Bend is a growing city surrounded by mountains, forests and high desert rangeland. It has lots to offer new students, from outdoor activities and festivals, to amazing places to intern and volunteer.
College is abundance of experiences - late-night study sessions, new friends, spur of the moment adventures, interests you didn't even know you had. OSU-Cascades will be your launching pad.
Nothing beats a campus visit to see yourself at OSU-Cascades. Tour our brand-new campus, meet with faculty and students and learn more about the only hospitality management degree program of its kind in Oregon.
Bend is minutes from world-class skiing at Mt. Bachelor, and that’s just the beginning. Central Oregon is known for an extensive mountain bike trail system, fishing and playing on the Deschutes River, hiking and camping at high mountain lakes, and Smith Rock, a rock-climbing mecca that attracts experts and first-time climbers.
From the BendFilm festival to Oregon Winterfest to First Friday Art Walks, Bend is home to a thriving local arts community. The summer concert series at the Les Schwab Amphitheater is walking distance from campus. Enjoy a musical at the historic Tower Theatre or attend a reading by a nationally recognized author.