Happy Week Two, Beavs! We hope you are having a great start to the term and adjusting well to our new at-home classrooms. Advising appointments are still required to receive your fall term pin, so make sure to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor via zoom!

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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 12, 2020 (extended)
  • 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: June 5, 2020 (extended)


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 https://health.oregonstate.edu/advising/appointment/drop-in. 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. Instead, email your advisor or call the front desk at 541-737-8900.

Human Services Resource Center Updates

During this challenging and uncertain time, the HSRC is still available to support students of the OSU community, including opportunities to support food security for students. The HSRC is offering SNAP support, including remote application assistance in nine languages. In addition to this, the on-site Food Pantry and Grocery support is still operating at Champinefu Lodge for local students. Other resources the HSRC is offering is laptop and calculator loans, basic needs navigation and emergency housing, and textbook support. If you are in need, reach out today!

Getting a Dam Job: Workshop Series

The Career Development Center is offering virtual career development workshops. The Getting a Dam Job series covers many pieces to finding a job after graduation. The first workshop is Winning Resumes and Cover Letters on Monday, April 13, 2020. Register on Handshake today, and keep an eye out for upcoming workshops in upcoming newsletters.

OHA Ombuds Progam

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 Hours

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!

Human Development and Family Sciences Club

The Human Development and Family Sciences Student Club is for all students, regardless of major, who are interested in learning more about human and family development and in gaining skills and knowledge to help improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. They engage in community service, professional development, and recreational events. This club is a great place to make connections and build your resume! Contact club president, Hannah Boruch, to learn how you can participate remotely.

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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