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.

First Day of Classes - Monday, September 29th!


It's Fall Term!  Here is some info for week 1

  • Absolutely get in touch with us if you have questions or need help with anything.  Call 541-737-8144 or stop by 102 Waldo if you want to set up an appointment or even if you have a quick question.  On Monday morning (Sept. 29) from 9:00-Noon, there will be UESP advisors for drop-in conversations available if you have a quick question or concern about your current schedule.  Stop into 102 Waldo, and we’ll do what we can to help.


  • Remember that if you need to make schedule changes, you can freely drop classes you have and add available classes via online registration (click the hyperlinks for more info on both processes).  It is best to do those this week if you can.  While you can still easily drop classes online until Friday, Oct. 10, adding classes in the second week is a real challenge and requires instructor and departmental approval.  Also, we’ve learned over the years that those class sessions in the first week are pretty important.  Students who are adding classes in the second week tend to struggle in those classes.  In short – if you are making any changes, do your best to get your schedule set this week, so you are not missing a lot of classes.


  • We hope you’re able to make time on Friday afternoon (October 3rd) to stop by the Beaver Community Fair (Noon-4:00 in the Memorial Union Quad).  This is a great way to learn about the OSU community and all the organizations and opportunities available to OSU students.  



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.