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 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.

All Admitted Student Events


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.

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Launch Experience


Career Development, Every Term

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.


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


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, 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.

Where Can I Explore?

We asked our students to share their favorite 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.