First, Make It Official

Take the next steps and use Beaver Basecamp to guide you on your way to becoming a Bend Beav.

Next Steps: First-Year Students


Admitted Student Events

Join us on campus or virtually and get 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.

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You'll Feel Right at Home

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.


An OSU Degree Is Worth It

 95% of our students are employed or in grad school within 6 months of graduation. Like Heather Mullaly, Hospitality Management '19, whose internship at the Oxford Hotel led to a full-time job offer before graduation.


A Place to Call Home

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!

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Bend Is the Town We All Love

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.

Explore Bend

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Get Your Edge: Guaranteed Experiential Learning Opportunities

Internships | Research | Service Learning | Capstone Projects | Study Abroad

A 21-Day Expedition Gives these Students Real Experience.


Our Professors Make All the Difference

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, 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.

Where Can I Explore?

We asked our students to share their favorites spots around Central Oregon. Find more Getting Out There videos.

Where Will I Live?

Check out 360 tours of residence hall rooms, living areas and kitchens. Be sure to apply for housing as soon as you can.