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FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE First Year Experience (FYE) within University Housing & Residence Life at Portland State University promotes strong learning environments and academic communities, which in turn support academic success and retention. FYE aids urban and social transitions, encourages the development of a healthy lifestyle, and provides resources and programs to promote student growth.

academic advantage University Housing & Residence Life has teamed up with University Studies to offer a unique living experience that combines academic and social environments. Students who live in one of our six living learning communities will be living amongst peers with similar interests while completing their freshmen inquiry class requirement. Students in these living learning communities also have increased access to their faculty who engage with them outside of class. Your faculty may even join you for dinner in Victor’s dining hall! To make things even better, each living learning community is also staffed by a Learning Community Assistant who attends class and serves as in-hall academic support for the community, ultimately leading students to a successful academic year.

global leadership

health , happiness , and human rights

By examining their family’s immigration, migration, and belonging story and by also working directly with local and international nonprofits, students will be introduced to the history of immigration (both global and local), and will appreciate how the movement of people across borders is a central, political, and cultural issue throughout the world.

This course examines the nature and state of healthy individuals and populations in their various environments. Specific emphasis will be given to social determinants of health and the intersections between health, communities, and human rights. race and social justice


This course focuses on exploring the possibilities in maintaining a sustainable relationship between human communities and the natural world.

This course focuses on exploring social and cultural awareness and understanding, engaging in social and cultural dialogue, and student development as well-rounded, informed citizens of a global community.

work of art


The course explores the function art serves in our lives. It also examines the production of art through technical expertise and creativity.

This course will examine what connects people to their places including social, cultural, spiritual, economic and political environments. Special emphasis on the city of Portland.

theme communities Themed communities are designed to bring together residents with similar interests. There is no freshmen inquiry course requirement, though most freshmen will be taking a freshmen inquiry course. viking


Viking Floors are for first-year students who have a variety of interests, and want to experience the breadth of what PSU and Portland have to offer.

The STEM Floor gives residents the opportunity to build a community focused on fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

*Freshmen Inquiry is part of PSU’s University Studies graduation requirement. For more information please visit

HELP WheN YOU NEED IT University Success is an in-hall academic support hub for students living in University Housing & Residence Life. services include :

• Computer work station with free printing

• Academic coaching

• Study lounge with a cozy couch and round tables

• Success series to help support your academic life

• Classroom space for group study and presentation practice

• Academic incentives, including the 3.0 Club and Study Bucks

• Writing support, academic career advising, and counseling location :

East Campus Ondine Hall, 2nd Floor Suite 207

West Campus King Albert Hall, ground level Suite 010



DINING Campus residents have many options when it comes to dining on campus. The most popular dining commons is Victor’s which is located on the first floor of the Ondine Residence Hall. Victor’s offers fresh, all you care to eat meals. The food court in the Smith Student Union offers fresh brewed Starbucks coffee, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and favorite classics at the Grill Works, Sbarro, and more! The Meetro Cafe is located in King Albert with Stumptown Coffee (local favorite), Oregon Chai and free wireless internet. They also carry assorted snacks and foods. Branford’s Bean in the Millar Library features Stumptown Coffee and Marsee pastries. All first year students are required to register for a meal plan.

first year meal plan options meal plan

meals @ victors / wk .

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For more information visit why live on campus ?

First Year students who live on campus perform better in the classroom. They have higher GPA’s, greater retention, and graduate at a faster pace than peers who live off campus.

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE ROOM OPTIONS Broadway, Ondine, Stephen Epler studio : broadway Includes private kitchenette and bathroom (shower only). Furnished. 290–305 sq. ft. furnished double :

$2190 / TERM • $730 / MONTH furnished single :

$3310 / TERM • $1103 / MONTH

studio : ondine Includes a bathroom. Furnished. 295 sq. ft. furnished double :

$1710 / TERM • $570 / MONTH furnished single :

$2625 / TERM • $875 / MONTH

rates include :

Electric, Water, Gas, Local Phone, Wired & Wireless Internet, and Cable TV.

URBAN HONORS housing studio : stephen elper Includes private kitchen with mini fridge and bathroom (shower only). 290–305 sq. ft. furnished double :

$1980 / TERM • $660 / MONTH

SOCIAL LIFE Being a part of the residential community is a unique and fun experience. University Housing and Residence Life has many ways for you to get involved for fun and for leadership! • Viking Week Welcome

• Laser Tag

• Explore the Oregon Coast

• Timbers Games

• Sunfest Carnival

• Bike Portland

• Blazer Games

• Hiking Multnomah Falls

• Hall Council

• Movie Nights

• Marvel Universe

• Residence Hall Association

• Montgomery Haunted House

• International Night

• National Residence Hall Honorary

How to Apply Complete Your PSU Application For Admission First, apply for admission to PSU. Don’t forget to send your transcripts! Tour Your Option If you can, visit us and take a tour of our halls. We offer tours of Broadway, Ondine, and Blumel Monday - Friday at 1:30pm. If you can’t make it to campus, no problem, we have virtual tours online of all 10 buildings. Explore Communities There are many living learning community options for first year students. Over half of first year students choose communities with academic options to help them complete graduation requirements. Been accepted to Urban Honors? Check out Honors living in Stephen Epler! Apply early, space is limited! Have A Roommate In Mind? Great! You’re a step ahead! Both of you need to make sure you indicate one another on your application and must select the same community. If you don’t have a roommate, no problem! Complete the roommate profile (about yourself ) at the end of your application and we will match you with someone who has a similar living style. Don’t Forget To Check Out Dining Options With 4 different plans to choose from, there are flexible options to fit your needs! You can select your dining plan when you complete your contract. You can also email us before the deadline to make changes if you want a different plan.

Submit Your Contract...On Time The sooner, the better! You can even apply while you wait for your admission decision! Apply by May 1 for priority housing! $50 fee + $150 advance deposit, secures your spot! Accept Your Assignment Assignment notifications begin in May. Be sure to check your email daily and accept your space. Sign Up And Attend Orientation UHRL participates in all orientation sessions for first year students. Stop by and see us if you want a tour, or if you have additional questions for us! Who Brings What? You’ll receive contact information for your new roomie prior to move in. You can work out all the details with them then! Reference your Move-In Guide for what to bring and what not to bring. Join Your Community Facebook Group Get to know your floormates before you arrive! Move In!

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Helen Gordon Child Center

Harder House

Parkway Lincoln Hall

Market Center Building


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Montgomery Service Desk (Packages and Lock Outs) Simon Benson House


Stephen Epler Hall

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Smith Memorial Student Union

Koinonia House

PSU Bookstore



School of Business

Urban Plaza Academic and Student Rec Center Transportation Bike Hub


SW HARRISON (ID Services, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts) Neuberger Hall

Parking Stucture 1

Fourth Ave Building


Victor’s Dining Hall in Ondine

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Public Safety

City Development Center

Fifth Ave Cinema

Shattuck Hall

University Center



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Millar Library

Urban Center

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Cramer Hall

Walk of the Heroines

Peter W. Stott Community Recreation Field



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Science Research & Teaching Center


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Food Carts Engineering Building



Research Greenhouses


Shattuck Parking Lot (Guest Parking)

Portland Streetcar

University Housing Campus Dining


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