Business major Diego Vargas is a student veteran at OSU-Cascades.

Nov 10, 2022

Oregon State University – Cascades will honor student and employee veterans at a luncheon to be held on Nov. 10, as well as through messages of appreciation submitted by students, faculty and staff, and departments across the campus.   

Student veterans can also to participate in the 21st Annual Bend Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11.

This fall, 74 or 5.9% of OSU-Cascades students are veterans, including former active duty veterans and students receiving veteran dependent benefits. Of the students veterans:

  • 20 are women.
  • The oldest is 53; the youngest is 18.
  • 35 are from Central Oregon; 11 are from elsewhere in Oregon; 26 are from 13 other states
  • Of those residing in Central Oregon, 25 are from Bend; 8 are from Redmond; and one each is from La Pine and Sisters.

Services at OSU-Cascades that support student veterans include a dedicated lounge where students can meet peers and access academic and community resources. The lounge is funded through a grant from the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs and staffed by student veterans.

To learn more about veterans at OSU-Cascades, visit 

About OSU-Cascades:  Oregon State University’s campus in Bend brings higher education to Central Oregon, the fastest growing region in the state. Surrounded by 2.5 million acres of mountains and high desert, OSU-Cascades is a top-tier research university where small classes accelerate faculty-student mentoring. Degree programs meet industry and economic needs in areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, natural ecosystems, health and wellness, and arts and sciences, and prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges. OSU-Cascades is expanding to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students, building a 128-acre campus with net-zero goals.