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Welcome to OSU and your CONNECT experience. CONNECT is designed to help you and fellow new students transition into OSU's community of scholars. Participation in CONNECT plays an instrumental role in academic success for new students.  Our goals are that, as a result of participating in CONNECT, you are able to:

  • Articulate academic expectations
  • Set your own goals for first-year student success
  • Express familiarity with the OSU Learning Goals for Graduates
  • Converse with a member of the OSU faculty or staff
  • Recognize yourself as a part of a community of scholars
  • Develop a connection to fellow OSU students
  • Become familiar with campus and Corvallis

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START orientation- what to bring, what to do

Jun 11, 2014

As you pack your bags and think ahead to your START session here are some things to remember to bring with you and to do during your time on campus. Top things to pack 1.) Paper, pen or pencil- you’ll be given a lot of information at START and writing it down is the best [...] Read full story.

MLK, Jr. Day of Service

Jan 9, 2014

“Anyone can be great because anyone can serve.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Saturday, January 18th OSU students, staff, and faculty will join to honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by serving the Corvallis community. 9+ service opportunities are available throughout the day for participants to connect with local Corvallis communities and [...] Read full story.


Oct 29, 2013

It’s that time of year again, when OSU fans are not alone in wearing and decorating with orange and black. Halloween is upon us and with Dad and Family’s weekend, plus the USC game on the docket this weekend there is plenty to celebrate. As you plan your weekend, please keep these tips in mind: [...] Read full story.

Social media- the good, bad and ugly

Oct 4, 2013

Facebook, Stumbleupon, Pinterest, YouTube, Linkedin, Twitter, Skype, there is no shortage of social media sites geared towards keeping us all up to speed on what’s going on with everyone, everywhere, all the time! While some of these sites can be extremely helpful, cheap, and easily accessible ways to keep in touch with loved ones and [...] Read full story.

Exploring the Great Outdoors

Oct 2, 2013

Want to get off-campus and enjoy some time in the sunshine hiking, biking, bird watching, BBQing or picnicking, well lucky for you there are several options, many within walking or biking distance from campus. Here are just a few of the options available to you! Within a 10 to 15 minute walk/5 minute bike ride [...] Read full story.

Contact Info

New Student Programs & Family Outreach
B009 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2133
Phone: 541-737-7627 | Fax: 541-737-6157

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