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Supporting veteran and military-connected students

OSU is proud to be recognized as one of the best universities in the country for veteran and active-duty military students.

“My military service taught me lessons that I have applied to my civil engineering studies at Oregon State University,” said Lance Parson, ’19, who is now pursuing his graduate degree at OSU. “I discovered my ability to channel leadership skills to solve problems. Nonetheless, without scholarships and the incredible community of veterans at OSU, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

To ensure OSU continues to grow as a leader in student success for veteran and military-connected students, make a gift or share this opportunity with your network. You can also connect with us for more information about veteran and military-connected students and alumni.



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Elite student-athletes — and a facility to match

The OSU Gymnastics team will soon soar to even greater heights in a new 20,000-square-foot practice center. The state-of-the-art training center, the largest in the Pac-12, is the latest in a series of improvements to athletic facilities at OSU that will help provide Beaver athletes a competitive edge. Take a video tour of the space.



A conversation with the head coaches | June 1 & 2

Don’t miss the final events in the 2021 Virtual Beaver State Tour. Oregon State head coaches will share how their programs and student-athletes overcame the challenges of the past year with tenacity and support from loyal fans.



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Let’s “sea” what you’ve got!

On June 8, we unite and celebrate World Oceans Day. But do you know why the oceans are so important to our health and the planet’s future? Find out if your knowledge skims the surface with our aquatic quiz based on five real questions from OSU’s Oceanography 201 class.

Complete this survey by June 1 and be entered to win a $50 Fanatics gift card.



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We think you’ll dig this | June 3

Sediment cores tell the scientific stories of earthquakes, glaciers, megafloods and more. In the Knowledge Breaks webcast, “Tour the Seafloor: Digging into Earth’s Climate History,” travel back in time through our planet’s history with a behind-the-scenes tour of the OSU Marine and Geology Repository.



Make the jump to self-employment | June 16

Seeking the freedom and job satisfaction that can come from self-employment? It’s attainable — but first, you’ll need a plan. Learn about the joys and realities of self-employment with Alumni Career Ambassadors and business owners Bruce Hohensee and Kimberly Jacobson Nelson, ’89.



On the road to freedom | June 22

Travel helps us understand the roots of a place. In the next Travel Talk webcast, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Charlene Alexander leads a conversation about civil rights and a unique OSU Alumni Association tour that traces the stories and struggles that wind across the American South.


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Be the Refuge: Recentering Asian Americans in Our Understandings of Buddhism and Mindfulness | May 26
OSU Academic Advisor Holly Hisamoto speaks with author Chenxing Han about reimagining Asian American Buddhists as trailblazers, bridge-builders, integrators and refuge-makers.

Voting Rights and Election Integrity | May 27
Discuss secure and accessible elections with Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan, speaker for the 2021 Governor Tom McCall Memorial Lecture in Public Affairs.

API Culture Through Generations | May 27
Join a panel of current and former OSU Global Community Kitchen student leaders for a discussion around Asian and Pacific Islander culture and culinary traditions.

Engineering Virtual Expo | June 4
Oregon State’s up-and-coming engineering professionals share a full day of project displays, virtual tours for middle and high school students and a keynote presentation by Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina in space.

OSU 2021 Grad Connections | June 24
Meet and network with students and alumni worldwide and welcome recent graduates to the Beaver alumni family.


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Bring Hatfield home with you

This year, Marine Science Day never has to end. If you missed out on the main event, revisit presentations and more than two dozen research displays, tour fascinating coastal facilities and enjoy family-friendly marine science activities on your own time.



Say cheese!

Here’s some news to make you smile: The OSU College of Agricultural Sciences has launched an online retail store to sell Beaver Classic cheeses, honey and beef jerky. The evolving program means even more delicious treats still to come and a broader range of hands-on experiences for students.



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It’s time to celebrate | June 12 & 13

Another batch of Beavers is stepping out into the world. Be there to share a moment like no other and celebrate the hard work and resilience of the OSU Class of 2021. Join virtual commencement activities on June 12 and OSU-Cascades commencement on June 13, and check out our special Class of 2021 webpage to see more ways of celebrating the newest grads.


Just announced: OSU invites 2020 and 2021 graduates to participate in an in-person celebratory processional on June 11 in Corvallis, in addition to the formal virtual commencement ceremony described above. Read the announcement for more details about this special day for our graduates.


Share a gift that lasts

Looking for the perfect grad gift? Purchase a paver outside the newly reopened CH2M HILL Alumni Center to help your Beaver leave a permanent mark at OSU.

Pavers are just one way that Beavers stay connected to OSU and each other. As one alumnus explains, “I'm purchasing this paver for my dad (Class of 1982), who met my mother at OSU and raised me to be a Beaver (Class of 2008). I already have a paver that my dad likes to visit, so I want to get him one of his own!”



Creative works a year in the making | June 3

It’s the final countdown for the Beavers designing the future. In the end-of-year Graphic Design Hullabaloo, OSU’s graphic design graduates showcase capstone projects that went from research to prototyping to full-fledged multimedia projects over the course of the academic year.



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Get creative with Benny

It’s a craft project your little Beavs will flip for — literally. Learn to make an easy Benny the Beaver flipbook, plus break out the art supplies for a coloring page adventure out at sea.

Graphic of Benny holding football with confetti in background and Toyota logo and reads "rewards program"

Toyota has partnered with Oregon State Athletics to create a loyalty program specifically for Beaver Nation. Click to join.

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