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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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Check Yourself

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Jul 24, 2014

Did you know your name and some basic information (major, ONID username, etc.) about you is considering public “directory information” and is therefore searchable on the OSU website?  Look yourself up on the OSU Directory and see what others can know about you.  If you want to change, modify or what is listed in the [...] Read full story.

In Case of Emergency

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Jul 24, 2014

OSU Alert is the name of Oregon State University’s campus-wide emergency notification system.  This system allows public safety officials to create emergency alerts that contain a recorded voice message, an email message, and a text message and send them to the current database of contact information for all employees and students. In crisis situations, the [...] Read full story.

Getting Around the Contruction

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Jul 23, 2014

This was taken from an email from our Vice Presidents of Financial & Administration and University Marketing and Relations This will be an exciting year of growth at OSU that includes several large construction projects underway across campus. This construction will necessitate detours, delays, road closures, and parking and pathway changes that will impact how [...] Read full story.

Social media- the good, bad and ugly

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Jul 23, 2014

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.

START orientation- what to bring, what to do

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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.

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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