advisory groups
Jun 09, 2016

Oregon State University – Cascades has announced the next slate of public engagement meetings that will inform the long-range planning efforts for the new campus.

The series of community meetings reconvenes the campus community advisory groups for working sessions and presentation sessions with members of the campus design team. Each advisory group was charged with a focused area of interest for the new campus: arts, culture and enrichment; community integration; health and wellness; and sustainability. 

OSU-Cascades is also seeking community members to fill positions on the advisory groups. To apply, visit or contact Nathan Moses, community outreach coordinator, at or 541-322-2022.

The meeting schedule extends through February 2017 and will culminate in the presentation of the campus long range development plan. Meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period. The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, June 16, Cascades Hall, Rm 117/118, College Way, Bend

Health & Wellness Amenities
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m
Health & Wellness Advisory Group

Arts, Culture & Enrichment Amenities
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Arts, Culture & Enrichment Advisory Group

Housing Options
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Community Integration Advisory Group

  • Tuesday, August 2, Graduate & Research Center, Rm 130, Columbia St., Bend

Sustainability Charrette Outcomes
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sustainability Advisory Group

  • Tuesday, August 2, Cascades Hall Rm 117/118, College Way, Bend

Community Report-Out #2: Transportation, Pathways and Connections
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Community Integration Advisory Group, Sustainability Advisory Group

  • Tuesday, October 18, Tykeson Hall, Rm. 206

Community Report-Out #3 – Plan Alternatives
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
All Advisory Groups  

  • Tuesday, December 6, Graduate and Research Center, Rm 211, Columbia St., Bend

Community Report-Out #4 – Draft Long Range Development Plan
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
All Advisory Groups  

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Location to be announced

Community Report-Out #5 – Implementation Strategies and Timeline/Design and Building System Standards
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
All Advisory Groups 

For information about OSU-Cascades and the campus expansion, visit

Note: Release updated to reflect revisions to December and February topic titles; and location for Oct. 18 meeting.

About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s branch campus in Bend, Ore., features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and four graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism and outdoor leadership. The branch campus expanded to a four-year university beginning fall 2015; its new campus will open in fall 2016.