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Welcome from the Graduate School

Congratulations on your acceptance to Oregon State University! We know there are plenty of higher education options out there, and we're so glad you chose Oregon State Ecampus as your partner.

Even though you are at a distance as an online student, you are not alone. We're here to help you connect to the university from afar as a valuable part of Oregon State.

In addition to this email, please take the time to read our New Graduate Student webpage.

OSU operations during COVID

Oregon State University is continuing the essential activities of teaching and research while continuing to engage in global efforts to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.

If you are taking classes at an OSU location, please familiarize yourself with OSU's physical distancing policy, face coverings policy, and vaccine requirements. Visit the OSU COVID website to learn more. Find the OSU vaccination requirement information here. Students must comply with this requirement by Sept. 15, 2021.

We continue to monitor the pandemic situation closely and provide information on the university and Graduate School websites.

What is the Graduate School?

The Graduate School plays a vital role in your academic career. We act as an umbrella organization overseeing graduate programs at Oregon State. We track your degree progress and ensure you meet all degree requirements before graduating.

In addition to our administrative functions, our student success team hosts events and professional development opportunities, including Grad Welcome Week and orientation, leadership opportunities like our student advisory committee, financial opportunities to support your degree completion, Grad Appreciation Week and more. Check out what we have to offer.

If you ever need help during your graduate career, please reach out to our office by calling us at 1-541-737-4881 or emailing graduate.school@oregonstate.edu.

New Student Raffle

Enter the raffle by telling us a little bit about yourself and why you chose Oregon State. First 50 entries to the raffle receive a goodie bag from the Graduate School.

Register for Classes

Talk to your program about which classes to take and when to register. Registration stays open even after the term starts in case you are waiting for official transcripts. You'll need an ONID account to register. Visit the Registrar's website to learn how to register.

Graduate School Orientation

The Graduate School hosts Grad Welcome Week for all students a week before school starts in fall term. Students starting in other terms are invited to participate, and you can attend many of the sessions online. Grad Welcome Week includes the Graduate School orientation, a virtual resource fair, library day and GTA training. Your program might also have orientation events around this time. Check our video page for recordings from orientation.

Ecampus students are also required to complete the Ecampus online orientation. (Requires ONID login.)

Required paperwork

Online orientation

Ecampus students are required to take the Ecampus online orientation for graduate students if they are enrolled for a certificate program or an online degree program.

Student Health Services trainings

As a graduate student, you are required to take the Voices for Change: Consent and Creating Inclusive Communities trainings. You will receive an email invitation with links to the trainings. Visit the SHS required online programs webpage for more information.

Health insurance

Ecampus students who live within 50 miles of the Corvallis campus can sign up for optional health insurance. Learn more about health insurance.

Other services

If you have a documented need/accommodation that should be recognized by the university, visit Disability Access Services (DAS).

Active duty service members and veterans should connect with Military and Veteran Resources to learn about any benefits.

Get all this information and more from our new student guide and admitted student checklist.

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