It is time to register for spring term classes! If you have questions or registration issues, stop by the Office of Student Success or call us at 541-737-8900.

Comments, questions, or feedback about the news? Drop us a line at Ask a Peer Advisor.

Important Dates

  • Phase 2 with Waitlisting Begins: March 15 at 8 pm
  • Last day to Withdraw from the term: March 16
  • Spring Break: March 26–30


OPHA Health Education & Promotion Section Scholarship

Are you a current student of health education or public health and wish to be more involved with National Public Health Week 2018?

For a third year, the Oregon Public Health Association (OPHA) Health Education & Promotion (HEP) Section is offering scholarships for National Public Health Week (NPHW) events at Oregon schools and universities. These scholarships provide opportunities for health education and public health students to conduct outreach and educational activities within their defined community related to the NPHW theme, Changing Our Future Together. Learn more about NPHW here.

If your health education or public health student group is planning an event, apply for a scholarship for up to $500 from the OPHA HEP Section! The scholarship request form with instructions and requirements is here.

Request forms are due March 1, and awardees will be notified by March 15. NPHW is April 2nd-8th.

Questions? Contact HEP Section Chair, Jackie Leung.

Animal Action Day of Service

Animal Action Day of Service is coming up on Saturday, March 3. The Student Leadership & Involvement Center for Civic Engagement is holding five community service projects with local animal rescues, wildlife centers, and dog parks, and these projects are open to students, faculty, staff and their partners and dependents. This Day of Service is part of the annual Civic Engagement Week event. To view the projects and sign up, click here.

For more information on these events, you can visit their website. For all these events, accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting the CCE at 541-737-3041 or

New HDFS 447 Summer Course

For the first time, HDFS 447: Families and Poverty will be offered this summer during zero week (June 18-22, 8am to 5pm each day). The required community service will be arranged by the instructor and integrated into the class so it is completed as a group. Most of the community service will take place at Oak Creek Youth Correctional facility, where students will spend time engaging with incarcerated girls. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has a particular interest in working with at-risk youth. For students who have especially busy schedules and may find it difficult to arrange the required community service hours during a regular academic term, this zero week offering may be more convenient. This is expected to be a very intense small class experience that offers extra opportunities for meaningful engagement with the community and fellow students.

If you have questions, email Dr. Tasha Galardi.

Volunteers Needed for Healthy Athlete Program

The Healthy Athlete Program by Special Olympics Oregon is looking for volunteers for March 17. As a volunteer, you provide health education and lead interactive games with athletes. The program provides free health screenings in a fun, welcoming environment that removes anxiety that people with intellectual disabilities often face when visiting a doctor.

Screenings include:
• Fit Feet (podiatry)
• FUNfitness (physical therapy)
• Health Promotion (better health and well-being)
• Healthy Hearing (audiology)
• MedFest (sports physical exam)
• Opening Eyes (vision)
• Special Smiles (dentistry)

If you can spend the day volunteering, email Alicia Dixon-Ibarra. The event takes place at South Salem High School 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Migrant Health Class in Spring

A migrant health class, ES 416, is being offered this spring. The purpose of the class is to present an overview of major health and healthcare issues related to migrant communities in the United States. From an ecological perspective, students gain an understanding of the theories and realities about migration and the migration-health relationship. In particular, the situation of migrant and seasonal farm workers in the Pacific Northwest is analyzed. Specific topics include: assimilation and acculturation, access to care, protective practices (the so-called Latino paradox), migrant health centers and community health workers, environmental and occupational issues, and immigrant families. The course will investigate relevant policy and ethical issues that surround migration and health. This course can count toward completion of the electives in the Medical Humanities Certificate.

Class meets: Fridays, 10:00 am – 1:50 pm, April 2 – June 8. For more information, contact Dr. López-Cevallos.

Career Development Center Events

Check out these events by the Career Development Center! These events can enhance your skills and abilities, which is beneficial for your time at OSU and after.

February 28: Interviewing Skills: Sign up here!

March 1: Negotiating: Sign up here!

March 7: Get a Dam Job: Sign up here!

March 8: International Students and Careers: Sign up here!

Nutrition & Dietetics Club

The Nutrition & Dietetics Club is a student run organization on the Oregon State University campus. The club provides students interested in nutrition opportunities to learn more about a career in dietetics, volunteer in the community, and educate the public about better health and nutrition. The purpose is to provide a framework for meaningful student involvement and to stimulate interest in the profession of dietetics.

Questions? Contact the Faculty Adviser Neilann Horner or the Club President Tyler Chase. Check out their Facebook page, Website, and join their Listserv!

Do You Know Your Advisor?

Need help finding your assigned advisor? Check your MyDegrees student degree checklist in the Assigned Advisor block, or call the Office of Student Success at 541-737-8900.

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