Welcome to Oregon State University!

We are so excited to have you join us at Oregon State.


OSUWelcome is an exciting collection of activities and events that help you connect and engage with campus. There are events that will entertain you, events that share tips and strategies for success, and events that help you get to know resources and campus.

Download the Winter 2022 guide here!

Small Group Conversations

During weeks 2 and 3, we will be hosting small group conversations lead by faculty members and student leaders to give the chance for new students to meet one another and debrief the start of term. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about certain resources or opportunities, this is a great place to ask!  Choose the best day and time for you here!

New Student Check-ins

Are you enjoying your classes? Are certain aspects of college life more difficult than you'd expected? We want to know! During weeks 3 and 4, Senior START Leaders will be reaching out to new students via telephone to check-in and see how everything is going. If you have any questions, or need help figuring things out, we will help you find your groove as we start to get ready for midterms.

During the few weeks of classes, we would like to highlight some events that are great opportunities to see what Oregon State University has to offer!

From academic events about research, to social events celebrating the start of winter term, there are lots of ways to get involved.

Monday, January 10

  Honors College Student Association Bring a Friend Week Meeting - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Learning Innovation Center Room 345

Tuesday, January 11

   Winter Celebration - 9:00am - 11:00am - Memorial Union Main Lounge. You're invited to take a break for crafts and to pick up treats and beverages. Join Interim President Becky Johnson as we safely gather for fun and conversation. Donations for the OSU Food Pantry are welcome.

   CEOAS, College of Agricultural Sciences, and College of Forestry Faculty Research Showcase - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Peavy Forest Science Center, Room 129. Interested in getting some hands-on research?  Do you want to know what research looks like for undergraduates?  Want to connect with faculty? Join us for the next Faculty Research Showcase where you can hear about potential projects and research from faculty in CEOAS, College of Agricultural Sciences, and College of Forestry. This event will be recorded, but not live streamed – find the recording here post-event. RSVP here

Saturday, January 15

  Saturday of Service: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - 8:00am - 5:00pm - The university's largest and longest running day of service commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of serving others. Join us the Saturday before the holiday along with hundreds of thousands of people all across the country engage in service during this weekend.  Our projects aim to engage volunteers in meaningful service to build a stronger local community. Register here (located under the service projects section).

Monday January 17

   2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Session - 11:00am - 12:15pm - The 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. keynote session speaker is LaTosha Brown, cofounder of Black Voters Matter Fund, visionary thought leader and cultural activist. Brown is nationally recognized as the “go-to” expert in Black voting rights and voter suppression, Black women’s empowerment and philanthropy. Her voice is the nexus between the civil rights movement, the Black Power movement and Black Lives Matter. The Keynote event is free and open to the public, with advanced registration. This event will be held in-person and livestreamed.

 Honors College Student Association Ice Cream Social - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Learning Innovation Center Room 345