Welcome to Fall Term 2020

Student Services and FERN Center Fall Term Office Hours

Students who need computing access can utilize the FERN Computing Lab (with reduced capacity) daily. The FERN Center is located in the atrium of Peavy Forest Science Complex. The Student Services Office is located in 116 Peavy Forest Science Complex and will be open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm during the first two weeks of fall term.

In addition, the Computer Help Desk is open in 209 Peavy Forest Science Complex.

Per State and OSU policy, face coverings must be worn at all times indoors and anytime you cannot maintain physical distancing outdoors.

Mentored Employment Program

Are you interested in working with a College of Forestry faculty mentor on important research or field experiences? The Mentored Employment Program provides paid opportunities to College of Forestry undergraduate students who would like to engage in undergraduate research. Mentored Employment Program opportunities will be posted in fall term. You can read about the program details on the Mentored Employment Program website. Contact Brooke Harrington if you have questions.

Forest GUMP Mentorship Program

The Forest GUMP Mentorship Program is a year-long opportunity for undergraduate students to receive mentorship from graduate students within the College of Forestry. Undergraduate student mentees will be paired with graduate student mentors based on the mentee’s academic and career interests. Mentors will provide guidance and support unique to each mentees needs. Visit the Forest GUMP website for more information about how and when to apply for this opportunity.

URSA Engage 2020-21

First and second year student and transfer students in their first year at OSU can engage in research or creative activities under the guidance of an OSU faculty mentor in the URSA Engage program. URSA Engage is available to undergraduates and mentors at all OSU campuses and across all academic disciplines. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750. The URSA Engage website has program details and important deadlines.

College of Forestry Career Fair

The College of Forestry Career Fair has gone virtual! Students will use Handshake to connect with employers who are offering full-time, seasonal, and internship opportunities. Participate in individual video chats and group information sessions. Registration is required prior to the career fair and is now open on Handshake.

College of Forestry Student Clubs and Organizations

Check out the CoF Student Clubs and Organizations! The College of Forestry sponsors a number of clubs and organizations that provide students opportunities to get engaged with the college community, meet new friends with similar interests, improve leadership skills and participate in conferences and workshops. Stop by Student Services if you are interested in finding out more about CoF student clubs!

Inspiring conversations with changemaking Beaver alumni

In a new live webcast series, CLA Professor Susan Shaw sits down with alumni who are advancing justice, equity and access in their communities. Join the conversation Oct. 12 to kick off the Changemakers series with former NFL running back Jacquizz Rodgers. Later this fall, learn about the accomplishments of Sen. Sara Gelser and Luhui Whitebear, plus more to come in the free series presented by the OSU Alumni Association. Learn more and register.

Forestry Challenge Seeking Volunteers

The Forestry Challenge is going virtual this fall.  This is a California-based program that provides students with an opportunity to spend time in the forest learning about the ecology and management of the forested landscapes that provide communities with water, recreational opportunities, wood products, and wildlife habitat.  When the FC folks realized in-person events just weren’t going to be possible, they opted to switch gears and continue the program virtually! 

Fortunately, going virtual gives you an opportunity to participate from a remote location.  Here are a few ways you can participate in the Forestry Challenge:

  • Sign up to be a presentation judge
  • If you are an upper-division student, we suggest you to join the “Ask a Forester” sessions as student foresters!  You can be part of the conversation, not only to learn from the Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs) with whom you will consult, but to offer your own personal insights as well.  You will be provided with an opportunity to promote OSU and network with a professional forester.

If you’d like to volunteer, complete the volunteer registration form, which has a special box to check under the “Ask a Forester option” for forestry students.

Rent Textbooks at NO COST for the ENTIRE term

The Textbook Lending Program offers eligible OSU students the opportunity to check out textbooks at no cost for the entire academic term! The program starts the first week of class and operates on a first come, first serve basis. They currently have books for 181 courses! Most of the textbooks are either donated or purchased. Students (and professors) can learn more about the program and check if we have their textbook by going to:

To ensure that HSRC has the textbook needed for a course, check online:
Go to OSU

  • Go to
  • Log in using your ONID through MY ACCOUNT
  • Start a New Search and click on the Course Reserves tab
  • Enter the title of textbook and click Search
  • In the drop-down menu that says “OSU Course Reserves”, change it to “HSRC Textbook Lending Library”
  • If you see a green dot and the word “Available”, you can go to HSRC and rent the textbook
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