October 16th, 2013
This year, October 21st to 26th will be another week full of OSU traditions. Homecoming is a week long affair in Beaver Nation.
Its a great chance for alumni to return to their alma mater for a celebration of community, lifelong learning, and school spirit. This fall weekend will feature Pac-12 football (OSU vs Stanford), class reunions, the traditional bonfire and presentations by the year’s distinguished Alumni Fellows.
Parents of current students, whether alums or not, are welcomed to join in all of the public festivities.
October 25, 2013 is also Happy Birthday for Benny the Beaver. There will be a celebration of his birthday in the MU Quad.
October 9th, 2013
This week Oregon State University is excited to announce involvement, as well as, encourage students to participate in the Fall 2013 Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) College Fairs! These College Fairs will be taking place all next week (October 13th-17th) and will be held at a variety of locations around the state: Eugene, Medford, Roseburg, and Redmond. For a listed schedule of dates and times, please visit the PNACAC Website.
The Memorial Union on a sunny Fall afternoon
In order to maximize communication with colleges, PNACAC is asking that students register themselves prior to the start of the fair at the College Fair Registration Site. Registered students will pick up their passes at the start of the fair with a unique bar code attached to their name. This bar code will contain all information the student has previously registered on the website. This bar code allows students to provide colleges with their information without filling out multiple forms or cards for each university they’ve shown interest in. If a student is interested in sharing their information with an institute, they simply offer their bar code to a representative for scanning.
Oregon State University looks forward to meeting the many students who will be attending these fairs. Feel free to stop by our booth with any questions!
See you next week and Go Beavs!
October 7th, 2013
The Early Notification deadline of November 1st is fast approaching for Admissions! Applying before the November 1st deadline provides applicants with their admissions decision and scholarship offers earlier. Early Notification is non-binding and doses not obligate students to select OSU if admitted. Getting your admissions decision early allow students more time to visit campus, apply for scholarships and housing and to plan the logistics of getting to Corvallis.
Please follow the link to apply: https://adminfo.ucsadm.oregonstate.edu/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon
November 1st is also the Early Notification deadline for the University Honors Program. More information about the program and application can be found here: http://honors.oregonstate.edu/about
October 1st, 2013
Attention all juniors and seniors Oregon State University will be present at the following NACAC College fairs below. This is a great opportunity to get more information about the application process, scholarships, and much more. One of the great things about these college fairs is students are able to preregister all their information and a bar-code is generated for them to use. The bar-code allows students to have it scanned by universities to have that information sent to them. It makes it a lot easier than having to fill out several cards by hand. For more information about how to register to get a barcode please visit http://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All
Denver National College Fair
Colorado Convention Center
Saturday, October 5: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Boise National College Fair
Wednesday, October 30: 9:00am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Portland National College Fair
Oregon Convention Center
Friday, November 1: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, November 2: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Spokane National College Fair
Spokane Convention Center
Tuesday, November 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Seattle National College Fair
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Friday, November 8: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, November 9: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
September 30th, 2013
Attention Las Vegas students! You and your family are invited to a general information session in your area called Explore OSU, on Thursday, October 3rd at 7:0 PM. This reception will introduce you and your family to Beaver Nation. Information that will be presented during Explore OSU include our academic programs, advanced credit opportunities for AP or IB, scholarships and aid, student life, research opportunities, Study Abroad programs and more!
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and more details on the program can be found on the RSVP page. Oregon Sate looks forward to seeing you there!
September 26th, 2013
Good Morning Beaver Nation,
This October there are two great preview opportunities for any high school students that would like to get an in-depth look into Oregon State University!
First, our Fall Preview 2013 is coming up on Friday, October 11th. At Fall Preview you have the opportunity to meet with current students, learn about the admissions process, explore different academic interests, find out about our on-campus living options, and much more. Whether you are a senior who is set on attending OSU, or just interested about what we have to offer, Fall Preview will answer any questions you may have.
- Space for Fall Preview is limited. Please be sure to pre-register
- Teachers, counselors or other chaperones planning to bring a group of students: please contact Amanda Hutchinson at 541-737-8863 before registering for this visit program.
Second, our Beaver Music Preview is the next Friday, October 18th. You and your family can attend this day on campus. Juniors and Seniors that are considering music as a major, a minor, or who just want to continue to sing or play their instrument in college, are invited. You have the opportunity to meet with faculty and students, attend and participate in ensemble rehearsals and sample music courses. You can also participate in a campus tour and hear presentations from admissions, financial aid, and advising.
- Participation is free, and lunch is provided. Please pre-register
We look forward to seeing you at either of these events!
September 24th, 2013
I am excited to let you all know that I will be in the area on Wednesday, October 9th for our Explore OSU Program! This reception will introduce you and your family to our university. Information that will be presented during Explore OSU include our academic programs, advanced credit opportunities for AP or IB, scholarships and aid, student life, research opportunities, Study Abroad programs and more.
Please join us at the Bellevue Arts Museum to learn more about becoming a part of Beaver Nation. There will be two sessions, at 6:00pm and 7:15pm. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and more details on the program can be found on the RSVP page. I look forward to meeting you there!
September 16th, 2013
Next week marks the beginning of this year’s Beaver Nation Migration! Better known as CONNECT Week, students enjoy 4 days of activities and fun to prepare you for your first year of college. Move-in kicks the week off and begins on Tuesday, September 24th. Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, September 29th is filled with events to welcome students to campus and to connect them with resources that play an instrumental role in a new student’s success. By the end of the week students will be able to:
- Articulate academic expectations
- Set your own goals for first-year student success
- Express familiarity with the OSU Learning Goals for Graduates
- Converse with a members of the OSU faculty or staff
- Recognize yourself as a part of a community of scholars
- Develop a connection to fellow OSU students
- Become familiar with campus and Corvallis
List of activities can be found here: http://connect.oregonstate.edu/
One of the biggest and most memorable events of CONNECT is the New Student Convocation. It will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 3:30pm. Students will gather in the Memorial Union Quad by their academic colleges and walk together for the first time as a class to Gill Coliseum and participate in a ceremony that will mark their official academic welcome. Following the New Student Convocation will be the New Student Picnic. Tickets can be found here: http://connect.oregonstate.edu/new-student-picnic-reservations
To stay up to date on all of the CONNECT Week events; visit the Office of New Student Programs and Family Outreach’s blog and Facebook. (Links below)
Welcome to Oregon State University and GO BEAVS!!
September 16th, 2013
Attention Boise area students! You and your family are invited to a general information session in your area called Explore OSU, taking place on Tuesday, September 24th. This reception will introduce you and your family to our university. Information that will be presented during this even includes our academic programs, advanced credit opportunities for AP or IB, scholarships and aid, student life, research opportunities, Study Abroad programs and more! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and more details can be found on the RSVP page. We look forward to sharing Beaver Nation with you and your family!
Explore OSU Boise – 6:30pm
Hampton Inn & Suits | 7499 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83709
Kelley Engineering Center
September 11th, 2013
Hello future Beavs!
I would like to take the time to introduce myself. My name is Sara Buswell and I am one of the two newest Admission Advisers to join the Oregon State University team. I come to Oregon State as a recent graduate with a Philosophy degree. I actually started college in the pursuit of Pharmacy school, but changed my mind after a few ethics classes and an admissions job on campus as a tour guide and phone counselor. Working with students, parents, and faculty who were interested in the overall goals and success of higher education is where I really found a passion and work that I enjoyed.
Myself on the coast of Ireland during a spring break visit!
During my undergraduate years I made sure to participate in quite a few activities, as well. Because of Women’s Crew, a Greek sorority membership, an on campus job, and many different clubs I feel that I offer a great overview of the many options available for students to get involved with.
This fall I will be traveling to the Oregon Coast, Southern Oregon, and Central Oregon. For a large number of students, I can relate to the difficult transition from a small town to a large university or making such a long trek to attend school. Growing up I lived in a very small town and went to school about 325 miles away from my own home.
I look forward to sharing my experiences and the wonderful opportunities that Oregon State University is able to offer its students. Hope to see you on the road!