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Welcome from the Graduate School

Congratulations on your acceptance to Oregon State! We want to take a minute to introduce ourselves and give you the information you need to become part of Oregon State.

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.

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 oversee graduate programs at Oregon State 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 and ambassador program, Grad Appreciation Week and more. Check out what we have to offer. You will have an opportunity to meet someone from the Graduate School and learn more about what they do and the resources they offer during your week 6 MID services meetings.

Register for Classes

Talk to your first term MID services advisor about which classes to take and when to register. 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 orientation, a virtual resource fair, and library day. MID services will have a MID Successful Start orientation that you will need to attend. Please reach out to your first term MID services advisor from more information.

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Oregon State has immunization requirements for domestic and international students. Please review the immunizations you are required to have. Find OSU COVID-19 vaccine requirement information here.

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. If you have any questions about the trainings please let your first term MID services advisor know.

Health insurance

International students must purchase Oregon State's health insurance policy or must show proof of similar coverage. Oregon State automatically enrolls international students in health insurance bills their student account. Find out more about international student health insurance.

Other services

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

International student arrival paperwork

All original documents specified in the letter of admission must be submitted prior to the first term of registration, without exception. If you are in doubt about document requirements, please write to graduate.admissions@oregonstate.edu before you leave home. International students also have special arrival paperwork to complete. Be sure to check with the Office of International Services (OIS) for international student arrival information.

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Students with families

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