Happy Finals week Beavs! The OSS is open all summer, so reach out if you have questions. Good luck on all your finals and have a great summer- we’ll see you in the Fall!

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Important Dates

  • Phase 2 for Fall 2020 Registration: June 4-October 4
  • Finals Week: June 8-June12, 2020
  • Fall 2020: Commencement, date TBD (postponed ceremony from Spring 2020)
  • Fall 2020 term: September 23-December 4


Summer/Fall Plans for reopening

We know you’re all eager to get back to campus. Here are some reminders of the current reopening plan, keeping in mind these guidelines may change at the guidance of Governor Kate Brown and other Public Health Officials:

For the Summer term, Summer sessions 4 and 5 will have some classes in person and some using online modalities. All other summer sessions will be fully online. For the Fall term, it’s expected that many class sections with enrollment under 50 to be delivered in person, and nearly all with an enrollment over 50 will be remote. Classes that are usually 50-minute classes will instead run 45 minutes long, and Week 10 and final exams will be delivered completely remotely; it is not required you come back to campus after Thanksgiving break. Additionally, OSU will be complying with all regulations regarding face coverings, physical distancing, and capacity restrictions. Stay healthy Beavs, we can’t wait for you to be back!

Virtual Job Search Bootcamp

Looking for a job? This hiring season is going to be a bit different because of the pandemic. Join this 4-meeting boot camp to learn things you need in order to jump-start your job search in 2020.  You’ll learn how to build a solid resume and cover letter (July 10), effective ways to job search (July 17), how to build a LinkedIn Profile (July 24), how to answer popular interview questions (July 31) and additional information including a Q&A session on navigating hiring bias and discrimination. Make sure to sign up via Handshake before July 9!

Doctor of Physical Therapy Virtual Open House

Calling all aspiring Physical Therapists! Are you interested in being part of the first OSU-Cascades Doctor of Physical Therapy cohort starting fall 2021? Join us for a Virtual Open House this spring. You’ll meet the director, and learn more about the program and admission requirements. The next open house is Wednesday, June 3 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Be sure to register for the event to receive more details about the meeting. Contact Jordon Zardinejad for more information!

LinkedIn Best Practices Webinar

Looking for ways to increase your professional and networking skills? LinkedIn is a popular and powerful tool connecting career-minded Beavers everywhere. This webinar, hosted by the OSU Alumni Association, is designed to help OSU students and alumni maximize the benefits of this free tool. The webinar is scheduled for June 4 from 12:00 -1:00 pm. Presenter Lori Rush will cover what to include, how to maximize a profile’s reach and online networking best practices. Be sure to register for this event, and contact Mamata Chowdhury with any questions.

Woebot: A new perspective on Mental Health

Woebot is a chatbot who helps you monitor how you are feeling and learn about yourself. It was designed for college students by faculty at Stanford School of Medicine who want to make mental health accessible. Woebot has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, requires little time, is humorous and fun, and offers tailored chats based on your mood at the moment. If you could use a tiny conversation to feel your best, visit the website and meet Woebot. You can download the free app at the site and learn all about Woebot. Make sure to check in and take care of yourselves during this stressful time!

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