Education at OHSU

For Students

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On this page you’ll find links and information about programs and resources for students like you.

Student support

Whatever support you’re seeking, the Office of Student Affairs is here to make sure you find it. Our goal is to give you the services you need to thrive.  

We can help you:  

  • Get academic support
  • Request accommodations
  • Get mental health support
  • Find food assistance
  • Find housing
  • Talk to an educational debt counselor
  • Talk with a career coach
  • Get support as an international student
  • Get support if you experience sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, interpersonal violence or retaliation
  • Share your pronouns and gender identity


The Office of the Registrar makes sure that academic records are accurate. It also oversees degrees awarded, academic policy and student records.

We can help you:

  • Register for courses
  • Verify your enrollment or degree
  • Transfer credits
  • See your transcripts or other student records

Student health and wellness

We offer a full range of confidential health services for students and postdoctoral scholars on the Portland campus. If you are an OHSU student at a regional campus, you can get services at your campus health center. Some services are also available for adults in your family.

We offer:

  • Primary care
  • Mental health support, including suicide prevention
  • Wellness services, including mindfulness and stress management
  • Acupuncture and massage
  • Food resources
  • COVID-19 support, including vaccines and free testing
  • Mask fittings and vaccines to make sure you meet requirements

Financial aid

We offer a range of financial aid options for eligible students. We also have resources to help you find and apply for external support.

We can help you:

  • Apply for scholarships, grants, work study or student loans
  • Fill out your FAFSA application
  • Understand when and how financial aid is disbursed
  • Understand the total cost of OHSU attendance
  • Manage educational debt and finances

Diversity and inclusion

At OHSU, all are welcome. We value the diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences of our students. Student affairs offers resources and support to help all students meet their needs and achieve their goals.

We also have resources especially for students from specific backgrounds:

For new students

We’re so glad you’re here. Once you’re enrolled, follow these steps to get started as an OHSU student.

OHSU’s Information Technology Group will send you access instructions 60 days before the start of your first term.

They will send:

  • Your username and OHSU email address.
  • Login information for the student information system.

Complete this list  2 weeks prior to first day to make sure you can get your OHSU ID badge right away.

  • Online training modules (in Compass)
    • Respect at the University
    • Integrity Foundations
    • Information Privacy and Security Essentials
    • Other trainings, if assigned in Compass
  • Background check
  • Review immunization requirements and complete the immune status form
  • Submit a passport-style photo to your program coordinator. Photo guidelines:
    • Full color (not black and white)
    • White or off-white background
    • Directly face the camera
    • Include your full face, from the top of your shoulders up
    • No more than 6 months old

Check in with your program’s coordinator about any other requirements, pronoun options for your ID badge, or deadlines.

Attend orientation to learn about student resources . We offer orientation on the first day of the summer and fall terms.

Upcoming dates:

  • Summer Term, Session A – Monday, July 1
  • Summer Term, Session B – Monday, Aug. 12
  • Fall Term – Monday, Sept. 30

Complete the onboarding process to make sure you can get your ID badge on the first day of the term. Your program’s coordinator can tell you when and where to pick it up.

OHSU pays up to 95% of the cost for TriMet or C-Tran transit passes. Learn about commuting to OHSU.

If you want to buy a transit pass, let your program’s coordinator know. You can pick it up with your ID badge.

If you decide to buy a pass later, visit a campus access service center.

Scholarships available

OHSU offers a variety of scholarships that can help you fund your education.

Financial aid

Learn about types of aid and how to apply.