Campus Tours

Group of students walking through Park Blocks

Our on-campus programs are temporarily canceled 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. We are now offering virtual information sessions for prospective undergraduate and graduate students. Sign up using the calendar below.

Tour one of America’s best college locations

Welcome to Portland State University! We are looking forward to seeing you on campus. While you’re here, you can check out our bustling Urban Plaza, tree-lined Park Blocks, modern student rec center, and state-of-the art science labs. You’ll see restored historic buildings and brand new ones. Streetcars and bike paths give you easy access to the best of Portland, from food carts to forested hiking trails. You’ll discover an urban learning environment unlike any other in Oregon. And you’ll find out why Niche ranks PSU as one of the best college locations in America.

Student leading group tour

Virtual Guided Tours

Your visit to Portland State includes a virtual guided campus tour, led by a student or staff member. General information sessions will also include a virtual tour. Find out more about PSU and the many opportunities our urban campus has to offer.

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Admitted Student Sessions

These events are geared towards our admitted undergraduate students. We begin with a presentation that goes over the admitted student checklist. Then, a virtual campus tour with Student Ambassadors who will share personal experiences on campus and the inside of a residence hall, the Broadway Housing Building.

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Financial Aid Sessions

Join representatives from the Office of Financial Aid to learn general information about paying for school. We'll have time for Q&A but if you have specific questions about your situation, please contact the Office of Financial Aid for an appointment. We also offer Financial Aid Sessions in Spanish.

Academic Series

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Explore PSU's 200+ programs by connecting with academic advisors and current students from each of our academic programs. Each week, we will feature a different PSU advising pathway.

Admissions Virtual Front Desk

Monday through Friday

Connect with an Admissions Counselor or Student Representative at these drop-in sessions to discuss your application, transferring to PSU, or scheduling a virtual visit. 

Admissions Overview

Wednesdays and Fridays

You will begin with a virtual 30 minute admissions overview with a PSU representative. After this the Student Ambassadors lead you on a short virtual tour while sharing their personal experiences on campus. You will view the inside of one residence hall, the Broadway Housing Building. 45-60 minutes.

Bachelors of Social Work Info Session

Check calendar for dates and times

BSW Info Sessions are meant for prospective BSW students/those interested in applying or learning more about the BSW program at PSU. Sessions are encouraged for applicants to both campus and online programs. 45-60 minutes. 

Engineering Tour


Take a guided virtual tour of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. Get answers to questions like, "What does studying engineering look like? What do engineering students do with their free time?" Maseeh ambassadors, undergraduate students, lead our tours. You will see locations in the building, including student group project spaces like our Viking Motorsports Club, the Portland State Aerospace Society, and the Electronics Prototyping Lab, research labs and student spaces. 45 minutes.

Honors Tour

First Friday of the Month

Find out if PSU’s Honors College is the right fit for you. Honors ambassadors will give you an overview of the Honors College, share their experiences, and answer questions. 45 minutes.

Housing Tour


PSU Housing offers virtual residence hall tours of all eight of our residence halls. This tour is ideal for prospective first year, transfer, and graduate students, as well as current students interested in campus housing. Tours include a guided look at our apartment-style options, residential events, extra academic support, and leadership opportunities. We will leave extra time to answer all of your questions about living on campus at PSU in real time. 45-60 minutes.

International Sessions

Select Wednesdays and Fridays

These sessions are designed for prospective international undergraduate students. Our PSU International Admissions team will guide you through the admissions process, scholarships available, current student experiences and a virtual tour. View the calendar for specific information. 45-60 minutes.

Live Campus Tours


The Student Ambassadors will be broadcasting live through Zoom and lead you on a campus tour while sharing their personal experiences as Portland State students. The tour includes stops inside our buildings as well as stops outside our most popular buildings. Join us to explore our campus from the comfort of your home. 45-60 minutes.

Transfer Session


Our transfer sessions are a great opportunity to connect with PSU students and staff to learn more about transferring to PSU and academic and student life on our urban campus. 60% of PSU students are transfers, which means we know how to support you as you transfer and you'll join a community of students just like you. 60 minutes.

PSU student ambassadors standing on the basketball court of the Viking Pavilion


Our Student Ambassadors guide campus tours that give prospective students and their families a first-hand look at our beautiful campus. Student Ambassadors are also available to schedule virtual one-on-one meetings to learn more about the student experience.

Graduate Information Session

The Graduate School offers virtual information sessions on Mondays and Thursdays led by current grad students that outline the admissions process and next steps for admitted students. Sign up for a session with the Graduate School or learn more about a graduate program through a specific virtual session.


Take the self-paced virtual tour on your own and explore a variety of spaces on campus, including the Architecture Studios, Native American Student and Community Center, Millar Library, Lincoln Performance Hall, and more.