University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP) is the academic home for students who have chosen to explore their options prior to deciding on a major. UESP is very similar to OSU's academic colleges in that we provide academic support to assure that our students are making satisfactory progress toward a degree. We offer a comprehensive range of services to help students make informed decisions about their academic coursework and potential majors they're considering.

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It's Time for Advising!

The end of January is here, and we’re fast approaching Valentine’s Day.  Those two things mean priority registration for spring is just around the corner, and we need to get going with advising.  If you haven’t done so already, stop by 102 Waldo or call 541-737-8144 to schedule your mandatory 30-minute advising appointment.  You know that we get booked out very quickly, so call or stop by this week to ensure that you get an appointment before your priority registration date. Please note that we cannot schedule appointments by email.


Here are a few information items about this appointment (Read carefully, so you don’t miss anything)

  • When you schedule your appointment, you’ll be encouraged to do so at a time when you can arrive 10 minutes early.  Like last term, we’ll have you complete an online intake form when you arrive for your appointment.  The extra 10 minutes give you enough time to complete the form


  • Pre-Planning is important -- Remember that you have access to your MyDegrees planner and you have access to Schedule Planner.  Feel free to use these resources to store your ideas.  Please note with MyDegrees– some of you may have locked plans.  If that is the case, just create a new plan and call it “My UESP Plan”.  If you prefer paper, that’s cool.  Bring your notes with you.  If we see evidence that you’ve done some pre-planning, that will get you a raffle ticket for a $50 gift card to the OSU Beaver Store.


  • If you’ve met with Jeff Malone, our Assistant Head Advisor, in the past, it is possible you’ll be meeting with a new advisor this term.  Jeff has recently taken on more duties with Cross-Campus Initiatives in Advising and, as a result, will have to scale back on the number of advisees.



We look forward to seeing you soon!


In a declared major, but thinking about a change?  UESP can help!

It is a very common experience for students to realize that their initial major choice is not the right fit.  If that is your experience, don't panic!  UESP is here to help you figure out which major direction at OSU is right for you.  You're welcome to switch to UESP or even just consult with one of our advisors.  Either way just requires that you make an appointment.  Call our office at 541-737-8144 or stop by 102 Waldo Hall to schedule one.

Keep up on your exploration!

We’d love it if you follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook  or follow us on Instagram – we try to use social media in addition to these weekly emails to aid you in your exploration.

Zero to Success in 77 Days

Looking to add structure to your approach to your academics?  Consider using Zero to Success in 77 Days, a week-by-week academic to do list established by OSU advisors.

Tip of the Week!

Don't forget to keep checking your ONID account for important and timely messages from the university and your instructors.