Student Orientation

Welcome to Oregon Health & Science University

When you arrive on campus, the orientation program and information fair will help you begin your exploration of services and co-curricular opportunities available at Oregon Health & Science University. Until then, this website should answer many of your questions and assist you in preparing for your first term.

New Student Orientation is a 6 hour program on the first day of the term that brings together incoming students from different schools and programs. The orientation experience is interdisciplinary in nature to help facilitate dialogue, teamwork and collaboration amongst students. Exposing students to an interactive approach from the first day of the term helps to promote student participation, foster appreciation and understanding of other disciplines, and model strategies for future health care practice. We are excited about this program as it will orient students to the basic services and amenities available on the Marquam Hill and South Waterfront campuses, as well as begin to prepare students for an inter-professional approach to education.

Please note that New Student Orientation and Information Fair are required for all OHSU students. If a new student has completed all pre-entrance credentials as outlined by their school, their ID badges will be available for pick-up during orientation. Students must present a valid state driver's license or other photo ID to pick up their OHSU ID.

  • New Student Orientation

  • Summer Term, Session A - Monday, June 29th, 2015 from 12:30-6:00pm in the Old Library Auditorium.
  • Summer Term, Session B - Monday, August 10th, 2015 from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
    *Collaborative Life Science Building & Marquam Hill
  • Fall Term - Monday, September 28th, 2015 from 12:30pm to 6:00pm in the Old Library Auditorium.

The Welcome to campus BBQ and Information Fair are separate from the orientation program and are organized to allow students the opportunity to ask questions directly of student leaders and program directors.  This is an informal event that presents students with the opportunity to meet and network with others.  Food and beverage will be served.  OHSU has over 70 student interest groups and student leaders from many of these groups will be on site to talk to incoming students about their mission statements and group activities.  Furthermore, representatives from OHSU's Central Services will be available to discuss program offerings and answer questions.

  • 2015 Welcome to Campus BBQ and Information Fair

  • Friday, October 2nd, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm in the MAC Hall lawn.
    *Sponsored by the Graduate Student Organization All-Hill Student Council and Office of Student Life

Please feel free to contact Karen Seresun, the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life, at 503-494-8295 or by , if you have questions about orientation or information fair.