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Making Your First Appointment at CAPS  September 17th, 2014

While you are working to achieve your academic goals, sometimes life can get in the way. Our highly trained, compassionate counselors are available to offer brief support in order to help you succeed academically and with personal development. All counseling at CAPS is free and confidential – your privacy is protected by law.

To Access Counseling Services:

  • Free consultations are available from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; Thursday consultations are available from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm.
  • To receive your confidential consultation call 541-737-2131 or come by the CAPS office on the 5th floor of Snell Hall during the times listed above.
  • A professional counselor will speak with you for about 10 – 15 minutes to listen to your needs and concerns and determine what services will be most helpful in meeting those needs.
  • At the end of your consultation you will either have a 1st appointment scheduled with a counselor at CAPS or have a goal-driven plan for next steps.
  • You may also speak with an After-Hours counselor any time the office is closed by calling 541-737-2131 and choosing option “1” on the main menu.

*If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, please call 541-737- 7000 or 911


Emergency Notification System  September 16th, 2014

OSU Alert is the name of Oregon State University’s campus-wide emergency notification system.  This system allows public safety officials to create emergency alerts that contain a recorded voice message, an email message, and a text message and send them to the current database of contact information for all employees and students. In crisis situations, the system will try all means of contacting each person in the database, and uses sophisticated means to verify contact so that we know we have reached everyone we could.

In order to receive these messages you will need to opt in and identify the methods in which you want to be notified (voice message, email and/or text message).  You may also enter additional numbers or emails such as parents, family or partners that might be interested in received emergency information.


No car, No problem  September 15th, 2014

Are you debating if you should bring your car to campus or not? There are some benefits to bringing a car, but you don’t need a car if you’re staying in Corvallis. You’ll be saving money not bringing your car! If you bring your car you’ll have to get a parking pass which will cost you $ and will not guarantee you a spot close to your residence hall or class.  So why don’t you try going without a car for the first term and see if you really need it.

The Beaver Bus is a shuttle that runs frequently throughout campus and can help get you from one place to another if you have mobility or just don’t want to walk in the rain.

The Corvallis Transit System (CTS) is FREE and it’s very easy to get around on the bus. Also this city is bike friendly, and it’s easy to get around anywhere on a bike if you don’t want to ride the CTS.  The bus system also includes a Linn Benton Loop that will take to to Albany to the Linn Benton Community College campus.

There are lots of options for if you’re traveling out of the city as well! If you’re heading to the airport there is the HUT (Portland Airport) leaving every 2 hours from campus, or the OmniShuttle (Eugene Airport) by reservation.  There’s also a Greyhound bus stop in Corvallis which you can get to easily using the CTS. Or if flying and going on the bus isn’t your thing, the Amtrak station is in Albany which is also easy getting to using public transportation, or ask a friend who has a car to take you there ;)


Doing Homework Shouldn’t be Expensive  September 13th, 2014

Coming September 2014, all enrolled OSU students will have access to the latest full version of Office 365 Pro Plus on up to 3 devices (Windows, Mac, iPad, Android) at no cost via the Microsoft Student Advantage Program!  You will use the office suite a ton during your time at OSU with papers, reports, presentations, etc.  This is really a great partnership to get this product for free.

http://oregonstate.edu/main/online-services/office365


Well It Rains Here Alot….  September 13th, 2014

If you aren’t from the northwest you might be wondering about the “rainy season” in Oregon.  The rain here in the valley tends to be a constant mist and thunderstorms and downpours are a rarity.  Pretty much from October to mi-April is when most of our rainy days happen, with the occasional brisk overcast (but no rain) days in between.  We recommend a good rain coat, which may required spending a little more than usual, but keep in mind you will wear it often.  Some students like to get rain boots, which does help with the puddles that form around campus on sidewalks. Umbrellas usually mean you are a guest on campus and not from around here.  Make sure your backpack is durable, some backpacks are rain/water resistant, however you can also get sprays  that won’t damage your fabric but can help protect it and make it water resistant.

The biggest piece of advice is rain doesn’t stop Oregonians.  We hike, we bike, we play in the rain, it doesn’t slow us down at all!


Student Tickets for Athletic Events  September 12th, 2014

For the 2014 Football Season, Oregon State University student tickets will be distributed beginning on the following dates:

Date – Opponent – Time
Mon., Aug. 25 — Portland State — 9:00 am
Mon., Sept. 15 — San Diego State — 9:00 am
Mon., Oct. 13 — Utah —  7:00 am
Mon., Oct. 27 — California (Homecoming) — 7:00 am
Mon., Nov. 3 — Washington State *(Dad’s Weekend) — 7:00 am
Mon., Nov. 10 — Arizona State — 7:00 am
Sun., Nov. 23 — Oregon** — 12:00 pm
 
Approximately 6,000 tickets will be allocated for each game.  Seats will be available to OSU students on the east sidelines and the south end zone in sections 111 – 124.  All seats in Reser Stadium are reserved, including student sections.  Students wishing to sit together are required to obtain a ticket at the same time; there is a one ticket per student limit.  Students must have a valid OSU identification card at the time of acquiring a ticket and when entering Reser Stadium through gates A and G.

To be eligible for football tickets, students must be enrolled at OSU during the fall 2014 term or dual enrolled at OSU and LBCC and have paid all incidental fees. Once classes begin, on the initial day of distribution for each game the Ticket Office will open at 7:00am. Tickets may be picked up at the Southwest Ticket Booth (Gate H) in the south endzone of Reser Stadium.

If tickets remain past the initial day of distribution, each subsequent day distribution will begin at 9:00am.  Student ticket distribution will end each day at 5:00pm.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating

OSU Students requiring ADA accessible seating can pick up a student ticket plus free companion ticket from the Beaver Ticket Office at Gill Coliseum or at Reser Stadium.  Accessible seating for students will be distributed following the same schedule as above.

Companion Football Tickets

OSU students wishing to purchase companion tickets can do so at the time of distribution at Reser Stadium or by visiting the Ticket Office in Gill Coliseum. There are a limited number of companion tickets available for each game, thus there is a limit of one (1) companion ticket per student ID.  These tickets are located at the top of Section 124 and are priced at the general public price.  Your student ticket will be free.

Dad’s Weekend Football Tickets*

Dad’s Weekend ticket packages are available now!  Washington State student tickets will be distributed the same as all other games.  If you or your parent purchases a Dad’s Weekend package your student ticket will be emailed, and thus, you will not be eligible to pick up a student ticket during the distribution process beginning on November 3.  The Dad’s Weekend package allows for 2 purchased tickets at $58 each per student ID.

Civil War Student Football Ticket Distribution**

Regular attendees will have the first opportunity for Civil War tickets. Students who attend the first 6 home OSU football games (Portland State – Arizona State) will have the first opportunity to receive a ticket for the Civil War game, scheduled for November 29th at Reser Stadium.
 
Student ticket stubs will not be collected for the Civil War this year.  In conjunction with the Student ID Center, student ID numbers will be tagged based on ticket pickup to allow access to Civil War tickets.  Civil War tickets will be distributed from Gate H at Reser Stadium. The distribution schedule will be as follows:

6 game attendees — Sun. Nov. 23 — From 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
5 game attendees — Sun. Nov. 23 — From 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
4 game attendees — Mon. Nov. 24 — From 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
3 game attendees — Mon. Nov. 24 — From 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2 game attendees — Tue. Nov. 25 — From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
1 game attendees — Tue. Nov. 25 — From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
0 game attendees — Wed. Nov. 26 — From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
0 game attendees — Sat., Nov. 29 — 4 Hours prior to kick-off

Notification will be posted at www.osubeavers.com each night at 6:00pm, indicating the number of tickets remaining.

Men’s Basketball, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Wrestling, Gymnastics

For these events, OSU student tickets are issued. OSU students can pick up a student ticket from Gill Coliseum Ticket Office (Room 107) starting 1 hour prior to the start of the event. Student tickets are only available on game day and are not distributed in advance.

Baseball

For Baseball events, OSU student tickets are issued. OSU students can pick up a student ticket from Gate 6 along the 3rd base side at Goss Stadium starting 1 hour before the start of the event. Student tickets are only available on game day and are not distributed in advance.
For more information on OSU student tickets, please call the Beaver Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BEAVS.


Add Value to Your OSU Experience  August 28th, 2014

Regardless of major, all OSU students have choices to make relative to the Bacc Core. We want you to make informed choices that add value to your OSU experience. By expanding the range of ideas you encounter, instructors within the Bacc Core hope to aid in your ability to understand and make meaning of the world in all its many facets. The structure and requirements of the Bacc Core may not be immediately clear to new students. To this end, we suggest you visit the new Bacc Core website to learn more about this important aspect of your OSU education. We have also put together a number of thematic Bacc Core Playlists that provide an optional way for you to shape your Baccalaureate Core experience around your interests and career goals. Take a few minutes to consider the Bacc Core Playlists ahead of your next advising appointment and then ask your advisor about how to fit those ideas in with your overall academic plans or options.


Orange Rewards- eat on-campus and save money  August 26th, 2014

McNary Dining Center

McNary Dining Center

Do you buy coffee on your way to class in the morning? Like to eat a meal on campus instead of carting around your lunch every day? Maybe you just need that energy drink to get you through a late night study session? Well, why not get 10% off all your purchases at OSU’s 27 campus restaurants, coffee shops, and markets? Sign up for Orange Rewards and start saving every time you eat on campus.

Orange Rewards is easy to sign up for online. It requires an initial deposit of $100 into your account, but after that you can add money anytime, anywhere in any amounts of $25 and up. Your account stays active as long as you are a student so you don’t even have to worry about using up all your funds before the end of the year!

If you are living on campus your meal plan comes with $100 in Orange Rewards, and you can add more at any time.  If you are living off campus, you can add on Orange Rewards at any time to use on campus.


Take a Look  August 25th, 2014

 Follow New Student Programs & Family Outreach on Intsagram.  You will be able to see photos of events and people throughout CONNECT 2014.

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Getting Around the Contruction  July 23rd, 2014

This was taken from an email from our Vice Presidents of Financial & Administration and University Marketing and Relations

This will be an exciting year of growth at OSU that includes several large construction projects underway across campus. This construction will necessitate detours, delays, road closures, and parking and pathway changes that will impact how our faculty, students, staff and visitors get around on campus.

We apologize for any inconveniences you may experience during this time. However, your safety is our number one concern.

Please be especially cautious and careful around construction areas by watching out for the safety of yourself and those around you. We recommend the following steps that each of us can take to increase safety:

  •  Be aware of your surroundings while on campus
  • Remove headphones and avoid texting in construction areas
  • Walk your bike through areas where there is a heavy concentration of pedestrians
  • Stay on pathways and avoid walking or biking in streets where construction vehicles travel
  • Only cross streets using designated crossings
  • Don’t cross or enter a restricted construction area
  • Observe all directions provided by construction flaggers
  • Be aware of construction vehicles traveling on campus
  • Give all construction vehicles ample space to navigate into and out of construction areas
  • Immediately report any potentially unsafe situation you see to Rose DeBono at 541-737-8408

Please refer to the Construction Impact Mitigation Map, which is available at http://campusops.oregonstate.edu/construction. This map of construction activities occurring on campus will be updated on a regular basis to provide you with the most current information. It identifies the major projects underway (marked in orange) and routes being used by construction vehicles while on campus (marked in green). The map also identifies the efforts that OSU Capital Planning and Development has established to help everyone get around as safely as possible during this extensive period of construction. As you can see from the map, flaggers will be utilized in a number of locations on campus to help direct traffic. These locations are marked by flagger icons. Also, Pedestrian Access routes (marked in purple) have been established at key street crossings and intersections.