It’s Week Ten! The finish line is in sight! We hope that all your hard work will be rewarded with a white Winter Break, so keep studying and keep wishing for snow.

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

Important Dates

  • Nov. 27-Dec. 1: Dead Week
  • Dec. 1 at 5pm: Last day for withdrawal from the term, W grade for each registered course


Meningococcal B Vaccine Available

OSU Student Health Services (SHS) and the Student Health Pharmacy is giving students the meningococcal B vaccine in Plageman Hall, 108 S.W. Memorial Place. Many other health care providers in the community have the meningococcal B vaccine available on request.

Registration Tips

Please remember that you can register for up to 16 credits during Phase I of registration; during Phase II, you can register for up to 19 credits. Phase 2 begins on December 1. If you want to take more than 19 credits, you must complete a form in the Office of Student Success and get an advisor’s approval.

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.

Be sure to check the Restrictions column in the Schedule of Classes; some sections of classes are restricted to certain groups of students. For example, some sections are reserved for EOP or INTO student groups. If you are not in those programs, you cannot register for those sections.

The Office of the Registrar has some useful videos available on the following topics:

  • Certification of Enrollment
  • Drop or Withdraw from Courses
  • Registration Error Messages
  • Waitlisting a Course


Most students don’t need a new PIN every term; if you are in the following groups, you need a new PIN:

  • Student athletes
  • Students using veterans’ benefits
  • Students using Disability Access Services
  • First-year Freshmen
If you fall into any of these groups, please contact an advisor. Otherwise, you should be able to register without the computer asking you for a new PIN.

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.

Graduate School Bound?

Please join the OSU Graduate School on Tuesday, November 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Austin Hall Stirek Auditorium for light refreshments and a presentation covering the basics of graduate education. You will learn the benefits of a graduate degree, the admissions process and requirements, how to pay for a graduate degree, and what it means to be a graduate student. Online streaming available at

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.

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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