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Pride runs deep during homecoming week | Oct. 20 - 23

Celebrate your Beaver roots at the Homecoming 2021 celebration on campus or wherever you are. The orange-and-black-filled week brings reunions, tailgaters, special events recognizing our alumni and an exciting football game vs. Utah.

The OSU Marching Band is tuning up, and Benny is practicing his dance moves as we speak! Get fired up and reunite with the campus and community we all love.



Celebrate distinguished alumni and supporters | Oct. 21

Seeing tireless work rewarded makes you feel good. Knowing that work supports Oregon State feels even better. Join a celebratory evening honoring the 2021 Black and Orange Awards recipients — Beavers whose service, leadership and advocacy have shaped OSU and its future. Hear their incredible stories, then say hello and congrats during interactive receptions.


More Homecoming events:

ASOSU / The Beaver Caucus / OSUAA Advocacy Gathering | Oct. 23
Connect with student leaders, alumni advocates and policy makers while celebrating OSU’s 2021 legislative wins and learning how to advocate for the university in the coming year.

5th Annual Multicultural Tailgater | Oct. 23
Share your Beaver pride at a fun and memorable gathering, featuring special appearances by OSU leadership, Benny and the marching band before the Beavs take on Utah during Homecoming 2021.

Benny’s Birthday Bash photo booth | Oct. 23
You’re invited! Help celebrate a very special Beaver birthday by taking a photo in the Benny’s Birthday Bash photo booth displayed outside of the CH2M HILL Alumni Center prior to the Homecoming game.

Homecoming weekend alumni reunion celebrations | Oct. 22 - 23
Reunite and reminisce at special reunion gatherings for the Classes of 1958, 1970 and 1971, plus a 1970s Decade Reunion Tailgate at the Alumni Center before the big homecoming game.

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Cheer on the Beavs at home with OSUAA members

The CH2M HILL Alumni Center is the place to be this fall. Gear up in orange and black and get your game face on at the exclusive members-only pregame parties prior to each home football game.

Enjoy indoor yard games, mingling, food and drinks in the climate-controlled newly upgraded Alumni Center. Then, head across the street and turn up the volume as you cheer on our student-athletes at Reser Stadium.


Due to the changing COVID protocols and prioritizing the health and safety of our guests, Alumni Center pregame parties are reserved for OSUAA members only and will have limited capacity. Pre-registration is required. Not a member? Sign up at ForOregonState.org/Join.


Take your game day spirit on the road

Paint the town orange no matter where the Beavs play. Join away game meetups across the country to grab food and drinks with fans before you head into the stands and cheer the Beavers on to a victory. Next up: Make a splash in Santa Monica the evening before our student-athletes take on USC.

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Connect and learn more at OSU events:

Farm 2 Fork | Supporting a Resilient Regional Food Economy | Sept. 17
Hosted by the Department of Food Science and Technology, learn how B-Line Urban Delivery’s team on tricycles and neighborhood micro-hubs support a sustainable and connected local food economy in Portland.

Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner | Oct. 6
Join us as we celebrate the Beavs’ Pac-12 Championship, the exciting NCAA run to the Elite Eight, and also look forward to the 2021-22 season at the annual MBB Tip-Off Dinner.

Farm 2 Fork | Causes of Food Waste and Solutions to Address It | Oct. 15
Learn with the Department of Food Science and Technology about the major areas of food loss and waste across the entire food supply chain and join an interactive discussion about ways to reduce the impact.

Women's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner | Oct. 18
It's time to get the FAMILY back together! Join us as we celebrate the team's past successes and look toward their bright future at the 2021 OSU Women's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner. 

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One week left to share a message for student success | Now - Sept. 22

Your words can make a difference today. Why wait? Tell our on-campus and online students what your degree means to you, helping them stay focused and motivated — then, invite your alumni friends to make a difference alongside you! Share your short BEaver KIND note by Sept. 22.

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Revolutionizing the semiconductor and computer industries

Electrical engineering alumnus Jensen Huang, ’84, Hon. Ph.D. ’09, pictured above with his wife Lori, ’85, received the semiconductor industry’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award. Huang founded NVIDIA in 1993, pioneering the use of the graphic processing unit (GPU) that helped skyrocket the gaming entertainment industry and is fueling innovation in modern artificial intelligence.



Removing barriers to health for Latinx Oregonians

Among many lessons learned from the pandemic, doctoral student Nancy Vargas’ research with ENLACE quickly proved that the most fundamental health needs must be addressed before confronting the virus or vaccines. That’s why she and campus partners began delivering biweekly food boxes to families struggling to put food on the table.



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Vocal performance alumna Laurel Irene, ’13, was recognized for her star power as the soloist in “Voices From the Killing Jar” with the Long Beach Opera. Awarded Outstanding Graduating Student in her senior year at OSU, Irene was called unforgettable in her recent Hollywood performance.

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Get on track with OSU alumni advice

When it comes to your career, every moment counts. Want to move forward but you’re short on time? Get bite-sized tips from successful Oregon State alumni in a career advice playlist.

First up: Listen to Penny Atkins, ’79, pictured above, as she shares opportunities for finding employment experience and valuable mentorship with “the authentic, genuine and caring people that Oregon State produces.”

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Put the pieces together

Get the brain working with two printable puzzles featuring Benny the Beaver. Simply print, cut, shuffle the squares and start puzzling!

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