Due to SLC staff school schedules unfortunately the SLC will close early for three nights during Finals Week:

At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15th

At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16th

Students, please plan ahead and/or utilize other computing resources on campus:

Are you reading Fernhopper?

We want to make sure our students are taking advantage of the resources that are available to them. Each week a hidden question will be on a page within the Fernhopper site, although it will NOT be on the blogs page. If YOU find the hidden question, come to the Student Services Office in Snell 133 with the answer to win a PRIZE!

Beaver Careers Switching to Handshake

Oregon State University is making the switch from Beaver Careers to Handshake for their Career Services Management system. This mobile-first platform boasts increased student engagement, a networked platform where you can post to many schools at once, and easier connections made with quality candidates. To learn more about Handshake visit here.

The next time you want to register for an event, look for a job or internship, or connect with an employer, you’ll be doing it on Handshake (formerly Beaver Careers). Look for an invitation to join the Handshake network very, very soon.

May’s Student CDC Newsletter will be all about Handshake! In the meantime, click here for updates and more information.

Important dates:

  • 4/19: OSU added on Handshake
  • 4/28: All jobs close in Beaver Careers
  • 4/30: OSU students added to Handshake and access removed from Beaver Careers
  • 5/5: Employer access to Beaver Careers removed

If you have questions or issues please contact the Career Development Center at 541-737-4085 or

14th Annual International Junior Foresters’ Competition

The International Jr. Foresters’ Competition is an annual event hosted by the Russian Federal Forestry Agency (RFFA) to promote and reward young scientists for their interest and efforts in the environmental field, as well as to encourage international dialogue about forestry issues. The 2017 competition will take place in in early September (September 3 – 8), and will include time for sightseeing in and around Moscow, Russia. The competition, which runs a bit like a science fair, is open to young adults between the ages of 14 and 22. Projects will be presented to an international panel of judges to compete for public recognition and valuable prizes.  Projects that students have already completed for local science fairs or college courses can easily be adapted to the required format. For more information visit here.

Teams from the USA have enjoyed participating in this event since 2012, and our representatives placed in the top three of the overall completion in both 2012 and 2016! Regardless of where a student might place in the competition, the experience is a unique resume builder and provides a wonderful opportunity to build international connections and friendships.

The U.S. Forest Service will provide 1 or 2 scholarships to cover international travel for qualified applicants who have completed one project (projects can be submitted by one individual student or by teams of two students).  To compete for these scholarships, the deadline for submission of projects to the US Forest Service International Programs office is June 30, 2017. Click here for the complete application form.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Smith before applying to learn the latest information and confirm the application process. Feel free to contact Ms. Smith by email at any point with questions or concerns at

Commencement Dinner and Breakfast

In just a few weeks we will be hosting our 3rd Annual College of Forestry Commencement Dinner and Continental Breakfast. This year we will open up the events to students based on the University’s policy. Graduates from Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2016 and pending graduates for Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017 will all be receiving invitations. The dinner will be Friday, June 16th from 5:00-8:30pm. 

Formal print invitations will be arriving to the address that you have on file with the university by May 18th, and an email version will also be sent to your OSU email address. If you fall between these dates and do not receive an invitation by May 18, please email Jessica Fitzmorris (

Freshman-Junior Class: If you would like to volunteer to help out at the Commencement Dinner, Jessica is looking for a few students to help with parking and welcoming our guests from 4:00-5:30pm. You would be welcome to stay for the dinner and program as thanks for helping out. Please email Jessica if you are interested and available.

Please let Jessica know if you have any further questions. Information on the University’s Commencement Ceremony can be found on their website.

The Writing Center is MOVING!

Effective Fall 2017, the Writing Center will move from Waldo Hall into The Valley Library (main floor). The new Research & Writing Studio will offer integrated research and writing assistance to undergraduates and English language learners. As you build or revise your Fall term syllabi and Canvas pages, please note the new location on any materials you provide to students.

With this move comes a new service model where students can get help from trained peer consultants at any stage of their research and writing process. No appointments necessary, just drop in and start working. Students are invited to bring their laptops, pencils, audio recorders, paper, notecards…whatever tools work for them.

Key things to let your students know about the new Research & Writing Studio include:

  • Get help while research and writing: Rather than working with researchers and writers on what they have already generated, studio consultants work with researchers and writers while they are in the process of researching and writing.
  • Digital (email) consultation slips: The check-out process automatically generates a secure digital ‘confirmation slip’ email for each student that they can forward to faculty.
  • Research & Writing Studio on main (2nd) floor of Valley Library: The studio will be located on the main (2nd) floor of the Valley Library in the space previously occupied by the Collaborative Learning Center (aka chemistry and math tutoring). Studio hours will be determined closer to Fall term.

The Writing Center will continue to offer assistance online via the Online Writing Lab (OWL) and to graduate students by appointment at the Graduate Writing Center GWC located in Waldo Hall 123. Research assistance will also continue to be available via the library’s Ask Us service.

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Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is changing its office hours and will be closing from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Wednesdays. This will begin on March 1st. The office hours for the other work week days will continue to be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Keep Up With the Peavy Hall Transition Construction

Wondering up the future of the College of Forestry? Are you missing Peavy Hall? Don’t you worry. The construction process blog is all online at

If you wish to learn more about what is going on and how far left there is until we can have an official “home” check out this great blog.

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