The Fernhopper

Oregon State University College of Forestry’s Fernhopper newsletter has dated back almost ninety years. It is used to communicate with students about events, opportunities, and other related information occurring within the college.

History of the College

The College of Forestry was founded over 100 years ago with a graduating class of four students.  It has since expanded into currently enrolling over 1000 students, both graduate and undergraduate.  Oregon State University’s College of Forestry is a well-known program outside of the state and has garnered top honors for its efforts.  In 2006, an aggregate of markers led to Oregon State University’s College of Forestry to be tabbed the best in the North America.

The College of Forestry is home to six undergraduate majors.  This includes the new Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership major as well as the Natural Resources ecampus major.  From the College of Forestry, our students can go on to thrive in a variety of careers such as forest management, logging, public affairs, sustainability, engineering, ecotourism, and human resources, among a host of other options. To learn more about each major click here.

Current Students

  • Current students must stay up to date on their major’s progression. To find your required classes click here.
  • Advising appointments can be made online here.
  • The College of Forestry Jobs Page is a great resource to find jobs related to your field.
  • The College of Forestry awards nearly $500,000 in undergraduate scholarships annually.  Awards ranging from $1,000 – $9,000. The average cumulative GPA of those students awarded was 3.54. While scholarships are generally based on academic performance, some are specific to need, degree program, or other criteria set by our donors, so don’t hesitate to apply.  New and current students who have been admitted to OSU or are currently enrolled in the College of Forestry are eligible to apply for College of Forestry scholarships. For more information on scholarships please visit here.

Student Services Office

The Student Services Office is located in 116 Peavy Forest Science Complex.

The FERN Center and computing lab is located in 109 Peavy Forest Science Complex.

College of Forestry Student Services
(541) 737-1594

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