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Congratulate OSU’s 2021 awardees | Oct. 21

Join an online celebration to hear about the 2021 Black and Orange Awardees’ leadership on behalf of OSU and offer your personal congrats to the honorees during breakout receptions.



Celebrate OSU’s diverse and inclusive spirit | Oct. 23

Help us celebrate the diversity of Beaver Nation before the Beavs tackle the Utes. Join our BIPOC alumni and friends, OSU leadership and other special guests at the 5th Annual Multicultural Alumni & Friends Tailgater. Show your Beaver pride at this free event featuring food, fun, OSU marching band tunes and gameday pics with Benny.



Re-connect at class reunions | Oct. 22 – 24

Join us in celebrating the 1970s classes with a reception Friday night and a Decade Reunion Tailgate before the big Homecoming game on Saturday. The Class of 1958 is also hosting a reception, tailgate gathering and a brunch. Plus, contribute to your class memory book with messages and photos for your classmates.



Have a blast at a Beaver advocacy gathering | Oct. 23

Celebrate OSU’s 2021 legislative wins at a lively Homecoming get together with current and former student body leaders, legislative advocates and elected officials. Space is limited for this free event, so register soon!


More Homecoming events:

Classes of 2020 & 2021 celebration | Oct. 23
Celebrate OSU Homecoming spirit and traditions at the Beaver Block Party located outside of Gill Coliseum, and pick up swag for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at the OSU Alumni Association booth.

Members-Only Home Tailgater | OSU vs. Utah | Oct. 23
Expect fun, friends, food, laughs and drinks before the Beavs vs. Utah showdown. Pregame party is reserved for OSUAA members only and begins at 1:30 p.m. PT. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. PT. Annual members register here. Orange & Black and Life members register here. Not a member? Join today.

Benny’s Birthday Bash photo booth | Oct. 23
You’re invited! Wish your favorite beaver a happy 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.

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Things I Wish I Knew about Building Relationships and Networking

Learn about networking and what OSU alumni and industry professionals wish they knew about leveraging and cultivating relationships in this new series hosted by the OSU Alumni Association and OSU Career Development Center. 

Oct. 12 | What Employers are Looking For
Oct. 26 | Building Relationships and Networking
Nov. 9 | Branding and Selling Myself in a Job Interview



College of Liberal Arts Career Panel

Share your knowledge with CLA students and help them discover their path by participating in virtual career-specific panels.

Nov. 9 | Nonprofit and community organizing careers
Nov. 17 | New media communication and digital communication arts career event
Nov. 18 | Careers in psychology

For more information or to volunteer, contact Karla Rockhold.

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OSU President’s Dinner: A special night celebrating our generous community

Please join the OSU Foundation and Interim President Becky Johnson at this year’s President’s Dinner as we welcome the new members of the Harris Society, Oregon State’s most generous community of donors, and celebrate the remarkable impact that all donors make on OSU. Bringing your appetite? Optional in-home gourmet meals are available for guests in the Corvallis and Portland areas to enjoy as you watch the virtual program.



More events:

Walktober | Self Care with Movement and Motivation | Now - 31
Feel healthier and more connected alongside the OSU community during Walktober 2021. Join solo or with a team, log your activity each day and join weekly “whole health” bonus challenges.

Meditation as Embodied Presence | Oct. 14 - Dec. 9
Oregon State’s Contemplative Studies Initiative offers a nine-month experiential, progressive program for those interested in learning a meditative arc of development in a virtual, small group setting.

Grape Smoke Exposure Impacts to Wine Quality | Oct. 15
Learn with OSU Food Science and Technology how wildfire smoke exposure impacts wine grape quality and what research is being done to provide solutions for the wine industry.

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. 

Provost’s Lecture with David Eagleman | Oct. 27
Join an online evening with David Eagleman, a neuroscientist, bestselling author, technologist, entrepreneur and the Emmy-nominated writer and presenter of The Brain on PBS and BBC.

Virtual Wine Tasting and Conversation with CHO Wines | Nov. 3
Savor good wine and good company as the OSU Asian and Pacific Islander Alumni Network hosts a virtual conversation with the owners and operators of Oregon’s first Korean-American winery.

Reckoning with Race and Racism in America with Michael Eric Dyson | Nov. 3
Hosted by OSU-Cascades, explore the social and cultural forces that have shaped our nation’s approach to race in a thoughtful discussion with New York Times contributing opinion writer Michael Eric Dyson.

The Veteran Perspective | Nov. 10
In this panel, veteran alumni will share their experiences and insight as to what it means to be a veteran on campus and after.

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Can’t-miss football fun with Beavs

Berkeley | OSU vs. Cal Tailgater | Oct. 30
Don’t miss this exciting pregame rally on campus at the International House, with a delicious buffet and special guests, before the Beavs take the field against Cal.

Boulder | OSU vs. Colorado | Nov. 5
Mingle with a great bunch of Beavs at a Friday pregame party located at Pearl Street Stampedes. On Saturday, join the sea of orange and black as the Beavs face off against the Buffaloes.

Members-Only Home Tailgater | OSU vs. Stanford | Nov. 13
Enjoy game day connections and laughter at the Alumni Center before the Beavs take on Stanford at Reser Stadium. Pregame party reserved for OSUAA members only. Annual members register here. Orange & Black and Life members register here. Not a member? Join today.

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Calling Beaver brew enthusiasts

Celebrate some of the brightest graduates from the OSU Fermentation Science Department with the new Alumni Club collaborative brewing series, set to release annually. Beaver grads from Block 15 Brewery and New York’s Other Half Brewing kick off the inaugural release, Brooklyn Chapter.


At the helm of whole-grain nutrition

Trey Winthrop, ’93, is set to move into the role of CEO for Bob’s Red Mill, a nationally leading company in whole-grain nutrition and a supporter of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences. In his 16 years at the company, Winthrop has expanded products as well as championed sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.



A romance fit for Hollywood

In a tale of longtime friendship, budding chemistry and — this year — marriage, The New York Times featured OSU alumna and OSUAA Board Member Claire Conroy Brown, ’00, and her spouse Karin Gist. The two met on the set of the TV show “Girlfriends” soon after Brown graduated with a political science degree and moved to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry.

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BEaver KIND was a big success!

Big thanks to alumni and friends who shared more than 200 BEaver KIND messages this fall. Students are ready for the fun and challenges ahead. Check out the encouraging notes for a boost in motivation today.

We couldn’t have said it better than Erin Kokenge, ’09: “Just remember to balance your hard work with some fun! Life is short. Enjoy life as a Beav!"

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Learn about LGBTQIA+ history at OSU | Oct. 14

During October, Queer History Month, the OSU Rainbow Connect LGBTQIA+ Alumni Network celebrates community with a virtual launch event. Brush up on LGBTQIA+ history at OSU with fun trivia games and prizes while you make friends and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the OSU Pride Center.



Celebrate Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month with OSU

Join us to continue honoring the cultures and contributions of Latinx and Hispanic Americans in our communities as the heritage month concludes at the end of this week. Find stories, support networks and resources compiled by the Office of Institutional Diversity.


Expand your connections with Vamos OSU, the university’s Latinx and Chicanx alumni and friends network, on Facebook and Instagram.

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Your pumpkin will light up the neighborhood

BOO-tify your porch with orange and black Beaver spirit and your house will be the most welcoming one on the block in no time. Just download this free pumpkin stencil from the OSU Alumni Association and get to carving!


This one’s on us. Want access to more great OSUAA members-only Beaver stencils and other seasonal goodies? Become a member today.

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