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CONNECT 2014 Event Submission

CONNECT 2014 Event Submission

For 2014, CONNECT is occurring September 25-28, 2014.  Below is an outline of the Signature Programs that traditionally occur duing CONNECT. 

Programs with an * are signature programs and no other programming may occur when those programs are occurring.

See what has been submitted so far on the 2014 CONNECT Calendar.


September 23-24


September  25


September 26


September 27


September 28


During the Day:

UHDS Move-In


START Programs


International Student Orientation


In the Evening:

Mandatory Hall Meetings


Wednesday Evening:

New Student Scholar Symposium*


Morning through 3:30pm

Available Programming Time



Football Game

Viewing Party, time is TBA


Sunday is a very quiet day, however new students are on campus and looking to do low key events.  Traditionally there hasn’t been much offered, but if you host “by invitation” dinners, receptions or lunches, Sunday might be the prime day for this.

11:30-3:20 Academic College/Program Events*


#BeBeaverBold Event Class Picture*


New Student Walk/ Convocation*



New Student Picnic*


Friday Night Live*


MUvie *


Battle of the DJs*


Dixon Rec Night*

Event Submission Forms

In order to prep for CONNECT 2014, the submission forms have closed.  If you have an event you would like to include please email Leslee Mayers at Leslee.Mayers@oregonstate.edu to see if it can be added to our publicity. 

New Student Picnic Table Reservation Form

This form is to request table space at the Annual New Student Picnic that occurs on Thursday, September 25th at 5:00pm directly following New Student Convcoation.

Submission for an Info Booth at the New Student Picnic


Over the years we have gotten questions about how we inform students about CONNECT events.  Below is a list of ways in which NSPFO publicizes CONNECT to new students:

  • Talked about throughout START
  • Mailer at the beginning of September
  • E-newsletter sent the week before move-in
  • Website: connect.oregonstate.edu
  • OSU Guide App (through google play and Itunes)
  • Large daily printed schedules that are put up in the MU, Dixon and Dining Centers
  • Daily electronic schedules sent to campus (this is an internal document and new this year)
  • We do not produce printed schedules for students; because we found that events are ever changing, adjusting and being added and cancelled and usually whatever was printed was out of date by the time CONNECT arrived. 

Event Planning Resources

Beaver Tips, provided by the Student Events and Activities Office has some helpful resrouces for programming on campus.

New Student Programs & Family Outreach is happy to consult on your program if you have any questions or help navigating processes. 

Contact Info

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

Contact us with your comments and questions.
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