ATTN: May 1st Deadline!

May 1st, 2014

Future Beavs,

This message goes out to you!

May 1st is the national deadline to confirm your spot with the university you intend on enrolling at in the fall. To let Oregon State University know that you plan on being a part of the entering class of Fall 2014, please make sure to pay your Advanced Tuition Deposit (ATD) immediately!

You can follow the steps on how to confirm your spot and pay your ATD on the Office of Admissions’ website here.

In addition to confirming your spot at OSU, please make sure you have successfully ‘accepted’ your Financial Aid. You will find your personalized award listed in the Financial Aid link within your Online Services webpage. You can find even more information in regards to accepting your award on the Financial Aid and Scholarship website here.

Benny the Beaver













Pay Your ATD By May 1!

April 30th, 2014

To confirm your intent to enroll at Oregon State University, you must submit the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) form along with your $200 deposit. This allows us to create your student account and make plans for your arrival.

Payment of your ATD will allow you to participate in our summer orientation program, START. You will register for you fall term classes at START.

Depositing your ATD online is the fastest way to submit the funds. Follow the ATD Online Payment instructions to process payment now.

Spring Football Game

April 28th, 2014

Spring Football 2014This Saturday May 3rd is OSU’s Spring Football Showcase. The 2014 Spring Showcase will take place at Reser stadium with the spring game starting at 1pm, but if you cannot attend, tune in to the Pac-12 network to catch the action. Spring practice is the official beginning of the 2014 season, the 117th year of beaver football that began in 1893.

Spring showcase events include “50-yard Line Sale”, Fan Fair at Parker Plaza and an autograph session. Fans have the opportunity to purchase everything from actual game jerseys and uniforms from past seasons to spring football posters. Parker plaza features numerous inflatable games, a beer garden, food samples, and a dunk tank featuring Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis.

Doors open at noon for this free spring game. We will see you there!


Moms and Family Weekend

April 26th, 2014

To all the current Beavers,

Have you started planning out your Moms and Family Weekend schedule? This year Moms Weekend is May 2nd-4th, 2014. The weekend holds many different events and activities for you and your Mom/Family to enjoy.  You are sure to find an event that catches your interest; maybe participating in the Pet Day 5k run, watching The Honors College Talent Show, or filling up on pancakes at the Corvallis Firefighter Pancake Feed.

moms weekend

Find a full list of events at the Memorial Union Program Council website:

Go Beavs!


START Registration Opens Soon!

April 23rd, 2014

Registration for START will be available online the morning of May 1, 2014! START is OSU’s new student orientation, advising and registration program for students who have been admitted for the Summer of Fall 2014. Before you can register for START, you must pay your $200 Advance Tuition Deposit (by May 1st). Below are the dates and locations for START. We look forward to welcoming you to Beaver Nation!

START First Year & Transfer Student Program Dates – On the Road:

  • June 6: Anchorage, Alaska
  • June 14: San Francisco, California
  • June 15: San Francisco, California
  • June 21: Honolulu, Hawaii

START First Year Student Program Dates – OSU Corvallis Campus

  • June 23-24
  • June 26-27
  • June 29-30 [this program offers a Spanish track in addition to the regular program]
  • July 7-8
  • July 14-15
  • July 17-18
  • July 21-22
  • July 24-25
  • August 25-26
  • September 24 [If you are unable to attend any of the START sessions during the summer, you will need to attend this session]

START  Transfer Student Program Dates – OSU Corvallis Campus

  • June 1
  • July 11
  • July 23
  • August 27
  • September 24 [If you are unable to attend any of the START sessions during the summer, you will need to attend this session






Where does “Green” fit in at OSU?

April 23rd, 2014
Solar Panels on campus

Solar Panels on campus

Oregon State University has been named a “green” university 4 years running. In the Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges, OSU totaled a score of 95 out of 99. This review profiles 330 institutions of higher education in the United States and two in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.

Scores are tallied based on several topics including alternative transportation, advancing sustainability, waste-diversion rate, LEED certified buildings, environmental studies programs, and several others.

OSU has over a dozen LEED buildings, with one being certified at the highest rating, Platinum. All construction and major remodels on campus are LEED silver or higher.

To learn more about Sustainability at OSU click here.

Happy Earth Week!


Spring College Fairs!

April 21st, 2014

WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling) is pleased to offer eight College Fairs in Spring 2014.  They will be conducted in conjunction with the NACAC College Fairs taking place in Southern California and in San Francisco. Come by our booth at any of these fairs to hear more about Beaver Nation, and our admissions criteria. The fairs will be held at:

Las Vegas Academy – Monday, April 28

Sacramento State – Sunday, May 4

University of the Pacific – Monday, May 5

Sonoma State – Tuesday, May 6

Dominican University – Wednesday, May 7

Mission College – Thursday, May 8

CSU East Bay – Friday, May 9

Saint Mary’s College – Saturday, May 10

Please pre-register online by clicking here.

For more information visit the WACAC homepage


Aloha! – OSU’s 59th annual Lu’au to take place this Saturday (4/19)

April 18th, 2014

Hui O’ Hawaii will be hosting its 59th annual Lu’au this Saturday, April 19th. The event at Gill Coliseum includes an authentic Hawaiian dinner, a show, and a concert by Eden Roc.

The lu’au, which has the theme, “Onboard to Paradise,” is presented by OSU’s Hui O Hawaii with the Polynesian Cultural Club. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 5 p.m. The show begins at 6 p.m.; the concert at 8:30 p.m.

Dinner will include: Kalua pig, shoyu chicken, lomi salmon, rice, haupia, tossed salad, tofu stir fry, poi and fruit punch.

The lu‘au is a popular tradition here at OSU. It is a family fun event and allows people to experience the Polynesian culture. I definitely recommend coming down and experiencing the lu‘au for yourself!

– KK

Have you applied for Housing Yet?

April 16th, 2014

University Housing and Dinning Services (UHDS) at Oregon State would like to remind all admitted students that they will need to apply for housing for this upcoming school year. The UHDS housing application for housing can be found here. I would also encourage you to check out and to stay up to date of all of UHDS’ important housing dates, which can be found here.

New Student Residence

Rendering of New Residence Hall at OSU for Fall 2014.

Also, admitted students need to remember to pay their Advanced Tuition Deposit (ATD) before May 1st. Step by step can be found here.


Welcome to Beaver Nation




Accepting Your Financial Aid Award

April 11th, 2014

Students and Parents,

It’s that time of year again; Financial Aid and Scholarship Awards are being sent out. When it comes to accepting your award, there are a few steps you must take in order to receive your allocated funding.

  1. Sign up for your OSU ONID account if you have not already:
    • This site contains sign up, login, and ONID email information as well as other FAQs
  2. Login to your ONID through the Online Services portal found on the OSU main page:
  3. Of the listed links, select Financial Aid
  4. Next, select My Award Information in order to accept your Financial Aid award
    • Make sure to select the correct school year if you are given a list of different years to choose from (Most First Year Students will only have one year to choose from)
  5. Accept the Terms & Conditions
  6. Select, Accept Award Offer
  7. Make your decisions about the aid you want
    • When it comes to how much you are accepting, you are not required to accept the maximum loan amount offered. To borrow a lesser amount, indicate the total amount of loan you wish to borrow for the academic year.
  8. Click Submit when done!

If you are interested in filing for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan program for Fall 2014, applications will be available after July 1st, 2014.

If you have any other questions, please reference the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Website:




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