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First-Year START

First-Year START Information

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. We also offer a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

Before you sign up for START

1.) Pay your ATD

2.) All first year students must complete the online housing application.  Even if you will be requesting an exemption, you will still need to complete the housing application.

Registration for START is REQUIRED and will open on Monday, May 2, 2016

START 2016 Programs at OSU Corvallis Campus

June 23-24: Thurs-Fri

June 27-28: Mon-Tues

July 7-8: Thurs-Fri

July 10-11: Sun-Mon*

July 14-15: Thurs-Fri

July 18-19: Mon- Tues

July 21-22: Thurs-Fri

July 25-26: Mon- Tues

August 22-23: Mon.-Tues.

September 19: Monday-- If you are unable to attend any of the START sessions during the summer, you will need to attend this session. 

*this program offers a spanish track (in addition to our regular program) for parents and family members.

START 2016 On the Road Program Dates

Click here for more information about START On the Road

Saturday, June 11: San Francisco, California

Sunday, June 12: San Francisco, California

Satursday, June 18: Honolulu, Hawaii

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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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