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All new students must attend Cascades START new student orientation.
Cascades START is an opportunity for new students to meet with an academic advisor and register for courses. Both students and families are provided tools to familiarize themselves with OSU-Cascades, including information on financial aid, campus policies and student account set-up.
(Transfer students: Click here for Transfer START information)
Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit
To confirm your attendance at OSU-Cascades you will be asked to submit the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) form along with your $200 deposit. You will be invited to attend Cascades START once the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) is paid.
Placement Tests (IMPORTANT: Students must take the placement test prior to attending a Cascades START session.)
Student Account and Tools Set-Up
Students will need to access their various OSU student accounts and online learning tools.
Student Accounts Set-Up Guide
Suggestion: Check out the OSU Technology Accounts Guide for New Students guide to be ready for Cascades START, registration and your first term at OSU-Cascades. Be aware of OSU-Corvallis specific information that may not pertain to our students.
Once are you invited to attend Cascades START please call Enrollment Services, 541-322-3100, to sign up. Cascades START is required and you must call to register. You will not be able to register until your Advance Tuition Deposit is paid. When you call, you will be asked for your OSU-Cascades ID number. You will also be asked for your contact and major information. Be sure to have this handy when you call us.
Monday, July 15 (full)
Monday, July 29
Monday, August 19
Friday, September 20
8:45 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Welcome, First-Year Experience, Housing & Dining, Student Life, Financial Aid/Veterans Services
10 a.m. Student Track or Family Track Presentations
12:30 p.m. Lunch in the Beaver Dam & Cascades Mini Fair
1:30 p.m. Student Advising & Registration or Family Track Presentations
3 p.m. Optional: Residence Hall Tour, Campus Tour, "Insider" Tour
Winter, spring or summer term Cascades START requires students to complete the Transfer START Online Orientation to learn about policies and guidelines at OSU-Cascades. Step through the online information and complete the survey before your Cascades START session.
You can check grades, dining hall hours, class assignments and much more using the OSU Mobile app. Search for OSU Mobile and download the app for free, then choose OSU-Cascades as your campus.
Questions about START? Please call Enrollment Services at 541-322-3100 for more information.