This Is Your University

Follow us as we grow for Bend and Central Oregon.

A Rare Opportunity

Over the next few decades, the OSU-Cascades campus will expand onto adjacent university-owned properties, creating a 128-acre university campus for up to 5,000 students. The transformation of the properties – a former pumice mine and former Deschutes County demolition landfill – is one of the most innovative university development projects in the country. While expansion will be slow – perhaps one building every two years -- our goal is to keep you informed about the development and the ways we will minimize its impact on our surrounding community.

Economic Impact

Campus operations and construction — and the economic ripple effect they create — will bring more than $273 million to Oregon in 2034.

Community Engagement

Expanding OSU-Cascades has been a collaborative effort involving the City of Bend, Deschutes County, Bend Parks and Recreation, public, private and education partners, area residents and nearby campus neighbors.

Innovative Design

We envision a campus that pushes the edge of the sustainable built environment frontier and provides students with extraordinary opportunities to shape a thriving community, on and off campus.