Welcome to Beaver Open House! BOH is your chance to get an in-depth look at OSU and see what we have to offer. At BOH, you’ll spend the day meeting OSU faculty, staff and current students, touring the campus and learning about all the opportunities you’ll have here. You’ll get the chance to see how you can pursue your passions when you come to OSU.
“Visiting campuses that students are interested in applying to is one of the most important steps in the college search process. We feel like we have a great campus and friendly people,” says Blake Vawter, Associate Director of Marketing at OSU Admissions.
Last year OSU had 1490 visitors for BOH…this year we are welcoming more than 2,000. Most of you are from Oregon, but we’re excited to host prospective students from as far away as New Jersey and Florida. And we’re looking forward to showing off our campus. Some of the most common things visiting students have noticed about OSU is how friendly we are here, not to mention how beautiful campus is.
It’s easy for potential students to picture themselves going here. And once they visit they can’t wait to come back. “After visiting campus, I was convinced,” says Sam Kelly-Quattrocchi, now a sophomore at OSU. “It was like being at home; it felt comfortable and right.” Each year, OSU gets nearly 20,000 students and parents visiting campus.
BOH visitors get extensive academic information during expanded time with academic units and some follow up drop in times and special tours. The info fair is a one-stop activity to gather information and talk with many of the student services units/departments. Beaver Briefings focus on important pieces of the college search process including admission requirements, financial aid, housing, study abroad and University Honors College opportunities. And no campus visit is complete without a chance to tour campus along with separate housing tours.
BOH is also a great opportunity to explore Corvallis, which consistently ranks among the best and safest cities to live in the U.S., not to mention one of the most environmentally responsible. Our bike lanes and free city bus service for students make it really easy to get around town. There’s plenty to do downtown, too, from shopping to eating out. And if you’re into the outdoors, there are acres of parks and forests in and around Corvallis. The Pacific Coast is an hour to the west, and the mountains an hour to the east. There’s no limit to what you can see here.