First-Year Events

Fall Term Events

Headwaters New Student Orientation Outdoor Trips


Headwaters provides an opportunity for new and transfer students to connect with other new students, explore the beautiful natural environment in and around Bend, start to build a support network and ease the transition into college life before classes even begin. 2023 trips include backpacking, stand-up paddleboarding and rock climbing.

Cascades Welcome


Cascades Welcome features numerous activities designed to help new students get more acquainted with all the outstanding offices, programs and opportunities here at OSU-Cascades. Some events will introduce you to new skills and resources for academic success, others will help you meet faculty and other students in your academic program, others are designed to help you meet other students like yourself.