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OSUWelcome 2023 is a collection of activities and events — from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7 — to help incoming students connect with the Corvallis campus. Some events will entertain you, some will share tips and strategies for success, and others will help you get to know resources on campus.

All first-year and transfer undergraduate and graduate students are welcome!


New Transfer Students  New Graduate Students 


OSUWelcome 2023 Promo Video


OSUWelcome 2023 is full of many things to do, people to meet, and activities to engage in. For some programs, all incoming students are expected to attend.


Fall term move-in

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 22-24 | Residence Halls

Welcome home, Beavs! No matter where you're from, once you move into the residence halls, you're a resident of Beaver Nation.


FORTE: Academic onboarding

Monday, Sept. 25 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Various locations

All incoming first-year and transfer students will attend FORTE, a 3-hour academic experience designed to support your transition to OSU's learning environment. Each block includes an 80-minute keynote session, followed by two 40-minute breakouts.


New Student Walk + Convocation + Orange & Black Rally + Picnic on Parker Plaza

Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 2:15-6 p.m. | Starting on the MU Quad

Students gather with their respective academic colleges and walk from the Memorial Union Quad to Gill Coliseum for the New Student Convocation ceremony with OSU senior leadership. Next, students learn Beaver football cheers at the Orange & Black Rally inside Reser Stadium and then take the field for the Class of 2027 photo. Afterward, enjoy FREE FOOD during the Picnic on Parker Plaza!


We've highlighted some “can’t miss” signature events below. Incoming students are strongly encouraged to attend. 

End of Summer Beaver Bash

Sunday, Sept. 24 | 8-11 p.m. | SEC Plaza

Celebrate the end of summer and the start of a new school year with a foam dance party and special DJ performance. Students will receive FREE light-up wands, glow sticks, and pre-packaged snacks.


Sunrise Breakfast & Pancakes with the President

Monday, Sept. 25  |  8-11 a.m.  | MU Quad

Kickstart your week! This is a chance to connect with other students — and OSU President Jayathi Murthy — during a calming and shared experience. In addition to FREE food, you’ll find tips and resources for mental health and self-care at this well-being-focused event.


First-day photos

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Waldo Hall

Stop by Waldo Hall to visit the welcome booth and snap your first day of school photos.


Ice Cream Social with the President

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 3-4 p.m. | SEC Plaza

Get FREE ice cream sundaes, meet President Jayathi Y. Murthy and connect with other students on the MU Quad.


Football: Utah Utes at Oregon State Beavers  

Friday, Sept. 29 | 6 p.m. (TV: FS1) | Reser Stadium

Students can reserve FREE student tickets and purchase guest tickets too.


Beaver Community Fair

Friday, Oct. 6 | 12-4 p.m. | Memorial Union Quad & SEC Plaza

Get involved! Discover different student groups, clubs and organizations, learn about volunteer opportunities, and find vendors from local businesses, all to help students connect with Corvallis.


Check the OSU Events Calendar for more details. Event planners can use the OSUWelcome 2023 Marketing Toolkit.

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