Boise, ID Spring College Fair

February 26th, 2014

Hello to all prospective students in Boise and surrounding areas!

Spring college fairs are underway and one is coming to your area this March. The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) is organizing this event in Boise, ID to provide resources for all students. On Saturday March 8th, Oregon State University will be visiting Boise State University for the 2014 Spring PNACAC College Fair. The event will be hosted on Boise State’s campus in the Student Union Building from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Refer to the PNACAC website for more information.

The fair is free and open to the public. No fee is necessary for students, family members or guidance counselors to attend. Students are encouraged to visit www.gotocollegefairs.com prior to the fair. After entering their information on the website, students can print a bar-code that can be scanned by the college representatives of their choice.

 

I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

-BW

 

FAFSA Deadline

February 21st, 2014

The deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is fast approaching! The priority deadline for 2014 is February 28th.  Students have until Friday to file their FAFSA to be considered for need based aid programs and university funds.

If you have not completed your taxes, the FAFSA can be filed and updated once your taxes are complete. Remember to list Oregon State University on the application as well!

For more info: http://oregonstate.edu/financialaid/

FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

 

- KK

OSAC Deadline, Fast Approaching.

February 19th, 2014

 

OSAC has a filing deadling of March 3rd

 

As many of you frantically fill out scholarship application after application, remember to file your Oregon Student Access Commission application (OSAC) before the deadline of March 3rd, 5:00pm PST. Filling out the OSAC application allows you to apply for 450+ scholarships at one time.

OSAC’s primary goal is to provide extra aid for Oregonians seeking postsecondary education. With many scholarships, precollege mentoring, grants, and financial aid programs – OSAC awards more than $118 million in funding and aid to students each year. Scholarships vary dramatically from requirements for GPA and extracurricular activities to what high school you attend(ed) and what academic area you are pursuing.

If you have yet to file your OSAC application, you can do so here. Please make sure to have applications completed by March 3rd in order to qualify for scholarships.

 

Go Beavs!

SJB

OSU Crossroads International Film Festival

February 12th, 2014

Oregon State University is home to students from all over the globe; represented on campus from over ninety-five countries! Throughout the year OSU puts on many special events to honor different cultures, races, religions and other festivities to celebrate and unite students from around the world.

This month OSU and the local theater, Darkside Cinema, partner to bring the annual Crossroads International Film Festival to Corvallis. Each Sunday in the month of February the festival will show three different films that have been filmed and produced outside of the United States. This is an exciting opportunity for OSU students and the public alike to enjoy the diversity that the university brings to Corvallis.

To find a listing of this weekend’s films as well as a description of each, please visit the OSU Crossroads Webpage for details.

See you at the theater!

SJB

Operation Alpaca Rescue

February 12th, 2014

Oregon State University has stepped up and volunteered to take in 175 imperiled alpacas that are being removed from a farm near Falls City, OR. OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the few agencies that has the space, ability and expertise to manage and care for a herd of this size.

Many of the alpacas are coming in suffering from malnutrition, heavy parasite loads and pregnancy along with other health conditions, said Chris Cebra, a professor of large animal internal medicine and an expert in the treatment of camelids such as llamas and alpacas.

It is not all bad news for the alpacas here, they are being fed, monitored and treated. Ultimately all of the animals will be made available  for adoption. It also provides veterinary students with hands on training in which they will be helping doctors monitor, operate and rehabilitate more quickly and effectively due to unusually large influx of animals at one time.

~KK

2014 Spring Visits

February 3rd, 2014

Oregon State’s Spring Visit programs are for everyone. Whether you have applied and been admitted or are just interested in OSU, there will be something for you at our annual Spring Visits.

 

This year we have four programs planned:

Spring Preview | Monday, February 17, 2014 (President’s Day) | LaSells Stewart Center, CH2MHill

Spring Preview | Friday, March 28, 2014 (Spring Break) | LaSells Stewart Center, CH2MHill

Spring Preview | Friday, April 4, 2014 | LaSells Stewart Center, CH2MHill

Spring Preview | Friday, April 11, 2014 | LaSells Stewart Center, CH2MHill

For each day, we have an Admitted student track and a Prospective student track.

Each day will consist of campus and housing tours, information sessions and a special lecture by Dr. Kevin Ahern. Students will also get to taste and see what students eat and where they socialize, scope out the recreational options open to you on campus and find that spot that will inspire you to do something great.

More info at: http://oregonstate.edu/visitosu/open-house-programs

 

~KK

Get Your Transcripts and Test Scores In!

February 3rd, 2014

The priority application deadline for Fall 2014 applicants passed over this weekend and we are looking forward to all the students that will hopefully join Beaver Nation this fall! If you have applied to Oregon State and have yet to send in your official transcripts and official SAT and/or ACT test scores, the deadline to receive those documents to the Office of Admissions is Monday, February 17th. Test scores must come officially from the testing agency and transcripts can be officially mailed or faxed from your school to:

104 Kerr Administration Building | Corvallis, OR 97333 | fax: 541-737-2482

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-291-4192 or contact your Admissions Adviser.

Go Beavs!

- AG

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OSU Celebrates Black History Month 2014

January 28th, 2014

Only a few days are left in January, so be sure to get your admissions applications in by Feb. 1! February also marks Black History Month and various student organizations have planned out a series of fun and informative events all throughout the month in celebration. One event, hosted by the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, is called “Jeopardy and Wings” on Thursday, February 27th at 5:00-6:30pm. This event will provide a fun and educational platform in the form of a game show that will educate participants around contributions of black people in America. Light refreshments will be provided and this will take place in the temporary BCC on the 4th floor of Snell Hall.

Here are some other events that the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center will be hosting in celebration:

  • Monday, Feb. 17th: A Taste of Multicultural Foods, Snell Kitchen, 4:30-6:00pm
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18th: Figures, Facts and Identities to Match: BCC Snell 427, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday, Feb. 20th: Black/Polynesian Panthers, APCC, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, Febr. 25th: Black History Month Dinner, MU Ballroom, 5:00-7:00pm

Be sure to check online for more events throughout the month!

Go Beavs!

-AG

Stay Caught Up With #BeaverVIP

January 28th, 2014

As admissions decisions rush in, scholarship deadlines approach, and the confusing lists of ‘next steps to complete’ begin to pile up, we want to make sure that our Future Beavers aren’t left in confusion.

Our Office of Admissions Advisers have created two social media accounts to help our (current and future) students stay caught up on all things OSU; whether the February 1st deadline almost slipped your mind, or you are interested in participating in special events on campus, these sites will help you stay in the know.  We are utilizing both Twitter and Instagram under the handle “beaverVIP” and encourage you to follow us on both!

If you find that you have specific questions, we urge you to reach out to your regional Admissions Adviser. By selecting a state on the map attached you will find the contact information for your Adviser: Find Your Admissions Adviser and Events in Your Area.

And of course, Go Beavs!

Student at the entrance of the International Living-Learning Center (ILLC)

 

SJB

Next Steps

January 27th, 2014

Hey future Beavers,

We are excited that you are going to be joining Beaver Nation. There are a few more ‘Next Steps’ needed to be ready for the fall.

1. Pay your Advanced Tuition Deposit(ATD): The ATD is a $200 deposit if you intend to enroll.   You will need this to sign up for START.

2.  Sign up for START session (Fall Term Only) Summer Advising and Registration Program

3.  Apply for on-campus housing

May 1st – June 1st: New Students with completed housing applications before May 1st may sign an electronic contract if they have completed #1 and #2 above

4.  Room Selection

June 2nd – June 16th: new OSU students who completed and singed a housing application may select rooms

5. Attend CONNECT: new student program designed to help you transition into OSU’s community

 

If you have any questions about these next steps please feel free to contact our office.

Go BEAVS!

- See more at: http://oregonstate.edu/admissions/main/next-steps-your-guide-enrolling-oregon-state-university

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