2020 Welcome Week

Monday-Friday, September 21-25

You did it! You're here. Begin your journey at OSU-Cascades with an action-packed week of activities. You'll connect with other incoming Bend Beavs, learn more about our campus community, and have fun trying new things. Open to all new first-year and transfer students.

In-person Welcome Week registration is now closed. Join Welcome Week virtually at https://canvas.oregonstate.edu/courses/1807094

Check out our preliminary Welcome Week 2020 schedule below! At this time, all activities and sessions will be hosted in a hybrid format; allowing students to choose virtual options or small in-person cohorts. Pre-registration is required and closes on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Saturday, September 19

Parent Information Tents
Resident Hall Move-In

Sunday, September 20

10:00am - 1:00pm  Virtual START Sessions

Afternoon activities for new students living in the res hall include:

1:00pm - 3:00pm  Lunch & Campus Tour with a Beaver Leader

Sunday aftrnoon virtual programming for new Res Hall community members:

3:15pm   Welcome from the Student Success Team

4:00pm   Fresh Start Student Leader Q & A Panel

7:00pm   Fun Evening Mixer "Game On!"

*Zoom link invite for Sunday's virtual sessions will be sent out Saturday, September 19th to all new students living in the residence hall.


Monday, September 21

Breakfast with your OL and Cohort

Team Activities

Convocation Ceremony with keynote speaker Erika McCalpine
Lunch & Virtual Faculty Panel
Breakout Sessions

Game Break

Civic Engagement with Jock Mills: "Young Voices, Young Votes"

Afternoon Outings

Benny's Brain Buster

Transfer Welcome Dinner

Stargazing Evening Activity

Tuesday, September 22

Wake Up and Work Out

Breakfast with your OL and Cohort

Game Break

Breakout Sessions

Game Break

Breakout Sessions

Lunch & Lawn Games

Breakout Sessions

Benny's Quest Info Session

Speed Mixer
Scavenger Hunt Team Competition

Dinner & Movie on the Lawn

Gaming Night

Secret Tradition

Wednesday, September 23

First Day of Classes

FRIday, September 25

5:00pm - 8:00pm   Benny's Big Bash!

“As someone who experienced Welcome Week as a first year student, I was able to fully immerse myself in my new environment with my new peers. This program is a wonderful opportunity to get connected and make memories!” -M.L. Hudson ‘21

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact the Office of Student Life.
Tykeson Hall, Room 110 | Email | Phone Number: 541-322-3143
Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-322-3100.