We’re planning to welcome students to campus this fall, and are taking steps to create a safer and healthier learning environment. Our phased progress toward on-campus classes and on-site activities prioritizes the health of the campus community. Flexibility is built into our planning, so that we can adapt quickly to provide any level of campus operation, should public health conditions change.
Throughout OSU plans are underway to follow guidance from state and local public health authorities, and support the safety and success of students and employees.
Your faculty are preparing to teach students using a variety of formats this fall. About half of all classes will be offered in-person or blended.
See Schedule of Classes for formats.
New technology in all classrooms allows virtual participation for every class offered, especially for students who seek remote learning.
Whether your classes are in-person, blended, remote or a combination of all three, you’ll really get to know your professors and instructors, and they’ll really know you. Your faculty are excellent teachers, mentors and researchers, and have gone above and beyond to help students learn during the pandemic.
With an average 18 students per class, you can see why students say faculty make all the difference. And while face-to-face instruction is what we love, whether your class meets in-person, or via hybrid or remote instruction, you’ll experience the same commitment from your professors. That’s their promise.
These are challenging times, but a stalled academic journey can mean a life interrupted. Up to 96% of OSU-Cascades graduates are employed or in graduate school or military service within 6 months of graduation. We’ll help you stay focused on your goals, with academic advising and career resources, and help you land internships and that first job, or change careers.
Making new friends is a big part of college life. Our Student Life team is ready to welcome you back to campus with a slate of activities where you’ll meet fellow Bend Beavs, share hobbies and find adventure, all while staying safe. Learn more
You’ll see evidence of our focus on health and wellness throughout campus. OSU-Cascades' public health strategy is also supported by a partnership with Deschutes County Health Services. Learn more
Campus prevalence testing, increased sanitation protocols, social distancing and public health measures such as face coverings.
Access to diagnostic testing for every student and staff member suspected to have COVID-19.
Identify virus transmission within a community by contact tracing.
Employees and students with symptoms to self-isolate.
Employees and students with close contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Access to care and support provided to affected students, including medical care, access to food and support in their academic progress.
OSU-Cascades works with OSU and public health authorities to respond to the risk and spread of COVID-19.
Learn about OSU’s condition and response levels in the guide to operation details and risk levels (PDF) and in an overview of the condition levels tool.
IS currently at level 2