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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.

3.) Registration will begin on May 1, 2017.

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

START 2017 Programs at OSU Corvallis Campus

June 26-27: Monday-Tuesday

June 29-30: Thursday-Friday

July 6-7: Thursday-Friday

July 9-10*: Sunday-Monday

July 13-14: Thursday-Friday

July 17-18: Monday-Tuesday

July 20-21: Thursday-Friday

July 24-25: Monday-Tuesday

July 27-28: Thursday-Friday

August 28-29: Monday-Tuesday

September 18: Monday-- If you are unable to attend any of the START sessions during the summer, you will need to attend this session, however we strongly recommend you attend one of the sessions above.  

*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 10: San Jose, California

Sunday, June 11: San Jose, California

Satursday, June 17: Honolulu, Hawaii

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Frequently Asked Questions


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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