In this issue:

  • Grad Research Photo Comp Winners
  • Deadlines for Graduating Students
  • Online Career Conference for Doctoral Students
  • Summer GRAD courses
  • On-campus Student Housing
  • Certificate Program for College and University Teaching Can Open Doors
  • Open Office Hours for IT 
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session
  • ORISE Internship Opportunity
  • OSU Days of Service
  • Spring Conferences and Workshops
  • OSU Libraries and Press Open House
  • Pet Day

Grad Research Photo Competition winners

The Grad Research Photo Competition gives us a glimpse into the wide-variety of research performed by graduate students at Oregon State. Congratulations to this year's winners!

  • First place: "Parkrose: A Community Archive," Jada Krening, M.S. student, College of Liberal Arts
  • Second place: "Ag-Robots in Perspective," Alejandro Velasquez, Ph.D. student, College of Engineering
  • Thirds place: "Peek-a-Boo with Coral Crabs," Mackenzie Kawahara, Ph.D. student, College of Science

View this year's winning photos and learn more about the stories behind the images.

Deadlines for graduating students

If you're planning to graduate in the coming months, please find the Graduate School's degree completion steps and deadlines on the certificate, master's and doctoral degree pages. On those pages you can find graduation timelines and required tasks such as submitting your program of study, diploma application and final exam scheduling forms. Avoid last-minute surprises and set yourself up for a smooth finish to your well-earned degree! Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Graduating master's and doctoral students are invited to celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends at OSU's annual commencement ceremony. All graduate students must RSVP for commencement by May 15 by logging in to Beaver Hub and searching for "Graduate Students-Commencement Attendance Confirmation." This year's ceremonies will be held on Saturday, June 15, in Corvallis, and Sunday, June 16, at OSU-Cascades. Visit the commencement participation and deadline information.

Commencement information for doctoral students only: Please email your major professor(s) names or other designated faculty member who will serve as your escort to the Graduate School no later than May 15.

To make sure your name is announced correctly at commencement, we will be utilizing the NameCoach platform. You will receive an email invitation from the Graduate School with a request to record your name as indicated on your diploma application. Log in to NameCoach using your ONID. Please speak slowly and clearly and leave any helpful pronunciation notes in the platform.

Beyond the Professoriate Annual Online Career Conference for Doctoral Students

Join the Beyond Prof team for a week of webinars, each designed to show doctoral students and postdocs what it takes to successfully build a nonacademic career as a Ph.D.

Attend Live: May 6-10, 9 to 9:45 a.m. PT each day
Where: Online! Login to register and attend.
Price: No cost to attend!

Summer GRAD courses

The Graduate School and its partners offer GRAD courses for students in all disciplines. View The courses.

GRAD 514 - Introduction to Graduate Writing: 3 credits, online
Covers the expectations for writing at the graduate level. Examines features of successful, graduate-level academic writing to produce documents for program, courses, advisors, and colleagues. Explores topics related to information literacy, proposal and grant writing, and general graduate writing strategies.

GRAD 520: Responsible Conduct Research: 2 credits, online
Covers 10 topics in responsible conduct of research: ethical decision making; human subjects; animal welfare; data acquisition, sharing and ownership; research misconduct; conflicts of interest; authorship; peer review; mentor/trainee responsibilities; and collaborative science. Weekly writing assignments. Useful to all students who conduct scholarly activity. Provides transcript-visible training in research ethics relevant to the Graduate Learning Outcome established by Faculty Senate to be able to conduct scholarly and professional activities in an ethical manner.

Join the waitlist for on-campus student housing

Oregon State has on-site living options for upper division and graduate students. Apply for the waitlist today with no deposit needed or obligation to commit at this time. New spaces opening in fall of 2024.

Certificate program for College and University Teaching can open doors

The Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT) is accepting applications for the Corvallis based and Ecampus programs through August 15. Priority deadline is June 30. GCCUT is designed to provide advanced course work and experiential learning opportunities to students who plan to pursue careers that require teaching and facilitation skills. Past graduates have leveraged their GCCUT certificate to successfully obtain positions in higher education, research settings, private industry, as well as government and nonprofit agencies. More information can be found on the GCCUT website.

Open office hours for Grad School IT

Do you need help with a Graduate School service, page, or form? Are you a current Oregon State student, faculty, or staff? Join us for real-time assistance.

When: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. (PT)

From our Partners

Fulbright US Student Program information session

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers a choose-your-own-adventure to research, teach, or participate in graduate study abroad in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and professionals from all backgrounds. Through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, U.S. citizens can enrich their educations, advance their careers—and make meaningful contributions abroad and at home. No matter where you are in your education, come learn about how you can get prepared for this program.

National and Global Scholarships Advising at OSU offers you support and advice on your applications and invites you to apply!

Please join National and Global Scholarships Advising for this hybrid event:

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session
Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: LInC 343
Join online: Zoom link at

ORISE internship opportunity

The Environmental Protection Agency is recruiting for their ORISE internship opportunity with the EPA lab in Corvallis, Oregon. This is a one- to two-year term position, with potential for extensions based on available funding. The internship will work on projects to improve the quality and accessibility of several large, near-continental scale geospatial datasets, such as EPA's StreamCat and LakeCat datasets and the National Nutrient Inventory. See the link for a full description and how to apply.

OSU Days of Service

The annual OSU Days of Service is BIGGER and better than ever! During the entire month of May, join Beavers who share your interest and commitment in making a positive change. Each year in May, alumni, students and friends use this shared community spirit and join together to make positive change right in their own communities - either with work or with friends and fellow Beavs. Find out both in-person and online ways to help.

Spring Career Fair and Workshops

  • May 1: The Grad School Exploration Fair - Learn about the possibilities for continuing your education and meet with 20+ graduate schools from across the nation! noon-3 p.m., Memorial Union Building, Horizon Room.

  • May 1: Virtual Application Workshop - This virtual session reviews the application process, offering tips and suggestions to ensure you are submitting a competitive application to MBA, MSB, or Graduate Certificate Programs at Oregon State University. We recommend (but do not require) that you attend an Information Session before attending an Application Workshop. Zoom link will be provided after registration. noon-1 p.m. Virtual Event

  • May 1: Setting & Achieving Goals - Goals come in all sizes, and can help you accomplish work and succeed. Some goals have better results than others, and sometimes it's easier/harder to accomplish certain goals. Join us to learn how to make effective goals that work for and support you, and help you achieve your aspirations. 1-2 p.m. Virtual Event

  • May 8: The Writing Process & Time Management - Writing is a process that takes energy, concentration and time--things we might be running short on these days. Join us to think through steps of the writing process and discuss how to manage time effectively. Together we will explore how to navigate these elements and follow through with a written end-product. 3-4 p.m. Virtual Event

  • May 14: Oops I Still Need a Job or Internship - This workshop will provide you with tips and strategies to make the job search process less overwhelming and help you find that last-minute opportunity for the upcoming summer. 5-6 p.m. Virtual Event

OSU Libraries and Press Open House Friday, May 3

Join us Friday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the second annual OSU Libraries and Press Open House at the Valley Library. Uncover the diverse services, spaces, and materials we offer to our patrons. Take a tour of the library, exploring key displays and areas across several floors. The main floor will feature displays showcasing intriguing items from our Library of Things collection and some of our exceptional partners sharing our space.

Enjoy snacks, win prizes and discover why the Valley Library is hailed as the best study spot on campus!

While you are there, be sure to stop by The Graduate Student Commons. Grad Commons is a place for graduate students on the sixth floor of the Valley Library. It supports student success by providing independent, collaborative and facilitated learning experiences.

Pet Day

OSU Pet Day is one of the most popular annual events in Corvallis!

Head to Magruder Hall Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the festivities. Activities include a petting zoo, teddy bear surgery, dog wash and dog agility demos.

Booths are staffed by vendors and volunteers who provide information on animal health and wellness, nutrition, adoption and therapy.

On sale will be animal-related products and gifts. Come visit with llamas, goats, greyhounds and ponies!