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.

UESP Advisors at START new student orientation

Are you a new incoming first year or transfer student for Fall 2014?

We're excited to work with you.  If you've yet to attend a START orientation, make sure you get signed up to attend START@CONNECT.  For more information on /START@CONNECT, visit the New Student Programs and Family Outreach website

New students for Fall 2014 - Join us at CONNECT

CONNECT provides numerous wonderful experiences to welcome you to the OSU campus and help you start your OSU journey.  Here's a few specific events we hope you will attend:

New Student Scholar Symposium -- A true highlight of CONNECT.  Workshops and sessions starting at 9:30 on Thursday, Sept. 25th in the LaSells Stewart Center to help you set the stage for an amazing experience at OSU inside and outside of the classroom

Fall Weclome Social for UESP Students -- Join us for gelato and conversation at 2:30 on Thursday, Sept. 25th on the South Lawn outside of Waldo Hall.

New Student Walk and Convocation -- After we finish our gelato, we'll head to the Memorial Union Quad for the official welcome ceremony for new OSU students.

Mission: Success -- Complete the activity worksheet and bring it to the Mission: Success lunch at noon on Friday, September 26th in the Beth Ray Center, for a chance to win awesome prizes.


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.

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.