Welcome to OSU-Cascades!

Welcome Week starts in September 

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is an exciting time for students to learn about and participate in traditions at OSU-Cascades. The week is filled with activities designed to connect our newest students with other undergraduates and our amazing faculty. Students attend sessions dedicated to their academic success, personal health and mental wellness. During Welcome Week students get to know each other by participating in events like field day, Beaver Gameshow, and our scavenger hunt. 

Throughout the week, OSU-Cascades will have a START orientation, a degree program fair, speed mixer, resource fair, open house and much more. There will also be family-friendly events like our farewell BBQ and family fun night.

For more details please check back again soon!

Headwaters Wilderness Orientation Program

Headwaters outdoor trips are the week before Welcome Week. Begin your OSU-Cascades experience with a wilderness adventure alongside new and returning students. Select from one of the trips and enjoy a positive and growing experience. Meet other students and share in this adventure before you embark upon your journey at OSU-Cascades.

Statement of Welcome Week Goals

  • Provide new students and their families with informative and engaging orientation & transition programs.
  • Support specific transitional resources for unique student populations (e.g. veterans, international students, Degree Partnership Program students, transfer students, multicultural students, non-traditional students, first-generation students).
  • Develop supportive partnerships with parents and family members of new students.
  • Provide meaningful student employment and internship opportunities for current OSU-Cascades students.
  • Educate campus on the needs, trends, and characteristics of new students and their family members.