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Time to request your 2014-15 Registration PIN!  April 22nd, 2014

Hi everyone,

Fall term 2014 priority registration begins May 18th (your date/time will likely be shortly after this the 18th) and you will need a registration PIN.

What does ‘priority registration’ mean anyway?

Priority registration is for degree-seeking students. To find out when you can register;

  • log in to Student Online Services, select “Registration,”
  • Select “Check Your Registration Status.”

Non-degree students will also need to check the schedule for registration dates and times.

Phase I allows students to register for a max of 16 credits.  Phase II allows them to add another 3 credits.

Priority registration happens in two phases based on total credits (credits earned plus those credits currently in progress).

Please choose one of these options to receive your PIN on time:

1)  Set up a phone appointment by calling 541-737-8900 to talk about course scheduling for next term and to receive your PIN. Make sure to identify yourself as an Ecampus student looking to set up a phone appointment with an Ecampus HDFS Advisor.


2)  Prepare a proposed plan for Fall 2014 (in My Degrees Planner) and notify an HDFS advisor through email that you have done so. We will review, make suggestions and save your PIN in your My Degrees Audit System (considering the volume of students that we serve at this time in the year, if you would like to discuss topics outside of course scheduling please make a phone appointment).

Our schedules can fill up very quickly (up to 2-3 weeks out), so I would encourage you to contact us or make an appointment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to ensure that you are able to receive your PIN in time for registration.

Hope you are having a great term!

Aaron & Josie


Summer Session Registration starts April 13th!  April 3rd, 2014

Hi everyone!

Just a quick reminder that Summer registration starts April 13th.  (see for more info)


  • We are about to enter an “open” phase of registration for summer. We have reserved HDFS based courses for you as an Ecampus student until April 30th when remaining seats in e-campus sections of classes are free for on campus students to grab, so please take advantage of this J YOU WILL NOT NEED A PIN for summer registration.


  • If you are wondering what to take and are waiting (patiently for an advisor response or appointment, thank you for your patience), please refer to My Degrees to look at your degree checklist. It highlights what you are in, what you still need and captures credits…  Do you need or want to take an HDFS core class eg: 311, 313, 314, 341, 360… Do you need something else in the support course area? Psychology 201, 202, SOC 204, WR 327 ? HDFS elective? HDFS 444, 447? Bac core?  See this link for how to get to My Degrees:


2014-15 PINs available soon!  April 2nd, 2014

Hello Ecampus HDFS students!

We hope Spring term has started out strong for you (and that you’re starting to enjoy a little Spring weather wherever you are).  Your 2014-15 Registration PINs will soon be available (around Week 5 of the term), and we require that you speak with us regarding your upcoming terms before we will release your PIN to you.

Please make an appointment with us (either phone or in person) to discuss your upcoming terms.  If you are unable to speak with us you can work out a few terms in your My Degrees Planner, and then email us so that we can then go in and review the plan for you.  Once we have reviewed your proposed plan we will then release your PIN to you.

To make an appointment to speak with either of us you can call 541 737-8900 and let them know you’re an Ecampus student needing to talk with Aaron or Josie.

Go Beavs!

–Aaron and Josie                                               

Here’s to a successful Spring term!  March 28th, 2014

Hello, Ecampus HDFS students!

We hope you were able to enjoy some down time during Spring break!  The new term starts on Monday so be sure you are ready to go with everything you need for your classes.  Please remember to let us know if you have any questions!

–Aaron and Josie

Fall exchange at Fu Jen Catholic University–Ecampus students can study abroad too!  February 21st, 2014

Hi all!

Wishing you could do a study abroad experience? Not sure how to fit it into your schedule? Did you know that the College of Public Health and Human Sciences has a study abroad program offered in Taiwan?  There is space for 10-12 undergraduates from the college to spend Fall Term, 2014 at Fu Jen University in Taipei. No language requirement for OSU students, although most take an elementary Chinese language class while in Taiwan.  Two classes are taken with FJU students who speak English, and two courses are only OSU students. You get OSU credit for the courses (16-17 credits), and meet the Contemporary Global Issues Bacc Core requirement. Returning students report that their experience was life-changing!!! It would be difficult to find a more economical exchange, with program fees and other expenses (airfare, housing, food, etc.) only about $700 more than attending classes at OSU! No out-of-state tuition, and all financial aid can be applied to program costs.

Contact Dr. Leslie Richards, HDFS professor, for more information:, 541-737-1071.

Need a couple of course suggestions for Spring term?  February 21st, 2014

Hello HDFS Ecampus students!

It’s time to start registering for your Spring term classes!  You can find your registration time and date through your online services.  Here are a couple of fantastic course recommendations for Spring term:


A comprehensive orientation for distance learners. The course will address topics such as success strategies for online learning, Ecampus resources, how to engage in the campus community, time management, OSU library resources, academic integrity and more. Graded P/N


Students will become knowledgeable about the world of work and career development theories using career assessment, literature, media, and computer resources. Lec/rec.

For more information about either course, contact Kyle Cassady at .

–Josie and Aaron

S/U and Withdrawal Deadline is this Friday, February 21!  February 17th, 2014

If you need to S/U or withdraw from a course for Winter 2014 you only have until this Friday, February 21.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

Same Day Appointments and Spring 2014 Priority Registration Phase 1  February 17th, 2014

Hello HDFS Ecampus students!

We hope you’re each surviving the weather in your part of the state or country!  This is just a reminder that you’ll begin registering for your Spring term classes on Sunday, February 23.  Please be sure and check your specific Spring term Registration time and date through your online services, and let us know if you have any questions!

On Friday, February 21, we will hold “Same Day Appointments” for our students.  If you need to speak with one of us, please call the Academic Advising Office Friday morning (prior to 9:00 am) to set up the appointment for later in the day.  You can call after 9:00 am, but keep in mind that if you call earlier in the morning your chances of getting a same day appointment are higher!

–Josie and Aaron

Interested in a scholarship?  January 14th, 2014

The Oregon State University Retirement Association (OSURA), composed of retired OSU faculty and staff, is offering scholarship support to OSU undergraduate students majoring in a subject that contributes to a career promoting healthy aging.

Currently enrolled undergraduate students who have completed at least one academic year at OSU with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher, and have a minimum of one year of study yet to be completed towards their first bachelor’s (B.S./B.A.) degree are encouraged to apply. Completed applications are due no later than March 3.

Scholarship awards between $750 and $1,500 per student will be announced at the May 2014 Annual Meeting.

Please refer to  OSURA’s website ( for scholarship application information.

A Note About Your ONID Email . . .  January 13th, 2014

Students’ ONID email is indeed now delivered to Google Apps for OSU. Students now need to login to to access their ONID email and (should they so choose) reset their email forwarding. Students are not getting “new” email addresses as a result of this move, and they will still receive email sent to their address. The email they send from Google Apps for OSU will use their address. The bottom line is that you do not have to change the way you contact students via email.

This change gives students all the benefits that Google Apps provide: a 30 GB mailbox, advanced tools and functionality, and anytime, anywhere access through Google’s mobile apps and web interface.

The OSU Computer Helpdesk will continue to support ONID email and they also support all of Google Apps for OSU. If you or the students you work with have questions, you may contact the Helpdesk at