Cascades Welcome

Cascades Welcome

Cascades Welcome 2023 is a collection of activities and events — from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29 — to help incoming students connect with the Bend campus. Some events will entertain you, some will share tips and strategies for success, and others will help you get to know resources on campus.


Schedule and Registration

We are using Bend Beavs Central (formerly CampusGroups) to facilitate Cascades Welcome. Bend Beavs Central is our campus-wide virtual platform where you can find events, resources, clubs and more. All new students have been added to this platform, which can be accessed with your ONID username and password. You can learn more about Bend Beavs Central on our technical information webpage.

Expected Attendance

Cascades Welcome 2023 is full of many things to do, people to meet and activities to engage in. For some programs, all incoming students are expected to attend.


Fall Term Move-In

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24 | Residence Hall

Welcome home, Bend Beavs! No matter where you're from, once you move into the residence hall, you're a resident of Beaver Nation.

For New First-Year Students and New Transfer Students


OSU-Cascades Convocation

Monday, Sept. 25 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Bruckner Courtyard

Convocation means a “coming together.” It is one of two ceremonies that bookend the OSU academic year. Held each fall, Convocation celebrates OSU-Cascades’ newest students, and Commencement, held each spring, celebrates the newest class of graduates.

For New First-Year Students and New Transfer Students

Signature Events

We've highlighted some “can’t miss” signature events below. Incoming students are strongly encouraged to attend. 


Lawn Games and Crafternoon

Sunday, Sept. 24 | 2-5 p.m. | Bruckner Courtyard and Tykeson Hall

Join your fellow Bend Beavs in lawn games and art projects. We will host yoga ball dodgeball, as well as have some Spikeball nets and cornhole to enjoy in the courtyard. Art activities including painting and ceramics, in Tykeson Hall.

For New First-Year Students and New Transfer Students


Campus tradition: Bend Beavs Photo

Monday, Sept. 25 | 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Outside the North Entrance of Ray Hall (near the Outdoor Classroom)

Show your pride and spirit as a Bend Beav and participate in the annual taking of the class photo! Wear your Fall Kick-Off T-shirt to show your off style and a chance to win a prize.

For New First-Year Students


Campus community carnival

Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 2-5 p.m. | Street outside of Tykeson Hall

Join us on the street outside of Tykeson Hall, where we have snacks, games, and prizes! The Campus Community Carnival is a great way to meet various OSU-C affiliates, learn more about your community, and participate in fun carnival-themed games. Check-in to receive your punch card; two punches and you'll get one free food item, four punches and you'll get both, and six and you'll be entered to win a prize!

For New First-Year Students, New Transfer Students and Continuing Students


Bruckner Bash

Friday, Sept. 29 | 6-9 p.m. | Obsidian Hall

Congratulations on making it through your first week! Come over to Obsidian Hall for Bruckner Bash to celebrate with desserts, fire pits and other surprises. Be prepared to be both inside and outside!

For New First-Year Students, New Transfer Students and Continuing Students

All Events

Check out Bend Beavs Central for full slate of Cascades Welcome events.


Contact Us

Questions? Please contact the Office of Student Life.
Residence Hall Room 118 | Email | Phone Number: 541-322-3143
Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-322-3100.