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Come see what an OSU student's typical day is like. You will learn about our academic programs, tour the residence halls, and take a student-led tour of campus.

Admissions Blog

Corvallis Ranked 10th Best College Town in America

Aug 13, 2014

Best College Reviews has come out with a new list ranking of the U.S.’s best college towns and Corvallis (home to Oregon State University) came in at the #10 best college town in America. These rankings considered livability, student-to-resident ratio, cultural offerings, school presence, and larger employers. Here is was Best College Reviews had to […] Read full story.

OSU, Top Campus Worth Traveling for

Aug 12, 2014

Oregon State University was recently featured on a TripAdvisor’s website FlipKey. The FlipKey blog mentioned OSU in an article titiled, “50 States Series: Top Campuses Worth Traveling For.” They compiled a list of one college or university per state that is a must-see. For the state of Oregon, OSU was featured as the highlighted university […] Read full story.

Girls in technology fields

Aug 12, 2014

ChickTech, a non-profit organization in Portland that fosters a more inviting culture for women in engineering, is hosting a workshop at OSU. ChickTeck with be at Oregon State University on August 23-24 to encourage high school girls to enter computing and technical fields. The event culminates with a show on Sunday, Aug. 24, that’s free […] Read full story.

Transcripts and Test Scores Reminder

Aug 11, 2014

Greetings recent graduates! Don’t forget, we need your official final high school transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions! Be sure to do this as soon as possible before you arrive to campus next month if you haven’t done so already. If you plan to earn any academic credits through AP and IB exams or […] Read full story.

Conservation & Wildlife at OSU

Aug 5, 2014

Oregon State University has proven to be a leader in campus sustainability for many years. The OSU Energy Center, the nation’s first LEED Platinum-rated power facility, became fully operational in June 2010. The Energy Center provides for the University’s energy needs through a co-generation process, allowing OSU to capture the waste heat from electricity producing […] Read full story.

OSU Events


START-Transfer students (Corvallis, OR)

Transfer START Daily Schedule

8:00-9:00am       Check-In

8:00-9:00am       Veteran Benefits Presentation

8:00-9:00am       Honors College Meeting

9:00-9:25am       Welcome

9:30-10:15am     Financial Aid &


Residence Hall Move In



Arriving at OSU – September 23 and 24, 2014

During Fall 2014, OSU move-in will be spread over two days, Sept. 23 and


START-Transfer students (Corvallis, OR)

This START day will be folded into the CONNECT schedule of events.…
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