Oregon State University

Spring Term Orientation

Spring Term Orientation will be offered on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Registration has closed for the program tomorrow in order to prep materials.  Please call 541-737-7627 if you need to sign up for tomorrow's program.


At Spring Term Orientation you will learn about valuable resources available to you at OSU, recieve academic advising, and register for spring term classes.

This is the first day available for new students to register for classes. If you are unable to attend orientation on March 27, 2015, please contact your advising office directly to make an appointment. 


International Students - Please note that spring term orientation is part of your international student orientation. You are required to attend other international orientation events earlier in the week. Please contact intl.orientation@oregonstate.edu if you have questions about your orientation start date.

Preparing For Your Orientation Session

To better prepare for your session please we ask that you do the following before you come to campus:

Copy of the Spring Term Orientation Reminder Email

Math Placement Test

All first year students regardless of IB/AP/Transfer credit are required to take the Math Placement.

All transfer students  must take the Math Placement Test, unless you have earned credit for a college-level course from another college or university; or via a CLEP exam, AP exam, or IB exam.

OSU Math Placement Test can be taken at any time, but it should be completed prior by Thursday, March 26th.  To access the test and for complete instructions go to: http://www.math.oregonstate.edu/mlc-placement-home

Watch the following class registration tutorials:

  • ADD A COURSE VIDEO: (Run time 2:12 minutes) Describes the procedures for accessing the registration menu of the Student Online Services, searching for courses from within your registration, submitting your request to register for a course, and how to confirm your registration in the course.
  • DROP A COURSE VIDEO: (Run time 37 seconds) Describes the procedures for accessing the registration menu of the Student Online Services, locating your currently registered courses, submitting your request to drop a course, and how to confirm that you have dropped the intended course.
  • WAIT LIST VIDEO: (Run time 2:44 minutes) Describes the procedures for accessing the registration menu of the Student Online Services, searching for courses from within your registration, identifying a course with wait listing available, submitting your request to wait list a course, and how to confirm that you are on the wait list for the course.

Set up your OSU email account, also known as ONID:

  1. Visit the Set-Up Page
  2. Log-in with your Student ID number and your GAP (General Access Pin). **Note** Your GAP is initially set to your birth date, in the format MMDDYY. You will then be asked to choose a new GAP. Please make sure this is a number that is easy for you to remember!
  3. It will then ask you to agree to the "Acceptable Use Policy."
  4. You will then be asked to create your ONID password. Again, make sure this is a password that is easy for you to remember.
  5. Lastly, you will establish your e-mail and spam options.

Things to Bring

  • A copy of your final transcripts
  • A copy of your SAT/ACT scores if available
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Government Issued Photo ID (driver's license, military ID, passport) this will be required to pick up your OSU ID

Other Tasks

  • Upload a picture for your OSU ID Card. Please visit http://mycard.oregonstate.edu/ for directions on how to complete this.
  • Ensure final transcripts are sent to the Office of Admissions, Oregon State University, 104 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2106.
  • Print a copy of your Spring Term Orientation confirmation and parking pass from the same website you registered for the program.  You can reprint here
  • Need to change your major? Do so on-line before orientation.  Change Major Here
  • Submit required immunization Documentation & medical history form.Although a prior medical examination is not required of entering students, a medical history summary with proof of current measles, mumps, and rubella immunization must be submitted to Student Health Services.  You may submit this information online and more information can be found here.
  • Review your student billing account. All tutition bills and statements are issued electonically and can be accessed here.  We do not mail out bills.  At this website you can also add authorized user to make payments on your account.

Contact Info

New Student Programs & Family Outreach
A150 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2133
Phone: 541-737-7627 | Fax: 541-737-6157

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