat for Portland State of Mind, an annual festival of knowledge and culture. We invite you to campus for a celebration highlighting the close relationship between PSU and the city. Events include films, inspiring talks, concerts and a homecoming football game.

Dance Performance

MLK Tribute

PSU honors the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. every January with a week of community events and a speaker on campus. We partner with other Portland colleges to observe the MLK Day of National Service, a day of workshops, discussions and engagement with black-led nonprofits and community groups.