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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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