Resources for Success

Academic and Need-based Resources

Quick Keys to Success

  • Step one: Organize! Checkout success.oregonstate.edu/learning for ideas
  • Work with your advisor to make a long-term academic plan in the MyDegrees planner!
  • Use OSU ScholarDollars to apply for scholarships for 2023-2024 during the application window from November 1, 2022 to February 15, 2023
  • Build your profile in Handshake– your gateway to jobs, job fairs, and career advising
  • Get involved by joining a student organization, volunteering, or attending college and campus events!
  • Attend OSU Career Events to explore jobs, shadowing, and internship opportunities

Join the College of Forestry Discord Server

Did you know the CoF has a Discord server? Our Discord has a variety of channels that can help you connect with fellow CoF students in your major, your class level, or even a place to share fun pictures of your pet or find out about club activities! You can find study groups, ask questions about assignments or just enjoy some mindless chat about nothing in particular. Want to check it out? Use this link to join the CoF server and get connected.

Rootstock Food Pantry

Students experiencing food insecurity are invited to visit the College of Forestry Rootstock Food Pantry, located on the first floor of Peavy Forest Science Center across from the elevator near the Student Services Office. The pantry is stocked with a number of items and can be visited as often as needed.

The Rootstock Food Pantry open hours are 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Tuesdays.

Students are also welcome to visit the OSU Basic Needs Center for additional resources and help signing up for SNAP benefits.

College of Forestry Student Break Room Facilities

CoF students are welcome to use the 1st floor PFSC break room and the Rootstock Annex on the second floor of Richardson to heat up food in the microwave and store items in the refrigerator. Please be courteous of the small space and limited storage by cleaning up your mess and removing food from the fridge in a timely manner (fridge will be cleaned out regularly!). The break room is located near the FERN Center Computing lab (look for the sign on the wall that says “Break Room 101).

Free Clothing Library

Did you know that CoF has a FREE clothing library for students in need? Classes and jobs in forestry and natural resources sometimes call for specific outdoor gear or professional attire. If you need any of these items, check in at RH 152 any time! If you have clothing in good condition, please consider donating!

CAFE Financial Advising

CAFE provides free advising and resources to ALL students in various places across campus, covering topics such as:

  • OSU billing
  • Ways to save
  • Scholarship searching
  • Budgeting
  • Financial aid
  • Paying for college plans
  • and more!

1:1 Appointments offered virtually or in-person! Book now at cafe.oregonstate.edu.

Drop-ins, subject to change:
Tuesday, weeks 2 & 3 at Basic Needs Center from 2:30PM to 4PM
Wednesday, weeks 2 & 3 at Austin 173 from 9AM to 11:30AM

We also offer advising for advanced financial topics such as advanced budgeting, debt management, savings, investing, etc.

Questions? Email: cafe@oregonstate.edu
Office: Austin Hall 173

Looking for Undergraduate Research Experience?

Check out this page for a list of current projects seeking undergraduate assistance.

Work Experience Submissions

CoF students majoring in Renewable Materials; Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership; Forestry; Forest Engineering; and Forest/Civil Engineering are required to complete six months of work experience prior to graduation.

Be sure that you submit your summer work or internship experience no later than one term before graduation so that it can be counted towards this requirement. Schedule an advising appointment if you have questions about work experience submissions.

Academic Success Center

During Winter 2023, the Academic Success Center (ASC) will offer a limited series of 50-minute workshops online, via Zoom. Registration and schedule available here.

In-Person & Online Service Delivery
To provide flexibility and choice to students, all of the Academic Success Center and Writing Center services are accessible both in person and online. ASC webpages include instructions for accessing services and Live Chat is active on both websites so students can ask questions about services and resources.

Plan ahead for midterms with a Academic Coaching appointment!
Plan out your term and identify strategies that will help you be successful! Not sure what to talk about? Common topics include time management, study techniques, test prep, and motivation. Academic Coaches are available to support you in person and remotely this year.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Serving New Courses
SI Table options have doubled in size! You can find more information and can get to SI registration all from SI’s homepage at: https://success.oregonstate.edu/si. Registration begins Week 1.

Looking for self-guided study help? 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.

Strategists are available to help you identify next steps and can provide useful tools, strategies, and resources to support your studying and test-taking techniques. Drop by the Academic Success Center in Waldo 125 any time M-F from 9AM to 5PM.

Writing Center

Undergrad Research & Writing Studio (the Studio)

Bring your writing or research project to the Undergrad Research & Writing Studio in the Valley Library and receive writing and research support from our peer writing consultants. No appointment is necessary and you can stay as long as you want.

Fall 2022 Hours

Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday 2 PM – 5 PM

Group Workshops

We believe leadership is for everyone and our workshops are here to help students tap into their own leadership potential! By participating in any of our leadership workshops, students will develop their leadership skills to become more intentional, self-aware, and effective at creating the impact they want to make!

Workshops by Request

OSU student organizations & clubs, fraternity & sorority chapters, course instructors, offices, departments, and other groups in the OSU community can request a workshop by completing our workshop request form. See our Leadership Workshops webpage for descriptions of all our workshops. For preparation and planning purposes, please make your request at least two weeks in advance.

Basic Needs Center

The Basic Needs Center (BNC) is available to support students with a variety services. If you are facing food insecurity, housing instability, financial stress, or are lacking other basic needs, please be sure to contact the BNC.

They can assist you with completing food assistance applications, identifying emergency housing options, and they operate a food pantry on Wednesdays from 10am-3pm.

The BNC offers Healthy Beaver Bags every Friday from 12 pm – 2:30 pm. Bring your student ID to pick up one of these themed recipe kits!

The Textbook Lending Program helps students save money on course materials to mitigate financial stress about meeting basic needs. Students can borrow textbooks for the entire term.

Located in Champinefu Lodge, the BNC hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

SNAP for Students

Need help buying groceries? The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can provide $234 a month to eligible individuals. Additional information about eligibility can be found on this page.

Contact SNAP.HSRC@oregonstate.edu with questions, for application assistance, or if you get denied when you are sure you are eligible.

Counseling & Psychological Services

Students who are in crisis or struggling with mental health can connect with the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). CAPS offers a variety of services, resources and referrals to support your wellbeing. CAPS is located on the 5th floor of Snell Hall and has a website with frequently asked questions and available services.

NEW! OSU Assist: A multi-disciplinary first responder team trained in crisis response to provide compassionate mobile crisis response and wraparound services for students facing mental health challenges or other forms of distress: https://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/osu-assist

You’re TREE-MENDOUS

A big shout out to YOU for being a vital member of the CoF community. We are grateful for you and all you do.

Know someone who’s done something TREE-mendous, either big or small, within the College? Maybe you received an award or grant you would like to share with your colleagues and the College?

Let us know so we can celebrate, offer a pat on the back or say thanks! Just email us a couple of sentences with the details (who, what, why, etc.) and we will put a shoutout in a future Fernhopper email!

Public Safety

As always, the office of public safety is here for you!

Check out some of their amazing resources below:

  • OSU Assist provides mobile crisis response for mental health matters and other forms of distress. It can be reached via Public Safety at 541-737-3010.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services offers students mental health support.
  • ASOSU SafeRide is a free service providing OSU students alternative transportation services around campus and within Corvallis and the surrounding area.
  • Guardian App, new this year, is a free service that provides one-button emergency calling and the ability to create a Virtual Escort from your contacts.
  • Beyond Benefits Employee Assistance Program provides resources for OSU employees, including mental health support.
  • To contribute to your safety and awareness, please sign up for OSU Alert, the university’s text and email alert service that provides time-sensitive information.

The Department of Public Safety is always available to help and respond to your needs. For non-emergency help, please call 541-737-3010. If it’s an emergency, call 541-737-7000 or 911.

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