Welcome to Orientation! We would like to acknowledge the land we are on. The Portland Metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River. Today peoples from these bands have become part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, as well as the Chinook and Cowlitz Nations. It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.

If you have any questions throughout the day, our check in Smith Memorial Student Union (Ballroom, 355) will remain open for the entirety of the program.
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Tuesday, June 28 • 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Welcome to the Honors College!

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Connect with the Honors College Academic Advisor, learn more about what it means to be in the University Honors College, and see what the Honors Community has to offer!

In the Portland State University Honors College, you can dig deep into the urban issues that matter most, join a tight-knit community of highly motivated students, and experience an exceptional education unlike any other.

As an Honors student at PSU, you have all the benefits of a small liberal arts college embedded in Oregon’s only public urban research university. Our unique focus on the city of Portland opens unmatched opportunities for research, creativity, and academic exploration.

You can work closely with world-class researchers, study abroad with Honors faculty in London or Borneo, and intern with top employers. It all culminates in your senior year, when you not only research, create, and write, but also publish your Honors thesis.

We welcome students from all academic majors and diverse ethnic, social and economic backgrounds, including many transfer students.

Discover an academically fulfilling curriculum through the lens of our culturally rich, ever-evolving city. And start a conversation with the future.


Brianna Avery

Portland State University, University Honors College Academic Advisor
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Brenda Glascott

Director, University Honors College, Portland State University
Brenda Glascott is Director of the Honors College and Associate Professor of Humanities at Portland State University. She holds a PhD in English with a specialization in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research area includes the history... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) 327