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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Crystal Tenty

Portland State University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselor
Crystal manages the PSU Welcome Center and call center. If you come to campus, you are very likely going to meet her. Crystal Tenty grew up in California and made Portland her home in 2000. She is a first generation college student who graduated from Portland State University twice, she has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution. She has spent her career working in a variety of support and service professions including addictions counseling, survivor advocacy, academic student success coaching and teaching English as a second language. She was excited to return to PSU in 2017 as part of the admissions team. Crystal’s favorite aspects of PSU are the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and the picturesque park blocks in the fall. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys learning new skills. From cooking, improv, and trapeze classes to disaster preparedness and street first aid, she considers nearly any topic worth exploring in this fun, magical city.

Recruitment Territories:
  • First year and transfer students from Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia
  • First year and transfer students from Oregon counties: Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath
  • Transfer students from Klamath Community College, Oregon Institute of Technology, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University and Umpqua Community College

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, June 28

2:20pm PDT