Group Tours

Students walking around campus


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 virtual information sessions for prospective undergraduate and graduate students. Sign up using the Campus Tour calendar.

Plan your group tour

Group visits are designed exclusively for high school (9th-12th grade) students, teams, or community groups and are meant for groups with 10 or more student participants. Reservations are required.

We are unable to host guided K-8 visits. We have compiled resources for folks interested in bringing elementary-aged students to PSU.

Our office provides two options for group visits: Guided Campus Tours and Self-Guided Tours. 

Guided Group Tours


  • University Welcome Center Check-In (15 minutes): Arrive at our office, check-in at the Welcome Center and receive printed materials about PSU and admissions.
  • Campus Tour (1 hour): Current PSU students lead these walking tours while sharing their personal experiences. Due to scheduling capacity, housing and the recreation center are NOT included in our group visits.
  • Admissions Information Overview (30 minutes): A representative of the Office of Admissions will speak about academics, honors program, housing, the admissions process and answer questions.

Group Visits can only be scheduled for the current term: 2020 Summer Term tours begin June 23.

Guided group visit sessions are typically offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00am or 1:00pm. We host up to one group per day and up to three groups of 40 students per week.

Self-Guided Group Tours

Groups interested in exploring PSU on their own or unable to secure a guided group tour reservation are encouraged to participate in a self-guided tour. Groups can participate on any date at any time. Certain buildings have limited access (especially on the weekends) and cannot be viewed as part of a self-guided visit.

If you would like more information and guidance for your self-guided visit, contact


We will respond to visit requests within 3 business days. If you do not receive a campus visit confirmation via email within that time, check your "spam mail" folder for any correspondence from our office, otherwise contact our office so we can resend a new confirmation email.


Late/Cancellation Policy

Notify the Campus Visits Office if you need to cancel, modify your agenda or student count, or you will be late for your campus visit. Contact us at least one week in advance.

Late arrivals may receive an abbreviated schedule. If a group is a no-show or cancels within one week or less before the scheduled visit we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfill subsequent requests from the group.