This weekend on Saturday, October 29th, the College of Forestry will be hosting a great event for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.


4:45pm Construction Lauch for the new FSC Complex, Richardson Hall

Join Ed Ray, President of Oregon State University, Mike Goodwin, OSU Foundation President & CEO, Thomas Maness, the Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean of Forestry, and the Oregon State community as we launch a new era for the College of Forestry—with strategic focus on educating the next generation of forestry professionals, enhancing the wood products industry through research and innovation, and stewarding our natural resources.

West End of the Construction Site (Follow the construction launch signs to the ceremony.)
SW Jefferson Way, near SW 30th Street


5:45pm Tailgater, La Sells Stewart Center

4th Annual College of Forestry Homecoming Tailgate Celebration!

Join the College of Forestry, College of Agricultural Sciences, and our friends from Northwest Farm Credit Services for food and drinks before the game.

**Upon arrival to the Tailgate you will be required to check in, please let them know you are with the College of Forestry to gain entrance! **


 IMPORTANT: The Oregon Forest Science Complex construction launch event is held on Homecoming, and parking will be managed by OSU Athletics. For detailed game day parking information, please visit the Beaver Tickets website


 RSVP Here


Have you started thinking about classes for next term?

Make sure you schedule an appointment with your advisor within the next few weeks. All advisors are located on the fourth floor of Snell Hall. Online students can arrange phone/video appointments. You must meet with your advisor before your registration date to receive your PIN. Come prepared with an idea of classes you wish to take.

Your registration date depends on the amount of credits earned and within progress. Students may register in their assigned time block or any later time.

The two phases enable automated waitlisting. Here is how it works:

  • Phase 1 allows registration in a maximum of 16 credits. No wait listing is allowed.
  • Phase 2 allows registration in a maximum of 19 credits plus a maximum of three wait listed classes.

You may obtain registration times for phases 1 and 2 via their MyOSU account. Click on the Student tab and under Registration Tools, select View Priority Registration Status. Or see the priority registration tables in the online catalog.

Phase I registration begins Sunday, November 13th and ends Wednesday, November 30th. Phase II registration and waitlisting begins Thursday, December 1st at 8pm.

A message from Ron Reuter-OSU Cascades Natural Resources:

We are living in a digital world and the grammar used by media and celebrities is often incorrect; use of grammar has an impact on those listening to you or reading your works. Word selection matters, so select wisely and correctly. Being smart includes the ability to think AND clearly articulate those thoughts in verbal or written form.

As you begin to think about term papers, or your essay questions on midterms, remember that your professor is influenced strongly by what your writing looks and sounds like. Dr. Appleby, a retired crop science professor, has configured a list of common grammar mistakes. Take a look at these to make sure you are using the correct form.





The SAF Job Fair is right around the corner. This is your chance to network and connect with employers in areas of forestry, forest products, natural resources and outdoor recreation industries.  We have a fantastic group of employers in both private and public sectors who have registered to attend this year’s job fair including Bartlett Tree Experts, Boise Cascade, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Forestry, Pacific Forest Management, South Coast Lumber, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and Weyerhaeuser (just to name a few! You can see the full list here!)

You might be saying “I’m not really looking for a job. Why should I go?” Good question. The answer is that even if you are not actively seeking employment or an internship, this is still a great opportunity to get your name and face in front of some industry leaders. In addition, it is a great forum to practice selling yourself to employers, find out what skills and qualification they are looking for and research opportunities that may be available in the future.

Or you’re saying “These employers do not hire for careers in my field of study. I’m not going to bother going”.  Are you sure about that?  Organizations could be hiring for a vast array of positions that you could easily qualify for. And not only that, they may know of positions within other organizations that fit both your skill set and your area of interest.  Previous CoF students who have attended the SAF Job Fair have landed positions because they gave their resume to someone who passed it on to someone else.

You could even be saying “I’m really busy and don’t have time to attend the job fair. I’ll look for my summer job later.” The truth is that some of the employers attending the SAF Job Fair are looking to hire for positions now!  This is a big reason why the SAF Job Fair, once held in February, was moved to October; to accommodate employers who hire for the upcoming season early. If you put off going, you could miss opportunities that won’t come back around until this time next year.

Job fairs and career expos are not just a chance to find a job. They are an opportunity to make valuable connections that can work to your advantage at a later time.  Talking with employers, job seeking or not, develops your confidence and improves how you present yourself to employers.  And let’s be honest, we can all use practice in making employers think they need us in their organization.

The employers who are planning on attending this year’s job fair are eager and excited to meet with College of Forestry students because you have a reputation for being the best in your field. They want to see your resumes, your cover letters and hear you tell them what you can offer to their organization. And trust me when I tell you that you will not always have the opportunity for employers to come seeking you out.

The SAF Job Fair is Tuesday, October 18th in the MU Ballroom. It runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Some employers will be doing onsite interviews the day of the job fair or scheduling for a later date.  Bring your resume and be ready to make a good impression.

Midterms have officially began. Hopefully you have time to prepare and know when they are.


Make sure you are using effective study methods, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep. I know you want to do well, but cramming the night before will not be as beneficial as you might think.

Studying can be difficult, but if you focus, take breaks, study in groups, attend review sessions, sleep, eat well, manage your time efficiently, and relax you will be able to make it through.

Don’t forget to use the resources available to you. The academic coaching program helps students with their academic performance. EOP Tutoring program is a great opportunity to meet with tutors Monday-Thursday at culture centers throughout campus. Check out their schedule below.


Good luck everybody! You can do it.



Getting involved in a club is a great opportunity for students to receive more experience, meet new people, and be a part of something they are passionate about.

Students from SAF competing at the Quizbowl.

The College of Forestry offers various clubs for students of all backgrounds and interests including:

Diverse Perspectives in Forestry Group, Forest Utilization Society, Forestry Club, International Forestry Students Association, Society of American Foresters, Xi Sigma Pi, Students Association for Fire Ecology, and the Natural Resources Club.

Come drop by on Clubs Day, OCTOBER 11th, from 10am-1pm in the SEC Plaza to learn and meet representatives from each club.

Can’t make it to Clubs Day? To learn more about the College of Forestry’s student clubs and organizations click here.

Has your first full week of Fall term been too much? Are you enjoying all of your classes? Do you need to explore a different route?

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You may add/drop a class by Sunday, October 2nd at 11:59pm without departmental approval and with a full refund through MyOSU. The Office of Registrar can be found in the Kerr Administration building room B102. Their office closes on Friday at 5pm.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. After October 2nd refunds will decrease each week.

Academic coaches work with students to provide necessary information about classes, programs, events, and future job possibilities. If you are interested in learning more about academic coaching here is a short video.

The Academic Success Center‘s mission is to support the university’s learning environment and promote student success through graduation and beyond.

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Appointments can be made for academic coaching throughout the term. It is recommended that a series of three appointments will have greater impact on students to reach their goals. Skype appointments are now available for students who are commuting or are studying at our distance campuses.

If you would like more information about academic coaching visit here. To schedule an appointment contact the Academic Success Center at  541-737-2272 or go check it out in Waldo 102.


The 2016-2017 school year is now under way. Whether you are a new or returning student the beginning of a school year is always stressful. Don’t forget to attend the great Welcome Week events.

The College of Forestry is hosting two great events next Thursday, September 29th:

student scavenger hunt

Back to School BBQ Bash FLYER


The College of Forestry has been moving throughout the summer because of the construction project of Peavy Hall into the new Forest Science Complex which should be complete by Spring 2018.


To keep updated with the transition visit:


Although the college is now scattered throughout campus, you will always be able to reach us. Advisors are located on the 4th Floor of Snell Hall and the Student Services Office is in Snell 133. Self-Learning Centers can be found in Snell 129 and Snell 123.

Oregon State University’s Commencement Ceremony is officially 15 days away! Commencement is a great time for families and friends to experience Beaver Nation. That means that campus will be flooded with people! Here is the general information you need to know about graduation:

  • Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
  • Time: 10:30a.m. (when graduates process into Reser Stadium)
  • Gates Open at 9:00a.m.
  • Location: Reser Stadium, Oregon State University
  • Rain or Shine Event
  • Tickets are NOT required

On the morning of Commencement, the College of Forestry is hosting a Continental Breakfast for all graduates, friends, and family.  The breakfast will be in the Peavy Hall Courtyard from 8:00-9:15 am.  After the breakfast, graduates will be escorted to the MU Quad to line up for the processional into Reser Stadium.  Be sure to RSVP for breakfast by emailing RSVP’s are due by June 3!

The College of Forestry graduates will be seated behind the Agricultural Sciences graduates, pictured below:

After graduation, all graduates and the guests are invited to the president’s reception in CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016