Resources for Success

Academic and Need-based Resources

Looking for Undergraduate Research Experience?

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

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. Snack grab bags will be provided on June 3rd.

Spring/Winter/Fall terms: Every Tuesday from 1:00-3:30pm at the 1st Floor Event Kitchen (across from elevator).

The College of Forestry is launching a food pantry and a few other programs to help reduce food waste and insecurity in the college. If you are in need of food, toiletry items, or household supplies please stop in any Tuesday afternoon. 

More information, resources, and ways to participate are on the Rootstock website. 

Questions? Please contact

New Rec Sports Program – Find Your Fit

Rec Sports is excited to announce the new Find Your Fit program that introduces you to Oregon State University recreation and wellness opportunities!

Fitness and Wellness Representatives partner with you to provide:
– Tours of Rec Sports facilities.
– Information about Rec Sports adventure, sport, fitness and wellness programs.
– A friendly work out partner.

For more information and to register for Find Your Fit, email:

Clothing Library

The Research Faculty Support Committee is initiating a clothing library to provide students with free access to field-wear necessary to survive in the forestry industry. We realize that as forestry professionals, we are likely to have surplus outdoor gear and attire that students in our college may struggle to acquire. We are seeking Used but Useful donations of:

  • Work / hiking boots and Cork boots
  • Rain jackets
  • Waterproof and double-front pants
  • Cruising vests
  • Weather-proof backpacks

Also seeking interview appropriate attire to help students excel as they begin their professional journeys. For this, we are seeking Gently Used donations of:

  • Clothing steamer or iron
  • Hair straightener (great iron alternative to fix shirt collars, pocket flaps, cuffs, etc)
  • Collared shirts
  • Slacks, skirts, and belts

We welcome any contribution you would like to make – hangers, leather care and waterproofing agents, even connecting us to local industry professionals that may be able to donate. If you would like to donate or have questions/comments please reach out to:

Megan McEldowney:

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 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. (If this conflicts with your work/class schedule, you can schedule an appointment for pickup!)

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 with questions, for application
assistance, or if you get denied when you are sure you are eligible.

College of Forestry Break Room

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).


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.

Amanda Goddard:

Academic Success Center

ASC workshops are offered weeks 2-9 of Spring 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: 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.

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