Meet with your academic advisor, register for courses and attend online and in-person orientation events.
START is available May 11 at noon PST.
START is new student orientation and an opportunity for new students to meet with an academic advisor, register for courses and attend required online orientation events. For new students started Fall 2023, there will also be optional in-person Cascades Connections Days – come meet fellow future Bend Beavs and OSU-Cascades staff. Both students and families are provided tools to familiarize themselves with OSU-Cascades, including information on financial aid and scholarships, campus activities and policies.
FALL 2023 online START and sign-up for Cascades Connections Days in Beaver Basecamp is available May 11 at noon Pacific Time. You will be guided through next steps for completing online orientation(s), placement exams and booking an appointment with your academic advisor.
(Transfer students: Click here for Transfer START information)
Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit
To confirm your attendance at OSU-Cascades you will be asked to submit the Confirmation form along with your $200 Advance Tuition Deposit. This can be done in your Beaver Basecamp account under “Next Steps Checklist.”
Once you register for START, the appropriate modules will display in Beaver Basecamp based on student type. Completion of the online orientation is required before you can meet with your academic advisor.
Placement Tests (IMPORTANT: Students must take the placement test at least a week prior to attending their advising appointment.)
Student Account and Tools Set-Up
Students will need to access their various OSU student accounts and online learning tools. Please see Student Accounts Set-Up Guide and Technology Checklist
Suggestion: Check out the OSU Technology Accounts Guide for New Students guide to be ready for START, registration and your first term at OSU-Cascades. Be aware of OSU-Corvallis specific information that may not pertain to our students.
Once you have completed the required online orientations and placement exams, a link to a calendar for your academic advisor will display in your Beaver Basecamp. Please select the day and time of your choice to meet with your academic advisor. This initial meeting will focus on making course recommendations for fall term and will take place on Zoom.
Receive in-depth information about tuition and fees, student accounts, billing cycles, financial aid and scholarships requirements and payment processes. Find dates.
You can check grades, dining hall hours, class assignments and much more using the OSU Mobile app. Search for OSU Mobile and download the app for free, then choose OSU-Cascades as your campus.
Questions about START? Please call Enrollment Services at 541-322-3100 for more information or connect with your admission advisor listed in Beaver Basecamp.