All Student Orientation


September 13, 2021


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For more information or disability accommodations, please contact [email protected] by August 15.


8 to 8:10 a.m.

Welcome and agenda with Dr. Jessica Beck, Graduate School Assistant Dean

8:10 to 8:25 a.m.

Top ten things to know about grad school at OSU, Dr. Philip Mote, Vice Provost and Graduate School Dean

8:25 to 9:25 a.m.

Everything you wanted to know about graduate school and were afraid to ask
This session will demystify the language and culture of graduate school. We will discuss common challenges graduate students face and how your academic program and the Graduate School can support your progress to degree completion. Faculty Panelists: Gloria Crisp, Adult and Higher Education; Nana Osei-Kofi, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Difference, Power and Discrimination Program; Lynn Paul, Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME)

9:25 to 9:35 a.m.


9:35 to 10:35 a.m.

Graduate student panel discussion
Featuring current OSU graduate students who will talk candidly about their graduate experiences and what they have learned so far along the way. Panelists: Skye Greenler, Ph.D. Sustainable Forest Management, Deborah Hill, MNR Natural Resources, Rafiuddin Najam, Ph.D. Public Policy, Faran Saeed, Ph.D. Education

10:35 to 10:45 a.m.

Introduction to the resource fair
Chris Nelson, Graduate Writing Center; Adeline Oka, Institutional Review Board; and Tessie Webster-Henry, Counseling and Psychological Services

10:45 a.m. to noon

Virtual resource fair


International Student Orientation


2 to 3:30 p.m.

Visa and Immigration Session
This is a mandatory session for all new international graduate students. During this session, the Office of International Services (OIS) will explain the important F1/J1 immigration regulations, review the immigration documents together and discuss the services provided by OIS.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored Student Session
This is a mandatory session for graduate students who are financially sponsored by their home country government, employer or international organization. During this session, students will learn important information about sponsorship requirements and the services provided by the Office of International Services’ Sponsored Student Programs team to support students with sponsorship compliance.


Resource Fair


The resource fair begins at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021


Community Academic Support Student Services Employment and Benefits


Community and Clubs


Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center

The Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center is a safe, equitable, cross-cultural learning community providing educational and community resources.

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MU Lanes & Games and Memorial Union

From a place to recharge with coffee and food venues to bowling and billiards, to hosting a video conference meeting, to comfortable couches in front of the fireplace, the Memorial Union is a central hub in the middle of campus life to recharge, study and meet up.

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Student Experiences & Engagement

Being an OSU student is more than going to class. Getting involved on campus is important to finding community and building leadership skills to create a positive social impact. At Student Experiences & Engagement, we provide a variety of programming and experiential learning opportunities, including cultural resource centers, community service, student media, clubs and organizations, arts, leadership, and more. Our departments include Community Engagement & Leadership, the Craft Center, Diversity & Cultural Engagement and Experiential Learning & Activities. Come SEE what we’re all about.

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Recreational Sports

Recreational Sports provides high-quality recreation, sport and fitness to the OSU community. Ask about intramurals and sports clubs, group fitness and training, aquatics, safety, wellness and more.

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Judo Club

Judo is a student-run club with a great instructor-to-participant ratio. The focus of the club is to build skills, compete, increase fitness, and have fun. No experience is required, and members have a wide range of skill levels. Feel free to try it out before becoming a member. You can reach us on Instagram @osu_judo, by email [email protected], and on Facebook: Oregon State University Judo Club.

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Dodgeball Club

Our club allows people to have fun and create new relationships while playing dodgeball. We are a laid-back group of people that have fun, listen to music during practices, and travel to several dodgeball tournaments each term. Our goal is to expand our club to invite more people to join and be able to compete on a national scale against colleges across the U.S.

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Tennis Club

Oregon State's Tennis Club is a fun, interactive, and competitive environment for all levels of players! With drills during nightly practices and practices designated for matchplay, the tennis club is a great way to stay active and create meaningful relationships with your peers. We strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students in order to provide you with the best experience possible.

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Graduate Christian Fellowship

The Graduate Christian Fellowship is a community of Christian graduate students who support one another as we journey through academia, seeking to balance and incorporate our faith in our work as thoughtful, informed followers of Christ. We meet weekly for studies of the Bible or a relevant book, fellowship, and prayer, in addition to regular social events such as hiking, board game nights, and movie nights. We believe that faith is an essential part of wellness in the graduate student's life and encourage people of all denominations, faiths, and backgrounds to join us as we journey through grad school together.

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Academic Support


Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center offers a supportive, low-stakes environment to discuss and practice graduate-level writing. Our highly trained Graduate Writing Consultants (who are themselves either past or present grad students) can help you to navigate and decode the complex expectations of graduate writing to meet your writing goals. Typical sessions include brainstorming, content development, organization, clarity of expression, and citation/documentation; we support a wide range of scholarly documents, including theses and dissertations, seminar papers, manuscripts, IRB material, funding and research proposals, as well as conference and defense presentations.

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Disability Access Services

Disability Access Services (DAS) provides accommodations, education, consultation and advocacy for qualified students with disabilities at Oregon State University. This includes undergraduate, graduate and international students.

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Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching

The 18-credit Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT) is designed to provide advanced course work and experiential learning opportunities to students who plan to pursue careers in teaching in higher education settings or who plan to pursue careers in other fields that may require similar facilitation skills. Students completing the GCCUT will receive a formal, transcript-visible credential. The GCCUT is designed to be completed in two years and may be done in conjunction with a concurrent graduate degree or on its own as a standalone (without an accompanying graduate degree) certificate.

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Oregon State Ecampus is widely considered one of America's best providers of online education. We offer a variety of graduate programs, courses, and certificates. Join our student services team to learn about our programs and support services for graduate students.

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National and Global Scholarships Advising

The National and Global Scholarships Advising office is available to assist current OSU graduate students through all stages of the application process for select competitive international scholarships. Please join the staff of the National and Global Scholarships Advising office at the Graduate Student Resource Fair to learn about these opportunities: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Boren Fellowship, Critical Language Scholarship.

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Human Research Protection Program and IRB

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and IRB support OSU's commitment to research by working to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects who participate in research; promoting the ethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice; and by assisting the OSU community in ensuring compliance with the standards set forth in the Common Rule (45 CFR 46) by the Department of Health and Human Services. All research projects involving human subjects must be submitted for IRB review. IRB approval for these projects must be granted prior to the initiation of any study activities, including recruitment or analysis of existing data.

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Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) supports students of all levels and disciplines in their learning at Oregon State University. We recognize that graduate students are engaging in rigorous coursework while also balancing families, employment, research, and so much more. Visit the ASC for help with time/project management, graduate-level learning strategies, school/work/life balance, and more; we can't wait to meet you!

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Student Services


Human Services Resource Center

HSRC provides a variety of programs to help students establish a strong foundation of basic needs to learn and thrive at OSU.

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Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence

The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) provides services to those affected by domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. CARDV is a 24/7, free and confidential agency providing crisis response, support, and community education.

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OSU Faculty Staff Fitness and Physical Activity Courses

OSU's Faculty Staff Fitness Program offers fitness classes for OSU's GTAs/GRAs, faculty, staff, retirees, and partners/spouses. Physical Activity Courses holds fitness and sports classes for credit. Both programs are through the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and classes are at Langton Hall and the Women's Building. We do offer remote programming when applicable.

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides OSU students with individual, relationship, and group counseling, as well as outreach and education to OSU and the surrounding communities. Studies show that a community culture of positive mental health bolsters academic success and personal development.

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Equal Opportunity and Access

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) works to ensure equitable and inclusive environments for all OSU community members. EOA serves as the University's Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 coordinating office. EOA provides consultation, resources and assistance, informal resolution, and formal investigations related to sexual misconduct, discrimination, bullying, or retaliation concerns. EOA can assist with employment-specific accommodations. We will go through a case-by-case, interactive process to find reasonable accommodations to support your employment here at OSU.

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Office of International Services

The Office of International Services serves international and sponsored students and their families at OSU, and is the central campus resource for hosting international visitors and/or hiring international employees. We are happy to assist you with any questions about your visa or immigration status, getting a Social Security Number for your GTA/GRA, getting your family settled in Corvallis, and/or navigating your sponsorship requirements.

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OSU Libraries

OSU Libraries provides access to specialized research databases, thousands of subscription journals, ebooks and print books. We have a range of study spaces, including private rooms, comfortable seating, and a coffee shop to meet everyone's preferred study style. Librarian experts are available to help you explore research questions in your discipline or to provide input on information and data management strategies - begin your research journey with us!

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Student Conduct and Community Standards

NEW SCHOOL, NEW RULES! The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards serves the entire OSU and Corvallis community. Our goal is to help maintain a safe, successful, and inclusive living and learning environment. We are just like any other service on campus in that we are also going to do our best to ensure students achieve their goals at OSU. We aim to provide students with a balanced amount of support, care, and accountability. Remember, we are on the same team, and most importantly, we are here to help! When pondering a community expectation or looking for the right place to go, we welcome students to come in and talk with our staff for guidance, information and resources.

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Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center advocates for and provides quality programming and services to all OSU families with dependent care needs to support the academic, professional, and personal growth and success of the whole person. Learn about our resources, from our various child care opportunities to campus lactation rooms to child care assistance. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Career Development Center

Whether you're a student looking to find your career or educational path, or an employer or alumnus looking to connect with students, we're here to help. We provide the resources for our students to transform into career-ready graduates. Our office helps students identify potential careers; develop transferable skills through student engagement, internship and professional development opportunities; and learn how to craft résumés and cover letters that showcase their strengths. And we offer opportunities for alumni, employers and students to connect through networking events and career expos.

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Transportation Services

Transportation Services provides support and services for Corvallis campus commuters, residents and visitors. Our department operates the Motor Pool, manages campus parking, runs the Beaver Bus campus shuttle, and encourages biking, walking, transit and carpooling. Let us answer your questions.

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OSU Military and Veteran Resources

We believe in you and your ability to complete your next mission here at Oregon State University. We are here to assist all members of the Military Connected Community. We want to contribute to your success by helping navigate the requirements of higher education, find available benefits and services, and to connect you with other members of the community that are on the same path and facing the same challenges.

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Department of Public Safety

Oregon State University Department of Public Safety is comprised of Police and Public Safety Officers, a 24/7 dispatch center, Emergency Management, and Clery. OSU Police and Public Safety Officers conduct proactive patrol, investigate criminal activity, respond to fire and medical emergencies on campus, as well as calls for service for office lock outs, bike lock cuts, and non-emergency transport to Student Health Services. Officers help ensure a safe campus by providing patrol and security checks of buildings and OSU property, as well as responding to all animal issues. Officers contact people in buildings after hours, as well as suspicious individuals present on campus.

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Student Multimedia Studio

Student Multimedia Studio. SMS supports students academically by providing a variety of multimedia equipment for checkout (including digital and video cameras, projectors, audio recorders and more) along with production studios, Adobe Creative Suite support, and the printing of large-scale posters for assignments.

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Printing and Mailing Services

OSU Printing & Mailing is here to meet your printing needs, from thesis to large format banners and signage. With a full-service mail house on-site, we can print, insert and mail directly from our facility. Stationery to promotional materials, if it prints, mails or ships we can do it!

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University Ombuds Office

It is the goal of the University Ombuds Office to foster a culture of healthy, safe, and open dialogue and facilitate cooperative problem resolution. If you contact this office to address a specific conflict, the Ombuds will listen to your concerns, value diverse perspectives, help you explore options for resolution, and remain impartial to all parties involved. Please visit our virtual booth to meet an Ombuds and learn more about how the University Ombuds Office can support you during your time at OSU.

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ASOSU Student Legal Services

ASOSU Student Legal Services provides legal advice for all issues where the University is not an opposing party. Our office can assist students in areas that include: Landlord Tenant, Criminal, Immigration, Family Law, Debtor-Creditor, etc.

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ASOSU Office of Advocacy

The Office of Advocacy offers support to students with issues within the university issues. If you've got a process or conflict on campus, we're here to help. We are free, confidential (with limited exceptions), and serve all OSU students, including undergraduate, graduate, on-campus, remote, e-campus, international, and INTO. Every day, we support students with the following: Academic Misconduct process, Code of Conduct process, Equal Opportunity & Access cases, graduate student issues, international student issues, student accounts and financial aid, registrar petitions for late drop and withdrawal, and more.

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ASOSU SafeRide

ASOSU SafeRide is an inclusive service dedicated to providing OSU students alternative safer rides within Corvallis and the surrounding area. We are open to all OSU students on the Corvallis campus. Before requesting a ride, please review our policies, boundaries, and hours of operation. ASOSU SafeRide operates on four core values: safety, comfort, integrity, and student-focused. These core values drive everything that we do and the decisions we make.

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The Graduate School

The Graduate School offers various resources and support throughout your graduate journey. Stop by to learn about the resources available to you. We will also have a representative available to answer questions about submitting your final admissions documents to the Graduate School.

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OSU Advantage Accelerator

The Oregon State Advantage Accelerator assists faculty, staff, students and the broader community to commercialize research and concepts. Our staff, mentors, and student interns work directly with innovators and entrepreneurs to explore markets, develop products, and obtain customers.

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InnovationX Center of Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

It may seem counterintuitive, but graduate school is an excellent time to work on that business idea floating around in your brain. We support students who are developing businesses of ALL KINDS – nonprofit, tech, social change, applying your research findings, getting your inventions out there, you name it! And if you’re not sure if you have a business idea, we also offer many ways to build entrepreneurial skills - which are extremely transferable to everything you’ll ever do. Join us to learn more.

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Employment and Benefits


Human Resources - Graduate Benefits

Attend an information session where you can learn more about the details of your health plan. Join University Human Resources - Grad Health staff in a zoom session to get answers to your questions about health insurance enrollment, waiver applications, health plan benefits and premiums, and summer session coverage.

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Coalition of Graduate Employees

The Coalition of Graduate of Graduate Employees represents all Graduate Research and Teaching Assistants at OSU. Established by grads in 1999, this worker-led labor union leverages its collective power to improve social, economic, and working conditions at OSU and in our shared communities.

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