Scholarship Application Now Open for 2015-2016

Being a college student is expensive.  Students work hard, in and out of the classroom and there is an opportunity to be rewarded for all of that diligent labor!  The College of Forestry Scholarship Application for the 2015-2016 Academic Year is now open!

To be eligible to receive a scholarship award ALL students must:

  • Maintain full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits) during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.
  • The College of Forestry must be on record as your primary college (for students who have double majors).
  • Make reasonable and continued progress toward your College of Forestry degree program while receiving a scholarship.
  • If dual enrolled in the Degree Partnership Program, at least 6 of the minimum 12 required per term credits must be at OSU.  You also must provide the CoF proof of your community college registration.
  • Maintain high academic standards (generally considered to be at least a 3.0 OSU Accumulative GPA for continuing students; minimum GPA expectations are similar for first-year students and transfer students).

Through the generosity of our donors, the College awarded over $500,000 in undergraduate scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year with individual awards ranging from $1,000 – $9,000. The average cumulative GPA of those students awarded was 3.53. While scholarships are generally based on academic performance, some are specific to need, degree program, or other criteria set by our donors, so don’t hesitate to apply.

The scholarship deadline is March 15, 2015!

If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Services Office at 547-737-1594!

Good luck on your application!

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Deadline to S/U or withdraw quickly approaching!

It’s already week 7 of Fall term and class grades are beginning to stabilize, so now is the time to ask yourself: “Are my grades where I want them to be?” and “Should I allow this course to affect my GPA?”  If you answered no to either of these questions, talk to your advisor and see if it is possible to S/U a troublesome class, or even withdraw from it.

To S/U a class means changing from the traditional A-F grading basis to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory one.  If you choose to do this, you need to fill out the Change of Grading Basis Form and have it signed by your advisor.  A grade of an “S” or a “U” has no grade point equivalency and will not be calculated into your overall GPA.

A withdrawn course will appear on your transcript with a grade of W. The W grade does not affect your GPA. The W grade indicates that the course was withdrawn after the drop period.  To withdraw from a class, there also needs to be documentation of approval.  This is called a Late Change of Registration Petition.  This also needs an instructor’s signature and is highly recommended to have an advisor’s signature as well.

The deadline to S/U or Withdraw from a class is Friday, November 14!

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Office, located in Peavy 250 or call 541-737-1594.

 

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College of Forestry Celebrates Veteran’s Day

Happy Week 6 College of Forestry!

Please join College of Forestry students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, November 11th as we celebrate Veteran’s Day!  There will be refreshments provided in the Richardson Hall 2nd floor knuckle from 2:00-3:00 PM!

At Oregon State University, veterans aren’t only recognized one day out of the year.  Follow the link below to discover other military and veteran resources available on campus.

http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/veterans

Hope to see you on Tuesday!!

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Make an Appointment with your Advisor!

Happy Halloween College of Forestry!

It’s that time of year again; a chance to dress up and revel in the spirit of Halloween!  That means it is also time to schedule an advising appointment to prepare for Winter Term!  Take advantage of the College of Forestry’s new online appointment system to schedule an appointment.

As you prepare to meet with your advisor, begin thinking about courses that you want to take this upcoming term, and come with questions!  Some things that should be crossing your mind include:

  • Am I on track to graduate by my goal date?
  • How did I perform this term academically and is that where I want to be?
  • How can I improve my academic performance next term?

Priority registration for Phase 1 of the 2015 Winter Term begins on Sunday, November 16th!

Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend!

 

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Student Services Survey

Hello CoF Undergraduate Students,

The primary goals of the Student Services Office are to enhance the learning environment of our undergraduate students, inform prospective students of our excellent academic programs and financial opportunities, and provide extra-curricular and/or educational support, resources, and assistance to students, faculty, and staff.

Because we are focused on helping you and providing things you need, we need YOUR input!  We have developed a short survey, and we’d like to ask for just a few moments of your time to let us know what we’re doing right, where we can improve, and what other services/resources/events you’d like to see from us.  The survey closes on November 4, 2014.  Thank you!

Click the link to take the survey!  https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_erjjgQlM1raZs0Z

Also don’t forget to follow us on twitter! Both the Self-Learning Center (SLC) and the Student Services Office now have a twitter page!  The SLC page will keep you updated on the reserve materials and computer availability in the SLC (as well as when free coffee is available) and the Student Services Office page will keep you informed on when to make appointments with your advisor, as well as other important dates in the College of Forestry!

Follow the Self-Learning Center @CofSLC and the Student Services Office @OSU_COF_SS!

Happy Week 4 Beaver Nation!

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Follow us on Twitter!

Hey College of Forestry!

The Student Services Office now has a twitter account!  Follow us @OSU_COF_SS!  This will provide short reminders on things going on throughout the school year! Happy week 3 and good luck on midterms!

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Student Services Office Assessment Survey

Hello CoF Undergraduate Students,

The primary goals of the Student Services Office are to enhance the learning environment of our undergraduate students, inform prospective students of our excellent academic programs and financial opportunities, and provide extra-curricular and/or educational support, resources, and assistance to students, faculty, and staff.

We are in the process of developing a strategic plan for the near future, and we are seeking your input and feedback on the services and resources we provide.  We have developed a short survey, and we’d like to ask for just a few moments of your time to let us know what we’re doing right, where we can improve, and what other services/resources/events you’d like to see from us.  The survey closes on November 4, 2014.  Thank you!

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Welcome to the 2014-15 academic year!

Welcome new and returning students!  We are so happy to have you here in the College of Forestry.  This year promises to bring  fun times, new experiences, and many exciting opportunities.

If you haven’t seen your advisor in a while do stop by to say hi.  This summer the new online advising appointment scheduling system launched.  Check out this video to learn how to use the system to schedule time with your advisor.

Did you know the college has a new head advisor?  Nicole Kent is the Manager for Undergraduate Curricula & Advising (AKA Head Advisor) and her office is in Peavy 204.

We here in Student Services are also happy to answer questions, give a little help, or connect you with resources across campus.  We’re located in Peavy 250.

If you’d like to learn about our student clubs and organizations, please plan to attend Clubs Day on October 14th.  From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Peavy Hall Courtyard you’ll find representatives from the CoF student clubs and organizations, and they’ll be able to tell you all about their activities, meeting schedule, etc. and you can even join the club.

Don’t forget to check out the Fernhopper Newsletter.  Each week this electronic publication is emailed to your OSU email account.  It’s filled with news, information, opportunities, and a listing of upcoming deadlines, etc.  It’s a great resource to use to keep up with happenings around the CoF.  Opportunities abound in the CoF!  Be sure to take advantage of them.

 

 

 

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Recreation jobs

Hey all you students and alumni out there looking for recreation related jobs – have you seen this Facebook page?

Check it out!

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Summer 2014

The Fernhopper Blog is taking the summer off.  Please check back in mid-September for updates and information!  Have a great summer break!

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