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 and ambassador program; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 about registration.
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, library day and GTA training. Your program might also have orientation events around this time. Check our video page for recordings from orientation.
Have you completed the Sexual Assault Prevention for Adult Learners training? Students will receive an email with instructions.
If you’ve secured an assistantship and/or you are an international student, you will need to contact human resources to discuss which health insurance option is best for you. All graduate assistants are required to have some form of health insurance, and international students are required to have OSU insurance. Learn more about insurance:
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 email@example.com 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.
Get all this information and more from our new student guide and admitted student checklist.
The most popular types of graduate funding are graduate assistantships, fellowships and scholarships. Other ways include student employment and financial aid. Talk to your graduate program to learn your options.
The Family Resource Center advocates for and provides quality programming and services to all OSU families with dependent care needs to support the academic, professional and personal growth and success of the whole person.