OSUWelcome 2023 is one part of the official onboarding for new transfer students. You likely attended START over the summer, and OSUWelcome 2023 is a continuation of orienting you to the Corvallis campus and your peers.

By attending events during OSUWelcome 2023, you’ll meet fellow new students, connect with your college, and learn more about our Corvallis campus resources. The more events you attend, the more you will be entered into a raffle to win some great OSU things!

Transfer students are highly encouraged to attend and participate! While all events are typically open to all new students, we wanted to highlight a few key events to welcome transfer students! These events are also listed on OSUWelcome 2023, along with the OSU Events Calendar – but we added more context for a few events that may differ from the other announcements.


Expected Attendance

These events are geared toward all incoming students, and we expect you to attend, too. You’ll notice the dates offered are before the first day of class. If you’re moving to Corvallis, please aim to arrive in time for you to attend and participate in these events.

  • FORTE: Academic Onboarding

    • Monday, Sept. 25

    • During the block assigned to your primary college, you’ll receive key tips for assisting your transfer to OSU classes during a keynote session, and then identify two different follow-up sessions based on your interests. 


    • Tuesday, Sept. 26, starting at 2 p.m.


Transfer Events

These events are designed with you in mind. We look forward to welcoming you into our community and creating opportunities for you to connect with other new transfer students.

  • Game Night

    • Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. 

    • Stop by the Valley Library after Convocation for games, snacks, and fun! 

  • College of Health Luncheon

    • Tuesday, Sept. 26, starting at 12:30 p.m.

    • New Health transfer students should attend this luncheon for the opportunity to meet college clubs, meet other students in your major, win prizes, and all can enjoy a FREE lunch!

  • College of Science Transfer Student Breakfast

    • Wednesday, Sept. 27, starting at 7:30 a.m.

    • Swing by the Science Success Center to grab some FREE food, meet other transfer students and learn about cool opportunities within the College of Science. 

  • Transfer Student Coffee & Connections

    • Thursday, Sept. 27, starting at 9:30 a.m. 

    • Check out the first-floor lobby of the Student Experience Center (SEC), grab a cup of coffee, and meet peers and OSU staff.

  • Disability Access Services Registration Walkthrough
    • Oct. 12, 5 p.m.
    • Did you use accommodations at your prior institution and/or want guidance on how to apply at OSU? Attend this presentation with DAS, ask questions, and receive assistance in applying with DAS.


Signature Events

We’ve highlighted some of the can’t miss, “can’t miss” signature events for OSUWelcome 2023. We strongly encourage you to attend. These are designed for all incoming students.