Portland-State-University 2017-2018 Bulletin

Student Orientation Programs



The Office of Admissions and New Student Programs coordinates an orientation program for all undergraduate students new to PSU. All newly admitted undergraduate students are required to attend a new student orientation session prior to registering for courses.

After admission to PSU, each undergraduate student must participate in a one-day orientation session prior to the beginning of his or her first term. An advance tuition deposit of $200 is required to sign up for new student orientation in the fall term.

Orientation provides students with the opportunity to meet with current PSU faculty, professional staff, and students in order to:

  • Understand academic requirements of a baccalaureate degree
  • Successfully develop an academic plan and register for courses
  • Access programs and services available to PSU students
  • Facilitate the academic and social transition to the University community

Viking Days takes place the week prior to the start of fall term during the month of September. This is a week of activities, information sessions, open houses, and social events in which new students are invited to attend and encouraged to participate. For further information, visit www.pdx.edu/undergraduate-admissions/orientation.