New Student Orientation - Winter

New Student Orientation is an essential part of your undergraduate college experience, provides a foundation for success, and is required for all incoming undergraduate students. New Student Orientation will provide you with details about campus life, student services, degree requirements, and course registration access for your first term.

Non-degree, postbaccalaureate, and graduate students are not required to complete this New Student Orientation program. There may be orientation requirements specific to your program, contact your department for more information.

Contact orientation@pdx.edu for support or accessibility accommodations.

Orientation Details

Winter Term 2024 Orientation Sessions

Sign Ups are open. Click dates to register:

  • In-Person Orientation
    • December 6, 2023 - Full
    • January 5, 2024
  • Virtual Orientation
    • December 19, 2023

December 29, 2023: Deadline to confirm enrollment

Orientation Sessions are designed to help you get acquainted with campus, meet the people who will help you succeed at PSU face-to-face, and prepare for your first term of classes.

In-person Orientation Sessions include breakout sessions, academic advising meetings to register for classes and arrange further advising appointments, the opportunity to get your student ID, meet new students, campus tours, a resource fair, and more.

Virtual Orientation options are also available for students unable to attend an in-person session. 


Confirm Enrollment

All newly admitted students must confirm enrollment to guarantee your spot at PSU. In order to register for New Student Orientation, you must first confirm your enrollment.

ճenrollment confirmation deadline for Winter 2024 is December 29, 2023

Sign Up for and Attend New Student Orientation

All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation in order to register for classes.

See more information and register via the sign up links above.

Activate your Student (Odin) Account

In order to complete orientation you must have an active PSU Student (Odin) Account. This is the account you’ll use to log in to sign up for an Orientation session and complete your online registration.

Complete Your Math and/or Chemistry Placement Tests (if required)

Students with specific majors need to complete the Math Placement Test and/or the Chemistry Placement Assessment. You should complete the Math Placement Test and Chemistry Placement Assessment before attending New Student Orientation. You can complete the tests after orientation, but you may have difficulty registering for some courses. 

Find out if you need to take the Math Placement Test and/or the Chemistry Placement Assessment.

Plan your visit to PSU

Plan your trip to the City of Roses and our downtown Urban campus! There are multiple hotel options close to campus, many of which provide discounted rates to visiting students and their families during New Student Orientation, including 51Ʒ State's very own ! Look for a special discount code in your Orientation confirmation email. 

Register for classes

You will be able to access course registration once you attend an orientation session. You will be able to access online registration to select your first term of courses at PSU.

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