OBT School Summer Intensive Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for a list of common Summer Intensive questions and answers. Please consult your student/parent handbook or housing handbook if you are unable to locate your answer here.


What is the schedule for the first day?
Students will have mandatory orientation at 9:00 AM on the first day of their session (6 and 4 week or 2 week). Classes will start at 9:30 AM directly after orientation.

When will OBT2 determinations be made?
OBT2 determinations will be made at the end of the four week session. Candidates will meet with school staff for interviews and placement.

Is there a student performance at the end of the session?
OBT School does not have a student performance at the end of the summer session. We do however offer a parent observation period at the end of each session.

When will parent observation take place?
Parent observation will take place at the end of each session. For students attending the four week session, Family Observation will take place the last two days of the fourth week of the program. For students attending the two and six week sessions, Family Observation will take place during the sixth week of the program. Some classes such as the Workshop classes may not be available for observation; this is at the teacher’s discretion.

How do I sign up for parent observation?
Signup sheets will be kept at OBT School. Parents will be expected to communicate with students regarding what day and time they would like to sign up for.

Are there activities for students on weekends?
Yes. Students that stay in OBT School’s dorms will have weekend activities planned for them by RA’s.

How do I report a student absence?
Student absences should be reported via OBT School absence form.

Dorms/Move-in & out

When does my student move in to the dorm?
Students in the four or six week program will move in to the dorm on Sunday, June 25 from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Students in the two week program will move in on Sunday, July 23 from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

When does my student move out of the dorm?
Students will check out from 7:30 AM–8:30 AM on the final Saturday of their summer session (7/22 or 8/5).

What is the address of the dorm?
The Broadway building is located at 625 SW Jackson St., Portland, OR 97207.

How do I send my student packages or mail in the dorm?
Please send packages or mail using this format:

Name / Oregon Ballet Theatre School
C/O University Housing Office
PSU – Summer Housing and Conferencing
625 SW Jackson St., Suite 210
Portland, OR 97201

Am I allowed to sign my student out from the dorm?
Yes. Family and friends may sign a student out for the evening and on the weekend. All adults signing out a minor student for the evening or weekend must be authorized by a parent or guardian on the Authorized Adults Form ahead of time. You must also notify the OBT School Head RA by phone, (503) 960-4158, no later than 24 hours prior to signing the student out.

Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Will someone be there to pick up and drop off my student?
Students will be met by an OBT School staff person or volunteer at the baggage claim area at Portland International Airport (PDX). The OBT School representative will be holding an OBT School sign. We will only be able to transport your student if you have indicated as such on your student’s housing forms.

Transit in Portland

How will my student get from the dorm to the studio?
Students will use public transportation to and from OBT’s studios and the PSU dormitory, and OBT School dormitory RAs will accompany students at all times. Public transportation passes will be provided upon check-in.

Download the Frequently Asked Questions for The Summer Intensives HERE