Welcome to Fall Term 2020

Student Services and FERN Center Office Hours

The Student Services Office is located in 116 Peavy Forest Science Complex and will be operating remotely. You can schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor by visiting the CoF Advising webpage.

Students who need computing access can utilize the FERN Computing Lab (with reduced capacity) daily. The FERN Center is located in the atrium of Peavy Forest Science Complex. The Computer Help Desk is open and located in 209 Peavy Forest Science Complex.

Please check the CoF Covid-19 Information webpage for the most current information about building availability, mask requirements, sanitation and cleaning plans, travel updates and positive case notification and reporting.

Per State and OSU policy, face coverings must be worn at all times while indoors and anytime you cannot maintain physical distancing outdoors. Please keep masks/face coverings on when using the FERN Center computer lab.

2021-22 Scholarship Application now open!

Scholarship applications for the 2021-22 academic year are open! Submit your application via the OSU ScholarDollars scholarship portal. Newly-admitted and continuing students are eligible to apply! Eligibility requirements can be found on the CoF Scholarship website. Submit your application between November 1, 2020 and February 15, 2021 for consideration. Contact Student Services or Brooke Harrington with questions.

Online peer-to-peer student mental health resource – available now!

Student-Faculty Mixer

Are you ready to take your learning to the next level? Student-Faculty mixers are an excellent way to connect with faculty members, learn more about their research, and potentially get involved in projects that could provide you with hands on experience in your area of study. Even if you don’t yet feel ready to begin research or are not sure about your interests, attending these events help you to explore opportunities and make connections. Join CEOAS, College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Forestry and Honors College for a virtual Zoom research mixer on January 20, 2021 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. During the presentation portion of the event, each faculty member will have the opportunity to briefly tell about themselves and the types of projects undergrads might do with them.  Afterward, you will have the opportunity during the mingle time to connect individually with faculty to discuss projects and how you’d get started. Faculty are looking forward to meeting with you. It’s up to you to open the door and stop in! You can register for this event by clicking this link. A Zoom link will be sent to you the morning of the event. View slides from previous mixers here!

Get Involved with Research as an undergraduate!

OSU’s Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & the Arts (Office of URSA) is here to help! Want to learn the steps to getting involved in research as an undergraduate? Register now for our campus-wide Research Ready Workshop on January 27th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Want to chat with someone on one-on-one about getting involved in research? Visit our virtual drop-in undergraduate research advising hours any Monday or Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Starker Lecture Series 2021

Save these dates for this year’s Starker Lecture Series! This year’s Starker Lecture Series will focus on how communities, industries and organizations across the forest landscape have responded to recent and previous disasters, shown resilience in the face of adversity, and are ready to play critical roles in creating a better future. Lecture topics include “Recreation”, “Education”, “Economics”, and “Research”. You can read more about this lecture series, sponsored by the Starker Family in honor of TJ an Bruce Starker, the Oregon Forest Resources Institute and the College of Forestry on the Starker Lecture Series webpage.

The Music Technology and Production (MTP) program at OSU is producing an album during Winter and Spring terms. We are soliciting songwriters from around campus to send us a demo of an original song for possible inclusion. We will select the best tracks and pair each artist(s) with students in the MTP program to produce the final project. This opportunity is open to all OSU students and we especially encourage participation from minorities and underrepresented groups.  Submission Deadline: Feb 5, 2021 Submission link:

2021-22 Tuition Forums – Student Input Opportunity

Funding is available for students who would like to attend the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)

Community Engagement & Leadership and the Sustainability Office are excited to offer twenty OSU students an opportunity to attend the virtual 2021 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) on Thursday February 11th and Friday February 12th by covering the full registration fee. All OSU students are eligible to request registration funding for this social change leadership and professional development experience. Registration funding will be offered on a first come first served basis to the first 20 students who fully complete this registration form  by Friday February 5, 2021 and commit to attending.
About WOHESC 2021
Conference Theme: People, Planet, People: Envisioning Higher Education Sustainability and Resiliency in 2030 
Learn about the Virtual Conference Program, keynotes, and sessions here. 

Non-Profit & Public Service Fair

Join us for the Annual Nonprofit & Public Service Fair on February 18, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm! Meet representatives from over 50 local and regional nonprofit and local government organizations (city, county, and state) representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Network with people who share your interests and passions, plus learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields where you can make a positive social impact. Employers registered to attend include: Chintimini Wildlife Center, Family Tree Relief Nursery, Oregon Department of Energy, and Oregon Youth Authority. Register on Handshake!

Academic Success Center Winter Workshop Series

The Academic Success Center will be delivering a workshop series during winter term. Topics include strategies for time management and combating procrastination, learning during times of stress, attention and memory, and more! These workshops invite conversation among attendees, and provide students with strategies, tools and science to support them in their remote work. You can find the workshop series schedule and links to register here!

National and Global Scholarships Advising

OSU’s National and Global Scholarships Advising supports undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni throughout the process of applying to select, nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships. In 2021, National and Global Scholarships Advising will be sending out a monthly newsletter with information regarding upcoming scholarship deadlines, scholar profiles, and tips for supporting the work of our office. The January newsletter is attached below and all issues will be accessible on our website at this link

Fall 2020 Repair Fair Archive

Did you miss our virtual Repair Fair demos? Find our collection of videos here and learn some new skills! The Waste Watchers Club hosted its second virtual Repair Fair demo series, and now you can watch all of the videos on our website, Instagram @osusustainable, or our Facebook page (Sustainability at OSU)!

2021 Willamette Valley Bird Symposium

Please join us in bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs to celebrate birds! This year the Willamette Valley Bird Symposium will be free and held virtually on January 23th, 2021.  Registration opens up on December 8th, 2020! Links and additional details will be sent out in coming weeks.

Self-Guided Tools for Academic Success

Looking for new strategies and techniques to support your academic success? Check out the Academic Success Center’s Self Guided Tools in Canvas. These self-paced modules can help you identify strategies to support your learning at OSU. Topics include Managing Your Time, Finding Campus Resources, and Learning During Times of Stress. Use these modules as a starting point and continue your conversation with an Academic Coach or an ASC Strategist.


OSU NEXT is looking for engaging recent graduates from differing backgrounds, colleges, student groups, and walks of life to help plan events and programming to engage fellow grads. The focus of OSU NEXT events range from Professional Development, General Life Tips, and Fun Hang-Outs where former students can get to know other Beavers. The goal is to connect Beavers to each other and the University and to help new members of the work force figure out life after college, find friends in the area to catch a game or grab a coffee with, and maybe even make valuable professional connections. Want to learn more about OSU NEXT and how you can get involved? Visit their website for details and to apply.

College of Forestry Student Clubs and Organizations

Check out the CoF Student Clubs and Organizations! The College of Forestry sponsors a number of clubs and organizations that provide students with opportunities to get engaged with the college community, make new friends with similar interests, improve leadership skills and participate in conferences and workshops. Stop by Student Services if you are interested in finding out more about CoF student clubs!


OSU is holding random weekly COVID-19 TRACE OSU testing of students, faculty and staff on the Corvallis and OSU-Cascades campuses and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Free parking will be provided to those working remotely to come to the Corvallis Campus for testing. Testing will continue throughout fall term. Enroll here!

Grocery support is available for students

It’s hard to study and focus on academics when your belly is growling. The Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) has resources for food insecure students. Every Friday, from 12-2:30, on the back deck of Champinefu Lodge, students can come to get Healthy Beaver Bags when they show their student ID. Each bag is loaded with fresh and nutritious food – eggs, yogurt and fresh organic veggies from a local farm. Healthy Beaver Bags are themed and also come with recipe ideas and cooking tips – it’s like a cooking class in a bag! Grocery support is also available every Wednesday from 10-3 pm and every-other Tuesday from 11-1, again at the back deck of Champinefu Lodge. Grocery support includes common staple items and fresh and frozen dairy and proteins as supply lasts. Check HSRC social media channels for more information.

OSU Writing Center

Need support with a writing project? Writing and research consultants are available to assist you with any type of writing assignment. The Writing Center also offers Workshops on Writing. Stop by their webpage to book an appointment or register for one of their helpful workshops.

Valley Library Open by Reservation

The Valley Library is open for study, computer use, printing, and scanning. OSU students, faculty and staff are invited to use Reserve a Seat ( to select a study space or computer workstation in advance, or we’ll make your reservation for you when you arrive at the library.  A link to the reservation system can also be found on the OSU Mobile App, under COVID-19, Additional Resources.

Rent Textbooks at NO COST for the ENTIRE term

The Textbook Lending Program offers eligible OSU students the opportunity to check out textbooks at no cost for the entire academic term! The program starts the first week of class and operates on a first come, first serve basis. They currently have books for 181 courses! Most of the textbooks are either donated or purchased. Students (and professors) can learn more about the program and check if we have their textbook by going to:

To ensure that HSRC has the textbook needed for a course, check online:
Go to OSU

  • Go to
  • Log in using your ONID through MY ACCOUNT
  • Start a New Search and click on the Course Reserves tab
  • Enter the title of textbook and click Search
  • In the drop-down menu that says “OSU Course Reserves”, change it to “HSRC Textbook Lending Library”
  • If you see a green dot and the word “Available”, you can go to HSRC and rent the textbook
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