Reminder: the Office of Student Success will be closed this Thursday and Friday (11/23-11/24) for Thanksgiving. Our office wishes everyone a Happy Turkey Day and safe travels.

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

Important Dates

  • Nov. 23-24: Thanksgiving Break; Office of Student Success closed
  • Nov. 27-Dec. 1: Dead Week
  • Dec. 1 at 5pm: Last day for withdrawal from the term, W grade for each registered course


First-Year Freshman Students: Requirements for Winter Registration PIN

All First-Year Freshman students are required to make a 25-minute appointment with their assigned academic advisor in order to receive their Registration PIN for Winter Term courses.

Registration HOLDS

Please check to see if you have any HOLDS on your student account. You can check MYDEGREES (go to MYOSU > STUDENT > MY STUDENT STUFF > MY DEGREES) in the HOLDS box at the top left. If you have ANY HOLDS, you need to resolve them prior to your REGISTRATION TIME. Otherwise, you will be blocked from registration.

The HEALTH SERVICES HOLD means you need to contact OSU’s STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES to make sure they have all your immunization/vaccine records. Vaccine Immunization Clinics will be held NOVEMBER 21. Visit for more information.

Online HDFS Courses

Please remember that online HDFS classes are reserved for e-campus students during Phase I, but remaining spots are open to on-campus students after Phase II begins.

Personal Trainer Prep Class I

Recreational Sports is offering the Personal Trainer Prep Class I for Winter Term. This class prepares students with the knowledge to successfully complete the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Exam (NCAA accredited), while developing practical skills necessary for personal trainers: motivational interviewing, coaching, and incident response. The Personal Trainer Prep Class I is the first class in a two-part series; the level II class will be offered Spring Term. The level I class is targeted toward lower-division students who have not completed the anatomy series, focusing on basic anatomy and physiology, moving from knowledge to practical application. Resources are provided, and class time is spent discussing and applying material that candidates of the ACE exam must know to successfully complete the test. The class also focuses on skills needed to successfully complete an audition for hire as a personal trainer at Recreational Sports. The class costs $125 for students. Class is held for six weeks this Winter Term, on Wednesdays 5:50-8:30pm and Fridays 2-5pm. The class begins on Wednesday, 1/27, and concludes on Friday, 2/23. Students can sign up for the class at Recreational Services.

University of Virginia: Educational Psychology Program Accepting Applications

Students in the Educational Psychology–Applied Developmental Science (EP-ADS) program at UVA learn how to conduct rigorous education-based research and develop and evaluate interventions for children and youth in school and out-of-school settings. See more in the informational flyers for the MEd program (deadline 2/1/18) and the PhD program (deadline 12/15/17).

CPHHS Scholarship Application Site Now Open for 2018-2019

Students can access the application form at: E-mail Michelle Mahana | 541-737-3256.

City of Corvallis Seeking Volunteer Basketball Coaches

DO YOU LOVE BASKETBALL? Help a child learn to love the game the way that you do. Share your skills with the youth of Corvallis by becoming a Parks & Recreation volunteer youth basketball coach. All volunteer hours are eligible for college service credit. Coaches are needed for boys and girls in grades 2-8 from mid-January through mid-March. Training and practices begin the week of January 8, 2018. You’ll commit to one or two afternoons each week with games on Saturdays through mid-March. Contact Robert at or call 541-754-1706 for more information.

Mobile App: Mental Health & You

This free mental health resource mobile app is available to Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties. The MHU app provides users with a direct link to local, state, and national mental health resources, explains common mental health conditions, dispels mental health stigmas, and more. To learn more, please visit: Mental Health App.

Alternative Break Applications Now Available

Alternative Breaks are week-long, immersive community-engaged learning experiences to increase students’ capacity to lead for social change. This is an opportunity to learn about yourself, challenge yourself, and have fun.

    • Take action through community projects
    • Meet with community leaders and organizers
    • Deepen your understanding of a social issue important to you
    • Expand your perspectives through dialogue and reflection
    • Bond with team members
    • Make lasting memories

 Priority application due date is Monday, November 27, 2017. All trip fees are $100, and need-based travel grants are available!

(Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all trips are filled, but to be eligible for a travel grant, all applications must be submitted by March 1, 2018.)

To learn more and apply, please visit: Alternative Spring Break.

OSU Faculty-led Study Abroad: Exploring Food Security and Sustainability on a Tropical Island (Puerto Rico):

Before and during the program, you will work with other Oregon State students to plan and build greenhouses and plan, design, and teach agricultural-based curriculum that focuses on sustainable practices. You will also explore how agriculture can help build more food security and sustainability in Puerto Rico while simultaneously protecting the fragile endemic and native species and ecosystems. For more information and to apply, please visit: Puerto Rico Study Abroad. Applications are due December 10.

URSA Engage:

Here’s an opportunity to engage in partnerships with faculty outside of the classroom while getting paid! The goal of URSA Engage is to provide first-year students, second-year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750; their faculty mentors will receive $250 in development funds. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2018 through the end of spring term 2018 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week).
Interested? Follow these steps:
  1. Go to the URSA Engage website and read through the faculty mentor project descriptions.
  2. RSVP and attend one of the facilitated informational/networking workshops (not required but highly recommended). Each faculty mentor project description will tell you which workshop that faculty mentor will be attending.
  3. Reach out to faculty via email, and set up meetings to discuss applying to the program.
  4. After you find a mentor, have your faculty mentor read your final application and sign the Faculty Mentor Approval Form, which must be attached.
  5. Submit the program application!
Everything you need to know is on this website: URSA Engage.

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.

Image of Carey Hilbert
Carey Hilbert
Image of Nelson Sigrah
Nelson Sigrah
Image of Gwenette Gaddis
Gwenette Gaddis
Public Health
Image of Andrea Nelson
Andrea Nelson
Image of Josie Miranda
Josie Miranda
Academic Advisor
HDFS Ecampus
Head Advisor Erin Heim standing with brick background
Erin Heim
Public Health
Profile Jesus Ram
Jesús Ramírez
Public Health
Profile David Reitan
David Reitan

Comments are closed.