New Student Orientation Schedule

Attending New Student Orientation is your chance to explore campus, learn about student services, connect with faculty, staff and future classmates, and register for classes.

12:30 pm

Check-In and Resource Fair (SMSU Ballroom)

Welcome to New Student Orientation! Visit with campus representatives at the Resource Fair in order to familiarize yourself with the services available to you as a member of the PSU community.

1:40 pm

Foundations of Your PSU Education

During this session, you’ll be introduced to Portland State University’s graduation requirements, as well as begin the process of selecting your first term courses.

  • Undeclared/Exploratory First-Year Students (CH 149)
  • Undeclared/Exploratory Transfer Students (USB 402)
  • Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science (EB 93/95)
  • The School of Business (SMSU 333)
  • College of the Arts (SMSU 333)
  • College of Urban & Public Affairs & School of Social Work (SMSU 327)
  • School of Public Health (SMSU 323)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Last Names A-H (SMSU 296/298)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Last Names I-Z (SMSU 294)

2:50 pm

Academic Advising & Course Registration (Various locations)

Optional Activities


Campus Tours (Depart from SMSU Ballroom)

If you are unfamiliar with PSU, use this opportunity to learn how to navigate your new campus. These tours are facilitated by the Orientation Team.

4:00 pm

University Housing Tour (Blumel Hall behind Science Building 1)

Explore your living space! Check out our traditional and apartment style living options in Blumel & Broadway halls. Or go on a tour of University Pointe, which is apartment-style housing operated by American Campus Communities. Please note that tours for each building leave promptly at 4 pm.

Advising Locations

If your major is not available (N/A), please let a member of our team know.

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ACS: Undecided/Exploratory
USB 402
CLAS: Anthropology
CH 141H
CLAS: Applied Linguistics
CLAS: Arts and Letters
SMSU 296/8
CLAS: Biology
SRTC 257
CLAS: Black Studies
SMSU 296/8
CLAS: Chem/Biochem
SRTC 476
CLAS: Communication Studies
UCB 441
CLAS: Conflict Resolution
MCB 131
CLAS: Earth Science
CLAS: English/Creative Writing
SMSU 326
CLAS: Environmental Sciences/Studies
SRTC 228
CLAS: Geography
CH 424
CLAS: Geology
SMSU 296/8
CLAS: History
CH 441
CLAS: Judaic Studies
SMSU 296/8
CLAS: Liberal Studies
SMSU 296/8
CLAS: Mathematics & Statistics
EH 207
CLAS: Philosophy
FAB 175
CLAS: Physics
SRTC 472
CLAS: Pre-Ed
SMSU 296/8
CLAS: Pre-Health
SMSU 294
CLAS: Psychology
CH 165/166
CLAS: Science
SMSU 296/8
CLAS: Sexuality, Gender & Queer Studies
PKM 150
CLAS: Social Science
SMSU 296/8
CLAS: Sociology
CH 217
CLAS: Speech and Hearing
SMSU 296/8
CLAS: Women's Studies
PKM 150
CLAS: World Languages & Lit
SMSU 258
COTA: Architecture
SMSU 333
SMSU 333
COTA: Art Practices
SMSU 333
COTA: Graphic Design
SMSU 333
COTA: Art History
SMSU 333
COTA: Film
SMSU 333
COTA: Music
SMSU 333
COTA: Sonic Arts & Music Production
SMSU 333
COTA: Theater Arts
SMSU 333
CUPA: Community Development
URBN 212
CUPA: Urban & Public Affairs
URBN 212
CUPA: Criminology & Criminal Justice
URBN 212
CUPA: Economics
URBN 212
CUPA: Political Science
URBN 212
CUPA: International & Global Studies
URBN 212
MCECS: Civil Engineering
EB 93/95
MCECS: Computer Engineering
EB 93/95
MCECS: Computer Science
EB 93/95
MCECS: Electrical Engineering
EB 93/95
MCECS: Environmental Engineering
EB 93/95
MCECS: Mechanical Engineering
EB 93/95
SB: The School of Business
ML 170
SPH: Applied Health & Fitness
SMSU 323
SPH: Health Studies: Aging Services
SMSU 323
SPH: Health Studies: Community Health Education
SMSU 323
SPH: Health Studies: Health Sciences
SMSU 323
SPH: Health Studies: School Health
SMSU 323
SSW: Child, Youth and Family Studies
ASRC 625
SSW: Social Work
ASRC 625
Academic & Student Rec Center
Blumel Hall
Cramer Hall
Engineering Building
East Hall
Fourth Avenue Building
Market Center Building
Millar Library
Smith Memorial Student Union
Science Building 1
Science Research and Teaching Center
University Center Building
Urban Center Building
University Services Building

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