Resources for Success

Academic and Need-based Resources

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Boosters for Beavs

Free COVID-19 vaccination clinics are open to the public on our Corvallis, Bend and Newport campuses. Updated booster doses (bivalent) are available in limited supply. No ID, no insurance required. Bring your COVID-19 CDC Card if possible. Mask required inside these spaces. Subject to changes. Visit beav.es/blitz for updates. Newport: Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room (has flu shots too). Corvallis: Oct. 10-14, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union 62. Bend: Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m., Ray Hall, Atrium 011 and 013. Corvallis: Nov. 14-18, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union 62.

Looking for Undergraduate Research Experience?

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

Rootstock Food Pantry

The Rootstock food pStudents experiencing food insecurity are invited to visit the College of Forestry Rootstock pantry, located on the first floor of Peavy Forest Science Center. The pantry is stocked with a number of items and can be visited as often as needed. The Rootstock food pantry will reopen for fall term beginning Wednesday, September 28th. Hours will be 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.. Students can also visit the OSU Basic Needs Center for additional resources and help signing up for SNAP benefits.

Academic Success Center

ASC workshops are offered every week of Winter Term 2022! Topics include: Motivation, Test Prep & the Science of Learning and Concentration, Distraction, & Effective Studying. 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.

Writing Center

The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio is Back!
The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio is open for in-person writing support! Writers are welcome to use the Studio space any time the Valley Library is open, and writing consultants will be available Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm and Friday, 10 am – 4 pm. Visit our website for more about the Studio’s in-person options.

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.

Human Services Resource Center

The Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) 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 HSRC.

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 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 HSRC 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.

College of Forestry Student Break Room Facilities

CoF students are welcome to use the 1st floor PFSC break room 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, consider donating at any time!

Public Safety

The office of public safety is here for you! Check out these resources to stay safe.

  • 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.

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!

Join the College of Forestry Discord Server

Are you currently on Discord? Did you know the CoF has a Discord server? And 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.

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