Spring PNACAC College Fairs – Seattle & Portland

April 10th, 2014

Greetings students! Juniors, sophomores and freshman – it is never too early to start looking at what Oregon State has to offer and how you can become a part of Beaver Nation. Representatives from the Office of Admissions will be at the PNACAC Spring Sollege Fairs in Seattle and Portland at the end of April. Students should go to gotocollegefairs.com to register for the fair they plan to attend. Below is detailed information about each fair. We hope to see you there!

Seattle PNACAC

Location:  Seattle University
Date:  Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:  12:00pm – 3:00pm

Portland PNACAC

Location:  University of Portland, The Chiles Center
Date:    Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time:   12:00pm – 3pm

– AG

Admitted Student’s Next Steps

April 9th, 2014

Now that you have been admitted to your top school, Oregon State University, what should you do next? Follow these steps to finalize your enrollment to OSU, get started with housing, and attend summer orientation!

1.       Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD)

  • The $200 ATD confirms your intent to enroll at OSU.
  • Fall Term only: Your ATD is refundable by May 1. As of May 2, the ATD is nonrefundable.
  • For all other terms, the ATD is refundable up to three weeks before the start of the term.

2.       Apply for on-campus housing

  • You will receive a booklet that describes the many great housing options at OSU. Apply early to secure the housing location that’s right for you.
  • New freshmen enrolling at Oregon State within one year of high school graduation are required to live on campus. Learn more about our first year student live-on policy here.

3.       Immunization Record

4.       Attend OSU START (Fall Term Only) Summer Advising and Registration Program

  • START is an opportunity for new, fall term OSU students to come meet with an academic advisor, discuss program options, and register for fall term courses. In addition, both students and parents are provided useful information to familiarize them with OSU. For questions about START, call 541-737-7627 or 1-800-291-4192.
  • Payment of the Advance Tuition Deposit is required to register for the START program. START registration information will be mailed to students who have paid the ATD.
  • Payment of the Advanced Tuition Deposit and signing up for START will trigger an assessment of any credits you are transferring into OSU.

Last, but not least, attend your first day of class on Monday, September 29th.


Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Ray

March 24th, 2014

On June 2nd at the LaSells Stweart Center on the Oregon State University Campus, there will be a celebration of life for the late Mrs. Ray. OSU’s First Lady Beth Ray passed away Friday evening, March 21st, after battling lung cancer. She was a lifetime educator and an impactful member of the OSU and Corvallis community, known for her care and commitment to students.

The family requests no flowers but suggests those wishing to honor Beth consider a gift to the Ed and Beth Ray Choral Leadership Endowment or the Ed and Beth Ray Scholarship Endowment at the OSU Foundation, or a gift to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation to support programs treating childhood cancer.

– AG

OSU’s forestry program ranks top in the world

March 20th, 2014

snapppicThe Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings evaluates almost 300 universities worldwide, in 30 subject areas, as part of their all-around evaluation. This scoring includes surveys highlighting academic and employer reputations, the total amount of published articles in academic journals, and how often the program’s work is cited in publications. Our Agriculture and Forestry program sits at number 7 in the world.

Oregon State University’s College of Forestry offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in forest engineering, resources and management, forest ecosystems and society, wood science and engineering, and several other interdisciplinary programs.

Just this year the College of Forestry has received $8,880,460 YTD in research grants. Scientists at the College of Forestry conduct research on a wide range of topics in the disciplines of biology, botany, ecology, engineering, forest management, manufacturing and marketing of wood products, the social sciences, wood chemistry and physiology, and many others.

Learn more about our programs by visiting http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/


Spring OUS Tour is here!

March 17th, 2014

The Oregon University System (OUS) Tour is back again for another year. Some of you may have noticed in years past that admissions officers from Oregon’s seven public universities have traveled together to visit high schools statewide in the fall and that we didn’t do that this year. That is because there have been a few changes made to the tour. To better serve students and to get them prepared for college earlier, we have moved the tour to take place in the Spring and subsequently it will focus on high school juniors.

This year, we look forward to meeting and talking with students from nearly 200 high school across the state of Oregon. During the tour, students were able to connect with at least seven Oregon public universities as well as learn about financial aid and core college requirements that can help and inspire them while planning for the future.

The OUS Tour starts March 31st and will run through May 2nd. Each week representatives from Oregon’s seven public universities put their rivalries aside and travel together in a 15 passenger van for the good of the students in the state of Oregon. Some of the many benefits of Oregon residents pursuing a public university in Oregon include; in state tuition, a variety of majors and learning environments and nationally recognized academic programs.

For more info on when and where we will be, check out our Admissions Calender:  http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/20140317/admissions-hsvisits/


OSU Spring Visits in March and April

March 11th, 2014

Whether you are just starting your college search or are already admitted to OSU, our open house programs can accommodate your needs. We have several full-day programs scheduled for March and April to provide you an in-depth look at OSU.

OSU Spring Visits are a great opportunity to learn the basics about Oregon State University. You’ll spend the day meeting with representatives from key academic and administrative areas, have a chance to tour the campus, and get some time to speak with current OSU students. Register for a tour here: http://oregonstate.edu/visitosu/open-house-programs

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 more information contact the Campus Visitors Center at 541-737-2626


KBVR FM Wins National Award

March 10th, 2014

Oregon State’s KBVR FM radio station was awarded the Best College Radio Station at a university with more than 10,000 students by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System! The station was one of three college radio stations in the country to be nominated for this category and the only station on the West Coast. Read more about individual staff who won in categories such as best Play-By-Play Football Broadcast and Most Innovative Radio Program.


Congratulations from OSU Admissions to KBVR FM! Go Beavs!


OSU Nights

March 6th, 2014

OSUNightsYou may hear students talking about OSU Nights. We are hosting admitted student receptions around the West  in March and April. Students that have been offered admission for fall 2014 will be invited to attend along with their family. Next steps in the enrollment process,  an overview of support services at OSU, and summer orientation will be discussed at OSU Nights. These programs also offer students the opportunity to meet other students from their area who are looking at Oregon State and make early connections. Come prepared, we will be giving out prizes for our most knowledgeable eager Beaver.  For a full listing of OSU Nights, visit oregonstate.edu/osunights.

This is Beaver Nation.


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!



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

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