Can you believe it is already Spring Term, Beavs? While things are looking a bit different than your typical Spring Term, we are excited to be back with you all! With everyone working from home, the advising office is still open; so don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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Important Dates

  • March 30-June 12: Spring Term
  • Last Day to Add a Course Online without Department Approval: April 5, 2020
  • Last Day to Drop a Course (100% Tuition Refund): April 5, 2020
  • Last Day to Add a Course Online with Department Approval: April 12, 2020
  • Last Day to Withdraw from a Course (50% Tuition Refund): April 19, 2020
  • Last Day to Change the Grading Basis of a Course: May 15, 2020


Updated PHHS Advising Protocol

Per the university recommendations and protocol, PHHS advising, starting on March 16 and for the foreseeable future, no longer offers in-person appointments and is utilizing the Zoom platform for video/audio conference appointments. If you have already scheduled an appointment with your advisor KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENT. Your advisor will send you a ZOOM meeting invitation for your appointment day/time. For all appointments made after March 16, you must choose ZOOM as your appointment type. When you schedule your appointment online (non-admitted students can call 541-737-8900 to schedule an appointment), you will be provided with information on what you need to meet with your advisor through Zoom.  Advisors still have drop-in advising during the term. Drop-ins will occur via Zoom. Learn more about drop-in advising at An advising appointment will still be required to obtain your PIN to register (excluding Education double degree students in their student teaching year). The Office of Students Success (Women’s Building 105) office will be staffed to support those in need of assistance. We aim to maintain our normal business hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 6 p.m. Tues, Wed and Thurs (excluding spring break), but those may vary based on future developments. Please check the PHHS Advising website for updates. Please do not come to the office in person if you have any cold, flu or other symptoms of illness. Instead, email your advisor or call the front desk at 541-737-8900.

Apply for Homecoming Court

Join a diverse group of student leaders brought together by shared Beaver spirit! When you represent Oregon State as a member of the Homecoming Court you will earn a $500 scholarship, develop leadership skills and your network, and share your voice at important university events including Homecoming Week. If you believe you go the Beaver spirit, apply by April 20, 2020.

OHA Ombuds Program

If you are driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Ombuds Program is a good place for you!  They are recruiting for two new positions: an Ombuds Program Analyst 2 position and a Vista Volunteer.   The OHA Ombuds Program advocates on behalf of Oregon Health Plan members by working to address the concerns of those who reach out to us and identifying access to and quality of care trends, and potential solutions  for leadership.  The Ombuds Program has recently expanded.  As part of this new team, you will be working with others committed to the health and wellbeing of Oregonians and helping to shape the program into the future. The Ombuds Program Analyst 2 position is open until April 12, and the Vista Volunteer is open until April 17.

After Dark: Pet Hour

Remote work and learning can be tough, but those with pets may find that their domestic companions are elated to add distraction and joy to the experience. Join Melissa Rieth (RD, Weatherford & Poling Halls) and Kari Miller (Events Coordinator, Rec Sports) for an hour of sharing pictures, stories, and how our pets near and far can add to our wellbeing and activity levels. This will be held on Friday, April 10 at 8:00 pm. You can access the event virtually through zoom, or contact Kari Miller for more information!

No PTAH Meeting Week One

Although PTAH Club usually meets each odd week of the term, there will be no meeting for Week One this term. This meeting was going to be a Wheel-A-Thon workshop, but since this event may be affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and since we are sure you will all be busy adjusting to distance learning during this first week, we decided it was unnecessary. For other meetings this term, the president will be contacting presenters to hopefully set up *Zoom sessions* so you can all still learn about wonderful grad schools/other opportunities! If you have any questions, comments, concerns or just general suggestions, please reach out to Samantha Noregaard, club president!

Career Development Center

With graduation on the horizon for many students, consider contacting the Career Development Center! This student resource is a great opportunity for students to improve their resume and cover letter, practice interviewing, and connect with potential employers. The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is lucky to have Claire Wu, who helps students specifically in our college with career development. The Career Development Center is currently operating remotely, so feel free to check out their website to learn more and get in touch!

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