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 requirements before graduating.
In addition to our administrative functions, we offer various types of support services and events in collaboration with our partners, including:
Grad Welcome Week and orientation
Grad Appreciation Week
The Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching
The Graduate Writing Center
Graduate School financial awards like the Professional Development Award, Financial Impact Hardship Award, Scholarly Presentation Award, and others.
Find links to all of these resources and even more opportunities on our website
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.
OSU Grad Advantage
OSU Grad Advantage is a curated set of opportunities to augment your degree by gaining additional vital skills. It’s part of OSU’s continued commitment to innovating to support graduate students. In this initial phase, we gathered existing opportunities for you to gain or enhance skills in five core competencies:
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Mentoring, Facilitation and Teaching
Writing and Communication
Leadership, Management and Professional Development
Interpretation and Use of Research
The opportunities range from video tutorials to for-credit courses. Many of the resources are available online. A self-assessment tool will help you identify and prioritize the areas on which to focus. These skills may set you apart from other candidates for your next job.
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.
All students taking in-person classes must comply with university COVID vaccination regulations. Ecampus students will have a registration hold placed on their accounts if they sign up for any in-person classes and will need to comply with university immunization regulations in order to have the hold removed. All others must demonstrate compliance prior to registering for classes. Please visit the Student Health website to learn how.
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.
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 and other services
Domestic students are not required to have health insurance to attend OSU-Cascades. However, our university encourages students to have health insurance so that students can live their healthiest lives. Oregon State offers a health insurance policy through PacificSource for students and their family members.
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.
If you have a documented need/accommodation that should be recognized by the university, visit Disability Access Services (DAS).