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Build a spectacular OSU Homecoming schedule | Oct. 13 – 14

Soon, the OSU family will be reuniting from everywhere to celebrate Oregon State’s Homecoming Weekend. There’s something for every Beaver to enjoy, with exciting activities taking place all over campus! View the calendar of university-wide Homecoming events and plan your fun campus experience.



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Show your pride at OSUAA Tailgate Town | Sept. 29 – Nov. 18

Get ready to celebrate our student-athletes by showing up for OSUAA Tailgate Town celebrations at home and on the road. Up next: Our first home conference game of the season Sept. 29 vs. Utah at the newly completed Reser Stadium. Enjoy the pregame festivities at the Alumni Center before heading into the stadium just a football-throw away!



Beavs, Brews and BBQs | Nov. 11

Let’s amp up the age-old tradition of tailgating and barbecue before the game against Stanford on Veterans Day. Touch down outside the CH2M HILL Alumni Center for mouthwatering barbecue bites from professional Pacific Northwest pitmasters, sips of craft beer, cold and delicious Beaver Classic ice cream and a special color guard ceremony to recognize our veterans and active-duty military.


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Member shopping: adidas Employee Stores | Sept. 1 – Oct. 1
Put a spring in your step with up to 50% off adidas styles with your exclusive pass. Not an OSUAA member? Join online to access this perk.

Celebrating Oregon Agriculture Tailgate | Sept. 29
Join the College of Agricultural Sciences for an epic pregame celebration with food, drinks and live music, celebrating the OSU vs. Utah football game and Oregon’s vibrant agricultural landscape.

Solar Filter Workshop | Sept. 30
Learn how to safely photograph the solar eclipse taking place this fall. Faculty members Randall Milstein (physics) and Julia Bradshaw (photography) and astrophotographer Tom Carrico will lead; more dates available through October.

Science Pub Corvallis | Oct. 4
Hear OSU’s own shark experts and leaders of the Big Fish Lab — stars of The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and Nat Geo’s Shark Fest programs — share riveting research and wild stories about the mighty shark. Virtual tickets are also available.

Alumni Reunion Reception – Classes in the 3s | Oct. 13
Did you graduate in 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003, 2013 or 2023? This is your year! Join a reception to meet and mingle with fellow graduates and reminisce about your time on campus.

There Goes the Sun: The Great Western Annular Eclipse 2023 Presentation | Oct. 13
Randall L. Milstein, an astronomy professor in the OSU Physics Department, will share a deep dive into the science of the once-in-a-lifetime annular solar eclipse that will take place on Oct. 14.

Guided Arboretum Tours | Oct. 13
Make your OSU Homecoming extra special by enjoying the fresh air and beautiful campus. Dan Blanchard, a horticulture graduate research assistant, will lead tours of OSU’s recently accredited campus arboretum.

Farm 2 Fork – Reverse Engineering Foods | Oct. 20
Have you ever wondered how food scientists duplicate an ingredient or a competitor’s product? Learn all about culinary detective work, and a few tips you can use at home, in a webcast with the OSU Department of Food Science and Technology.

Benny at the capitol


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Let state leaders know that OSU needs their support

Oregon legislators will be meeting this week to discuss the impact that the departure of schools from the Pac-12 will have on Oregon State and the University of Oregon. Contact your legislator right now (it takes about a minute) and let them know that OSU’s student-athletes need support during this critical time.

Earthquake device


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» OSU and 13 institutions across the nation are joining forces in a new earthquake research center. The Cascadia Region Earthquake Science Center, or CRESCENT, will focus on foundational science to better understand the complex dynamics of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, which runs from northern California to British Columbia. 

» A crisis helpline dedicated to serving Oregon’s agricultural and forestry communities is now open. OSU became the first academic institution and the first land grant university to partner with a state on the AgriStress Helpline.

» Oregon State’s first Engagement Awards were presented during the inaugural OSU Engagement Conference, which celebrated OSU’s culture of collaboration that strengthens communities and solves real-world problems.

» Eleanor Feingold was named the new dean of Oregon State’s College of Science, bringing with her nearly 20 years of leadership experience at the University of Pittsburgh.

» An OSU-led collaboration of ecologists and art historians has demonstrated that landscape paintings from more than 150 years ago can advance environmental science.

Anita Winn


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How do you start being a mentor?

So, you want to be a mentor: Now what? What do you say? How do you guide an enriching and productive conversation? Alumni Fellows honoree Anita Winn, ’79, shares her experience, plus advice for both mentors and mentees on getting started.



Ask Alumni: Live Panels and On-demand Webcasts

OSU alumni show you how to navigate the workplace and share everything they wish they knew in college and their early careers. Get school and career guidance from BIPOC professionals (Oct. 24), LGBTQIA+ professionals (Oct. 25) and School of Communication alumni (Nov. 1) at Ask Alumni panels this fall.

Kobey Bonin


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A more accessible future

Because he has used a wheelchair since sixth grade, accessibility was a key consideration when Kobey Bonin, ’21, weighed his university options. He found that OSU was ahead of the accessibility game in many ways, but he still encountered challenges on campus. His cousins, Deb and Tim Tyler, were inspired by Kobey’s resiliency, and by the family members who support him. They decided to arrange an estate gift to help quickly address accessibility issues as they arise, so future Beavs with disabilities can focus on their college experience.



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» Costa Rica – land of cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, sun-kissed white sand beaches, volcanoes, birds and wildlife. Enjoy a quick virtual journey to this fascinating Central American country with Kate Sanders, director of Alumni Group Travel, who shared a photographic journey from her recent trip in Travel Talks: Costa Rica.

» See why Uganda is a highlight of global explorations for its beautiful scenery, vibrant culture and friendly people in Travel Talks: Gorilla Trek in Uganda. Kate Sanders, director of Alumni Group Travel, shared photos and stories about visiting with local communities, seeing amazing wildlife including chimpanzees, mountain gorillas and lions as well as glamping on the East African savanna.

Farmers Market scavenger hunt


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Something orange, leafy, new-to-you: What can you find at the farmers market?

Farmers markets are bursting with fall harvest. Enjoy exploring the colorful fruits and vegetables of the season with this fun farmers market scavenger hunt created by OSU Extension’s Food Hero program. You can take it along to your local market or find each item while watching an online video.

Mother and daughter fixing a tire with Farmers Insurance

You want great coverage at a great price. Farmers Insurance® has teamed up with the OSU community to share just that - coverage options that you can customize and lots of ways to save with discounts and Policy PerksSM. Farmers offers a broad range of product offerings including Home, Auto, Business, Life and Recreational insurance.

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