Welcome to Spring Term 2022!

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College of Forestry Commencement Activities

In just a few weeks we will be hosting our College of Forestry Commencement activities including an online celebration Friday June 10 from 2:00-3:00pm and our in-person dinner at the Forestry Club Cabin. The dinner will be Friday, June 10th from 5:00-8:30pm, please save the date!

Graduates from Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022 and pending graduates for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 will all be receiving invitations. Formal print invitations will be arriving to the local address that you have on file with the university by May 15, and an email version will also be sent to your OSU email address. If you fall between these dates and do not receive an invitation by May 15, please email Jessica Fitzmorris.

Freshman-Junior Class: If you would like to volunteer to help at the Commencement Dinner, I am looking for a few students to help with parking and welcoming our guests from 4:00-5:30pm. You would be welcome to stay for the dinner and program as thanks for helping. Please email Jessica Fitzmorris if you are interested and available.

Information on the University’s Commencement Ceremony can be found on their website. 

Donate Graduation Gowns!

Are you graduating and walking in Commencement? Give your gown to a future graduate afterward! You can help another student who may not be able to participate in a future commencement otherwise, while keeping your cap and cords as a memento. Gowns can be donated at the Valley Library June 11-14 and the Memorial Union year-round. Details:

Self-paced Sustainability Course

OSU’s Sustainability Office in partnership with OSU’s Sustainability Double Degree Program, is offering a new, two-part leadership program designed to provide a structured, practical and meaningful experience for students who wish to explore sustainability in a flexible, cost effective framework. Students can complete the Canvas-based Program at their own pace without committing to the time or expense of a for-credit course. Learn more:

Volunteer Opportunity

Albany Adopt-a-Park is holding monthly graffiti cleanups for our parks and public spaces on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Grand Prairie Park. We will be using paint to cover graffiti, so please do not wear a tuxedo. This event will take place on the final Saturday of each month, same time and place.

Global Buddies Program

Oregon State University’s Office of International Services is committed to enriching students’ experiences by offering various levels of support services to students during their educational journey. Upon arriving at OSU in Oregon, international students may experience many cultural and social adjustment challenges that can impact their success. Making friends, getting used to the food, social structure, academic system, and way of life can be difficult in a new place. The Global Buddies Program (GBP) connects  new and current OSU students for peer support . The Global Buddies Program provides an opportunity for new students to engage with peers who are more experienced with life at OSU and can assist them navigate the new environment. Join us – we look forward to assisting you transition to OSU! Sign up here!

2022 State of Diversity Reception

The Office of Institutional Diversity will present the 2022 State of Diversity at Oregon State University as a website hosting interviews with students, faculty, staff and community partners across the institution advancing diversity, equity and inclusion through innovative teaching, research and engagement efforts. This State of Diversity website will go live on June 7. 

OID is hosting a reception to honor and celebrate the many Oregon State community members who worked for equity and justice over the last academic year. We ask you to save the date to join this celebration. 


State of Diversity at Oregon State Reception, Tuesday, June 7 4-5 p.m. Horizon Room, Memorial Union 

New Class Alert: Unmanned Aircraft System Remote Sensing (FE 423/523). Fall term 2022.

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Remote Sensing presents techniques in UAS
design and applications for remote sensing measurements of both natural and
constructed landscapes. Lecture topics include UAS flight regulations, aircraft
platforms, and sensor considerations. Lab applications include planning and
conducting UAS flights, processing aerial imagery, and analyzing spatial
databases to answer research questions.
Instructors: Michael Wing, Associate Professor, Matt Barker, graduate research
Course Credits: 3. One hour per week lecture. T 2-2:50. Four hours per week
laboratory. Th 2-5:50.
FE 423: Senior standing and successful completion of a previous remote
sensing course (Any one of the following: CROP 414, FE 444, FE 209, GEO 444,
GEO 466).
FE 523: Graduate standing and successful completion of a previous GIS course
(Any one of the following: CROP 414, FE 444, FE 209, GEO 444/544, GEO
466/566, OC 678).

Rootstock Food Pantry CLOSED during Summer term

The Rootstock food pantry is will be closed for Summer term. The last day that the food pantry will be open is May 31st, 2022.

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