Beaver “bites” for parents and families
Fall Enrollment Update
We were very excited to welcome the Beaver community back to campus for in-person learning for the fall term! It was such a pleasure to meet so many of you during Move-in Weekend, and we hope to see you again soon at Fall Family Weekend (Nov. 12 – 14). In the meantime, here is an excerpt from President Johnson’s recent campus email that shares some impressive facts about OSU’s current enrollment for the 2021-22 academic year:
“This fall, OSU welcomed its largest student enrollment ever. Preliminary counts indicate a fall term enrollment of approximately 33,700 students – a 3% increase over last fall’s record enrollment. Our new first-year class is also our largest ever, growing by 12.8% from a year ago, and the number of first-year students of color grew by 5% over a year ago and 14% from 2018. It is very meaningful that so many first-year students – and more than 2,240 new transfer students – have enrolled at Oregon State after a year and a half of learning challenged by the pandemic. It sends a very strong message throughout Oregon and our nation that so many students are committed to advancing to their undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees at Oregon State University. It is clear that the pursuit of higher education makes a significant difference in life and career, and that an OSU degree is valued greatly.”
COVID-19 Safety & Success
OSU’s efforts to provide learning, working and living environments that contribute to wellness are rigorous. As of Oct. 8, more than 99% of Corvallis and OSU-Cascades students have complied with the university’s vaccination program and, of those, 93% are fully vaccinated. Among OSU employees, approximately 96% are compliant and, of those, 95% are fully vaccinated. Those who are not vaccinated due to an approved exemption will be required to be tested weekly for the time being.
Meanwhile, the university will offer COVID-19 testing for all university community members in Corvallis and Bend until further notice. Face coverings remain a state health requirement in indoor public places and in outdoor public settings, where physical distancing is not possible.