New Student Orientation

Welcome to Oregon Health & Science University

When students arrive to campus, the orientation program will help them begin to explore services and co-curricular activities available at Oregon Health & Science University. Until then, this website is a valuable resource that will assist new students with preparing for their first term in Portland.


New Student Orientation is an extensive 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 the understanding of other disciplines, as well as 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 is required for all new students. Student who complete the pre-entrance credentials as outlined by their school, will be able to pickup their ID badges during orientation. Students must present a valid state driver's license or other photo ID to pick up their OHSU ID.

Information Fair

The Information Fair is separate from the orientation program and is organized to allow students the first-hand 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, and it's held in conjunction with the Annual Welcome to Campus Barbecue, click here.  OHSU has approximately 75 student interest groups and student leaders from many of these groups will be on-site to talk to incoming students about their group's mission and activities.  Furthermore, representatives from Central Services will be available to discuss program offerings and answer questions.

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.