This page contains information specific to OSU-Cascades students. For official information from OSU, see COVID-19 Updates and Information here.

For questions not answered here, go to the FAQ page or email


  • OSU is requesting that all faculty, staff, and students voluntarily notify the university of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis to ensure appropriate support and resources are provided to those who have been exposed or tested positive. This information will only be utilized for the specific purposes of providing support, resources and fulfilling the university’s requirement to assist local public health authorities by reporting positive cases within our community. This confidential information will be protected to the fullest extent allowed by state and federal law and only disclosed for the purposes described above.

Notify OSU


TRACE Testing

OSU's TRACE team is supporting a safer and healthier community with:

  • Weekly high-frequency and mandatory testing of students in the residence hall. Residential students will receive email invitations to participate.

  • Optional testing for employees, including student workers, who are required to work on-campus. Eligible employees will receive email invitations to participate.

Testing location and hours are as follows. Times are subject to change:

  • Tykeson Hall, Rm. 205
    • Tue. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Wed. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Keep Learning

  • Check the Learning Corner website for helpful information.
  • Course Reserve, Laptop, and Device Loans - Visit the OSU-Cacades Library to learn how to reserve items online and the pick-up process.
  • Technology Checklist - Review these four steps to be sure your technology is ready to go this fall.

Academic Advising

Academic will continue to be available through remote advising. Please email your advisor for advising assistance first. Visit the Academic Advising webpage for contact information or to schedule a remote appointment. 

Building Hours and Access

  • Buildings are closed to public until further notice and in response to OSU COVID-19 guidance and Executive Order by the Governor’s Office.
  • Students must use Student ID card (keycard) when entering campus buildings. Your swipe gives us a record you've been in a building, and allows Deschutes County Health Services to contact you in the event any contact tracing is needed.
    • Faculty/staff ID card (keycard) access 24/7
    • Student ID card (keycard) access during posted hours
    • Follow signs for flow patterns at entrances, exits and in corridors.

Tykeson Hall
7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday
Closed Weekends

Obsidian Hall
7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Seven days a week

Graduate & Research Center
7 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday - Sunday
Open Fridays to Little Beavs Child Care clients.

Residence Hall
7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday - Thursday (open to all students)
Weekends (closed to non-residents)

Office of Student Life
Office of the Associated Students of Cascades Campus

Located in Residence Hall, use north, exterior entrance (former Welcome Center)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday – Friday
Closed weekends

Business Office


  • In-person service

    • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday

  • Visit MyOSU to pay balances via credit card (1% fee) or ACH (no fee).
  • Checks can also be mailed to OSU-Cascades, Attn: Business Office, 1500 SW Chandler Ave., Bend, OR 97702.

Career Development Center

  • CDC staff continue to support your career and employment needs. To make a virtual appointment visit Handshake.

Computer Lab and Printing

Dining - Beaver Dam and Coffee Grounds

  • See updated services, including online ordering (to come) and new hours.
  • No cash payments. Use Orange Cash (save 10%), credit or debit card.
  • Closed to public.

Disability Access Services

  • To access DAS services, continue to use online resources provided here.

Face Coverings

  • Review OSU face covering policy.
  • One complimentary Beaver face covering will be provided to each student at the start of fall term.  
  • Commuter students: Bring your Student ID to the Mail Room in the Residence Hall breezeway, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
  • Residential students: A personal health kit including a face covering will be in your room when you arrive. 

Financial Aid

Fitness Center


  • Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, Closed
  • ID card (keycard) access to mailboxes and drop slots: Daily: 6 a.m. – Midnight.


  • Parking fees in effect beginning Sept. 23. Register your vehicle and pre-fund parking account.

Physical Distancing

  • Review OSU physical distancing policy.
  • Keep others safer by observing all directional, classroom capacity and seating signage and instructions.

Student Wellness

To access medical assistance:

Student Workers

For employee related information, visit the Employee page.

Technology Support

For remote learning tips and support: