Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Student Orientation Programs


The Office of Admissions coordinates orientation programs for all undergraduate students new to PSU. All newly admitted undergraduate students are required to attend a new student orientation session before registering for courses.

After admission to PSU, each undergraduate student must complete orientation programming before their start term. In-person and online programming is available. To sign up for New Student Orientation, the student must have already submitted their enrollment confirmation deposit of $200.

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/admissions/viking-days.