START is OSU-Cascades new student orientation. At START you will begin establishing important connections with OSU-Cascades faculty, staff and other new students, learn about campus resources, support systems and ways to get involved on campus, and also meet with academic advisors to learn about university and academic major requirements and register for your fall term classes.
First year START is for students beginning their first year or traditionally called the "freshman year" of college. Regardless of your AP/IB credits, if this is your first time attending a college or university you will need to attend a first year START.
Welcome Week 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.