Braving the rain, nearly 400 students and faculty in the College of Science turned out to welcome new science students and connect with them over ice cream floats September 25. Everyone enjoyed the festivities, music, ice cream and good company. The new students met faculty and current students while learning about more than 15 science student clubs and organizations at Oregon State. The event was hosted by the College of Science Student Advisory Committee.

Students were able to get a sense of what to expect from classes now and in the future. Faculty and advisors answered questions and discussed how to get started working in a research lab, how to to secure an internship or how to make plans to study abroad.

The Mentoring Programs are run by science students for science students in most majors. The popular programs pair first-year students with an upperclassman who offer support to help ease the transition into science and college.

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