Welcome to your first year at OSU-Cascades!

The First-Year Experience includes programs to help new students become thriving members of the OSU-Cascades community. Here, you will find campus resources, academic advising information, tips and tricks, first-year events, and more! 

Get Started

Cascades START and Welcome Week

First-Year Seminars

Introductory Courses for First-Year Students


Our Community

On-Campus Living and Dining

First Year Events

Fall Term
  • Headwaters New Student Outdoor Trips
  • Welcome Week
  • Welcome Club and Resource Fair
Winter Term
  • Winter Welcome
  • First Year and Transfer Student Ice Skating Night
  • Beaver Cup Trivia Challenge
  • First Year Laser Tag Night
Spring Term
  • Winter Welcome Club and Resource Fair
  • First Year and Faculty Night at the Museum
  • First Year Spring Field Trip
  • Tailgating into Finals


Helpful Information for First-Year Students


Building an Academic Path to Success