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

Texas Spring 2014 National College Fairs

January 21st, 2014

Spring is just around the corner and it is time to begin your college search process. For those of you in Texas or surrounding areas, a representative from Oregon State University will be in the great state of Texas to talk with prospective students. All are invited to learn more about Oregon State University and get your questions answered about the admissions process. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to talk to an Admissions Adviser about potentially joining Beaver Nation.

Dates, time and locations are listed below. Click the fair to learn more:

Dallas/Ft. Worth National College Fair- Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, Monday, February 10th at 4pm

Austin National College Fair- Austin Convention Center, Tuesday, February 11th at 5:30pm

San Antonio Regional College Fair- Trinity University, Wednesday, February 12th at 6pm

Houston National College Fair- Reliant Center, Thursday, February 13th at 9:30am & 6pm

This is Beaver Nation.

B.W.

Oregon Transfer Days

January 16th, 2014

This week the Oregon University System (OUS) kicks off the annual Oregon Transfer Days. Throughout the month of January and February the OUS will be hosting college fairs at each of the community colleges in the state of Oregon. The events are geared towards students who are interested in making the transition from a two year to a four year institute, but all students are welcome to stop by. Check out the Oregon Transfer Days Schedule for a fair near you!

For students interested in Oregon State University’s Degree Partnership Program (DPP), Rick DeBellis the Student Services Manager for DPP will be available at the OSU table each fair. Click for more info on DPP at Oregon State University.

Go Beavs!

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SJB

Priority Application Deadline for Admission: February 1!

January 14th, 2014

Attention Fall 2014 applicants! The priority deadline for admission consideration is February 1st:

  • A complete application consists of the application, fee, and all required support documents (i.e. transcripts, test scores, citizenship documents, etc.).
  • New freshmen wishing to be considered for admission as part of the Priority Application round must apply by February 1. Documents required to make a student’s file complete must be received by the Office of Admissions by February 17th.
  • Online applications must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time to meet the deadline.
  • You are responsible for submitting all materials well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid complications/delays in delivery and because additional information may be required before your application can be fully processed and reviewed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your application, please contact your Admissions Adviser or the Office of Admissions at 1-800-291-4192.

Happy applying and go Beavs!

-AG

 

MLK Day of Service

January 13th, 2014

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

Oregon State’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration kicks off today, Monday, Jan. 13th and continues through Jan. 24th. “OSU’s celebration is one of the oldest continuous MLK events in the state. It is organized each year by a group of OSU community members convened by the Office of Equity and Inclusion.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

This year Oregon State University’s MLK Day of Service is put on by OSU’s Center for Civic Engagement and the Student Events and Activities Center/Community & Cultural Meal Program. This day of service will take place Saturday, January 18th. The event and celebration is open to students, staff, faculty and their children/dependents. There are over 9 different service projects to take apart in this year and they range from mentoring at the Jackson Street Youth Shelter to home building with Benton Habitat for Humanity. Registration and a complete list of all available projects can be found here.

Pre- registration is required, and all participants will assemble at McAlexander Fieldhouse from 8:30am to 11:30am. Food is provided! For more information please visit the website.

This is Beaver Nation.

B.W.

Beavers Return from the Hawaiian Islands Victorious

December 30th, 2013

On December 24th, 2013 Beaver Football went head-to-head against the Boise State Broncos at the annual Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. The Beavers were quick to put the Broncos away with a 38-23 win, but the trip to Honolulu served more than just a trip to paradise and a battle on the gridiron.

Over the course of the week leading up to the game, the team toured Pearl Harbor, tried out surfing, attended a beautiful luau (including lots of hula), and of course soaked up a lot of that famous Hawaiian sunshine. And for more than a handful of Beavers, the Hawaii Bowl served as a trip home and a chance to put their football program on display for local family and friends. Rumor has it that one player had over 100 family and friends in attendance on Wednesday’s game!

 

The Beaver Football team poses before their 38-23 win over the Boise State Broncos.

 

The 2013 Beavers were more than happy to compete in the Hawaii Bowl and represent the state of Oregon, but the bowl also served as a renewal of OSU’s longstanding ties to Hawaii (dating back to 1923)! Oregon State was also the first to compete in Hawaii’s “Pineapple Bowl” in 1940. Additionally, out of seventeen OSU bowl appearances, nearly a quarter have been played in the state of Hawaii.

It seems as though the after this battle was over, the tie to Hawaii and the bond that players and coaches share with the islands will continue to go on for years and years to come.

Go Beavers!

 

SB

Beth Ray Center for Academic Support

December 23rd, 2013

One of Oregon State’s newest buildings has received its official name. What was formally known as the Student Success Center has been officially name the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support. The building was named after the First Lady of OSU in honor of her decade long commitment to personal and leadership contributions to the university. The renaming is fully supported by a number of campus groups including; ASOSU leadership, Faculty Senate leadership, OSU’s administrative leadership, and the OSU Renaming Committee, and approved by the Chancellor.

The Beth Ray Center for Academic Support adds 34,000 square feet of space for students to study, socialize and receive support. The building contains state-of-the-art computer labs, study lounges with soaring ceilings, a rooftop patio, academic counseling and advising offices, meeting rooms and tutorial spaces. The second and third floors are home to two transition programs for students, September Scholars and the BEST Program, a similar program for student-athletes. 

 

 

Go Beavs,

KK

Aloha Beaver Nation

December 20th, 2013
Courtesy: Karl Maasdam/Oregon State Athletics

Courtesy: Karl Maasdam/Oregon State Athletics

There will be a lot of Orange and Black in Hawaii during this year’s holiday season. The Oregon State football team accepted a bid to take part in the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24th, and Oregon State Men’s Basketball will be in Honolulu to compete in the eight-team Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.

The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will take place on Sunday, Monday and Christmas Day. The hoopin’ Beavers are scheduled to take on Akron at 4:30pm PST (2:30 HST) on Sunday. Kickoff for our football Beavers is at 5pm. So, for those of you viewing at home, you will have to flip between ESPNU for Men’s Basketball, and ESPN for Beaver Football.

Several of the men on OSU’s football team will be simply returning home for winter break- with a bowl game included. It’s a homecoming for Titus Failauga, Manase Hungalu, Devon Kell, Ali’i Robins and Mana Rosa.

The Oregon State community is really excited to spend time in a region that we have a lot of ties to. There is a very strong presence of Hawaiian students at Oregon State, and I’m sure they are excited to get the opportunity to host their school in their home state.

Go Beavs!

-BW

Holiday Pics with Benny!

December 12th, 2013

Are you an Oregon State fan and want to show everyone your OSU pride?

Why not get your holiday pictures taken with Benny the Beaver! Benny will be at the OSU Beaver Store in Portland (6th & Alder) Saturday Dec. 14th from 12pm-2pm and at the OSU Beaver Store in Kaizer Station (Across from Target) Sunday, Dec 6th from 12pm-2pm. Bring your own camera and snap away! OSU Alumni Assosciation will also be there to take pictures that will be posted to facebook for download. This is perfect for family pictures, Holiday Cards, keepsakes or even for your profile picture.

You can also get all of your holiday shopping done at the OSU Beaver Store and and have the chance to participate in giveaways and drawings! 

 

 

-KK

Corvallis, OR: Top Ten College Towns in the Nation

December 10th, 2013

Recently, Oregon State University was ranked near the top of Business Insider’s “[The] 20 Best College Towns in America”. The data was compiled by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), and used factors such as number of college students per 1,000 residents, earning potential, and city accessibility.

Now, every person who visits Corvallis can attest to all of these great, data-backed claims. However, reasons for prospective students to show interest in the university cannot be found in the article or quantified in any way; they are what is felt by the students, fans, and faculty alike; the spirit, pride, and familiar family-like community of Corvallis keeps students coming back year after year (and willingly filling their closets with that distinguished orange!).

An OSU student sits in front of Weatherford Hall

An OSU student sits in front of Weatherford Hall

About an hour and a half driving south from Portland will land you right in the heart of the Willamette Valley. It becomes apparent very quickly just what “Beaver Nation” looks like. The store front windows painted with black and orange, Beaver flags hanging as prominent lawn décor, and everywhere you turn someone is walking (or biking) by with their most prized Beaver gear on. The atmosphere of proud students and patrons comes from a longstanding tradition of a small town with big opportunities. A town where you are more likely to run into a classmate or professor than you are to run into a visitor or passerby, a town that is painted in the university’s school colors year round, and a town that when alumni or past residents return for a visit, can’t help but smile at the many memories and opportunities this small college town brought to them.  We are delighted to receive the #6 spot on a list of best college towns, but for those of us who live in the area, we know our town can never be topped.

 

Corvallis is a special town and clearly it must be showing.

Go Beavs

SJB

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