National Doughnut Day

June 6th, 2014

Today is Friday of week 10 of the term and National Doughnut Day. To celebrate the end of Spring Term and National Doughnut Day, Oregon State’s College of Science sponsored a study break with free coffee and VooDoo doughnuts!

VooDoo Doughnuts

VooDoo Doughnuts

Good luck on all of your exams!

– AG

Congratulations OSU Graduates!!

June 6th, 2014

June 14th will mark OSU’s 145th Annual Commencement. The ceremony will start at 10:30am in Reser Stadium. For those of you not able to attend Commencement in person, it will be streamed live on OPB Plus as well as via OSU Live.



Congratulations to the graduating students! Go out into the world and represent Beaver Nation wherever you end up – welcome to the world of being an OSU alumni.


– KK

Room Selection Time is Here!

June 4th, 2014

Future Beavers,

If you plan on living on campus this fall, the time to select your residence hall and room has arrived!

In order to select your room you must have a signed housing contract, paid the ATD, and registered for START (summer orientation).

Click here for more information on University Housing

New students who are part of living-learning communities may select rooms for the corresponding building from June 2nd-11th; see below for the specific times for each program. All room selection processes open at 2 p.m. on the first day indicated:

June 2 – June 4, 2014: 
University Honors College: West Hall
Austin Entrepreneurship Program: Weatherford Hall

June 4 – June 6, 2014: 
Engineering: Buxton and Hawley Halls
Global Village: International Living-Learning Center

June 9 – June 10, 2014: 
Arts and Social Justice: Wilson Hall
Health and Well-Being: McNary
Substance Free: McNary Hall

June 10 – June 11, 2014: 
Civic Engagement: Bloss Hall
ROTC: Finley Hall

Once this period has passed, all other new students may begin the selection process in eligible buildings based on availability and housing application date; this period is from June 11th– 16th.

If you are not sure which day and time you can begin the selection process, look back at your completed housing application to find earliest time displayed.

If you do not select a room on your own during one of these periods, one will be assigned for you based on date of application.

OSU Wins First Place at Formula SAE Competition

May 22nd, 2014

Earlier this month Oregon State Students competed in the annual Formula SAE competition with over 100 other teams from countries around the world. Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and the United States all sent teams to the competition at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

Out of the the 100 plus teams Oregon State received a score of 876.6 clinching the top spot. Technical University of Munich finished second and Universitat Stuttgart finished in third.

Throughout the four day competition, students and machine were judged on a series of static and dynamic events including:  technical inspection, cost, presentation and engineering design, solo performance trials, and high performance track endurance.




MUPC Battle of the Bands and DAM JAM!

May 21st, 2014

Next week we have a packed music showdown on campus that you won’t want to miss!

First, to get everyone started, Battle of the Bands is taking place on Friday, May 30th from 4:30p-10:30pm at the MU Quad and will be featuring a number of different student, faculty, and community-based groups. Stop by anytime during the event and you are sure to catch some great music and even a few rays of sunshine.

The next day, Saturday, May 31st, Mike Posner will be headlining DAM JAM from 7:00pm-11:00pm at the MU Quad. Tickets are FREE for all OSU students and $10 pre-sale for non-students. You can pick-up/purchase your tickets now in MU 103.

Make sure to contact the MUPC Office with any questions: 541-737-6872.

Event website:

Go Beavs!


Wayne Tinkle is OSU’s new Head Basketball Coach

May 20th, 2014

Courtesy: Oregon State Athletics

Oregon State University makes way for a new era… the Wayne Tinkle era. After recently firing OSU Men’s Basketball coach Craig Robinson, Bob De Carolis (Director of Athletics) interviewed several candidates, and ultimately announced Monday that Wayne Tinkle would take over as head coach.

Tinkle comes from Montana where he was the head coach of the Grizzlies for eight seasons. In his time at Montana he won 158 games, the second most in school history. He led the Grizzlies to Big Sky regular-season titles in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and Big Sky Tournament championships in 2012 and 2013. Tinkle’s only work experience comes from Montana where he also attended as a student athlete earning his B.S. in Health and Human Performance.

So why do we believe Winkle is the solution to our struggling men’s basketball team? Craig Robinson served as head coach for six seasons and only totaled a losing record of 94-105, and 39-69 in the PAC-12. Last season we broke even with a 16-16 record ending with a loss in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational. Wayne Tinkle led the Grizzlies to Big Sky regular-season titles in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and Big Sky Tournament championships in 2012 and 2013. He also attended the NCAA tournament in 2010, 2012 and 2013… the beavers have not made an appearance since 1990. Recently, his team went 25-7 in 2011-12 and 2012-13. We are hoping that he can bring a high level of success to OSU.

#GoBeavs! #TinksTime


PNACAC Goes to College: Class is in Session!

May 19th, 2014

Oregon State University is the host site for the 2014 Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) Annual Conference May 28th – May 30th! Several hundred college admissions professionals, high school counselors and individuals from across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana will be on campus.

PNACAC Conference Planning Committtee

PNACAC Conference Planning Committee

Also in attendance will be Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney, who will be giving the opening keynote speech on May 28th. Oregon State’s very own Amas Aduviri, the director of the College Assistance Migrant Program and president of the National HEP and CAMP Association will also be giving a keynote speech, on May 30th.

Per PNACAC’s mission statement:

(PNACAC) promotes ethical standards and provides resources for its members to guide and empower students as they prepare for college admission.

On behalf of the Office of Admissions, we look forward to hosting this year’s conference!

Go Beavs,

– AG


Reminder for Admitted Students!

May 14th, 2014

Once again, congratulations to all of the newly admitted students out there! We are very excited to have you join the Beaver Nation this upcoming Fall 2014! This is just a friendly reminder that if you haven’t already, to confirm your intent to enroll at Oregon State University by paying your Advanced Tuition Deposit (ATD) and then signing up for our START program.

If you haven’t already, you need to confirm your intent to enroll by paying the $200 Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD). Deposit your ATD  at

After you have completed this, you can now register for our START orientation.  START is Oregon State’s new student orientation, advising and registration program for incoming students. START is one of the first steps in making a successful transition into the OSU community. Each START program provides students and their family members with the opportunity to connect with campus resources, meet with an academic advisers, and register for Fall term courses. We have 14 START dates happening in 3 states. To learn more about START and to find the program date and location that would work best for you, visit our website at: .

Registration for START began May 1st for students who have paid their Advanced Tuition Deposit (ATD). To register visit: .

There is a long list of things that need to be completed before you can make a smooth transition into OSU. We have all of that information here on our Next Steps website:

Again, congratulations and Welcome to Beaver Nation!



15th Annual Engineering Expo at OSU

May 12th, 2014

Future Beavers,

Have you contemplated a degree in engineering, wanted to meet with current students and premier faculty alike, or maybe just find information on different careers and explorations in a specialized engineering field? This Friday, May 16h, is your chance to get a firsthand look at the College of Engineering at Oregon State University and answer these questions.

With nearly 200 student built projects on display you can bet to find something that catches your attention. In addition to the expo, there are facility tours as well. This is an opportunity for you to see where many of our undergraduate engineers and faculty produce some of the world’s cutting edge research.

For more information please visit the expo site:

2014 Engineering Expo

Pride Week 2014

May 5th, 2014

image (7)Oregon State University’s Rainbow Continuum Pride Week has officially begun! Be sure to check out all the great events happening this week. Look below to see a list of events or check out the poster attached. Visit the Pride Week Facebook page to learn more!

Monday: 5 May
-Opening BBQ (11am-2pm) – MU Quad
-Coming Out as a Person of Faith (12pm-4pm) – MU 208
-Jotería (5pm-7pm) – Centro Cultural César Chávez
-Rainbow Continuum (7pm-8pm) – MU 206

Tuesday: 6 May
-Free Rapid HIV Testing (2pm-4pm) – Pride Center
-Trans 101 (3pm-4pm) – MU 206

Wednesday: 7 May
-Pride Panel (12pm-1 pm) – MU Lounge
-Queering the API (5pm-6pm) – Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
-Community Celebration (5pm-8 pm) – MU Basement

Thursday: 8 May
-International Dating Panel (5pm-6:30 pm) – ILLC Auditorium 155
-Keynote Speaker (6pm-8 pm) – Milam 126

Friday: 9 May
-Rainbow Run 5K (3pm-4 pm) – MU Quad
-Queernival (4pm-9:30pm) – MU Quad
-Queer Campout (10pm- Saturday AM) – MU Quad

Saturday: 10 May
-Drag Show (7pm-9:30pm) – LaSells Stewart Center



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