Growing to Serve Central Oregon

OSU-Cascades provides students personalized instruction and OSU's excellence in both academics and innovative research. It is the only baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution based in Central Oregon. The university opened its doors in September 2001, and expanded to a four-year university in fall 2015.

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A Rare Opportunity

To serve the Central Oregon’s educational, economic and cultural goals, OSU-Cascades’ campus needs to grow. The campus will expand onto the adjacent 46-acre former pumice mine property and a 72-acre former Deschutes County landfill. The properties provide a rare opportunity to reclaim land considered unusable, to develop sustainably and with minimum impact on neighbors, and to create what will become a community and regional asset for years to come.

Economic Impact

Campus operations and construction — and the economic ripple effect they create — will bring more than $273 million to Oregon in 2034.

Community Engagement

Expanding OSU-Cascades has been a collaborative effort involving the City of Bend, Deschutes County, Bend Parks and Recreation, public, private and education partners, area residents and nearby campus neighbors.

Innovative Design

We envision a campus that pushes the edge of the sustainable built environment frontier and provides students with extraordinary opportunities to shape a thriving community, on and off campus.