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 (SMSU 355) will remain open for the entirety of the program.
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Wednesday, November 30 • 12:30pm - 12:50pm
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Kanani Porotesano

Associate Director of New Student Programs, Portland State University
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Michele Toppe

Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Michele Toppe, Ed.D., has worked in higher education for over 30 years and has been at Portland State University since 1995. While at PSU, Michele created resource centers for veterans and students with children, installed and overseen the residence life program, advised student government... Read More →

Wednesday November 30, 2022 12:30pm - 12:50pm PST
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) 355