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Next Steps: First-Year Students
Join us on campus or virtually and get an in-depth look at life at OSU-Cascades. You’ll meet teaching faculty, fellow future Bend Beavs, learn about living on campus, financial aid and the services available to support students.
Our students are doers, builders, creators and thinkers. They are artists, writers, entrepreneurs, and nature-lovers who are excited about what OSU in Bend has to offer. Check out this video with real-life footage from OSU-Cascades students.
Cascades Edge is career development built into your coursework every term – at no additional cost. It’s our commitment to helping you find a future that inspires you, and providing the tools to get there. Earn digital badges from the Cascades Edge program for online platforms including the Licenses and Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile.
Our brand-new, state of the art residence hall is a great place to call home. All rooms have attached bathrooms. There's a kitchen and lounge on every floor, a fitness center, and gear storage. And you're just steps away from some of the best dining in Bend, Oregon — the Beaver Dam!
Bend is such a special place for so many reasons. The community is close-knit and friendly. You can ski at Bachelor one day and hike in the Badlands the next. It's got a thriving arts community, been voted Best Small City for Business by Forbes, and is on many "Best Of" outdoor recreation lists.
A 21-day expedition gives these students real experience.
8 out of 10 recent graduates said their faculty helped them succeed academically, professionally and personally. In Kim Vierra's project management class, students work on a team to initiate, plan, and execute a project successfully. "The biggest thing I learned from Kim is having tenacity, drive, and believing in yourself. Because she believed in us, and I took that to heart," said Kenny Hersh, Computer Science '20.
We asked our students to share their favorite spots around Central Oregon. Find more Getting Out There videos.
Check out 360 tours of residence hall rooms, living areas and kitchens. Be sure to apply for housing as soon as you can.