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First-Year START

First-Year START Information

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. We also offer a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

Before you sign up for START

1.) Pay your ATD

2.) All first year students must complete the online housing application.  Even if you will be requesting an exemption, you will still need to complete the housing application.

Registration for START is REQUIRED and is available here.

START 2015 Programs at OSU Corvallis Campus

June 22-23: Mon-Tues

June 25-26: Thurs.-Fri

June 28-29: Sun-Mon*

July 6-7: Mon-Tues

July 9-10: Thurs-Fri

July 13-14: Mon- Tues

July 16-17: Thurs-Fri

July 20-21: Mon- Tues

August 24-25: Mon.-Tues.

September 21: Monday-- If you are unable to attend any of the START sessions during the summer, you will need to attend this session. 

*this program offers a spanish track (in addition to our regular program) for parents and family members.

START 2015 On the Road Program Dates

Click here for more information about START On the Road

June 6: San Francisco, California

June 7: San Francisco, California

June 13: Honolulu, Hawaii

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Contact Info

New Student Programs & Family Outreach
A150 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2133
Phone: 541-737-7627 | Fax: 541-737-6157

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