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A Special Welcome

OSU President Ed Ray welcomes you to OSU in Bend.

  An OSU Degree Is Worth It

$104,800 is the median salary of OSU graduates at mid-career, according to PayScale96% 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.


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.


Apply Now for Fall 2020 Housing

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

+90% of our recent grads said faculty helped them 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.

Admissions Events

Next Steps for Becoming A Bend Beaver

Register your ONID account. ONID provides students official OSU email accounts, web server space, and access to CANVAS plus your student portal where you can pay your ATD to notify the Admissions Office that you are attending OSU-Cascades.

The ATD applies to all newly admitted students and is your official way of confirming your intent to enroll at OSU and is payable online through myOSU portal.

  • To be considered for financial aid from federal and state sources, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (fafsa.ed.gov) and list Oregon State University as one of your first six choices, with Federal School Code 003210. For the best chance of receiving aid, you should submit your FAFSA to OSU by February 1.
  • Accepting Financial Aid: If you submitted your FAFSA, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Offer. This letter outlines your financial aid package listing the financial assistance Oregon State can offer to help bridge the gap between your own resources and the cost of attending Oregon State. You can accept, reject, or revise your Financial Aid Award through MyOSU by completing the following steps:
    • Go to myosu.oregonstate.edu and login with ONID credentials
    • Select the Paying for College
    • Select Financial Aid Awards
    • Select the appropriate year
    • Review your Terms & Conditions by selecting the Terms and Conditions
    • Select Accept Award Offer
    • Make your decisions about the aid that you want
    • Click Submit when done

The OSU Admission Application included a scholarship section that covers the majority of OSU's various scholarship opportunities. Some OSU colleges and academic departments offer scholarships to students majoring in their programs. After you have been offered admission you will want to login into ScholarDollars for additional scholarship opportunities. We also recommend applying for scholarships outside of OSU.

Apply here for 2019-2020 housing. The 2020-2021 housing application opens mid to late February 2020. Take a virtual tour of our residence hall

All students must submit an immunization form to OSU-Cascades.

  • High school Dual Credit Courses – if you completed a sponsored dual credit course such as writing or math in high school you will need to request an official transcript from the college or university that provided the credits to OSU-Cascades. Your high school transcript will not have the correct records for these credits to be transferred to OSU.
  • Advanced Placement or CLEP – Students will need to request AP scores from the College Board sent to OSU-Cascades.
  • Standard college courses — if a student enrolled and completed courses from a community college while a high school student the student will need to request an official transcript from the community college to be sent to OSU-Cascades.
  • ALEKs Math Placement Test — Regardless of AP scores or previous college level math credit all freshman students must take the OSU Math Placement test ALEKs. Information is available here.

Cascades START (new student orientation) is an opportunity for new OSU-Cascades students to come meet with an academic advisor based on the major you state when you sign-up for orientation, and register for courses. In addition, both students and parents are provided useful information to familiarize them with OSU-Cascades, including information on financial aid, campus policies, and student account set-up. You will be invited to attend orientation once the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) is paid. For questions about Cascades START, call 541-322-3100, ext. 1.

Welcome Week is our way to officially welcome you to campus with programs and events to help you make a smooth transition to campus. Learn more!

View the OSU-Cascades Academic Calendar for the start of each term & important dates.