Hoping to nab some travel funds to present your research at a conference? Need a little boost to enhance your writing skills? Key resources are available to help graduate students with your academic needs related to research, writing, and presenting your scholarly work. Come join us in learning how to be your best academic self.

Resources

Academic Success Center

 The Academic Success Center provides tutorials to help students manage time, achieve balance, set goals and more 

541-737-2272
Corvallis Campus

Computer Help

The IS Service Desk provides "quick help" computer support to OSU faculty, staff, and students. Their student consultants are your first point of contact for computer, mobile device and software problems and questions. If they can't resolve an issue, they can direct you to the correct support group. Call or visit them in Milne.

541-737-8787
Corvallis Campus

Courses Offered by the Graduate School - GRAD Courses

To be effective in today's workforce, graduates need professional and soft skills in addition to their disciplinary expertise. The Graduate School provides educational and training opportunities to cover these vital skills. GRAD courses and workshops, as part of our Holistic Graduate Education Initiative (HGE), will catalyze a change in how graduate students are prepared to become our future leaders, scholars, scientists, engineers, artists and professionals.

Corvallis Campus

Disability Access Services

Disability Access Services facilitates access to University programs and services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities through accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy.

541-737-4098
Corvallis Campus

Equipment Rental - Cameras, Laptops, and More

The OSU Service Desk (formally OSU Computer Helpdesk and Student Multimedia Services) provides equipment rental to students, faculty, and staff for free. They have a walk-up desk right inside the Valley Library. 

541-737-3474
Corvallis Campus

Funding

How am I going to pay for all of this? Learn more about teaching and research assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, tuition remission, student employment, and mandatory health insurance.

541-737-4881
Corvallis Campus

Graduate Writing Center

The mission of the Oregon State University Graduate Writing Center is to support Oregon State University graduate students at every phase of their program, to facilitate the growth of individual writers, and to foster strong academic and creative writing communities. The Graduate Writing Center fulfills this mission through mentoring and training a corps of undergraduate and graduate student writing assistants who work directly with graduate students and with other Graduate Writing Center constituencies.

541-737-5640
Corvallis Campus

ID card and online accounts

On campus, the ID card is used for meal plans, Orange Cash (save 10% on food purchases), copy card, getting into the gym and more. Off campus, many businesses give discounts to students with an ID card. OSU Network Identification (ONID) is a universal computer account available to all OSU students. Your ONID username and password gives you access to university technology services, the wireless network, ResNet, IS computer labs, and the Interlibrary Loan. 

(541) 737-2493
Corvallis Campus

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB staff offer in-office assistance through scheduled appointments and drop-in hours. Staff members look forward to providing the following services in person or via video conference for researchers not located on the Corvallis campus:

Exempt determinations: Review of documents submitted for potential exemption

Oversight determination: Determinations of whether a project requires IRB review

Faculty advising: Pre-submission advising, assistance with changes to approved protocols, and responses to stipulation notices

Student advising: Drop-in hours for students

(541) 737-8008
Corvallis Campus

Library Services for Graduate Students

The Valley Library, situated in the heart of the OSU main campus, offers a variety of individual and collaborative study spaces carefully designed to meet students needs. The library is open 24 hours and day, seven days a week during fall, winter, and spring terms, with reduced hours during summer term.

541-737-3331
Corvallis Campus

Meeting Rooms for Students

Need a place for a meeting? The Graduate School can help. The Graduate Student Success Center has various rooms that you can reserve for your next committee meeting, get-together, club meet up, etc. 

Corvallis Campus

Ombuds

The University Ombuds Office promotes a civil and inclusive campus community by providing informal, impartial, and confidential* conflict management services to all members of the university community.

541-737-4537
Corvallis Campus

OSU Beaver Store

OSU Beaver Store is a nonprofit corporation that has been serving Oregon State University and the town of Corvallis since 1914. As a non-profit corporation, profits are returned up front in the form of sales discounts. Search the website for textbooks, Beaver apparel, general books, electronics, and more.

541-737-4323
Corvallis Campus

Poster printing

You can print a poster for free through Student Multimedia Services (SMS). 

Student Multimedia Services (SMS) is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students and faculty. Their primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students and faculty producing and presenting academic work.

(541) 737-3332
Corvallis Campus

Presentation rooms and studios

Student Multimedia Services & The OSU Walkup Service Desk provides access to 2 presentation rooms, a photo/video studio, multimedia production studio, and 2 drop-in multimedia workstations for course- and research-related work.

Student Multimedia Services (SMS) is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students and faculty. Their primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students and faculty producing and presenting academic work.

(541) 737-3332
Corvallis Campus

Printing your thesis, dissertation, or project

Student Multimedia Services (SMS) allows you to print two free copies of your thesis, dissertation, or final project.

SMS is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students and faculty. Their primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students and faculty producing and presenting academic work.

(541) 737-3332
Corvallis Campus

Registration

The Office of the Registrar provides information on academic regulations, registering for classes, fees, transcripts, access to student records, and Commencement.

541-737-4331
Corvallis Campus

Research office

Administrators and staff help advance the success of the entire OSU research enterprise by facilitating the rigorous pursuit of discovery, scholarship and innovation while maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.

541-737-3467
Corvallis Campus

Student Multimedia Services (SMS)

Student Multimedia Services provides free printing, free poster printing, equipment rental (computers, cameras), presentation rooms and more. 

Student Multimedia Services (SMS) is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students and faculty. Their primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students and faculty producing and presenting academic work. 

541-737-3332
Corvallis Campus

Three-Minute Thesis Competition - Scholars Insights

The OSU Graduate School hosts a University-wide Scholars’ Insights competition, an event based on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) research competition, developed by The University of Queensland. The competition is designed to challenge graduate students to advance a compelling presentation on their thesis ot project topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT and Scholars' Insights develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of graduate students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

541-737-4881
Corvallis Campus

Travel Grants

Graduate student travel to conferences is essential for the professional development of our students. The University also benefits by being represented at such events. The travel funds from this program are designed to provide graduate students with financial support to cover part of the cost of attending and presenting their scholarly achievements at prestigious conferences and venues.

541-737-4881
Corvallis Campus

Writing Feedback

How do you deal with writing feedback? What are the best ways for soliciting it from your major professor? Invited speaker Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell and Flinders University, provides an overview of writing feedback and how to get the most from it. 

Writing help online

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers two types of online help:

  • Synchronous sessions take place via Skype video chat. These hour-long sessions allow students to connect and interact with a tutor face-to-face, just like in the physical Writing Center. Writers who are working on larger, more involved projects are welcome to schedule multiple consultations on a recurring basis.
  • Asynchronous sessions take place via email. Students can submit a draft electronically and receive attentive, thoughtful feedback tailored to their specific needs. Tutors will respond to student writing within 48 hours, though it may take a little longer during exceptionally busy points in the term.
Corvallis Campus