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



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


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