Campus Tours

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 America’s best college location

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 the best college location in America.

Student leading group tour

What to Expect

Your visit to Portland State includes a guided campus tour, led by a PSU student, and an admission information session, led by an admissions counselor. You can request a specialty tour of a department or college to learn more about a specific program. Housing tours focus on living options available on campus.

Sign Up for a Guided Tour

To sign up, choose the button for the tour, day and time you want on the calendar below. Descriptions of each type of tour follow the calendar. We open up our visit calendar about one month before the start of each term. If you have any questions about our campus visit options, please give us a call at 503-725-5555.


If you are planning to bring a group of 10 or more people to campus, sign up for a Group Tour.

 Guided Tours

Group of students outside

 

ADMISSIONS OVERVIEW

A representative of the Office of Admissions will discuss PSU's academic programs, Urban Honors College, Housing, the admission process, and much more! 30 minutes.

CAMPUS AND RESIDENCE HALL TOUR 

Student Ambassadors lead these walking tours while sharing their personal experiences on campus. You will view the inside of one residence hall, the Broadway Housing Building. 75 minutes.

WEEKEND CAMPUS VISIT

Offered every second Saturday of the month throughout the year (excluding September). Please check our calendar for available dates. 

HOUSING TOUR

PSU Housing offers residence hall tours in each of our three main campus communities: Broadway, Ondine, and Blumel Halls. This tour is ideal for prospective first year, transfer or graduate students. Tours include a guided look at a showroom, resident hall features, common areas and other helpful information about the living on campus experience. Housing Tours are offered Monday - Friday. Please contact housing@pdx.edu to request a housing tour during non-summer months. 45-60 minutes.

BUSINESS TOUR

These tours are designed for business students. During this tour you will visit the new LEED Platinum-certified Karl Miller Center (KMC), home of The School of Business, and hear about its innovative programs. You will see study spaces, the atrium, global technology classrooms, stand-up work bars, the family study space, and the Center for Retail Leadership pop-up space. The School of Business hosts undergraduate campus tours on the first Tuesday of every month during the school year. 30 minutes.

GENERAL ENGINEERING TOUR 

Tour the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science (MCECS) to learn 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 visit key 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. Tours are offered every other Friday including summer term. 70 minutes.

HONORS TOUR 

Find out if PSU’s Honors College is the right fit for you. On your tour, Honors ambassadors will show you Stephen Epler Hall, home to our Honors dorm rooms and 24/7 student lounge and computer lab, as well as the Honors House (faculty offices). You’ll finish your tour by joining Honors faculty, staff, and current students for lunch at Victor’s Dining Hall.  After lunch, you may also have the opportunity to visit an Honors class. Tours are offered the first Friday of the month. 100 minutes.

GRADUATE INFO SESSION 

The Graduate School is now offering group virtual information sessions for prospective graduate students. Graduate Information Sessions are offered from 11:00am to 12pm on Mondays and Thursdays. To sign up for a virtual session at one of these times or to schedule an alternate time, contact the Graduate School at gradschool@pdx.edu.

BIKE TOUR

This tour will take you on a 3.5 mile bike ride through Portland State's main campus and down to the waterfront to see the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building. Terrain on this tour will include multiple stops at PSU locations, uphill and downhill grades, city streets and bike paths. This is no leisurely ride, but a fun and unique way to explore our campus and our city! This tour will only be offered during summer, check our calendar for availability. 60-90 minutes.

Self-Guided Tours

Campus Art Tour

This self-guided tour gives you the opportunity to view a selection of campus art including sculptures and murals.

Green Campus Tour

Explore the green features of PSU. This tour includes LEED certified buildings, Electric Avenue, and the Eco Learning Plaza.

Farewell to Orpheus Sculpture

Cultural Sustainability Tour

See sites that celebrate and support various aspects of culture and promote a more equitable campus, community and world.

Historic Buildings Tour

Travel to 9 historic buildings built between 1893-1932 for an opportunity to visualize the history of the campus.

Student walking out of residence building

VIRTUAL TOUR

If you can’t make it to campus, we offer a virtual walking tour that explores a variety of spaces on campus, including the South Park Blocks, Native American Student and Community Center, Millar Library, and Science Research and Teaching Center.